Experienced Product Development Engineer

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Oatly is a company built on the idea of change. Our mission is to help people upgrade their everyday lives and the health of the planet by making great-tasting oat-based food products accessible to a wider audience in a world-class manner. It's why we come to work every day. And because health and sustainability are so close to our heart, we are more than just another food company – we are a lifestyle company. Our growth is fast - and accelerating. More and more people choose to switch to a plant-based diet for the sake of their health and the planet. With headquarters in Malmö and production in Sweden, Netherlands and the US, our products are available in almost 30 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.



This is a chance to have a direct impact on the product development of one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable companies! You will be part of a humble but result-hungry culture and speedy growth will make this an interesting and rewarding journey. In this role, you will work in the European New Product Development team which is part of the global Food Innovation organization. You will report to the New Product Development Manager EMEA, the position is based at Oatly in Landskrona. You will be part of a global growth journey in a company with creative thinking and innovative products. You will have the opportunity to develop tasty and functional products with two of Oatlys most important values in mind, sustainability and health. You will have high expectations to quickly get into the role and take ownership but with our awesome and committed team, that will not be a problem.


  • Lead and participate in New Product Development projects internally and with external partners - from idea to launch
  • Lead and participate in product improvement projects that entail major recipe and/or process changes and contribute with product technology knowledge within Oatly
  • Ensure great taste and functionality
  • Monitor trends and innovative solutions within food technology and contribute to the food technology roadmap
  • Cooperate closely with the commercial, quality, sourcing and production teams and of course with other parts of the Food Innovation organization


To succeed in the role you have the ability to see ”the bigger picture” from idea to final product and have an insight into the business impact of the choices you do. You have the drive to get things done with an analytical but open mindset. You are a strong leader who is stimulated and energized by working in a high-pressure environment and still have the ability to prioritize and get things done. Since you will work internationally, you will have the opportunity to travel, so we hope you enjoy having this as a part of your work. Communication is key and you enjoy having many different partners in your daily work both internally and externally. We also believe that you like taking responsibility and ownership and that you always ensure that milestones are met on time. Finally, we see that you are business-oriented and have a strong drive and passion to deliver awesome products. We hope to see that you check the following boxes:

  • Master of science degree within food science, food technology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, agriculture or similar education
  • 5+ years of product development experience from the food industry
  • Plant-based dairy and/or dairy technology knowledge
  • Great networker and stakeholder management skills
  • Documented project management experience from the food industry, working all the way from idea to final product

We see that you have excellent English skills, verbally and written. It is a great advantage if you also know Swedish.


We welcome people from all backgrounds who see sustainability and health as important values. If you have the curiosity, passion and collaborative spirit then come and work with us - let’s do this together! Please apply at the latest on 2021-08-15.

This is a chance to have a direct impact on the product development of one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable companies!



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Företagsvägen 42
261 51 Landskrona Directions


Sustainability, health and trust are our core values and the foundation for our existence. These principles align us, but give us enough space to adapt them to our reality. If you plan to join us, our principles will help you get the hang of our culture quicker. We bring them to life by living them every day.


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