Operations Research bij FrieslandCampina


We deal with large amounts of diverse data within FrieslandCampina R&D. We believe that we can utilize this data to improve our innovation robustness, speed and impact. Developing new recipes is a big part of our work in R&D. Recipe development can be quite complex due to the numerous ingredients that are available, and the numerous constraints on the products that we have from a customer, consumer or a regulatory perspective. In this internship project, we would like to explore the use of algorithmic optimization techniques for recipe development. The intern will work with our internal (data) scientists to test one or more approaches for optimization, and help us in selecting the most suitable approach.

You will

  • Team up with our internal (data) scientists and food technology colleagues, to understand the issue, business requirements, and the relevant data sources
  • Learn new tools and techniques to use to tap into the data sources
  • Conduct proof of concept of algorithmic optimization, using one or more approaches
  • Share the results with business stakeholders, and collect feedback for further improvements
  • Work towards selecting the best optimization approach in discussions with stakeholders

Through your work, you will get experience in working on real business issues using optimization approaches, get an opportunity to develop yourself on using state-of-art data handling and analytics tools, and an opportunity to work in a truly collaborative environment, and to build a network in FrieslandCampina.