Sr. Product Developer– Meat Analogue

Job Title
Sr. Product Developer– Meat Analogue
Job ID
Senior Product Developer- Meat

We are working with a rapidly growing plant-based food company that is looking for a Senior Product Developer-Meat who will create delicious plant-based meat products that delight consumers and are in compliance with regulatory, nutritional, and quality requirements. This individual will report to the R&D Director
Location: NYC
Job Responsibilities:
  • Create delicious plant-based meat products that delight consumers and are in compliance with regulatory, nutritional, and quality requirements
  • Design and execute bench-top tests and pilot-plant trials to deliver high-quality food product with superior sensory attributes
  • Use sensory and instrumental analysis to guide the development process
  • Participate in the full product lifecycle, from product concept to successful commercial launch
  • Support process development, scale-up, and technology transfer
  • Leverage external resources to identify potential raw material solutions, conduct pilot test, sensory analyses, and positively influence project timelines
  • Maintain detailed documentation, experiment tracking, and outcomes, and document finished good specifications
  • Communicate proactively and effectively with cross-functional teams including Marketing, Quality, Sales, and Operations
  • Collaborate closely with the Global R&D team and corporate functions to accelerate knowledge transfer, troubleshooting, and commercialization efforts.

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, food science, engineering or related field and relevant R&D
experience is required; a Master’s Degree is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in R&D in the food industry; previous work developing, and commercializing plant-based meat products is required
  • Proficient understanding of the principles, ingredients, methods, equipment, and techniques used in plant-based meat manufacturing
  • Proven track record of innovative research and developments projects
  • Strong technical project management skills
  • Strong organizational, data analysis, record keeping, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead and influence cross functional teams
  • Highly proficient in computer software/desktop applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Genesis R&D a plus
  • Able to travel in the U.S. and internationally (up to 25%)
  • Possess strong presentation and relationship building skills
  • Curious, logical, and action-oriented
  • Passion for working in a fast-paced environment and a proven ability to multi-task
  • Excel in a start-up environment and excited to create new procedures and processes from scratch, with a strong entrepreneurial mindset
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. required

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