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Senior Product Developer (f/m/d)

Berlin, Berlin, GermanyR&D

Job description

Climate change and biodiversity loss are accelerating and threatening the foundations of our lives. Food, especially meat, is a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions. We know it, yet all too often we give in to our cravings and choose meat instead of sustainable alternatives. And did you know: global meat consumption is growing massively!

We are convinced that irresistible pleasures, not compromise, are key to changing people’s ways. What the world needs is new food, so delicious that billions of people indulge in eating it, saving the planet as a beneficial side effect.

There’s no time to lose. Join us now and let’s build this positive future together!

Are you a maestro of product innovation?

We're seeking a dynamic and visionary Senior Food Product Developer to be a driving force in our journey towards redefining the future of food. If you're passionate about creating exceptional culinary experiences and are excited to be part of a fast-paced startup environment, we would love to hear from you!

Your deep expertise in food science, culinary arts, and market trends will be instrumental in crafting products that captivate our customers and establish PROJECT EADEN with its unique fibertechnology as a trailblazer in the industry.

Job requirements

🛠 Your accountabilities

Within the first year
you will develop mind-blowing steaks out of non-animal proteins, and then expand the product range of NEW EARTHLY PLEASURES. You are accountable for …

  • Leading your projects through bench development and being a driving force in the product development team by …
    • developing texture and taste profiles, evaluate new ingredients and production methods, create user experiences from unpacking to perfect sizzling and aroma design.
    • creating and implementing projects while preserving a safe and accident-free laboratory and pilot environment.
    • documenting of processes and procedures in electronic notebooks, preparing technical reports, and developing product specifications. 
  • Scaling products to small-scale production:
    • Leading production trials with technical cross-functional team members that concentrate on validation of current and new product formulation.
    • Ensuring quality is maintained through sensory assessment and validation. 
    • Develop and refine product recipes, formulas, and specifications while ensuring they meet quality and cost targets.
    • Acting as a technical consultant for the company with the ability to troubleshoot processes (Manufacturing / NPD Laboratory / Pilot Plant) to find solutions to problems.
  • Prepare products for market testing:
    • Stay up-to-date with industry regulations and ensure compliance with food safety and labeling requirements.
    • Conduct continuous market research to identify emerging food trends, consumer preferences, and opportunities for groundbreaking innovation.
    • Acting as a technical consultant for the company with the ability to troubleshoot processes (Manufacturing / NPD Laboratory / Pilot Plant) to find solutions to problems.
  • Management of external relationships with suppliers and partners to source sustainable and high-quality ingredients.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior food product developers and team members.

☯ You are a good fit if …

  • you are passionate about science and food, digging deep without losing sight of what’s important for the business.
  • you love to make distant goals tangible through detailed planning and give your all to make your diligent plans work out.
  • you can communicate effectively with external partners to source new materials and meet tight deadlines.
  • you are open-minded to and excited by the prospect of being part of a diverse team with a variety of different cultural and technical backgrounds.

🧠 Your knowledge, skills and experience

  • BSc or MS in Food Science / Technology / Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related

  • 4+ years experience in the food product development or process engineering in the food industry, ideally in the field of non-animal based alternatives

    • Hands-on experience in: ideation, prototyping, ingredient functionality evaluation, pilot plant trials, and/or analytical characterization
    • A passion for flavour and a tasting with skillset to adjust formulation in the direction
    • Knowledge of DOE, analytical and physical testing methodologies within the food industry, such as moisture, colour, rheology, and spectroscopy
    • Dedicated knowledge about raw material and ingredients and their interaction
  • Leading projects with multi-disciplinary team members

    • Strong team work, communication and organisational skills
    • Supervision, enabling and development of talent
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to changing environments and processes

  • English required

💌 Why you should apply now

  1. We have just started. We can build everything from scratch without any legacy or constraints!
  2. Some of the brightest minds believe in us. We are backed by top tier VCs and awesome angels (happy to share details once we talk)
  3. The time is now! It’s the beginning of a new era. Food is undergoing a massive transformation. Let’s make sustainable food so irresistible that millions of consumers switch away from meat, fast!

🦄 A word on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe in equal opportunities for all. We embrace diversity in every respect. The most important thing is that we all share the same basic values and can align on Eaden’s purpose. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, irrespective of age, colour, national origin, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status.

🏯 Workspace and culture

We’re about to build something massive – a gentle giant. In around two to three years’ time we’ll have an internationally distributed team, which is why everything has to work remotely. For starters, though, we strongly believe that our culture and team spirit will benefit from spending most of our time together at one workplace, our beautiful office and kitchen-laboratory.

🏇🏻 Let’s get this started! Apply now!