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Sr R&D Scientist/ Culinologist Manager — US

About the Company

At Next Gen Foods, we believe a new era of food is coming. An era where we are actively thinking about how we eat, how our food impacts our health and the planet, and that is more delicious than ever before. We don’t want anyone to have to change what they eat; we just want to innovate how we produce and procure our favourite foods. And that’s where uniquely inventive food tech and the explosive power of plants comes in.

That’s the ethos behind Next Gen Foods, and we’re going big with our very first brand: TiNDLE. Ridiculously good chicken made from plants. Launched in 2020 and already being savoured around the globe, TiNDLE is a dining experience that will make you wonder why we ever needed birds to make chicken. On top of its unparalleled taste and texture, TiNDLE has the pan-cuisine versatility that chefs look for— which not a lot of big-name chicken producers can claim.

TiNDLE is just the start of Next Gen Foods’ mission of plant-based food innovation. We attribute our success to the expertise of our team, our unparalleled R&D know-how, and our unwavering commitment to making food better without compromises. As we expand our global footprint, we are always looking to grow our team with best in class talent. That could be you! Read on.

Job Summary

We are looking for a talented R&D powerhouse to add to our team. Somebody who isn’t afraid of taking risks on their way to creating break-through ideas that are rooted in cultural trends and brand insights. Somebody who knows the difference between traditional development and the industry’s future. Somebody who is eager to take strategy and knowledge and apply them to our growing business needs.

The SR R&D Scientist/Culinologist is an architect with an ability to devise a variety of creative ideas and be the human that brings the TiNDLE brand to life across the markets.

What You’ll Do:

Build R&D and Culinary in the USA

  • Support the build out of Application Centre to serve the Sales organization USA.
  • Research and Development of new concepts, products, applications, and recipes.
  • Conduct ingredient evaluation, nutritional, market acceptance and shelf-life studies.
  • Develop working relationships with client/supplier Scientists, Culinary teams, and industry partners.
  • Act as a technical liaison for customer related activities i.e. demonstration, ideation, and projects
  • Monitor market and consumer trends and recommend product portfolio pipeline.

Implement innovation with our manufacturing partners

  • Collaborate closely with production partners, supply chain, and commercial team to implement our products and technologies.
  • Complete formulation activities to drive efficient production of safe and regulatory compliant food product.
  • Develop and implement new technologies.
  • Be a Technical Advisor on product related matters.

Be a great brainstormer and team player

  • Maintain ongoing communication with different stakeholders to share on emerging new ingredients, packaging, and technology.
  • Be a Technical Advisor on product related matters.

Key Requirements, Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree in Food Technology/Food Science/Culinology
  • Candidate from B2B/B2C food/ingredient/flavor manufacturing environment is encouraged to apply for this role.
  • Knowledge in manufacturing equipment, food service, and retail is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (HACCP, BRC, ISO 22000)
  • May travel up to 25%
  • Strong Communication, Organizational, Process Management, Analytical Skill
  • Team player and good communication skill
  • Proactive, willing to be highly engaged and hands-on
  • Highly energized individual with a can-do attitude

What We Offer

  • A unique opportunity to join a dynamic start up environment led by a visionary management team.
  • Face paced learning curve for willing learners.
  • Fun and energetic team.
  • Excellent career progression development opportunities in a company expected to scale rapidly.
  • Opportunities to influence and initiate strategic changes to the business.
  • Partially remote role with flexible work schedule
  • 20 paid vacation days, plus public holidays, sick days, birthday leave and more
  • Comprehensive wellness benefits, including wellbeing benefits, health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Equipment needed to be successful, including a monthly cell phone stipend and laptop
  • 401k plan with matching
  • Annual performance bonus

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