Product Developer - Plant Based Dairy Alternatives

Psst! We’re growing fast and we need your help to save the world. 

At Simple Feast, we are on a mission to change the world’s eating habits towards a more sustainable future, and we’re doing it by showing off the power of plants. 

As we’re now expanding from Denmark and Sweden to Santa Barbara, we need to add more talented people to the team to make sure we have the infrastructure in place. We are looking for someone who can take on the position as Product Developer, Plant Based Dairy Alternatives.

What you’ll do

The position will be based in Santa Barbara and you will be responsible for developing recipes and performing small batch test production of a series of organic plant based dairy alternatives. Furthermore, you will be accountable for new product development (NPD) and optimization of existing products in corporation with the culinary innovation team and the science team. 

As Product Developer, you will be collaborating with procurement, QA, production units and a variety of external partners within selection and sourcing of ingredients throughout the product-development process.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Recipe development and documentation.
  • Develop and maintain quality systems for process and recipe documentation.  
  • Exchange experience and inspiration on product related matters with the Culinary Innovation Team.
  • Perform research and tests on multiple plant-based ingredients and documentation of process and results.
  • Internal and external concept and product presentations.
  • Accountable for supplying relevant internal units with product related information.
  • Work closely with the procurement team on selection of ingredients and suppliers.
  • In-depth research to ensure the use of best possible organic ingredients in relation to flavor, texture and general product quality and function. 

Who you are?

We believe the person who will do well in this role has minimum five years of experience from product development in food/dairy manufacturing industry, restaurant or related field and share our enthusiasm for delicious plant-based meals as well as our mission: Creating the future of food. You commit to the extraordinary and aim to always set the bar.

Further qualifications: 

  • A background within plant based dairy alternatives, dairy and/or as trained chef.
  • Solid knowledge of plant-based food.
  • Ability to drive projects from test phase to end product.
  • Solid experience in food and recipe development and a proven track record of successfully implementing products.
  • Understanding of food environmental and sustainability claims e.g.: Organic certification programs.
  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of a dynamic growth-oriented business.
  • Good knowledge of Google Suite and Windows-based computer application.
  • Educational background: Culinary Certificate/degree 

Application 

If you think this sounds like a good match and you are interested in joining an international team, please fill in the form below and let’s chat. We process applications and arrange interviews continually. 

We take every single application very seriously as we know that there is nothing more crucial to the success of Simple Feast than bringing the right people on board.

Simple Feast encourages anyone interested regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic affiliation to apply for the position.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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The Simple Feast Culture

We are an international team, bringing with us the best from Copenhagen, Berlin, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, and LA. 

We have big ambitions and a global mindset. We work together to accomplish what we came here to do and we celebrate together as we get closer. We believe in a supportive and open atmosphere. 

We care about our planet but we are not your usual hippies. We are working towards a serious cause but we like to have fun along the way. We like working with exceptional people but there is little room for big egos. We are looking for those driven by mission.

 

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