Company Description :
At Beyond Meat, we started with two simple questions: why do you need an
animal to create meat and why canít you build meat directly from plants? It
turns out you canÖso we did! We make plant based meats that allow families
to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love, while feeling
great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of
plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate and
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Is responsible for developing
innovative and competitive products for our consumers that are
delightful and appealing in taste, aroma, texture, appearance, and are
producible on large scale and are trusted and safe.
- Coordinates product
development efforts closely with internal stakeholders such as
Marketing, Operations and Quality to ensure targeted products deliver
against a consumer need, are scalable and comply fully with regulatory
and food safety standards.
- Builds and leverages external
relationships with science and technology solution providers and
vendors to maximize external capacity and competence. Is leveraging
external ideas and combining those with individual creativity and
internal scientific capability.
- Develops and proposes new
innovations, initiates technical feasibility assessment, secures
intellectual property and is aware if freedom to operate exists.
- As required, leads or
supports cross-functional teams with product development activities in
either product improvements and line
- Applies latest Food Science
and Technology knowledge to product/process development initiatives.
Applies statistical experimental design principles to product/process
- Applies project management
principles to product development. Leads product development projects
from concept to commercialization, including development of overall
technical project plan, and meeting milestones and launch deadlines.
- Effectively communicates
results with project team members and leadership team during stage
gate reviews and other cross-functional forums. Documents research in
understandable form in research reports.
- As appropriate, lead or
co-lead sensory and microbiological shelf life studies of existing and
- Conducts process improvement
activities at pilot and plant scale (including experimental design,
plant sampling, documenting plant process parameters, collecting data,
analyzing the data and providing technical insights and reports on the
results). Develop and utilize a collaborative relationship with
Process Engineering to manage scale up processes.
- Co-lead process and packaging
development studies leading to commercialization. Identify alternative
methods of manufacturing.
Qualification Requirements and Preferences:
- Masterís Degree in Food
Science or a related field required; Ph.D. preferred. Food engineering
experience highly preferred.
- Minimum 5-year experience in
food product development in major CPG company.
- Proven ability to lead
technical projects from concept to commercialization
- Is self
driven, creative and innovative. Has
- Proven ability to leverage
scientific insight for process or product development.
- Has experience with marketing
teams to develop new product concepts based on consumer insights and
working on multi-functional project teams.
- Is experienced in working in
a matrixed and highly collaborative team oriented environment.
- Excellent oral and written
- Ability to manage multiple
projects and priorities.∑
- Excellent analytical,
organizational and multi-tasking skills, as well as the ability to
interact and collaborate successfully with all levels and functional
- Travel as necessary (15% to
Job Type: Full-time
- Food Science, Food
Engineering: 5 years