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Director of Culinary & Implementation 
Freshly, Inc.  7 reviews - 
Savage, MD





Job Summary

At Freshly, our mission is to make our customers happy, healthy and more free to pursue their passions. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. This is your chance at being part of history and future success. We are looking for a Director of Culinary & Implementation to be based in Savage, MD, which is located on the Route 1 corridor midway between Baltimore and Washington DC.

This individual will have a strong working knowledge of product development and project management within the food industry, and will lead teams consisting of 2 Implementation Managers, 2 teams of implementation chefs, a Culinary Manager, a food scientist, a team of culinary chefs and an admin, located in two manufacturing facilities based in Phoenix, AZ, and in Savage, MD.

While leading the development of our meals and ensuring operational success, he/she will be responsible for executing the strategic menu and product direction, provided by the Director of Commercialization. In addition to strong leadership, core requisites of this position are a strong sense of team, creative and innovative thinking, and

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manages both the culinary research and development team and the new product implementation teams in our two facilities.
  • Overseas the culinary development process from ideation to launch, including but not limited to meal prototyping, ingredient sourcing, product samples for photography, recipe development, operational trial runs, etc.
  • Supervises the Implementation Team in validating operational parameters for process controls within production environment.
  • Establishes testing parameters for meal quality and preservation with Director of Food Safety and external consultants.
  • Coordinates recipe scale up with Operations to minimize impact on production and maximize capacity.
  • Evaluates and make recommendations concerning the application of new ingredient, processing technologies and equipment with Supply Chain, evaluates potential new ingredients, new vendors and co-manufacturers to ensure they meet the company’s requirements for raw material supplies.
  • Overseas the label approval process for accuracy and regulatory compliance.
  • Fully investigates, develops, and presents alternatives for team processes and procedures.
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master's degree in Food Science, Quality, Microbiology, or related field is required
  • 5-7+ years of Product Development, R&D experience
  • Experience managing a large team is required
  • Experience managing a team remotely is preferred
  • High level of computer proficiency
  • Manufacturing experience in Ready to Eat Foods preferred
  • Experience with product development in the natural or health food industry preferred
  • Strong business acumen and demonstrate business knowledge by leading discussion and direction on project work with the organization and determining impact of department work on the overall company and other departments
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy
  • Extensive knowledge of FDA and USDA-FSIS regulations as they pertain to fully cooked foods is preferred

About FreshlyFreshly delivers chef-prepared, ready-to-eat healthy meals to customers’ doorsteps through a weekly subscription model. The menu is designed using whole, natural ingredients - every meal is packed with high-quality proteins, heart-healthy fats, and nutrient-dense carbohydrates. Freshly meals NEVER contain gluten, refined sugars, or artificial additives. Freshly’s team of chefs do all the cooking and meals arrive fresh (never frozen) and are ready to eat within 3 minutes. For more information, visit

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Ready To Eat Foods: 2 years
  • Product Development: 2 years
  • R&D: 5 years

Required education:

  • Master's

Job Location:

  • Savage, MD

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