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Food Scientist - New Product Development
Beyond Meat - Columbia, MO



1 REPORTS TO: VP of Operations
2 COMPENSATION: $60 - $75K, plus benefits, bonus potential, stock options & RELOCATION
3 START DATE: As soon as possible.


Beyond Meat is a start-up in the food industry that’s already attracted national media, a legion of followers and celebrity investors —and we’ve only begun to launch our products! Come make your mark on our product development, as we build this dynamic start-up.


We are seeking a Food Scientist to assist our efforts to drive product optimization and new product development in the area of plant-based proteins and meat substitutes. This person will be ambitious and will thrive in the presence of new challenges and opportunities. As a team player, this person will be able to clearly communicate and collaborate over all company departments and is capable of leading the drive to better and more products.


- New product development including: substrates, flavoring, spicing, sensory work and engagement
- Extrusion platform trials
- Ingredient optimization
- Core platform cost and functional enhancements
- Platform extension on existing products
- Ingredient identification
- Vendor Management Support
- Sourcing Support
- Shelf-life analysis
- Process Utilization and support


- 2 to 3 years R&D experience in a food manufacturing environment
- Experience in product and process development
- Good project management skills
- Self-motivated and highly organized food industry professional.
- Degree in Food Science or related field a plus.

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