Food Technology, Product Development

Food Product Developer

Description

Mycorena is a food biotechnology company from Gothenburg, Sweden. We have developed Promyc®, a revolutionary fungi-based food ingredient for application areas ranging from meat replacements to functional ingredients. To strengthen our capabilities relating to innovation and product development, we are currently hiring a Food Technologist to work in the borderlands between technology and business applications. As Mycorena’s Food Technologist, you are responsible for exploring both new and existing opportunities in creating competitive and innovative food products and play a key role in the product development cycle. Working closely with our R&D, Production and Marketing teams, you will be solving challenging problems derived directly from product feedback, customer expectations and insights on technical feasibility, and create actionable strategies for new product development and optimization of existing products.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop new formulations and products containing mycoprotein

  • Solve hands-on challenges at all stages of the product development cycle

  • Establish, implement and evaluate practical processes and procedures for development of Promyc® and its applications

  • Conduct research and analyses on multiple ingredients and additives and provide documentation on process and results

  • Provide direction and advice to the R&D, production and marketing teams based on insights from the product development process

Essential requirements

  • M.Sc. or equivalent in Food Science, Food Engineering, Food Technology, Food Chemistry, Nutrition, or from similar fields

  • At least 3 years professional experience from roles such as Product Developer, Food Scientist or similar within the Food & Beverage industries

  • Proven experience from developing and launching entirely new products

  • Experience and knowledge in modulating sensory and rheological properties of food products (texture, mouthfeel, flavor, stability)

  • Ability and interest to work in a fast-moving, agile environment, including managing several development projects simultaneously with short deadlines

  • A proactive approach, self-starter attitude and the ability to self-manage

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Swedish is a plus!)

Desirable requirements

  • Experience in designing, leading and implementing sensory studies

  • Experience in acquiring relevant product certifications

  • Experience in B2B products or working in the ingredients or alternative protein sectors

Apply For This Position

Reach us through email at career@mycorena.com and don't forget to include your CV and specify the name of the position you're applying to!

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