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(Senior) Food Technologist (f/m/d)

Planet A Foods

Planet A Foods

Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Your mission
At Planet A Foods, we are revolutionizing the food industry to protect the planet we love. by perfecting centuries-old fermentation technology, we offer healthier alternatives and can save up to 500 Mt of CO2 per year!

We created the world’s first 100% cocoa-free chocolate called ChoViva. Our ChoViva tastes amazing with a solid snap and smooth melt as well as roasty notes and a subtle sweetness. It is completely natural, gluten-free, vegan and made with only seven ingredients! Choviva allows for a breathtakingly low carbon & water footprint. This contributes towards the mitigation of both deforestation & exploitation of child labour.

Your Tasks:
  • Develop new and innovative ChoViva products that meet consumer needs, from concept to market launch, ensuring product quality and functionality
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, operations and procurement to create new products and implement new processes
  • Optimize product formulations and processes for large scale manufacturing and improve product performance
  • Coordinate and conduct scale up trials in-house and at co-manufacturing sites
  • Provide technical support and training to our customers and partners, including on-site production line trials
Your profile
  • Passion for chocolate and confectionary products with a strong hands on mentality
  • Master’s Degree in Food Technology, Food Science, Process Engineer or related area with experience in industry
  • +3 years of experience in product development, and formulation in the confectionery industry, with a focus on chocolate and strong understanding of chocolate processing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and interact with customers
  • Availability and willingness to travel to customer and co-manufacturing sites as needed
  • Fluent in English and German
How we hire at Planet A Foods
Joining the Planet A Foods team is more than just a job – it's a commitment to our core values that permeate every aspect of our business. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we go above and beyond to embed fairness and equity in our inclusive recruitment and hiring process. We are not only an Equal Opportunity Employer, but also proactive in embedding fairness and equity into an inclusive recruitment and hiring process.

Our Values:

Fellowship: We share a great vision that can only be achieved as a team. We prefer enabling others to succeed instead of petting our egos.
On Discovery: We keep our eyes, hearts, and minds open, curious to explore, improve and create new realities beyond the ordinary.
Creating impact: We aim at building a better world. Science is at our hearts, and full of passion we progress on our journey.
Just do it: We rather take a lousy first step than standing still or losing ourselves in discussions. Smart words are worth nothing if they are not accompanied by smart actions.
Why us?
Our hierarchy is flat and communication direct, which means that we operate and learn fast as a team. You can expect the following:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Regular Team Events
  • Daily Free Lunch + Free Drinks
  • Daily Free Snacks (Of course with our delicious Choviva!)
  • Fresh Fruit + Vegetables
  • A Personalized Macbook Pro
  • Entitled to 30 Days Holiday
  • Your “normal” workplace is our office/lab (to build a strong culture we believe in physically meeting and interacting)
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally. We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups in tech to apply.
About us
It’s an audacious, incredibly rewarding mission that we are dedicated to achieving. Planet A Foods is built around the idea that everyone should be able to enjoy just, circular and waste-free food. To that end, we create a family of foods by upcycling clean (local/cruelty-free) ingredients with state-of-the-art biotechnology and flavor science.

Exciting challenges lie ahead — Join us on our mission!