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Head of Product Development

Tel Aviv, Israel

We are looking for an experienced Head of Product Development to join our team. 

As a Head of Product Development, your main focus will be to further manage Chunk’s Food product development team and guide technology and food product innovation.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of Food technologists and Engineers 
  • Manage timelines and resource allocation
  • Guide the development of formulations & processes
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative methods to characterize the product’s sensory, safety, shelf-life and nutritional gaps
  • Manage and conduct consumer/expert sensory panels
  • Manage relationships with ingredient suppliers, consultants, and flavor companies
  • Develop products for scale-up production
  • Work in collaboration with the R&D leadership team (Biology, Process Engineering) to define the company’s goals
  • Develop a QA/QC plan
  • Plan and manage, in collaboration with other team members, the company’s first pilot site  

Requirements:

  • B.Sc. degree in food technology, food science, food engineering, biotechnology
  • >5 years of experience in food product development and food process scaleup 
  • Excellent understanding of food systems chemistry and biology
  • Ability to work in a scientific environment, design experiments and quickly interpret scientific data and literature into product ideas and improvements
  • Willing and happy to do hands on work and work long hours when needed
  • Experience in production facility operations
  • Proven managerial experience 
  • Excellent English and Hebrew

The perfect candidate also has:

  • Good understanding of food safety, quality assurance, and HACCP
  • Additional scientific education such as chemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology  or materials science
  • Culinary experience

or send your CV to hello@chunkfoods.com