Senior Director of Food Science 299 views1 applications

The Senior Director of Food Science is responsible for leading the food science department in its action, growth, and R&D. With an extensive food science background and in-depth knowledge of meat science, this individual will be the driving force of R&D. The Senior Director of Food Science will also manage small- and large-scale production runs, interface with ingredient suppliers, co-manufacturers, R&D teams and customers.

Tasks include:

  • Oversee product developers at the company in a managerial role.

  • Design experimental plans and direct bench scale product development.

  • Lead the product development process from bench-top to production scale.

  • Improve existing products or processes.

  • Work closely with customer R&D teams to effectively utilize BMC ingredients and create custom products.

  • Direct analytical processes in the lab and with external labs to conduct analytical testing as needed for QA/QC.

  • Perform a broad spectrum of tasks in the lab including experimental planning and execution, basic analytical protocol, generating SOPs, analysis, and more.

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and food safety GMPs.

  • Maintain detailed lab records and data. Generate quality experimental reports.


  • Advanced degree or extensive experience in food science or a related field preferred.

  • Vast experience in product development and in-depth knowledge of meat or meat-analogue products.

  • In-depth knowledge of food processing.

  • A history of being an effective, detailed, communicative, and passionate person and are proven in your ability to create and deliver quality work. 

  • Experience implementing and organizing scalable systems.

  • Extremely collaborative and able to communicate and provide feedback.

  • Experience with SOP’s, GMP’s, SQF, ISO, FDA, USDA, FSIS, FSMA, PCQI, HACCP, and/or GFSI strongly preferred.

As part of the BMC team, you will have the opportunity to explore innovative techniques, approaches and ideas combining the future of food and sustainable protein. We can’t wait to change the world with you!

  • This job has expired!
Share this job
The Better Meat Co. (BMC) is an innovative protein ingredient company based in Sacramento, California. Our approach is simple: bring the conventional meat industry and the emerging plant-based meat industry together with hybrid products. We produce plant protein ingredients designed to seamlessly blend into conventional meat. By having both, consumers can have their meat-eating experience without all of the drawbacks of eating products that are solely  meat. On the forefront of protein technology, we’re pioneering never-before seen ingredients to create the most sustainable food future for our planet.
Connect with us

Connect With Us

Join 40k+ professionals in getting the latest food innovation news, events and jobs delivered to your inbox.