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+ Food Scientist



Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in a life science/engineering related field with 4+ years industry experience or Master’s degree in relevant field with 2+ years industry experience




General Description

The Food Scientist will bridge the gap between laboratory chemistry and industrial food processes and be able to work cross-functionally to consider consumer needs such as smell, taste and texture while also considering experimental outcome. The Food Scientist should be comfortable communicating on topics relating to best business practices in food processes, regulations, manufacturing and testing. The role requires a deep understanding of food, its composition and how chemicals interact within it. Initial laboratory responsibilities will entail ion chromatography to analyze oxalate levels in various foods The Food Scientist will be expected to analyze oxalate content in foods, carry out enzyme assays, and be able to deliver meaningful results quantifying the oxalate level in various foods and enzyme activity in various matrices. The Scientist is also expected to independently research alternative methods, processes, and tools that can be used to reach the set objectives. This position requires an individual who takes personal responsibility in their results. The Food Scientist will be in part responsible for the upkeep of the lab including cleanliness, inventory management, instrument upkeep/troubleshooting, etc.
The successful candidate will constantly strive for perfection in every task, no matter how small. He/She will be willing to learn and constantly desire more responsibility.




Primary Responsibilities

• Analyzing oxalate levels and bioavailability in various food matrices
• Develop and optimize biochemical and analytic chemistry assays
• Ability to independently, and under direction, execute all parts of running quantitative and qualitative assays
• Ability to deliver results in a timely and organized manner
• Report writing or data presentation to Senior Scientist on daily basis and to CSO or upper management on a semi-regular basis
• Develop connections with external entities in specific areas of expertise (food engineering related)
• Develop Consumer needs processes and prototypes to guide V.O.C. (voice of customer) feedback sessions
• Strategize facile implementation of ingredient into various foods following appropriate regulations, incorporation into existing manufacturing processes, and considering consumer needs.



Requirements

The requirements for being considered for the position are listed below; however, personal fit and character will be given particular consideration and weight.

• Bachelor’s degree in a life science/engineering related field with 4+ years industry, or Master’s degree in relevant field with 2+ years industry experience
• Exceptional problem solving, analytical and critical thinking ability - to drive to outcomes that are game changing
• Inventor spirit: a creative thinker that seeks to disrupt the status quo, constantly pushing for better ways to stimulate the creative development of ideas
• Strong independence, capable of working with limited guidance
• Demonstrated technology acumen - Expert skill and knowledge in appropriate application areas (subject matter, category, etc)
• Basic knowledge of laboratory techniques: pipetting, proteins, buffering, notebook upkeep etc.
• Familiarity with food industry manufacturing, testing, safety and health standards
• Data driven with aptitude for perfection
• Excellent organizational, communication, and influencing skills
• Excellent technical judgment with ability to understand complex problems and translate to broad audiences
• Strong time management skills
• Interpersonal skills / Professionalism
• Competent in MS Excel, Word, and presentation tools
• Passion for new ideas, trends and bringing new solutions to the world is a must
• Time management
• Interpersonal management
• Professionalism

To apply for this position send your resume and letter to jobs@captozyme.com

+ Director of Sales




General Description

The Director of Sales will develop the annual sales plan for a small business (less than 20 years) launching a novel enzyme product in the competitive space of medical foods and supplements. The plan will include strategic segmentation, multiple channel strategies in both a B2B and B2C setting, define tactics that enforce synergisms between channels, and establish sales goals to meet company objectives and budget.  In accordance with the plan, implementation and execution will be managed, performance will be evaluated through pre-determined metrics, and revisions to the plan will be suggested based on the anticipated sales results vs. the real outcomes, market research and competitor analysis.  The Director of Sales will comfortably handle certain key business accounts and be comfortable in the interaction with health care practitioners.  The position includes recruiting, hiring, training, and managing as needed to build a team able to reach company objectives and the sales goals. The Director of Sales will work closely with the Director of Marketing and other key roles to reach the sales goals. The Director of Sales reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.




Primary Responsibilities

• Plan and lead sales efforts for a pioneering food brand to reach company goals and objectives
• Determine KPIs and evaluate plans with feedback from the same
• Use customer interaction and feedback to refine sales strategies
• Use competitive analysis and research to refine sales strategies
• Assist in building long-lasting relationships with business customers and key opinion leaders
• Establish, implement, and manage the performance of best practices sales processes
• Establish long-lasting relationships with distributors and retailers
• Build, train, and manage a sales team to reach company goals and objectives



Requirements

The requirements for being considered for the position are listed below; however, personal fit and character will be given particular consideration and weight.

• Demonstrated high-performance sales experience in the food, supplement, or a related field
• Strategic and resourceful leader with business acumen
• Customer focus
• Excellent leadership, time management, and project management skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Results driven
• Problem-solving with an entrepreneurial attitude; past founder preferred
• High level of professionalism, integrity, and work ethic
• High technical capacity
• Excellent communication skills

To apply for this position send your resume and letter to jobs@captozyme.com