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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

+ Marketing Communications Specialist




Required Education

Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism or related majors with 2+ years’ industry experience.




General Description

Captozyme is seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist who has experience developing communication programs and messaging across a variety of channels and audiences to serve internal and external communication needs. This team member must be able to effectively use tools and techniques to promote the organization and its products to the market, as well as assist in developing corporate communication strategies.
 
These tools could include:
• Content Marketing
• Media relations and release materials
• Social Media
• Website Management
• Search Engine Optimization
• Email Marketing
• Paid Advertising (PPC)
• Analytics




Primary Responsibilities

The Marketing and Communications Specialist will work with the Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing to plan, execute and continue to optimize the marketing plan. He/she will focus on content and communications.

• Coordinate and execute company and/or product events
• Assist in coordination and execution of marketing activities
• Serve as a media relations contact and work with the Director of Marketing in responding to requests for information from the media
• Write press releases, other media communications, and information for media kits to promote brand/company/product(s)
• Assist in writing advertising or promotional materials
• Assist in content development for the company’s website
• Establish and/or maintain cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer, employee, or public interest groups
• Develop and coordinate content and communications on social channels
• Assist in the development of promotional strategies or plans in accordance with the overall marketing strategic plan
• Collaborate with marketing team as well as research, executive and administrative teams
• Maintain the company's corporate image and identity in all communications handled directly or indirectly

General knowledge this position will require:
• Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media
• Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems
• English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
• Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
• Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources



Required Qualifications

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 in Marketing or related field
• 2-4 years of marketing, communications and/or public relations experience
• Expert organizational and project management skills
• Expert communication skills
• Self-motivated and able to work in fast-paced environment
• Proficiency in managing social media channels and website management systems
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite




Preferred Qualifications

• Proficiency in writing AP Style
• Experience in HubSpot marketing automation and content management platform
• Experience in Shopify or similar ecommerce platform
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and video editing software • Proficiency in website analytic tools, specifically Google Analytics and HubSpot Reports

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

+ Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain



Required Education: BS/MS in relevant discipline with at least 10 years of industry experience in CMC project management, commercial development and supply chain management




General Description

The Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain will be responsible for the management of all internal microbiological cGMP manufacturing activities. The Director will also oversee the CMOs and the supply chain for Company products. The position requires leading the manufacturing and process team and be the CMC point of contact with Clients and Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs). The Director will build the team to execute on developing, scaling up, and improving microbial fermentation based processes in collaboration with external and internal parties. This role includes working closely with QA, Regulatory and Senior Management. The Director will report directly to the CTO.




Primary Responsibilities

• Implement supply chain management /production control infrastructure
• Forecasting and production planning
• Oversee purchasing, shipping and receiving as it relates to manufacturing
• Work with QA to develop SOPs and guidelines related to production, planning, disposition and management
• Review and approve master and executed batch records from all manufacturing activities (outsourced and internal); analytical release testing, stability studies and investigations, as required
• Serve as CMC representative with CMOs, assist in negotiating supply agreements and other contracts
• Direct and oversee contract manufacturers and internal manufacturing, testing, packaging and labeling operations for company products
• Maintain accuracy of manufacturing data and inventory control
• Distribution and logistics of product
• Participate in teams related to RA/CMC activities, including regulatory submissions
• Work with Regulatory, QA and Senior Management to ensure that all company policies are adhered to and all manufacturing activities comply with applicable regulation
• Establish, manage and lead CMC development plans for new substances and products
• Maintain knowledge of current best practices in biological manufacturing
• Build out a strong team
• Prepare comprehensive project report to senior management as required



Qualifications

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

• Extensive experience leading and managing successful manufacturing and quality teams is a must
• Extensive experience in leading biological manufacturing and testing development
• Good understanding of cGMP and FDA regulations and guidelines relating to Manufacturing and Quality Systems for Biologicals
• Experience in preparing and managing preparation of CMC regulatory filings is an advantage
• A systematic approach to tasks and strong quality and documentation skills
• Numerical and analytical ability
• Strong oral and written communication
• Strong performer of solid results and work of consistently high quality
• Ability to lead small teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to work with external and internal teams to reach goals in a timely manner

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