The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. Continuing to provide a fast-growing world population with healthy food in a sustainable way, that is the reason for existence of The Protein Brewery (TPB).


Do you also want to contribute to solving one of the most important issues of our time? Then we are curious about you!

Who are we?

The Protein Brewery (TPB) is a young, highly innovative company focused on creative technologies to develop and produce sustainable food ingredients using classical brewing and precision fermentation technology. We are addressing the eminent global shift from animal-based food ingredients towards a sustainable, plant-based food chain. Our team in Breda currently consists of 35 people and is growing fast. The present organization is mission-driven, where the shared purpose of the organization, the teams and the individuals are aligned. Our culture can be described by our core values;

SHARING the same purpose. Working together as one team in our pursuit to reach our mission and have a positive and lasting impact on the world around us and beyond, while having fun.

DARING to do what no one did before and encouraging whoever dares to do so. Creating a stimulating environment where people feel free to innovate in a pragmatic way. Enabling us to remain agile and to move ahead speedily.

TRUSTING each other’s capacities, intentions and sense of responsibility, leading to a culture of ownership, undivided responsibility and relentless dedication.

CARING for each other and your work environment. Supporting each other, professionally and personally. Valuing each team member as the person he or she is, regardless of background, capacities or status.

What does your profile look like?

We are a good match if you have...

  • A bachelor degree in the field of Food or Nutrition for example at the HAS University of Applied Sciences, in Wageningen or any international equivalent.

  • At least five years of experience working in bakery product development, for example for a private label.

  • Hands on experience working with alternative proteins in a test or industrial kitchen and used different types of kitchenware and equipment.

  • Experience in working with 3rd parties and customers in an iterative process in order to come to the optimal product concept.

  • Deep understanding of flavour systems, new protein applications, emulsions and ingredient technology and how to achieve unique and great tasting vegan products.

  • Are fluent (written and spoken) in English.

  • willingness to travel.

What do we have to offer?

  • A dynamic, enthusiastic, and rapidly growing start-up work environment.

  • Being part of a small team of professionals with a strong can-do mentality.

  • A competitive salary package including an Employee Stock Option Plan.


Please send your resume and motivation to vacancies@theproteinbrewery.nl


Who are we looking for?
The Protein Brewery has developed a completely new, highly nutritious food ingredient based on fermentation, called Fermotein®. We’re looking for a creative and hands-on Product Application Developer who enjoys spending time in the kitchen and who is motivated to be part of the journey to introduce and roll-out our new food ingredient into the world. In this role you will work on developing plant-based food product concepts and recipes with our food ingredient Fermotein® for the Bakery category. You will work closely with our other Product Developers, Food Technologists and Commercial Director. Your main goal is to demonstrate how Fermotein® can be applied in products, recipes and concepts for potential customers. We’re looking for somebody with an entrepreneurial and adventurous mindset to join our team.

What are your responsibilities and scope in this role?

  • Develop new product concepts using ingredients produced by The Protein Brewery for our bakery category. The product applications vary from muffins, to protein bars, savoury tortilla’s and other possible applications.

  • Build expertise and understanding of the characteristics and performance of ingredients made by TPB in various food systems, to better provide guidance and advise to business partners and customers in their own product development.

  • Work hands-on in the test kitchen to build a portfolio of product applications and work in partnership with customers and business partners wherever collaboration is possible.

  • Develop concept recipes with high acceptability ratings in sensory and consumer tests and continuously aim to improve the recipes based on the results.

  • Communicate with customers and conduct product presentations and product sampling or demonstrations featuring applications of TPB ingredients to customers.

Product Application Developer – Bakery