The Protein Brewery (TPB) is a young, highly innovative company focused on creative technologies to develop and produce sustainable food ingredients using classical brewing technology.

Our team in Breda currently consists of 20 people and is growing fast. The present organization is mission-driven and Holacracy powered, where the purpose of the organization, the teams and the individuals are aligned.

We are addressing the eminent global shift from animal-based food ingredients towards a sustainable, plant-based food chain.


How does your profile look like?

  • Broad experience (minimum of 10 years) and track-record in (industrial) Food R&D/novel product development in markets where our novel food products are applied. These fields include for example meat hybrids, meat successors/analogues, bakery, bread, chocolates, pasta, protein bars, protein shakes.

  • Preferentially university degree in Food Science or closely related field.

  • Passionate about innovation, food, health, and sustainability.

  • Ability to establish and strengthen partnerships.

  • Entrepreneurial and international spirit with a willingness to work out of various locations. This can vary from Breda/The Netherlands to at customers and project partners locations across the world).

  • Strong project management skills.

What do we have to offer?

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

  • Being part of a multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals with a strong can-do mentality

  • Working on a purposeful challenge while having fun

  • Possibility to explore, develop and commercialize novel food ingredients

  • A competitive salary package and other benefits, including an Employee Stock Option Plan


Please send your resume and motivation to

Pien de Laat before February 5, 2021.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a passionate Senior Food Application Expert with scientific, industrial and customer experience in developing nutritious novel food products. You have a track record in development and demonstration of consumer food products that have been successfully introduced to the market and you have a strong network in the novel food consumer products industry. You will work closely with the other colleagues in the brewing research group, various external partners, customers, and the marketing & sales group within TPB.

What are you going to do?

  • Develop food formulations and optimize the recipes working towards consumer products based on TPB’s food ingredients, with a focus on a good mouthfeel, smell, and taste.

  • Lead, design and execute food application R&D and demonstration.

  • Identify academic and/or industrial partners that will expedite the company’s application-driven research towards disruptive world-class performance.

  • Conduct a wide range of sensory evaluation (panels) and integrate this in our ISO22000:2018 system.

  • Demonstrate our products on conferences, trade shows and exhibitions.

  • Work together with the business development and sales team in optimizing the value proposition for prospected customers.

  • Keep up to date with the newest trends in food processing technologies.

Senior Food Application Expert

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Goeseelsstraat 10, 4817 MV Breda, The Netherlands

tel: +31 76 209 10 00

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