Senior Food Technologist

Do you know you way around the development of new products and processes in the food industry? And do you have experience transforming customer requests into coordinated team actions?


Rival Foods delivers truly unique plant-based food products using state-of-the-art knowledge, ingredients and machinery. Expanding our knowledge of ingredient functionality, interaction between ingredients and our processes and optimization of these processes to optimize results is elementary to our success. As Senior Food Technologist you translate the customer product expactations into coordinated R&D team actions, you contribute by performing R&D activities, and lead coordinated team efforts towards concrete results.

Your profile:

  • Educational background in Food Technology or Food Process Engineering
  • Knowledge of (essential) plant protein functionality
  • Knowledge of (essential) food production processes and industry standards
  • Experience with (essential) analytical methods, equipment & tools to analyze protein functionality
  • Strong analytical skills and data processing skills
  • Experience with, or interest in, leading a team


  • Develop the R&D pipeline together with the management
  • Lead the R&D team in developing our flagship products
  • Investigate the relations between formulation and processing parameters
  • Optimize formulations and processes on cost and performance
  • Evaluate product concepts and end products
  • Drive the investigation to new ingredients for the next generation plant-based meats
  • Set-up R&D goal and quality monitoring system with the management
  • Scale formulations from lab-scale to commercial-scale

You will get to:

  • Work in a dynamic and fast-growth company
  • Be part of a young, ambitious team of intrinsically motivated professionals
  • Work on processes and products that make a positive impact on the food value chain
  • Introduce new products in dynamic plant-based protein markets world-wide
  • Develop your network in the plant-based protein industry
  • Contribute significantly to company growth and industry impact

Working at Rival Foods

Rival Foods is a young company in a rapid growth phase. This delivers an exciting combination of ambition, positivity and great achievements. Our team consists of driven and ambitious people that want to make a positive impact in our current food system by putting our knowledge and technology to good use. We work hard, the circumstances may not always be optimal, but we make sure to enjoy what we are doing. We believe that our technology can make a difference, but only with a solid team!

Practical aspects:

  • Full-time (40 hour) commitment preferred
  • We offer market-conform compensation
  • Location is next to train station in Ede (GLD) or Utrecht (UT), the Netherlands