Food Product Development Internship


Company: ProSeed Ingredients SA
Location: Valais, Switzerland
Duration: At least 4 months
Hiring rate: It depends on you, at least 60%.
Application Deadline: When we’ve found the ideal teammate.

People who like food & beer! ProSeed is a startup dedicated to revolutionizing the utilization of Brewer’s Spent Grain (BSG), a byproduct generated by breweries in the beer production process. Our mission: bridge the gap between breweries and food ingredient manufacturers. ProSeed is developing an innovative technology to transform BSG into high-value raw materials that we call Barley Flakes. We create a reliable source of domestic, cost-effective, and high-quality materials, contributing to a more sustainable future. Today, our main priorities are to set up a pilot production facility and open up the barley flakes market.

As a Food Product Development Intern at ProSeed, you will play a vital role in crafting innovative food products using our unique Barley Flakes. Your internship will involve hands-on experience in product development, collaborating closely with our interdisciplinary team and industry experts. Your work will help to create the future market of upcycled raw material as a qualitative and competitive raw material in the food industry.

Product Formulation: Lead the development of novel food products utilizing ProSeed’s Barley Flakes, with a focus on understanding functional properties and ingredient interactions related to barley.
Testing and Evaluation: Design and conduct trials for Barley Flakes-based products suitable for large-scale production, such as bakery products, pastas, and texturized vegetable protein (TVP).
Industry Collaboration: Maintain close communication with industrial producers to conduct trials of the developed products, gathering insights and addressing concerns related to our Barley Flakes.
Portfolio Expansion: Explore opportunities to expand ProSeed’s product portfolio based on the unique properties of Brewer’s Spent Grain.

At ProSeed, we value passion, curiosity, and a genuine desire to contribute to our mission. A background and strong interest in food sciences environment is crucial to thrive in our mission. We prioritize individuals who are excited about the job and are eager to learn and grow. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and we want to hear your unique story. Our focus is on building a team that is not just meeting a list of high-level requirements but is genuinely aligned with our vision and values. Join us, and let’s create a meaningful impact together!

Hands-on experience in a foodtech startup environment.
Flexible working hours.
Fair pay, tailored to the level of commitment and the individual’s current situation.
Opportunity to work closely with dedicated founders and industry experts.
Exposure to various aspects of business development, operations, and strategic planning.
Potential for a full-time position based on performance and company growth.

Step 1: Share with us your CV or LinkedIn profile — whatever you think represents you best.
Step 2: Please don’t send a cover letter. Instead, please include a brief statement that answers the following questions:
• Why are you the ideal candidate for this position?
• Realistic start date, end date, and number of hours/weeks.

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