Hiring Food Product Development Manager - Mushroom Nutraceuticals

Company Overview:

Lifecykel India is a leading Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) ecommerce company specializing in mushroom-based nutraceutical products. Dedicated to promoting health and wellness, we strive to provide our customers with innovative and high-quality food products derived from the natural benefits of mushrooms. We are seeking a highly skilled and creative Food Product Development Manager to lead our efforts in creating and enhancing our mushroom-based offerings.

Position Summary:

As the Food Product Development Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the entire product development lifecycle, from concept to launch. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in food science, a passion for creating unique and healthy products, and the ability to drive innovation in the mushroom nutraceutical space.


1. Product Conceptualization and Ideation:

  • Lead the ideation and conceptualization of new mushroom-based food products, considering market trends, customer preferences, and nutritional benefits.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing and sales, to align product development with business goals.

2. Recipe Development and Formulation:

  • Formulate and refine recipes for mushroom-based food products, ensuring taste, texture, and nutritional profiles meet high-quality standards.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to source premium-quality ingredients and establish strong vendor relationships.

3. Research and Innovation:

  • Stay informed about the latest trends in food science, nutraceuticals, and mushroom-based products.
  • Conduct research on new ingredients, technologies, and processes to drive continuous innovation in product development.

4. Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance:

  • Implement and maintain rigorous quality assurance standards throughout the product development process.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant food safety regulations and standards.

5. Production Scale-up:

  • Collaborate with manufacturing partners to scale up production while maintaining product consistency and quality.
  • Conduct pilot runs and provide guidance during full-scale production.

6. Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Work closely with marketing to create compelling product messaging and positioning.
  • Collaborate with the ecommerce and sales teams to understand customer feedback and market demands.

7. Testing and Evaluation:

  • Conduct sensory testing and evaluations to gather feedback on product attributes.
  • Use data and feedback to refine and optimize product formulations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience (Atleast 5 years) in food product development, preferably in the nutraceutical or health food industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of food science, formulation, and sensory evaluation.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Familiarity with food safety regulations and quality assurance standards.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

If you are a creative and results-driven professional with a passion for developing innovative and health-focused food products, we invite you to apply for the position of Food Product Development Manager at Mycelium India. Join our team and contribute to the growth of a cutting-edge brand in the mushroom nutraceutical space.

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