Head of New Product Development (abgeschlossen)



Next Gen Foods (www.nextgenfoods.sg), makers of TiNDLE and Mwah!,
was founded in 2020 as food tech startup with a mission ‘to make saving the planet easy, enjoyable and delicious’. In a few years the company, with HQ based in Singapore, has grown to 60 employees who are spread over various locations including Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. Next Gen Foods is developing and commercializing delicious, innovative and sustainable plant-based food concepts. Their global brands include TiNDLE, chicken made from plants, and Mwah!, creamy and indulgent dairy-inspired products. The organisation is backed by international teams with proven experience in plant-based food technology, global brand development and distribution scaleup. World class R&D teams coupling significant plant based expertise with cutting edge technology and innovation to deliver exceptional plant based products that look, taste and cook like products made from animals. TiNDLE and Mwah! are just the start of Next Gen Foods’ journey plant-based food innovation. For the further expansion of the Global Innovation Centre of Next Gen Foods in Singapore, we are currently searching for an entrepreneurial and ambitious Head of NPD.


  • Responsible for the development and execution of the innovation strategy for plant-based products, with the main focus on meat alternatives
  • Developing and delivering the innovation & technology plan in line with the Next Gen Foods strategy and overall business plan
  • Leading the Global Innovation Center by building and managing the innovation & technology team and facilities, with food technologist and research associates
  • Steering the R&D of new products, applications, recipes and processes
  • Conducting nutritional, market acceptance and shelf-life studies
  • Evaluating new raw materials, ingredients and flavours from suppliers to create new product attributes
  • Developing and implementing new texturization and taste technologies
  • Monitoring market and consumer trends and to develop the product portfolio pipeline
  • Collaborating closely with external production partners in Singapore and around the world for implementing new products and technologies
  • Being an internal technical advisor, great brainstormer and team player on product-related matters
  • Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer.


  • BSc or MSc degree in Food Science & Technology or similar
  • Senior management experience in Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs in a comparable international business, preferably in food, feed or pharma
  • Knowledge of various international food safety and quality systems
  • Relevant project management experience, preferably in manufacturing
  • Understanding of EU food regulatory environment
  • Able to deal with and manage complexity, building strong relationships, striving for solutions and results
  • Excellent influencing, stakeholder management and communication skills with fluency in English
  • Comfortable working and travelling (up to 20%) in an international environment; possibility for hybrid working, max. two days/week from home office
  • Personal skills: strategic vision, business acumen, customer focus, entrepreneurial, natural leader, decisiveness and team player


If you are interested in this position, please contact Jakob Jan Verbraak via email info@dupp.nl or phone +31 317-468686 /+31 6-51820349 . Please send your written application to Jakob Jan Verbraak directly.

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