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Meet daring.

Hi. We’re Daring. A premium Plant Chicken company founded by Ross Mackay in 2018 with an unapologetically ambitious goal: to rethink and replace animal chicken from the food system. We were started by chicken lovers, for chicken lovers–and we’re working hard to put Plant Chicken on everyone’s plates. In addition to shipping direct to consumers, we’re now in 1000+ stores across the USA and launching in many more this year. We’re scaling up fast and looking to grow our talented team of daring individuals. That’s where you come in. If changing how the world eats sounds like something you can get behind, we want you to join us.

What we need.

As part of a team of food innovators and trend setters, the successful candidate will be on the cutting edge of food science & technology. He/she will be responsible for the design, development, optimization and implementation of manufacturing processes capable of producing incredible plant-based chicken meat alternative products that are daring and game-changing in their approach.  The successful candidate will lead the development and commercialization of competitively insulated processing and manufacturing technologies that support the innovation strategy and goals of the company to replace chicken with plant-based alternatives that fully deliver on consumer expectations without compromise.

What you’ll do.

Technology Platform and Process Development (approximately 70%)

Emphasis will be on developing the processing technologies and capabilities that drive competitive insulation for Daring's food products across multiple product platforms and process technologies. 

Characteristics of importance:

  • Hands-on experience in working cross-functionally to identify, define and prioritize technology and processing development projects in line with Daring's strategic objectives for top- and bottom-line growth.
  • Ability to define important key development issues, execute rapid feasibility assessments and quickly establish proof-of-principle for product and technology platforms.
  • Individual needs to be a self- starter and strong team player that can work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Collaborates with Senior Leadership, Finance, Procurement, Quality, and Operations to scope, develop and execute processing technology projects.
  • Ensures that product and processing development projects maintain or improve upon the sensory characteristics and the targeted preferences for Daring consumers.
  • Creates, maintains and updates product and processing technology specifications and testing procedures as needed.
  • Oversees and/or conducts pilot scale experiments along with line trials in manufacturing facilities to validate processing technologies and ensure accuracy of process and quality of product.
  • Stays current on new food processing technologies and proactively contributes to strategic technology objectives for Daring
  • Proactively communicates and drives awareness on product improvement, cost reduction and efficiency improvement projects and opportunities with key stakeholders and customers.

Project Management (approximately 30%)

  • Demonstrated ability to work with, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Supply Chain, Quality and Operations to assure timely progress, coordination & execution of product and/or process development projects.   
  • Able to resolve project issues and identify potential solutions quickly and efficiently. 
  • Ensure engineering projects comply with Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory standards.

Who you are.

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Biosystems Engineering.  Ph.D. is a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills in prior Food Engineering, R&D and/or Product/Processing Development roles.
  • 5 to 7 years experience in significant process/manufacturing technology development roles and successful commercialization track record.  Candidates should have working knowledge and hands-on experience in extrusion cooking technologies and downstream meat processing technologies such as cutting, forming, marinating, batter, breading and frying unit operations.     

Preferred Qualifications

    • Prior experience working with plant-based meat alternatives processing technologies such as extrusion and other thermal and meat processing technologies such as forming, infusion/marinating, breading, frying, etc.
    • Prior experience in working with plant based meat alternatives and familiarity with plant-based ingredient functionality and processing is desired.  

Who we are.

We’re daring.

Not safe. We are as daring in nature as we are in name. We challenge conventions, question the status quo, and never stop believing in what we can achieve. 

We speak truth.

Not fiction. We believe there is no greater source of empowerment than the truth. We are open, honest and transparent in everything we do—to each other and to our customers.  

We do good.

Not harm. We started this because we care about the health of people and our planet. And even as we reach new heights, we'll always stay true to our roots and fight for good.  

We get better.

Not good enough. We are constantly pursuing innovation and actively seeking to improve each and every element of our business, from minor tweaks to the major milestones. 

We aim higher.

Not for the easy target. We'll never hit the same mark twice. Because we are unapologetically ambitious. We believe our courage, commitment, and charisma can change the world.

If you do not fully match all criteria, we still encourage you to apply. Daring is building a diverse team whose skills balance and complement one another.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

We can’t wait to talk Daring with you.

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  • Company Address Los Angeles, CA, USA
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  • Location California
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