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Product Development Assistant

Spero Foods Oakland, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

DESCRIPTION
Spero was created to give everyone access to clean dairy alternatives that actually taste good. At Spero, we're creating the first mainstream, affordable dairy alternatives. Our first products are our patent-pending cream cheeses, made from organic sunflower seeds. Why sunflower seeds? They save water, land and air! Switching to sunflower over a nut or dairy cream cheese saves ~ 400 showers, 20,000 miles driven, and 1 earth! (per year). Our cheeses are made from real, superfood ingredients, with 5g protein and probiotic cultures. They're free from gums, additives, and the top-8 allergens, so no nuts, soy, dairy, peanuts, etc.

Just this past year, Spero has been:
-TED Women featured
-Forbes Under 30 Most Innovative
-YCombinator (2018)

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designing and executing experiments pertinent to Spero's products!
Working with CEO data scientist to design and execute experiments pertaining product attribute optimizations
Designing and executing experiments for textural improvements and desired physical properties
Sourcing and corresponding with vendors relevant to the needs of your experiments
Staying up-to-date on all emerging and pertinent literature


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Loves food!
Loves making food!
Bachelor's degree in: biology, chemistry, and/or food science

4+ years of experience in a technical role
Lab experience-- preferably related to food science or a similar/related area of study
College Degree
You are hungry to work hard and make a positive impact on the world
You're aligned with our mission :)


WHO YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO:

Takes pride in your work
Is results-oriented and an incredible executor
Is adaptable. Detail-oriented. Is scrappy. Has grit.
Is obsessed with quality & innovation
Wants to learn and grow

JOB PERKS:

Free coffee, tea, snacks
Autonomy, growth, impact
Opportunity to make a positive impact on the world-- the environment, people’s health, animals’ lives

Company Description
Opportunity:
Current dairy alternatives are often made from almonds, cashews, soy, and preservatives. These ingredients are expensive and unsustainable given the water and land resources required to produce them. Existing dairy alternatives also isolate consumers with nut and soy allergies.

Vision:
Spero Foods is a venture-backed startup using clean technology to transform seeds (not nuts) into plant-based dairy products, allowing them to replicate textures, flavors, and craveability of comparable market cheeses at competitive prices with clean ingredients & sustainable practices. They're the first company making dairy alternatives mainstream.

Just this past year, Spero has been named:
- IAB 2020: Most Disruptive Consumer Brands in the U.S.
-TED Women Food Trends
-Forbes Under 30 Most Innovative

Spero Foods

Why Work Here?

Spero Foods is a venture-backed startup using clean technology to transform seeds (not nuts) into plant-based dairy products, allowing them

Opportunity: Current dairy alternatives are often made from almonds, cashews, soy, and preservatives. These ingredients are expensive and unsustainable given the water and land resources required to produce them. Existing dairy alternatives also isolate consumers with nut and soy allergies. Vision: Spero Foods is a venture-backed startup using clean technology to transform seeds (not nuts) into plant-based dairy products, allowing them to replicate textures, flavors, and craveability of comparable market cheeses at competitive prices with clean ingredients & sustainable practices. They're the first company making dairy alternatives mainstream. Just this past year, Spero has been named: - IAB 2020: Most Disruptive Consumer Brands in the U.S. -TED Women Food Trends -Forbes Under 30 Most Innovative

Address

Oakland
Oakland, CA
94612 USA