Next Gen Foods / Tindle Foods

Head of New Product Development
Delivering the next generation of plant-based foods    


  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Food Technology, Food Science or equivalent
  • Relevant experience in managing and executing food NPD with proven record of initiative, innovation and research productivity; ideally with vegan/vegetarian food
  • In-depth understanding of ingredients and food application processes, which influence the product matrix of final food products (like flavour, texture, colour and nutritional profile)
  • Experienced in B2B or B2C food production facilities for consumer food products, food ingredients or flavours and able to oversee and trouble shoot in a manufacturing environment
  • Familiar with regulatory, food safety and quality requirements
  • Capable of both building and managing your own team as well as being highly engaged and pragmatic in the execution of your own projects
  • Available to work and live in Singapore with an international mindset and regular travelling
  • Fits with the international culture and dynamics of a young, entrepreneurial and innovative company, with dedicated energetic teams and many challenges
  • Personal skills: pro-active, energetic, analytical, drive for innovation, focus on results, strong communicator, convincing, adaptive, hands on mentality and can-do attitude.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Jakob Jan Verbraak, telephone: +31 (0)317-468686 / 
+31 (0)6-51820349 or apply through our website or e-mail your written application to

Next Gen Foods selected DUPP – Food Executive Search for this vacancy as the only partner in this Executive Search.