HelloFresh is hiring a

Senior Manager Culinary Development DACH (f/m/d/x)

Berlin, Germany

Your role

As Senior Culinary Product Developer you will be responsible for the development, innovation and optimization of Hello Fresh Market’s product portfolio. You will be part of the cross functional HelloFresh Market team and report into the Team Lead Culinary Development. Also you will drive the RTE (Ready to eat ) / RTH (Ready to heat) E2E culinary product development including sharing briefs, sampling, testing and scale up with co manufacturers.

Please note that this role is available for a 24-month contract. An extension is possible.

Your area of responsibility

  • Strategy & Vision: You support key strategies by delivering on the Customer Domain OKRs & operational bets within the Culinary Development team
  • Operational Excellence: With a hands-on approach you develop chilled RTE (Ready to eat ) / RTH (Ready to heat) meals as well as specialized ingredients and expand those into new portfolios
  • Project Management: You independently manage the end-to-end culinary product development cycle for RTE/RTH meals by coordinating with internal (strategic product development team/procurement teams) and external stakeholders like suppliers
  • Quality Guarding: You are a custodian for product quality, formulations, and taste
  • Innovation Trendspotting: You keep yourself updated with food fashion, food technologies and adopt the latest trends to add unmatched value to our product portfolio
  • People Management:  You lead a small team of ingredient experts and actively support their development journey at HelloFresh

Your profile

  • You have a university degree in Culinary or food sciences
  • You have 5+ years of professional experience as a product developer with reputed brands and hands-on experience in developing chilled RTE (Ready to eat ) / RTH (Ready to heat) products with co-packers or manufacturers
  • You are a skilled food innovator with the ability to convert creative briefs into actual products and own the end-to-end process of culinary product development including the scale up process with a supplier
  • You are familiar with different RTE/RTH technologies like sous vide, retord, HPP (high-pressure production) as well as manufacturing of categories like proteins, soups, rice-based products, plant-based products, desserts, sauces, seasonings and fresh produce
  • You have in-depth experience in working with suppliers, sharing product briefs, evaluating samples, conducting sensory panels, shelf life testing and sharing feedback to achieve the desired end product
  • You convince with professionalism and conscientiousness in your dealings with stakeholders and have gained first experience in managing and developing people
  • You have a native speaker’s competence in English (must-have), German is a strong plus

What we offer you

  • Modern and comfortable working space with great co-workers in Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • Discount for HelloFresh boxes and Convini products
  • Development possibilities along with internal trainings and a yearly Learning & Development budget 
  • Flexible working hours including Work From Home/Work from Abroad/Sabbatical Policy, as well as a home office set up budget 
  • Extensive Onboarding and Buddy Program
  • Social events including team events, Friday beers, company runs, book club, etc.
  • Discounted fitness offers with our Urban Sports Club and John Reed partners, as well as yoga classes
  • Well-being initiatives in cooperation with Headspace and Spill
  • Childcare and company pension scheme benefit 
  • Monthly transportation budget via RYDES

Are you up for a new challenge?

Apply now with your complete application documents, also without a photo and without stating specific personal characteristics such as nationality or gender if you choose to do so. German or English language certificates and documents regarding residence and work permits are welcome.

We look forward to hearing from you!


*Should you not live in the advertised location but somewhere else in Germany and you are unable to move, please still apply - we may be able to look at individual solutions.

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