Starting pay for this job is $84,065.

Employee pay will vary based on factors such as qualifications, experience, skill level, competencies, and work location. We will meet minimum wage or minimum of the pay range (whichever is higher) based on city, county and state requirements. 

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At FreshRealm, we aspire to be the most optimized fresh meals solutions platform in the world. Fresh meals are our focus, and we are passionate about transforming this rapidly growing category, bringing fresh to everyone, every day, everywhere.

FreshRealm develops, sources, commercializes and assembles fresh meals, including meal kits, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook offerings. We partner with leading direct-to-consumer brands, national grocers, and top convenience, club, and food service companies to deliver the very best meals to their customers. Our customer’s success is our success.

If you are a growth-minded leader who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment at a company transforming an industry, FreshRealm is the perfect fit for you. 



The Food Development Technologist will carry out the transfer of all product information from the culinary team to the commercialization team. They will ensure accurate documentation of recipe builds, cooking instructions, program economics and packaging requirements. Working very closely with the Corporate Development Chefs, they will work predominantly in the Direct-to-Consumer category, developing meals to specific nutritional/ dietary requirements. They will be involved in the artwork and specification process and work very closely with the Culinary, Supply, Technical, Sales, Marketing, and Commercialization teams. Manages and continually improves all process documentation.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate and coordinate information and activities to facilitate accurate and efficient product development and product changes
  • Ensure critical path development stage gates are met, collaborating closely with the Culinary, Supply, Technical, Sales, Marketing and Commercialization teams
  • Utilize software to calculate nutritional facts panels and work closely with chefs to develop meals that meet customers’ requirements
  • Communicate with suppliers to assist in sourcing new ingredients
  • Assist Culinary team with all aspects of product development including market research studies and trend data
  • Costing of new products developed by the culinary team
  • Work closely with technical team to ensure development projects comply with customers brand policies and quality requirements
  • Ensure correct handover information of new and reformulated products into the business
  • Sales brief translation
  • Facilitate product presentation packs for internal and customer presentations
  • Co-ordinate new product samples, manage sample calendar, and work cross-functionally to deliver on time
  • Assist in customer presentations on and off-site where applicable
  • Direct liaison with customers on projects
  • Design, execute and analyze experimental approach for product design
  • Involvement in new packaging design/testing
  • Organizes travel testing for new packaging & formulations and ensures effective communication of results
  • Manage the change log process for the New Product Development team
  • Assists in the organization of all relevant samples for artwork, taste panels and nutritional analysis
  • Manages and continually improves all new product development documentation
  • Assist commercialization teams during new product production trials as and when required
  • Carries out root cause analysis/ resolving development issues or product improvements when required
  • Provides full training to Technical and Operations teams on new products, i.e., visual, flavor, texture, aroma, and any special attributes
  • Supplies relevant product information when required for post-launch review
  • Assist in inventory control of new product raw material and packaging

Qualifications for the Job

Skills and Requirements

  • Enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful, and self-motivated
  • Proficient using excel, databases and report writing
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to communicate at all levels, both above and below
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be flexible in terms of working hours
  • Demonstrated ability at being a team player
  • Experience working in a continuous improvement environment and demonstrated delivery through change
  • Experience with Trace Gains and Genesis software ideal
  • Travel to sites across the USA as and when required

Experience / Education

  • Experience in the direct-to-consumer business model for fresh prepared meals
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in a chilled food manufacturing environment
  • Certified and trained in OSHA requirements and expectations, HACCP, and/or Food Hygiene
  • Experience with data and trend reports
  • Experience with nutritional software (e.g., genesis), running nutritional and allergen reports


What We Offer

  • Comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, pet insurance and legal insurance 
  • 401(k) with company match that is immediately vested
  • Life and ADD insurance
  • Opportunities for career growth with a dynamic company
  • Time away from work



  • Learning Agility - The willingness and ability to learn from experience, and subsequently apply that learning to perform successfully under new or first-time conditions.
  • Drive for Results - Can be counted on to deliver on what is required to advance the company; takes ownership of work from start to 100% finished work, brings others along with focused intensity.
  • Functional Skills - Possesses top level relevant, usable, experience and knowledge with the ability to establish themself as the best performer in the industry, at their role and level.


Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to a variety of varying weather conditions, trash, waste, chemicals and other materials. The noise level in the work environment and facility can be loud. The employee must be able to adapt to working in an environment that is chilled and that surfaces may be slippery. 

Physical Requirements: Sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting up to 40lbs; pull/push up to 60 lbs, grasp small products and identify very small variations in the product.  Sight is required for observing work and production.  May spend several hours using a computer to create reports, analyze data and respond to inquiries and issues.  May be exposed to active machinery and moving equipment, food particles and trash. May be required to use a forklift or other machinery.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other business duties as assigned.


Work Authorization: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and/or alien authorized to work in the US on an unlimited basis

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