Lead Food Scientist – Chocolate

About Voyage:

Voyage Foods offers a much-needed solution for challenges within the global food system: creating a future where food isn’t limited by a changing environment and can be enjoyed - without compromising on flavor and experience - for years to come. Voyage Foods recreates foods that face environmental challenges, using food science and wholesome ingredients to capture beloved flavors and textures. From peanut-free spreads, cacao-free chocolate and bean-free coffee, Voyage Foods makes classic foods even better for people and the planet, never compromising on taste.

We are the kind of team that supports each other and has each other's backs. Beyond this, we are always looking out for the future and career of each employee. We don’t sell prospective hires on happy hours and ping pong tables, here’s what we are uniquely able to offer:

  • A unique opportunity to build a business that will scale fast.

  • A company that’s fundamentally changing the food system for the better.

  • An environment where we not only acknowledge the hard work and success of our teammates, but also celebrate them!

About you:

  • You are a self-starter, results-oriented getting things done on time and on spec

  • You have a strong sense of personal responsibility

  • You work with ambiguity to get to clarity

  • You seek to solve problems collaboratively

  • You have a natural ability to develop strong, trusting relationships

  • You are organized and able to manage multiple projects and timelines effectively

  • You balance attention to detail with swift execution

  • Being creative is something you enjoy as well as using data to inform decisions

Role Summary

The R&D Lead will be responsible for leading and moving products forward in the development process from ideation to commercialization. You will be leading key projects important to Voyage’s mission. This role will be within the research and development team and will be imperative to the business and our future. You will be expected to report on any technical product issues that are discovered during evaluation, manage product testing and trials, and assess the materials used, the efficiency of the process, and the effectiveness of the final product. The ideal candidate for this role has a background in chocolate and/or confectionery research, development, and commercialization. However, a healthy curiosity and tenacity to keep learning is always a good start.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead key projects within R&D to support business goals with ownership of the entire development process from start to finish.

  • Knowledge of industry manufacturing operations that will ultimately be used to commercialize new products.

  • Develop research programs incorporating current developments to improve existing products and study the potential of new products.

  • Plan and execute equipment trials to scale new products.

  • Creative problem solving with a bias to action

  • Document all phases of research and development.

  • Assess the scope of research projects and ensure they are on time. 


  • Experience conducting equipment trials and scale-up commercialization runs

  • Demonstration of ownership of at least one product from ideation to commercialization

  • 1-2 years of experience managing a direct report

  • Strong Microsoft excel skills

Education/Training Preferred

  • At least 5 years in chocolate, confectionery, or related R&D desired

  • BS in Food science or related field

Voyage Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Voyage Foods to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, or any other legally protected status.

To apply, send your resume to careers@voyagefoods.com with the subject line Job Application – Lead Food Scientist (Chocolate)

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