Wanna join hands-on product development..?

..with a new type of plant based protein / fat in the middle of Europe?

Probably the most exciting food startup currently out there

is searching for a new Product Developer (Full-Time)

  • You are responsible to develop standardisable products for our B2B customers in the dairy alternative industry.

  • Be involved in scaling the production processes from laboratory and pilot scale to industrial production.

  • Evaluate raw materials from suppliers and help on standardization and process optimization.

Your daily tasks

  • Compose compounds based on demands defined by your team

  • Align with procurement and production to prepare the shift from lab to industrial production

  • Select and check raw materials for our products

  • Measure and develop safety standards for our B2B products and the customers' final application

  • Develop nutritional value & taste profile of compound

  • Check and act on new product stability & shelf life

  • Build product specifications based on compound development

  • Check and act on regulatories that affect our new products

Inspired by agriculture and the circular economy

Kern Tec is a B2B ingredient company that produces new and unique products for the food industry from unused resources of the fruit industry (apricot, cherry, plum pits).

In Europe, fruit pits are a waste product - such as in the juice industry. However, these largely undiscovered resources have great potential due to their valuable proteins and fats. At Kern Tec, they are gently washed, dried and then separated into seeds and shells to unlock their maximum potential. We then create compounds (sirups) for plant based dairy alternative, spreads, cereals that are then used to create more sustainable consumer products. Continuous innovation allows us to maintain our zero-waste philosophy.

Where should you already have qualities

  • You worked in quality management and / or product development with a hands-on approach

  • You have a deep knowledge in fats and proteins as well as food additives

  • Fluent in German, working proficency in English

  • You have experience in developing product specifications and have a background knowledge about food regulations

  • You have a basic understanding of industrial food process designs and how raw materials are transformed to consumer products

Here are the hard facts about your new job

  • Office Location: 1070, Vienna

  • Full time - salary according to qualification

  • Your public transport ticket and a new Macbook Air is on our account

Soft facts for your role at Kern Tec

  • You will meet a young, motivated and determined team (be a team player!)

  • You will get honest feedback from your mentors and colleagues in regular meetings

  • Work in a young, fast growing company

  • You have flexible working hours through an extended flexitime contract

  • Work with innovative, sustainable and unique products

  • You decide when you want to do home office - just coordinate with your team

  • You take responsibility for your tasks and have direct influence on the success of the company

Your path to support saving the pits


Your application will be discussed internally within 48h.


We'll get to know each other in a first Online Call

Detailed Interview

We dive deeper into your knowledge and the job roles in a second interview

Offer & Onboaring

Last details to be discussed - and then let's go

Your office in Vienna + regular on-site visits to the factory to further develop applications and see the production running

Our office in the middle of Vienna's greatest district

Schottenfeldgasse 41/30

1070 Wien


Our production center close to Vienna

Wielandsthal 16

3130 Herzogenburg