Harnessing the potential of beer production waste

Our customer, a start-up at the forefront of food waste treatment processes, has developed a pilot plant to transform beer production by-products (mainly barley) into flakes, which can then be sold to ingredient manufacturers to produce highly nutritious ingredients for the food industry. This pilot plant, designed to be installed directly at breweries, is an innovative concept for valorizing beer production residues and other wet by-products from the food industry that is attracting interest from the sector. It opens up a new type of market, one that is buoyant and forward-looking, and which will represent a major earnings potential for beer producers and a high-value, high-quality nutritional contribution to the food industry. Wishing to industrialize this pilot plant and launch its duplication in series, our customer has commissioned us to find its future

Food Systems Industrialization Manager (m/f)

This exciting position, within a Valais-based start-up at the cutting edge of food technology, offers a young and dynamic environment where everyone plays a key role and can contribute to decision-making processes linked to strategy and growth. The successful candidate will work directly with the founders of this start-up, backed by several major investors, and will be offered the opportunity to share in the companys results.

Main tasks
  • Design the final, industrialized version of an autonomous, automatic and compact barley flakes production unit, based on the current pilot plant
  • Study the current pilot site and participate in the testing of pilot equipment for pressing and drying beer production residues (barley grain)
  • Design an industrialized version of these production modules (200 T/year), which will be integrated into containers and installed at breweries
  • Implement the technical and logistical solutions required for mass production of these production modules while complying with the QA and food safety standards in force for food production
  • HACCP-compliant risk analysis
  • Optimize energy and fluid consumption of pressing and drying units
  • Select the most suitable standard industrial modules for pressing and drying barley grain from the best suppliers
  • Select and validate suppliers who best meet food quality standards and negotiate offers for mass production
  • Initiate manufacture, assembly, testing and commissioning of flake production modules
  • Ensure compliance with defined quality requirements throughout the supply chain to guarantee the production of high-quality barley flakes
  • In a spirit of continuous improvement, pursue process optimization in terms of energy efficiency, quality and cost
Your profile
  • You have completed a full course of study in food technology or equivalent
  • You have successful experience in food processing, quality management and industrialization of food production lines
  • You have already started up automated production lines
  • You are familiar with project management tools such as IPMA and PMI, and with ISO 9001
  • You are comfortable with EU and Swiss food and consumer goods legislation, IFS Food equivalent principles (GMOP, HACCP, FSSC 22000)
  • You enjoy working in a team and you know how to help your colleagues grow around you
  • You communicate clearly and favour a benevolent management style
  • You are fluent in English and French or German

The selected candidate will have the chance to grow in this promising start-up. Has this job description attracted your attention, and do you recognize yourself in this profile? Then send us your confidential file or call me if you need more information.
  • Job Title
    Food Systems Industrialization Manager (m/f)
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    Marketing / Verkauf / Produktmanagement
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    Eric Chatelain
    Eric Chatelain - eric.chatelain@ems.ch
    18, avenue d’Ouchy
    CH-1006 Lausanne
    +41 21 613 70 00
Eric Chatelain
Eric Chatelain