Vice President of Process Engineering

South San Francisco, CA/Potentially Remote /
Engineering /
Nobell Foods is creating cheese and other dairy products from plant-derived dairy proteins for the 99% of people who are unwilling to compromise on taste and price. Nobell is made up of a team of passionate scientists, explorers, and storytellers on a mission to radically change the way we make food, so it’s better for you, the animals and the planet.  We are backed by Bill Gates’ climate fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Robert Downey Jr. If you believe in our mission and  are excited about our work, we would love to hear from you!

The Vice President of Process Engineering will lead the scale up efforts across ingredient and food processing to enable the commercial production and sale of our first products. 


    • Recruit and lead our process engineering team
    • Work closely with our protein purification benchtop team to guide experimental objectives and translate R&D efforts into a commercial process 
    • Ensure that the process engineering team is optimizing experimental design to provide insights into cost effective processes and scalable infrastructure
    • Develop systems to capture key processing data and build data infrastructure to enable all stakeholders to access and share data
    • Work closely with our quality and regulatory teams to ensure that all pilot processing and manufacturing is in compliance with regulatory standards
    • Build positive and meaningful relationships with vendors and 3rd party processors across the supply chain
    • champion and lead our product stewardship, safety and quality efforts across manufacturing 
    • Lead the development of new IP applicable to protein purification and allied technologies
    • Attend board meetings and communicate scale up progress to board members

Objectives for 2022 & Early 2023:

    • Scale our benchtop R&D process to pilot scale 
    • Work with existing partners and lock in new processing partners as needed for planned runs happening in the next 12 months 
    • Grow the processing team by hiring and retaining top talent


    • Led a process engineering teams of 10+ people
    • Minimum of 15 years of relevant food industry experience with direct experience scaling an R&D benchtop process 
    • Experience with processing soybeans and are knowledgeable in protein separation technologies
    • Responsible for bringing a new food product to market
    • Ability to connect dots and execute complex projects in a timely matter
    • Proficient at risk management and building contingency plans
    • Ability to present clear, concise data analyses to a multidisciplinary audience
    • Excellent communication skills and can resolve personnel or business conflicts in an effective and timely matter
    • Strong execution skills and you are focused on delivering results
    • Passionate about our mission of creating animal-free foods for the 99% of people who are unwilling to compromise on taste and price
    • Advanced degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field
    • Willing to travel within the US 25-35% of the year
Nobell Foods offers competitive compensation, generous healthcare, dental and vision plans, 401K and commuter benefits.

Nobell Foods is committed both to the health of our employees and to promoting a safe and collaborative workplace. Where permitted under federal and state law, all offers of employment will be conditioned upon new hires providing proof of vaccination, unless the individual qualifies for an accommodation.