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Looking forward to contributing to a more sustainable future? Join Time Travelling Milkman!

Are you a food enthusiast who wants to disrupt the food industry with us? Let’s revolutionize the dairy alternative category together. We’re looking for an entrepreneur who brings commercial and strategic skills and preferably understands the rapidly growing plant-based food market.

We’re providing creamy ingredients for tastier, healthier, and more sustainable dairy alternatives. A Wageningen University spin-off that grew out of the university labs and pilot plants, setting up an industrial production line and bridge science with sustainability and taste.

We all know that dairy has a large impact on the environment and that incorporating more plant-based alternative ingredients in our diets can help reduce our impact on climate change. However, not many plant-based ingredients can match the taste and creaminess of original dairy. For this reason, we’ve developed creamy plant-based ingredients, produced with our proprietary technology, that can provide an irresistible taste and mouthfeel. Creamy ingredients are desperately needed in the booming market of plant-based products and we strongly believe that without them there will be no successful plant-based transition in our diets.

Go-to-market Strategy

We’re on a co-development journey with our customers to create the most creamy, clean label and sustainable dairy alternatives. How? We’re improving our creamy ingredients in an iterative way (Test, Learn, Built) together with our customers. In this way, we’re developing ingredients that are just as good as dairy cream and have customized performance in plant-based cooking creams, spreads, ice creams and sauces. Our TTM time machine is currently pulled by fast moving and innovative customers, soon by impressive established players.

What does it mean to be a Commercial Director at TTM

  • You have a passion for sustainability, nutrition and healthy food
  • You develop the (future) Sales & Markets for our product and applications
  • You own the Customer Pipeline and you find creative ways to attract new leads
  • A skilled Customer Relationship Manager who likes to not only build but also maintain these human interactions
  • The owner of our short and longer term Sales Strategy
  • You have a passion to spot new product fits that attract and delight new and existing customers
  • You will build our commercial entity which means installing processes and automation as well as attracting and growing a team that will be behind the TTM commercial engine
  • You are willing to expand this role further and shape it as our venture grows

Experience:

  • At least 3 - 5 years in in Business Development/Commercial type role in the F&A sector and you can bring an existing network
  • In setting up a commercial structure (processes & people)
  • Ideally you have been part of a growing company either as entrepreneur or as a management team member
  • You are well equipped in setting (sales) strategies and executing them accordingly
  • You have lead people and/or teams in the past
  • You have some financial savviness that you can bring with you
  • Food Tech background an extra advantage
  • Entrepreneurial experience preferred (e.g. track record of having worked and developed a venture from startup to scaleup in the past - experience of growing a company)

Competencies:

  • You take the lead to develop our Business & Market for our ingredients
  • Able to attract, explore & sell into new market opportunities
  • Able to translate the technical business proposition into a sales proposition
  • Setting short- & long- term commercial strategy for the company
  • Skilled Communicator in written & spoken (English is a must, other languages are welcome)
  • Setting up and leading a commercial entity (processes & people)
  • Building and maintaining (commercial) relationships and networks
  • A Team-player (Humble, Hungry and E-Smart)
  • Willing to learn with us as supposed to tell us what to do
  • Competent to grow and expand the role

What we offer?

  • Be a core management team member participating in key strategic decisions together with the technical co-founder(s)
  • Salary will be based on experience
  • Equity participation in the company is part of the deal
  • This is a full-time role
  • A dynamic, fun loving start-up environment in a small, agile team.

Please apply directly by sending your motivation letter & CV at: info@timetravellingmilkman.com

Are you a food enthusiast that wants to disrupt the food industry with us? Help us release the amazing creamy fat ingredients from sunflower seeds and provide creaminess to our future plant-based diets!

About the internship 

We are looking for a food technology intern, with fermentation background, to assist in our research on the production and application of the unique oil droplets (Oleosomes) that make our ingredients creamy. In this position you will be responsible for planning and execution of experiments regarding the fermentation of our fat ingredients. You will help us answer questions like how are the properties of our ingredients influenced by fermentation and in which applications could they be included? Are you curious and enthusiastic about making plant-based yogurt, sour cream or other fermented applications that come along? Then if you have the passion to accelerate the plant-based transition with science and innovation: TTM is your company!

Start date: September/October 2022 

  • Duration: 5- 6 months 
  • Location: Wageningen 
  • Internship allowance of € 400,- gross per month

Application deadline: August 31st, 2022 

Requirements & essential skills

  • Studying MSc Food Technology, Biochemistry or comparable 
  • Fermentation background is preferred 
  • Fluent in English; both oral and written
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Creative, curious, meticulous & flexible 
  • You are available for 5 or 6 months from September/October 2022 (at least 32 hours a week) 
  • You must be enrolled as a Bachelor or Master student (University of Applied Sciences (HBO)/University (WO)) 

So what does Time Travelling Milkman do exactly?

We are an early-stage start-up producing and selling creamy fat ingredients for the B2B market. Using European seeds and water, we harvest the ‘creamy treasures’ that seeds have been hiding for a long time; the natural fat droplets called Oleosomes. We research the extraction process, of these fat droplets into a Powder and a Cream ingredient and subsequently develop plant-based formulations in close collaboration with our customers and partners. With a small team of science driven enthusiasts we are on a mission to provide local, sustainable, and healthy fat ingredients for the improvement of the mouthfeel and nutrition of plant-based products.  

Please apply directly by sending your CV and motivation letter (or questions about the position) to Saskia Tersteeg: saskia@timetravellingmilkman.com

Do you love food? Do you have the skills to help our Food-Techie team with business development, sales and marketing? Join us for your internship this September/October!

Time Travelling, WHAT?!  

Milkman!

We are an early-stage start-up which produces and sells creamy fat ingredients for dairy alternatives.  Using European seeds and water, we harvest the ‘creamy treasures’ that seeds have been hiding for a long time; natural fat droplets and convert them with our processing magic into a Powder and a Cream ingredient. Subsequently we enthusiastically develop plant-based formulations in close collaboration with our customers and partners. With a small team of science driven enthusiasts we are on a mission to provide local, sustainable, and healthy fat ingredients for the improvement of the taste experience and nutrition of plant-based products.

Almost understand our space ship mission?  

Help us improve even further! 

We are looking for an intern to assist us in business development, sales & marketing with activities like: 

  • Communicating how awesome our creamy ingredients are, especially in dairy alternatives: vegan cooking cream, ice cream, cream cheese and other yummy stuff!  
  • Social media presence and marketing, closely collaborating with the product development department to create a sustainable and positive impact.  
  • Customer service & connecting the dots for business development opportunities 

With this you will gain experience in an international environment in commercial activities. In this varied role you will learn to navigate in a fast-paced environment and understand market dynamics around a start-up in the vegan food-world. But most of all you will get the opportunity to taste super creamy dairy alternatives produced in our lab and join our bright and funny team! 

  • Start date: September/October 2022  
  • Duration: 5- 6 months   
  • Internship allowance of € 400,- gross per month; 
  • Application deadline: August 31st 2022  
  • Remote working possible 

Do you have what it takes?

  • You are pursuing a career in business development, sales, marketing or comparable  
  • You must be enrolled as a Bachelor or Master student (University of Applied Sciences (HBO)/University (WO)) 
  • You are completely fluent in English, oral and written 
  • You are creative, curious & meticulous  
  • You have good interpersonal skills  
  • It's a pre if you are experienced in Adobe design suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).  
  • You must be enrolled as a Bachelor or Master student (University of Applied Sciences (HBO)/University (WO)) 

So what does Time Travelling Milkman do exactly?

We are an early-stage start-up producing and selling creamy fat ingredients for the B2B market. Using European seeds and water, we harvest the ‘creamy treasures’ that seeds have been hiding for a long time; the natural fat droplets called Oleosomes. We research the extraction process, of these fat droplets into a Powder and a Cream ingredient and subsequently develop plant-based formulations in close collaboration with our customers and partners. With a small team of science driven enthusiasts we are on a mission to provide local, sustainable, and healthy fat ingredients for the improvement of the mouthfeel and nutrition of plant-based products.  

Please apply directly by sending your CV and motivation letter (or questions about the position) to Saskia Tersteeg: saskia@timetravellingmilkman.com