Product Developer Petfood

HYBRID (1-2 days per week in Nowy Tomyśl + Willingness to work at our location in Kleinheubach, DE for some periods)

🌱 About Erbacher the Food Family
We're not just about food; we're about pioneering sustainable nutrition. For over 80 years, our family-run business has been at the forefront of creating innovative, sustainable food solutions for farm animals, pets, and humans alike. Our mission? To craft the nutrition of tomorrow! With strong global brands, we're proud that our success is rooted in our collaborative spirit and tradition of innovation

💫 Our team:

Join the research and development team for dog and cat food, an interdisciplinary team that deals with new and existing recipes for our own brands as well as for private label customers. We are experts in all topics relating to the healthy nutrition of pets.

Cooperation with divisions: product management, quality assurance, purchasing, sales, customer care, marketing, external: suppliers and customers

📲 Recruitment process:

Please, send your CV in ENGLISH or DEUTSCH. 

Call with the recruiter - congratulations, you're invited for the meeting ⭐

1. Online meeting with Team Leader + Recruiter

2. Meeting with Team Leader + CEO + Recruiter

Offer stage - welcome to the Food family! 🚀 🤝

🚀 Your mission:

• Optimization of existing recipees in close cooperation with internal and external interfaces, development of new products for our own brands as well as for our private label customers 

• Preparation of declarations and specifications 

• Support with the planning and commissioning of our new plant in Nowy Tomyśl 

• Technical responsibility for raw materials: technical assessment and qualification of new raw materials and new suppliers for use in our products, projects on raw materials in close cooperation with the interfaces 

• Third level feeding advice and handling of complaints concerning palatability/ digestibility

• Participation in quality projects in cooperation with the interfaces 

• Technical training of employees as well as customers at home as well as abroad 

• Attendance of national and international trade and end customer fairs

🎯 Expectations:

• Degree in nutritional/agricultural sciences or a related course of study (e.g. veterinary medicine, biology) with a focus on animal nutrition/feed science 
• Well-founded knowledge in ration calculation and feeding of dogs & cats; experience in dietetics 
• Customer-oriented, flexible action as well as analytical thinking even under high work pressure 
• Very good English skills (min. B2) 
(alternatively: very Good German language skills and the willingness to improve the English skills) 
• High motivation to work in an international team 


• Nowy Tomyśl: 1-2 days per week (at the start of plant 6 more- 3-5 days per week)
• Willingness to work at our location in Kleinheubach (Germany) for some periods, especially during the onboarding (2-3 weeks per year, during onboarding more frequently/longer period of time)

🐾 What we offer:

💻 Remote Flexibility: Work from anywhere, with an adjustable schedule that respects your work-life balance. Available offices are located in Poznań and Nowy Tomyśl, business trips to Kleinheubach are also possible if needed.

🚀 Dynamic Environment: A stimulating role in a family-owned business that combines a start-up vibe with specialized expertise.

🌍 Global Exposure: Engage in national and international projects for diverse professional experiences.

🔎 Empowering Culture: Benefit from a flat organizational structure with open communication, encouraging independent work and personal growth.

👋 Diverse Team Collaboration: Employee-friendly family work culture based on mutual trust, respect and integrity. Work with an international team of experts from Poland, Germany, Ukraine, and more.

🌱 Opportunity for continuous professional development and personal growth through participation in a system of professional training under the food family Journey program

✔ Attractive remuneration commensurate with one's skills

🍎 Extensive benefits package: Private medical care package, Multisport card, accident insurance, holidays and annual bonuses, free foreign language learning, sharing the costs of proffesional courses, fresh fruits and vegetables, packages for children or retirement pension plan? We do more! :)

🚗 A fleet of cars with fuel and highway cards is available at the Poznań office

🌟 Ready to Join Us?

If you’re excited to shape the future of sustainable nutrition and transform our digital presence, we’d love to hear from you. Join us in our mission to innovate and lead in the food industry – where your work makes a real difference every day.

We are waiting for your application - please send your CV in ENGLISH/DEUTSCH. 

Josera Polska Sp. z o.o. | Paproć 95 | 64-300 Nowy Tomyśl

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