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Quality by Design Specialist

Heura Foods


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Heura as a Quality by Design Specialist and become a food activist revolutionizing the protein industry


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No salary declared 😔

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Passatge de Gaiolà, 13

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In-person- Barcelona Spain

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Heura is at the forefront of the food industry, championing a movement to displace animal-based products with sustainable alternatives through technology and innovation. As a company, we embrace diversity in all its forms, celebrating the unique backgrounds and perspectives each member brings to the table. Our united mission is to accelerate the protein transition, creating a positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants. By joining our team of Good Rebels, you contribute to a passionate, innovative, and inclusive work environment dedicated to making a substantial difference.

Role Summary

  • Support breakthrough, renovation, and productivity projects ensuring adherence to Quality & Food Safety standards.
  • Analyze Regulatory and Quality & Food Safety risks in New Product Development and drive risk mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with the PMO to ensure compliance with regulatory and QFS requirements, offering solutions for high-risk scenarios.
  • Guide internal teams on regulations related to food design, production, labeling, storage, and distribution.
  • Define new Heura standards, providing Quality assurance support for manufacturing new and existing products.
  • Anticipate the end consumer experience and reflect the consumer's voice in project decisions.
  • Use project learnings to update the renovation agenda and QFS standards.
  • Develop cross-functional leadership skills and build an internal network.
  • Assist in quality certifications and audits.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, nutrition, chemistry or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of related professional experience.
  • Preferably experience within Manufacturing, R&D, QFS, or Supply Chain.
  • Mandatory experience in risk analysis (HACCP).
  • Strong knowledge of product commercialization, QFS management systems & audits.
  • Consumer-focused with an analytical mindset.
  • Detail and result-oriented with proactive problem-solving skills.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.


At Heura we are food activists, and our mission is to provide a solution that leaves animals out of the equation, while feeding millions of people in a sustainable way. Technology gives us the opportunity to build a food system that not only solves our current challenges but also responds to our values.

We also know that great goals can only be achieved by diverse teams of people with different backgrounds, perspectives, orientations, abilities, food tastes, dress sense, and time zones - we don't just accept our differences; we fully support and celebrate them.

But ultimately, we all have one common goal: accelerating the protein transition.

And that’s why we are looking for a Quality by Design Specialist! To join the Good Rebels team and help us achieve our mission through supporting breakthrough innovation projects as well as renovation and productivity projects with internal teams; all while ensuring that Quality & Food Safety requirements are well implemented and that Quality & Food Safety Risks are assessed and managed in a structured and robust way during the innovation, renovaton and productivity projects during all stages.


  • Supporting PMR projects to ensure quality standards mantain or increase our value equation.

  • Performing Regulatory and QFS risk analysis along the New Product Development Process and supporting & verifying the implementation of risk mitigation actions.

  • Working with the PMO to be sure the team is able to fulfill the regulatory and QFS requirements and alert them when there is a high risk while providing solutions.

  • Helping to identify the appropriate supplier & partner and what quality and food safety requirements are needed for them to be approved.

  • Advise internal teams on regulatory requirements applicable to food design, production, labeling, storage, and distribution.

  • Identifying the new Heura standards that need to be met and provide Quality assurance expertise/direction/support in the manufacture of new and existing products.

  • Anticipating the “end consumer experience” in the FMOT and SMOT, & representing the Customer/Consumer’s voice in direct decisions and in coaching of other functions to fully achieve a project’s Quality targets, while achieving Cost and Delay targets.

  • Feeding renovation agenda based on projects learnings and consumer understanding developed in projects.

  • Updating QFS standard according to the learnings (QFS key learning) of each project.

  • Building an active internal network and developing cross-functional leadership skills.

  • Support in quality certifications/audits.


  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, nutrition, chemistry or related fields.

  • A minimum of 3 years of related professional experience.

  • Experience within Manufacturing, R&D, QFS or Supply Chain is preferable.

  • Experience in risk analysis (HACCP…) is required.

  • Strong Knowledge of Product commercialization process, QFS management systems & audits.

  • Consumer focused.

  • Analytical mindset. Detail and result-oriented, and capable of anticipating and resolving issues.

  • Fluent in English and Spanish languages.

  • Excellent listening and communication skills.


To make this world a better place is hard work, so we support our Dream Team with:

  • Culture of freedom, responsibility, and constructive feedback

  • An entrepreneurial environment that encourages innovation

  • Regulatory local labor days + 5 extra ones for Vacations! (capped in 30 labor days yearly)

  • Flexible working environment

  • Private Health Insurance 

  • Organic coffee, tea & plant-based drinks (in local offices)

  • Discounted gym memberships

  • Discounts on Heura’s products

  • Flexible retribution with Cobee (in Spain)

  • After-work gatherings and other cool company events (in local offices)

  • and…

… Working with top-talented and amazing Good Rebels! 👇🏽

We care deeply, which leads us to have a genuine curiosity to understand the core of challenges and get the right diagnosis in order to recognize what will have the most impact.

We find the best hacker solution to each challenge; if it exists, we go for it, if not, we enjoy creating it. We ensure the structures we build are the most efficient ones: we grow two trees from one seed.

We are also high achievers: we never give up. We are fully focused on generating scalable impact taking end-to-end accountability.

None of this would make sense if we didn’t enjoy the journey. We smile and celebrate every day because we are passionate about our work and our mission.

If you see yourself here and can meet the essential requirements, we would love for you to apply. Or, do you know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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