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Head of FOAK

  • Bioprocessing
  • Full-time
  • Amsterdam, NL

Posted on May 28, 2024


Our mission is to brew proteins on a planetary scale, outperforming legacy animal proteins on taste, functionality, nutrition and cost. We are ultimately constrained by how fast and efficiently we can scale our protein breweries. The The Head of FOAK has deep expertise in engineering and scaling infrastructure and is laser focused on getting the breweries built. This role requires close cooperation with our CEO and CSO on strategy and leadership.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and build the first of a kind (FOAK) brewery

  • Help to bring the fermentation and downstream processes to scale

  • Build out the engineering team, hand pick the best people in the world to build the FOAK

  • Work closely with the CEO in scaling the company from 10 (current headcount) to hundreds of people


  • Proven experience in leading the build-out of a (FOAK) factory

  • Strong background in manufacturing (preferably in the food / biotech space)

  • Proven experience in leading and managing people

  • First principles thinker, who is obsessed with lowering the Lang factor while improving (energetic) efficiencies

  • Seek out risks to do novel things while knowing the limits of how far they can go

  • Knows how to model operations within a factory

  • Knows how to optimise for speed and costs

  • Excited by our mission of revolutionising protein production

  • Capable of mastering complex processes like fermentation, downstream and food application quickly

Bonus requirements

  • Experience in scaling startups

  • Experience with regulatory, food safety and product quality requirements

  • Basic understanding of financing a large-scale factory

What we offer

  • Market rate salary + equity package

  • Become part of the leadership team

  • Work together with driven, ambitious people on building the protein production platform of the future

  • We’re based in one of the nicest cities in the world - we cycle to work every day

  • We have daily plant based lunches and an unlimited supply of snacks and fresh fruits