BRAIN-Gruppe, WeissBiotech, Büttelborn

Head of Product Development and Lab Manager (f/m/d) (in Englisch)

WeissBioTech GmbH is a leading supplier of bio-based active products for the food industry and we supply both large multinationals and medium-sized manufacturers of fruit juices, beer and wine, as well as industries that process starch and bioethanol. The company was founded in 2002, joined the BRAIN group in 2014 and moved to a new production facility in the Gross-Gerau region in December 2019. WeissBioTech provides an exciting work environment and has a vacancy at the new production facility for a Head of Product Development and Lab Manager (f/m/d).

The position calls for a strong understanding of enzymatic processes and microbiological systems. The chosen candidate will also be responsible for leading a team of laboratory technicians and organising the laboratory work in coordination with them. Furthermore, the position requires a strong interest in the application of enzymes in various industries as well as a basic understanding of customer relations and regulatory affairs. A more intensive involvement in our Quality Management and Quality Assurance processes is one of the development opportunities of this position. The candidate will be required to work both independently and as part of cross functional teams and to manage projects to completion under established time lines and budgets. The travel requirements will be max. 20% of the time and will include international travel. The Head of Product Development and Lab Manager reports to the Managing Director.


  • Coordination and lead for external and internal development projects
  • Innovation management and optimisation of the existing product portfolio
  • Leading the laboratory team and organizing the lab work flow
  • Solving customer problems by supporting our customer application team
  • Participation in regulatory discussions and coordination of product-relevant regulatory requests and projects
  • Management of publicly funded projects and cooperation with universities, sister companies and other partners for new product development


  • Master’s degree, Ph. D. or a comparable qualification, preferably in food technology or biotechnology
  • Good understanding and hands on experience with industrial enzymes and their application
  • Initial Management experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong technical understanding
  • Knowledge of ISO certification, QA systems as well as Food Safety systems (FSSC), Kosher & Halal programs is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both German and English
  • Good IT knowledge on user level

We offer a challenging and multifaceted fulltime-employment opportunity (40 hours/week) in a growing company in new and modern premises. The team-orientated and cooperative atmosphere is complemented with the possibility to participate actively in shaping our future.

Please send your application together with your desired starting date and salary expectations to:

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