Seamore might just be Europe’s hottest (or coolest) food startup, as we are turning seaweed into an everyday food. Why? Because it’s tasty, our planet’s original superfood and the most sustainable food available to man. By presenting seaweed as foods we already know and love – seaweed pasta, bacon, wraps and bread – we have managed to do what no one has done before: to get (normal) people to eat seaweed. Key in this? Product development. That’s where you come in.
Sea the numbers
Sea your mission
To make seaweed an everyday food, it needs to get close to food we already know and love. Seamore has developed products under its own brand and is now also starting to develop products for/with other brands. In most cases, we develop a seaweed-based prototype in a certain category and then decide whether it could be a product under our own brand or for another brand. The prototype we develop in our test kitchen, sometimes using external (specialized) parties. The prototype is then pitched to either a production company or another brand. With either one – if the pitch is successful – we finetune the recipe and production process. You:
- Cook. Create prototypes of new seaweed-based products & finetune development with a production partner or brand we create the product for.
- Invent. Develop or find, adapt novel (seaweed) processing technologies. As an example, to create dough-based products, we developed a special seaweed pulp that integrates with flour to create a magnificent seaweed dough. Alternatively, think extrusion, texturing to create a seaweed-based fish alternative.
- Produce. Design for and source scalable production, manage quality and safety.
- Lead. Find and manage resources such as interns and technology partners.
There’s no senior product developer or R&D director. Product development is YOU. But of course, you will work together with others. With Marketing, to create ideas, concepts for new products that will work in the market. With Sales, to make sure our products can sell. With existing and future production partners, to create our products. With universities, institutions and labs, with every kind of expert that we might need.
Part of your challenge is to do all of the above without having a permanent lab at Seamore HQ.