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An international history

Green Spot Technologies (GST) is an innovative start-up company, in a mission to challenge the Food-Waste paradigm. Originally founded in 2016 in New Zealand by a former University of Auckland Associate Professor Dr Silas Villas-Boas and by Dr Ninna Granucci, the company relocated to France in 2018 after a successful fundraise, as the country and the EU offer the ideal circumstances for GST to grow.

Currently, GST's team consists of more than 10 people, with backgrounds ranging from microbiology, biochemistry and food science, to engineering, manufacturing, and business development.

Green Spot has now ateliers of 400m2 with a pilot facility, a formulation kitchen and a laboratory. The company collaborates closely with French, European and international research parties, substrate suppliers, analytical laboratories, and city and region public bodies.

The company has won multiple awards, both in New Zealand and in Europe, emphasizing the uniqueness of its technology and products.

GST aims to become a major industrial player in the food value chain, supplying green-labelled extraordinary ingredients to global food companies.

We're looking for great individuals who are committed to our company values.

Innovative

The courage to desire a brighter future, challenging the status quo and constantly thinking about how we could be doing things better.

Commitment

Feeling of enthusiasm and responsibility towards the goals, mission, and vision of the company.

Team Spirit

The trust, joy and loyalty that exists among the team that make them want to be the best together.

Adaptability

Ability to remain flexible, embrace change and find new ways of reaching challenging goals with conditions, environment and factors often shifting.

Open positions

If you share the same values feel free to send your CV.

We are looking for a food formulation passionate, with a successful experience in the R&D formulation
of new recipes.
Green Spot Technologies is a food/industrial-biotech start-up based in Toulouse that was initially
incubated in a leading biotech incubator: Toulouse White Biotechnology Centre. Founded in New
Zealand, we moved to France in 2018.

We are today a team of 15 people, working hard to challenge the “food / waste” paradigm, to change
the value chain of the agri-food business and to offer sustainable and healthy products to consumers.

We will produce novel high-value food ingredients with improved nutritional and functional profiles
from a diverse range of fruit and vegetable by-product streams that are currently wasted.
Green Spot developed a multi-patented fermentation platform that transform wasted fruit and
vegetable by-products into flours with low starch, sugars and fats but high protein and dietary fibre.

As part of the team, you will collaborate with the production site and our culinary kitchen. You will
enjoy a wide spectrum of responsibilities and tasks, as well as a fast moving environment, on an
impactful company project.
If you have an inquisitive mind and enjoy planning and working on experiments, we invite you to apply
to this position.

Responsibilities:
● Preparation, realization and optimization of recipes taking into account: nutritional values,
functional properties, costs, tastes and organoleptic expectations
● Discuss permanently with R&D and ingredient production to optimize our ingredients to fit
market expectation, challenge R&D and production and be prepared to be challenged by
them
● Help to build and conduct a formulation roadmap for the company, and experimental design
plans
● Participate in the management of external suppliers specialized in formulation in France and
abroad (wide range of food matrix)
● Research of ingredients and suppliers
● Build databases / PLM software management : formulation, technological knowledge of
products and raw materials, document management: formulas, quality, regulation, price,
● Participate in the setup of an experimental kitchen from scratch
● Keep a clean and safe working environment
● Organize training and sensory tests
● Organize tastings internally and for consumers and client
Requirements

Personal qualities:
o Analytical and detail-oriented
o Passionate about food
o Ability to give and receive feedback
o Knowledge on the good practices in the food formulation industry
o The perfect match is a rigorous, self-motivated, adaptable, and result-oriented
person

Qualification:
o Graduate in Food Science, engineering or Chef from Culinary School
o Prior hands-on experience, minimum 3-4 years in conducting experiments in a
lab/kitchen
o Applicant with higher seniority will be considered
o Experience outside bread areas

Languages: Proficiency in French and English – Good oral and written communication skills

Benefits
● Join an exciting start-up company driven by having an impact on the world by reducing food
waste while generating significant revenues
● Competitive salary
● Full health insurance
● Live in the beautiful Toulouse “La Ville Rose”
● You will actively participate in the transformation of an entire sector
● Enjoy a fast-paced, international, interdisciplinary, inspiring, and collaborative work
environment
● A real career opportunity to those who share our values and wishes to invest in their
development

Send your application ✉️

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the agri-food sector, with a transversal vision of the “ingredients” issues in this industry.
Green Spot Technologies is a food/industrial-biotech start-up based in Toulouse. Founded in New Zealand, it moved to France in 2018 and was initially incubated at Toulouse White Biotechnology.

We are today a team of 15 people, working hard to fight against food waste, shake up the value chain of the food industry and offer healthy and natural products to consumers, in the circular economy and short circuits.
We have completed 2 successive fundraisings in 2018 and 2019, and are winners of numerous competitions: Grand Prix 2020 of the Inn’Ovations competition of the Occitanie Region, winner of FranceAgriMer’s national i-Nov competition, winner of BpiFrance’s Deeptech Development Aid, the public authorities support us to the tune of several million euros.

Green Spot has developed a patented fermentation platform. This platform transforms wasted by-products of fruits and vegetables (skins, seeds, pulp, etc.) into functional ingredients for human food. These ingredients have extraordinary nutritional properties: they are low in starch, sugars and fats, while being rich in proteins and dietary fiber; they also have improved functional properties.

You will benefit from a wide range of responsibilities and tasks, as well as a rapidly changing environment, in the context of a high-impact corporate project.
Your mission will be to guide and develop growth opportunities for the company, and secondly to participate in their implementation: you will work closely with a very talented team, on a wide range of skills and contribute to shape the culture, strategic direction and results of Green Spot.
Come and join us by applying for this offer!

Responsibilities:

– Ongoing interaction with R&D, production and formulation
– Competitive analysis, expertise
– Analysis and development of product expertise: raw material monitoring, multi-criteria benchmarks, monitoring of product ranges and recipes, monitoring of competitor innovations, etc., positioning of our products and these in food matrices (nutritional, functional, sensory, regulatory, price, etc.).
– Analyses and development of customer expertise: analysis of their internal marketing-R&D-purchasing operations and interactions, customer processes with their suppliers, approvals, quality, etc.
– Analysis and development of market expertise: trends, KPIs, consumers, etc.
– Contribution to strategic directions based on product analyses and reports, participation in determining the company’s strategic choices: products and ranges, customers, marketing, etc.
– Contribute to the establishment of the marketing strategy: sales pitch, multi-channel communication, etc.
– Contribute to the establishment of the sales strategy (forecasts, breakdown, volume, schedule, price, budget, etc.) and construction of offers that are both technical and economical.
– Sales and marketing implementation, internal and external
– Contribute to the definition, structuring and implementation of internal processes with a view to future sales: product sheets/documents, technology, logistics, export, etc.
– Contribute to the launch of new products / services / technologies with the company’s sales representatives.

Personal qualities:

  • Analytical mind and ability to synthesize
  • Strong of proposal and spirit of initiative, curious, autonomous, organized
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to give and receive feedback
  • Liking to find answers, whether through data analysis, discussions or on the internet
  • Accustomed to working in a project mode, comfortable with cross-functionality, with objectives and work carried out in parallel, with a rapidly changing work environment
  • Knowledge of the fields of ingredients in the food industry, of the regulations in this industry, of the functioning of the large food groups.

Qualification:

Agro Engineer
Business School
University (life sciences, chemistry, agro)

Experience: min. 3-4 years of experience (position also open to more experienced profile – adjust functions accordingly):
either with an ingredient manufacturer,  or in the raw material sourcing departments of a large food company or in a consulting firm specialized in food processing.

Languages: Proficiency in French and English – Good oral and written communication skills

Benefits
● Join an exciting start-up company driven by having an impact on the world by reducing food
waste while generating significant revenues
● Competitive salary
● Full health insurance
● Live in the beautiful Toulouse “La Ville Rose”
● You will actively participate in the transformation of an entire sector
● Enjoy a fast-paced, international, interdisciplinary, inspiring, and collaborative work
environment
● A real career opportunity to those who share our values and wishes to invest in their
development

Send your application ✉️

Green Spot Technologies est une start-up agroalimentaire / biotechnologique basée à Toulouse, et incubée au sein du CEEI Theogone. Fondée en Nouvelle-Zélande, l’entreprise a récemment déménagé en France.

Notre mission est de remettre en cause le paradigme du gaspillage alimentaire en produisant de nouveaux ingrédients alimentaires à valeur ajoutée avec des profils nutritionnels améliorés à partir d’une gamme diversifiée de flux de sous-produits de fruits et de légumes qui sont actuellement gaspillés.

Green Spot a mis au point une plate-forme de fermentation brevetée qui transforme les déchets de fruits et de légumes en farines à faible teneur en glucides, offrant une valeur nutritionnelle et une fonctionnalité améliorée, une teneur élevée en protéines et en fibres alimentaires, ainsi qu’une teneur réduite en amidon, en sucres et en graisses.

Nous recherchons un assistant de recherche ayant des compétences et une expérience en microbiologie, analyses classiques de chimie / biochimie, pour travailler afin de soutenir nos projets de recherche.

Responsabilités: 

  • Effectuer des analyses microbiologiques (comptages, isolement, etc.)
  • Analyses chimiques et physico-chimiques sur des substrats et des produits fermentés (mesure pH, humidité, acidité, analyse de protéine, DNS, etc)
  • Effectuer des tests et des analyses pour le développement de nouveaux produits formulés
  • Préparation des milieux de culture et préparation de diverses solutions ou milieux nécessaires aux analyses
  • Contribution, au besoin, à des projets liés à l’évaluation de substrats et de micro-organismes (bactéries, levures et champignons filamenteux) dans le contexte de l’application
  • Synthétiser et établir des compte-rendus les résultats obtenus
  • Contribution aux tâches pour le bon fonctionnement du laboratoire et la maintenance des équipements de laboratoire

Exigences

  • Les compétences:
    • Capacités en méthodes microbiologiques et biochimiques classiques
    • Capacités en méthodes d’analyse chimique
    • La connaissance des processus de fermentation sera appréciée
    • Une première expérience en agroalimentaire est un plus
  • Qualités personnelles:
    • Rigueur et Sens de l’organisation
    • Autonomie
    • Capacité d’adaptation
    • Capacité à travailler en équipe et de manière indépendante
    • Communication écrite et orale
  • Profil idéal:
    • Bac +2
    • 1 à 2 ans d’expérience en laboratoire
  • Langues: Maîtrise du français et de l’anglais 

Avantages : 

  • Rejoignez une jeune entreprise passionnante dont l’objectif est d’avoir un impact sur le monde en réduisant le gaspillage alimentaire 
  • Vous participerez activement à la transformation de tout un secteur
  • Une véritable opportunité de carrière pour ceux qui partagent nos valeurs et souhaitent s’investir dans leur développement
  • Profitez d’un environnement de travail réactif, international, interdisciplinaire, inspirant et collaboratif
  • Vivre dans la belle ville de Toulouse “La Ville Rose” 
  • Salaire compétitif
  • Assurance maladie complète

Send your application ✉️