R&D Expert and Product Developer
with background in (food) packaging


Do you want to help us solve the global plastic pollution? Are you an expert in product development in the (food) packaging industry? Do you enjoy finding solutions for complex, new challenges? Are you interested in helping to build an ambitious start-up from the very beginning? Then we are looking for you!


85% of all plastics ever produced are still in landfills or swimming in our oceans. As they are not compostable there, they lead to serious environmental and marine pollution. Consumers, industry and politics are looking for solutions - we have one! We at traceless materials have developed an innovative technology for the production of a novel, advanced material from agricultural residues, which can substitute plastics in products that often end up in nature. Our products are 100% bio-based, do not compete with food production, are fully home compostable, have up to 87% lower CO2 emissions and are competitive in quality and price. And this is where you come in!


As Product Developer, you will help us to further optimize and develop our traceless materials for different use cases. With your experience in the packaging industry, ideally the food sector, you help us to make them applicable to a maximum array of packaging applications to make the biggest possible contribution to solve the global plastic pollution. You


  • help us gain an even deeper understanding of our materials from the viewpoint of the (food) packaging and converting industry to understand their optimization potential and processability on common industry machinery

  • identify opportunities to optimize our materials properties through changes in processing, additives and compounding while maintaining their unique, holistic sustainability

  • lead the production of prototypes and the preparation of pilot tests in close collaboration with our technology and business development teams


Technical requirements


  • You have a degree in packaging technology or similar

  • You have a sound technical understanding of packaging production processes, packaging property requirements, packaging design as well as the regulatory framework in different market areas

  • You have at least 3 years of experience in the field of packaging development and production

  • You are also practically minded and do not shy away from getting your hands dirty

  • You have experience in managing projects independently and are not afraid of tricky challenges


Personal requirements


  • You are a team player and would like to develop traceless together with us into a worldwide player on the sustainable plastic substitutes market

  • You have entrepreneurial spirit, are reliable and keen to work in a start-up - with everything that includes

  • You're down-to-earth, direct, with a sense of humor


traceless is a young company - with huge potential! At traceless you will work with passionate experts who aim to bring the solution to the worldwide plastic problem to market. You will have a high degree of autonomy in your role - but also a lot of responsibility! You will help shape the growth of our start-up at first hand and gain a diverse insight into all areas of the company.


If you are interested in becoming part of our team, send us your CV to contact@traceless.eu and tell us (as text, video, audio...) why you are the right person for our team!