Senior Manager, Product Renovation and Optimization

Impossible Foods
Redwood City, California, US
Jun 16, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Senior Manager, Product Renovation and Optimization

Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on atmospheric CO2 levels, restore natural ecosystems and reverse meltdown in wildlife biomass.

The easiest -- if not only -- way to make our civilization sustainable is to eliminate livestock, the most dangerous technology on Earth. But humans won't give up meat. So we need to make meat better -- more delicious and more nutritious, without animals as the underlying production technology. That means that making meat sustainably is the most important and urgent problem for the global scientific community.

Impossible Foods' mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food-production technology by offering consumers everything they currently value about animal products -- and making products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues.

To do this, we are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based approach. We are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental or public health impact.

Our world-class R&D team has been building the know-how and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from plants. Impossible Foods is experiencing rapid growth and is resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food revolution-from discovery to commercial production. The only thing that will separate Impossible Foods from success and failure is our ability to recruit more world-class experts.

Want to join? Check out the job opening and requirements below:

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and mission-aligned Senior Manager to lead a team within the Product Development and Commercialization organization. You will manage a team of food scientists and engineers responsible for qualification of new equipment and lines, cost reductions, and manufacturing process optimization.
You Will
  • Collaborate with manufacturing plant teams at 6+ different facilities to understand their needs and ideas
  • Develop strategies for prioritization of a large portfolio of projects
  • Make decisions about staffing and flexing resources to align with the business's rapid changing needs
  • Work with multiple teams to define project technical approaches, develop project timelines, and staffing plans
  • Establish and maintain internal methods of communication within the team as well as outward communication to cross functional teams and management.
  • Develop rigorous tools for sharing of technical information that keep the company informed on your team's technical approaches, findings, and recommendations.
  • Give input on key aspects of business processes such as resource planning software, PLM system, and change management practices
  • Other duties as assigned
You Have
  • Bachelor or higher degree in food science or a related field
  • 12+ years of experience in food industry product development and commercialization or a highly related role
  • Strong scientific ability. Able to review and coach PhD level scientists on the technical aspects of their work
  • Consistent track record of effectively leading and motivating project teams, with and without direct authority
  • Outstanding manager skills, able to lead a large team of people with diverse perspectives and needs
  • Attention to detail - meticulous focus on costs, budgets and timelines.
Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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