Impossible Foods

  • Redwood City, CA
Impossible Foods Chicago, IL OR Remote
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. The Account Manager – Retail is instrumental to the growth and scale of Impossible Foods’ business inalignment with the corporate strategy. The Account Manager – Retail Sales will be the key day to daypoint of contact in managing customer relationships, develop & budget trade promotions, and achieveoverall sales goals while collaborating closely on shopper marketing programs. The role will be fieldbased and report to the Director of Retail Sales. You Will Develop and grow relationships across buyers at retailers to build the Impossible business. Work with brokers, distributors, and business partners to support the business.Present products, conduct category reviews, and use other related information with clients to gain sales and establish accounts. Including but not limited to: table top presentations, trade/industry events, coordinating in-store demos, and other field related activities.Understand customer business needs, and build short and long-term strategies to drive mutually beneficial results.Develop and manage collaborative strategic partnerships and joint business plans with key customers.Define and implement account launch plans to drive sales, including initial trial, and meet both retailer and company expectations.Develop calendar for customer touch points - define who needs to be involved at each meeting, purpose for each interaction, etc. (top-to-tops, market visits, etc.)Manage the annual, quarterly, and monthly sales targets and goals, and establish a plan for achieving them.Manage total customer spending and deduction management in a timely manner and within budget.Provide key inputs for demand planning - own the bottom-up forecast for the S&OP process for each account ownedCollaborate with the Director of Retail Sales to execute the sales strategy which includes defining clear objectives and challenging goals to gain market share.Manage tools and materials the sales organization needs to achieve business objectives, including Salesforce CRM platform and trade spend software solution.Coordinate activities with the MarComms team including but not limited to: shopper marketing, digital/social media and influencer campaigns, increasing awareness and sell-through with target demographics, and planning and deploying demos/sampling events You Have A Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university.7-10 years of CPG/food retail sales experience with proven success in attaining ambitious sales goals. Preference for experience in selling refrigerated grocery items.A genuine interest and passion for Impossible Food's mission.Recent experience growing a brand and pioneering retail sales.A mix of large and small manufacturer experience in your background.Highly collaborative approach with ability to collaborate with all types of functions (R&D, MarComms, Finance, Strategy, Operations, etc.)Proven success working independently and navigating in an ever changing and often chaotic (and exciting) high growth environment.A positive attitude and drive to excel.Ability to travel more than 50% of the time
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. If you're interested in joining the Impossible Foods team but you don't see a position that fits your background and skill set, please submit your resume and cover letter here. We will be in touch as new opportunities open up.
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. You Will Manage and oversee the sourcing and negotiation process for all biomanufacturing/fermentation expansions with contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) in particular for key ingredient. Lead cross functional supplier selection activities through management of formal RFP, RFQ and RFI processes.Partner with Legal and technical teams to lead the negotiation and contracting process with selected CMO’s.Manage on-going CMO relationships and monitor performance and KPI metrics alongside the operations and technical teams. Lead and schedule business reviews with the CMOs at a pre-determined frequency with cross functional stakeholder participation. Continuously seek out cost savings opportunities and lead efforts to realize those savings.Conduct make vs. buy analysis periodically and recommend expansion strategies to meet long range plans. Continue to identify available capacity early and select CMOs that meet our production technology, production scale, and scheduling needs.Exhibit strong project management skills and ability to lead large manufacturing expansion projects from the commercial side.Manage and influence all phases of change management.Work beyond the traditional procurement/sourcing metrics to achieve operational and cost improvements to the business. You Have A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.10+ years of experience in developing and commercializing technologies within biotechnology, life sciences or the synthetic biology sector.Global experience working with CMOs in the fermentation area. Extensive experience in contract negotiations in the biomanufacturing/fermentation and or pharmaceutical space.Excellent analytical skills and the ability to analyze bids and data from a variety of data sources to help drive decision making.Extensive experience in driving complex negotiations with capital investment and a variety of deals and contracts. Ability to travel 20-25% - required.A high-level working knowledge of engineering terminology and technical processes.Operations and execution mindset delivering in biotechnology and fermentation rich environments. Experience in manufacturing and scale up operations.A working knowledge of a wide range of food and biomanufacturing processes.The ability to manage multiple complex projects at the same time.The ability to communicate effectively cross-functionally. High energy with a positive can-do attitude.Excellent verbal and written communication skills and are a hard working, self-motivated individual.A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.A passion for food and sustainability.Strong attention to detail and are process oriented.
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. Shipping and Receiving workers are responsible for keeping records of all products shipped and received in a company. They pack the goods in shipping containers, develop mailing labels and shipping documents and ensure that all orders have been filled correctly. These workers also verify incoming shipments by scanning barcodes to store that information into computers. They may work in offices inside warehouses and manufacturing plants. You Will: Perform unpacking of shipment deliveriesPrepare shipping documentsMaintain records of incoming and outgoing shipmentsConsolidating shipping ordersCreate mailing labels You Have: High attention to detailAbility to work in a teamGood communication skillsAbility to perform repetitive tasksKnowledge of supply chain managementFlexibility to work on weekends and at nightsGreat interpersonal skillsAbility to lift up to 50lbs repeatedlyExcellent organizational skillsHigh School Diploma or equivalent education level as a minimum requirementWork experience with computers, business equipment or other electronic fields
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. The research and development team is composed of world class scientists who are dedicated to solving one of the most important threats to global ecological stability. We are developing the most advanced food technology platform in the world because our challenging goals and short timeline demand it. Software and data science play a key role in facilitating data management, visualization, and analysis for R&D. We have embraced web technologies, cloud, and agile development. We are a small team, we build maintainable apps that fulfill a variety of needs for the R&D team, and we assist and educate in order to empower the broader team as well.  To those ends we are looking for a full stack web developer to help us design, build, and deploy modern web applications. You will make core design decisions and influence how software gets done organization-wide. You will have an open mind and entrepreneurial spirit to get projects done in the most expedient manner, whether that means coding it up ourselves or outsourcing, and you will continually find new opportunities to make an impact within the company.  You will: Design and maintain web-based applications and databases to support scientific exploration and product developmentTranslate research team needs into good software designWork across the entire software development lifecycle, from determining the needs of Impossible Foods scientists, all the way through maintenance and bug fixingManage hosting applications on cloud servicesSubmit PRs against existing feature requests and bugsContribute code, design ideas, and architecture solutions as part of a small Agile development teamCollaborate with scientists, business managers, and other developers to achieve goalsEnhance and support a culture of innovation, responsibility, hard work, and fun You have: B.S. in Computer Science or related experience3+ years software development experienceStrong Python and JavaScript skillsExperience with web frameworksStrong communication skills, preferably with experience in dealing directly with users and/or stakeholdersSelf-motivated, with good organizational and time management skillsEntrepreneurial spirit to get projects done in expedient ways and to continually find new opportunities to make an impactAbility to work with a diverse, dynamic team effectively Ability to continuously challenge assumptions, create new ideas, and push boundaries without pushing other people’s buttonsExperience programming for scientific applications (bioinformatics, cheminformatics, experimental data management) a big plusBackground in statistical inference a big plus
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. You Will Manage the sourcing and the negotiation process for all capital equipment purchases for our Oakland manufacturing site and oversee and review the capital outlays from our co-manufacturing organizations (CMO) .Lead cross functional supplier selection activities through management of formal RFP, RFQ and RFI processes.Evaluate the financial stability of potential supplier prior to engaging them in a bid process.Partner with Operations and Engineering to drive capital equipment strategies across all sites.Provide support to the innovation teams to ensure manufacturability and provide early CAPEX estimate for the budgeting processes.Continuously explores and recommend new equipment technologies and capabilities for future projects and enhancements to current installed base to drive cost and operational efficiency.Develop new equipment supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate.Continuously seek out cost savings opportunities and lead efforts to realize those savings.Work closely with our legal team to integrate appropriate performance and assurance terms in contracts and purchase agreements.Collaborate with Product Development and Manufacturing Engineering to integrate product and packaging specifications into RFQ and contractual agreements.Work beyond the traditional procurement metrics to achieve operational and technical improvements to the business. You Have A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and or 10+ years in a technical engineering role managing equipment OEMs, MBA is a plus.10+ years of relevant experience in food manufacturing or bio-manufacturing/fermentation equipment, global purchasing a plus.Working knowledge of the sourcing process with strong negotiation skills.Working knowledge of engineering terminology and technical processes and equipment.Experience in driving sustainability goals through selection of equipment technologies.Excellent analytical skills, ability to analyze bids and data from a variety of data sources to help drive decision making.Extensive experience in driving complex negotiations and a variety of deals/contracts.Ability to travel 20-25% - required.Ability to manage multiple capital projects at the same time.Ability to communicate effectively cross-functionally.High energy and a positive can-do attitude.Excellent verbal and written communication skills and are a hard working, self-motivated individual.Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.A passion for food and sustainability.Strong attention to detail and are process oriented.
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. The U.S. Tax Lead will work with the Head of Tax and business and finance personnel in a hands-on role managing the day-to-day U.S. federal and state and local planning and compliance of the Tax Department.  This position will manage the U.S. federal and state and local income tax, property tax and indirect taxes (e.g., sales/use/VAT) of the Company to ensure full compliance with related reporting obligations and identifying tax savings opportunities and minimizing potential exposures.  The U.S. Tax Lead will also be involved with income tax account matters, and ad-hoc international planning initiatives as necessary.   The U.S. Tax Lead must have strong analytical, interpersonal communication and leadership skills and effectively collaborate in a matrixed environment to help execute on business initiatives and tax compliance and planning requirements.  You will: Manage and lead the U.S. federal and state/local tax compliance process including income, franchise property, sales and use, and miscellaneous tax reporting to ensure deadlines are timely efficiently met.Partner with the accounting and finance teams to ensure accurate information is procured for preparation of compliance obligations. Oversee and manage the sales, use and property tax compliance processes in coordination with a mix of internal and external resources.  With external resource support, lead the preparation, support and filing of the consolidated U.S. federal income tax return.Lead and effectively manage all external tax audits conducted by the IRS and various states and local governments. This includes preparation and/or review of Company’s responses to information data requests and notices of proposed adjustments.Support the monthly, quarterly and annual tax provision preparation and review process in accordance with ASC 740 and tax disclosure requirements; including calculation of book/tax differences, review of tax account reconciliations and assistance with the preparation of the tax footnotes to financial statements.Lead the annual R&D credit analysis to efficiently maximize the Company’s tax credit position.Actively monitor U.S. federal and state tax legislative changes and implement mitigation plans to minimize tax exposure to the Company.Identify, analyze and implement short and long-term tax savings strategies by collaborating with various external resources, including internal business partners.Work closely with business partners and other corporate functions such as legal, treasury, supply chain and payroll, and on cross functional teams, as needed on new business initiatives to ensure a tax efficient outcomes and operations.Lead the completion of and/or assistance with various special projects related to domestic and international expansion. You have: Undergraduate degree with emphasis in Finance, Business, or Accounting. A Masters in Tax and/or an LLM in Tax is preferred.Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in roles focused on U.S. federal and state and local tax compliance, research and planning, and ASC 740. Work experience at U.S.-based multinationals and/or Big 4 with increasing levels of responsibility in tax is preferred.Extensive knowledge of U.S. federal and state tax laws and regulations and research tools.Hands on experience researching and documenting complex tax issues, implementing tax savings strategies, effectively dealing with U.S. and state tax authority audits, leading compliance preparation and timely filing, and interfacing with business partners and leaders.Comfortable collaborating on cross-functional teams and communicating with executive and other senior management.Experience and are comfortable with analysis and reporting utilizing accounting and tax software, databases and Excel spreadsheets.  A focused, self-motivated, and energetic attitude with a strong work ethic, along with a strong business and bottom-line focus geared toward tax efficient results and outcomes.Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required.
Impossible Foods Hong Kong
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. Our Hong Kong office is looking for an Administrative Assistant to take the reigns and support the SVP of International as well as manage the day to day office duties. You Will: Administrative Support to the SVP of International  Extensive calendaring (different time zones)Create daily itinerariesManage onsite visitorsAssist with onsite demosTake notes during weekly staff meetingsAssist with translations and proof-reading Administrative systems Purchase ordersExpense reportsContract management  Travel Manage complex domestic and international travel for the International TeamCoordinate drivers/transitAssist with Passport/Visa ServicesAssist RWC Executives as needed when they are traveling in Asia Event Management (Internal and External) Birthday/Work anniversary celebrations (cards, desserts)Team offsitesHoliday celebrationsClient lunches/dinnersSource and manage room reservationsAssisting with on-the-ground support with new launches Office Management Maintain office supplies and snacks, as neededAssist with finding a new office space and coordinate the office move HR related duties: Manage interview schedules for HK team by printing resumes, etcHelp onboard new employeesSchedule End of Year Reviews + Promotion discussions Work closely with the Admin Team and International Team based in US You Have: An undergraduate degree4 years of work experience, secretarial training preferredAbility to work flexible hours and weekends when neededAbility to work efficiently under pressure and is highly systematicAbility to prioritize and handle multiple tasksExcellent command of Microsoft Outlook and Google Suite; Excel and Word are requiredExcellent command of spoken and written English and Chinese. Ability to communicate in Mandarin is preferable
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. You Will Maintain master calendar of major marketing and/or cross-functional initiativesCoordinate planning, goal setting, and performance analysis for the Marketing team across consumer, food service, retail, insights and international teamsGather, consolidate, and analyze operating and financial results, including preparing internal reporting packages, analyzing trends & drivers, and explaining forecast vs. actual variancesLiaise closely with the Accounting, Finance and Legal teams to support strong financial management and oversight of contractual obligationsAnalyze results to quantify the impact of marketing spend against key business metrics to inform asset allocation decisions and process improvement areasUndertake ad-hoc projects to analyze and understand the implications of proposed business decisionsChallenge the status quo of “how things work” in the food industry to knock down barriers to grow the business faster than any food brand ever has  You Have A Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in a quantitative field such as Economics, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, etc.1-2 years experience in a relevant role in a start-up or food/CPG environmentWorking knowledge of finance, accounting, and budgeting principlesAbility to develop frameworks and solutions to high-level questions and concepts with limited supervisionStrong analytical skills and ability to think strategicallyStrong communication and interpersonal skillsA genuine interest and passion for Impossible Foods’ missionAbility to navigate and thrive in a fast paced and highly collaborative environmentA self-starter mentality with an exceptionally high quality bar; are naturally preemptive and proactive, and intellectually curious
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. You Will: Sanitize floors, walls, doors, drains, tools and exterior of equipment according to sanitation schedule.Sanitize freezers, refrigerators and cold rooms monthly.Maintain refrigerator temperature logs.Operate sprayers, wet/dry vacuums, hoses, mops, and brooms.Proper use of detergents and sanitizers.Adhere to health and safety regulations (e.g. constant use of protective gear).Create and maintain sanitation activity logs.Provide relevant information regarding progress to supervisors.Ensure all sanitation reports are filled out OTIF (on time in full) for her/his area.Use ATP and micro swabs and sanitation chemical test kits.Operate pallet jack, ladders, and carts.Create and maintain warehouse sanitation activity logs.Maintain freezer and refrigerator temperature logs.Organize warehouse storage space in compliance with GMP standards.Occasionally load and receive shipments from trucks. You Have: A team-focused attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn new processes.Previous sanitation experience in a food production environment preferred, but not essential.Previous experience in GMP environment preferred, but not essential.Current forklift certification a plus, but must be willing to receive forklift training.High school diploma required.Fluent in written and spoken English.Must be able to lift 50 pounds.Must be able to work on your feet 8 hours per day.Must be willing and able to use email, Google Drive, and other software as needed.
Impossible Foods 34/F, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, Central, Hong Kong
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. This job supports the Regulatory Affairs department efforts in Asia, including, but not limited to:interpreting international food regulations, providing guidance on how to implement companycompliance with regulations, and evaluating product and process safety compliance globally. You Will Ensure compliance with all food safety regulatory requirements in Asian marketsManage regulatory projects by collaborating and communicating with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendorsSupport and assist in preparing regulatory submissions to achieve departmental and organizational objectivesReview protocols and reports to support regulatory submissionsAct as a regulatory representative on cross functional teams, communicate regulatory requirements and impacts of regulations to these teamsMaintain ongoing surveillance and analysis of all pertinent domestic and international regulations to ensure global submission requirements are current, up-to-date, and filedEnsure that information concerning such regulations and requirements, especially new or modified, are distributed to appropriate personnelSupport all company initiatives as identified by management and in support of other regulatory requirements You Have Minimum BA or BS degree in applicable field MS or other graduate degree preferred5/10 + years of technical/regulatory experience in the food industryExperience with food GMO products, food ingredients, nutrition and labellingFamiliar with international food regulations, toxicology, and food safety dossiers preferredExperience required in China and other experience preferred in major Asian markets including, but not limited to: Korea, Japan, IndiaMandarin and English proficiency required, and other Asian language skills helpfulStrong organizational and project management skills, with an attention to detailStrong verbal and written communications with ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels in the organizationAbility to work within an international team, and as an individual contributor, in a fast paced changing environment and can leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projectsAbility to identify needs, anticipate issues, and solve problemsMultitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in a timely mannerAbility to travel internationally
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. This position supports the Regulatory Affairs group in company efforts including, but not limited to:interpreting domestic and international food regulations, providing guidance on how to implementcompany compliance with regulations, and evaluating product and process safety compliance globally. You Will Manage/assist with regulatory projects by collaborating and communicating with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendorsConduct ingredient reviews and ensure product compliance to international marketsGenerates ingredient lists and nutrition fact panels for product labelsSupport and assist in preparing regulatory documents to achieve departmental and organizational objectivesAct as a regulatory representative on cross functional teams, communicate regulatory requirements and impacts of regulations to these teamsMaintain ongoing surveillance and analysis of all pertinent domestic and international regulations to ensure global submission requirements are current, up-to-date, and filedSupport all company initiatives as identified by management and in support of other regulatory requirements You Have Minimum BA or BS degree in applicable scientific field2+ years of technical/regulatory experience in the food industryStrong organizational and project management skills, with an attention to detailStrong verbal and written communications with ability to communicate effectively at multiple levels in the organizationAbility to work within a team, and as an individual contributor, in a fast paced changing environment and can leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projectsAbility to identify needs, anticipate issues, and solve problemsMultitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in a timely mannerFamiliar with international food regulations, toxicology, GRAS notifications and/or other food safety evaluations preferred
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. This Sales Strategy Manager role is a key member of our sales team and will develop strategies and manage key projects to drive growth in the US foodservice market. This position requires excellent communication skills, experience with developing robust financial models and analyzing market research. This role will report to the Chief of Staff in our US Foodservice Sales organization.  You Will Work with executives and sales leadership to develop growth strategies, including exploring major strategic partnerships and expansion into new sales channelsLead executive-level strategy discussions and drive towards efficient decisions with well-articulated hypotheses and quantitative analysesDevelop frameworks for prioritizing and evaluating trade-offs between various sales opportunitiesBring structured, analytical and data-driven approaches to support cross-functional decision-making, incorporating expertise from Sales, Product, Finance and other key internal stakeholdersDevelop executive-level presentations and written documents for internal and external audiences You Have 4 - 5 years of experience in strategy consulting, venture capital, investment banking, or in an internal strategy role at a high-growth companyA proven ability to develop detailed, actionable strategic recommendations with limited direct guidanceExcellent communication skills, able to have peer level conversations with executives and influence with logical thinking, independent perspectives, and simple explanations of complex analysisExperience with financial modeling, market research, and developing presentations for an executive-level audienceA genuine interest and passion for Impossible Food's mission The ability to think creatively and critically, can quickly learn new concepts and seeks to resolve complex problemsThe ability to be a structured and organized thinker who can drive projects to completion with minimal direction; attention to detail and ability to deep-dive when necessary A growth mindset - you are curious, seek help from others, openly accept feedback, and capitalize on setbacks to move forward more effectivelyA bias towards action - you have an entrepreneurial mindset, can make and own decisions, and you adopt our “Blast Ahead” mentality of grit, action, and perseveranceHighly collaborative approach with ability to collaborate with all types of functions (R&D, MarComms, Finance, Strategy, Operations, etc.)*Role is located in Redwood City, CA
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. Impossible Foods is seeking a highly motivated Senior Corporate Counsel to join our Corporate and Securities team. You will work on everything from negotiating contracts, to corporate governance, executive compensation and stock matters, and international subsidiary management. A strong background in general corporate practice, with experience in international expansion, SEC reporting requirements, and equity plans preferred. You Will Work collaboratively to prioritize business objectives and manage the corporate aspects of being a fast-growing companyAssist with international expansion relating to subsidiary management, joint ventures, and partnershipsContribute to corporate governance matters, including the preparation of Board and Committee materials, charters, and company policiesWork closely with IF’s People and Stock teams on administering IF’s equity plan Collaborate with IF’s Finance, Accounting, and Communications teams on external communications and investor relations  Provide support for other projects, including working on a range of complex equity and securities issues (including financings and M&A) You Have 6+ years of relevant securities or general corporate experience, including experience working with technology or food and science companiesA combination of both in-house and major law firm practice experience is preferredA team player attitude; ability to easily handle multi-tasking between shifting priorities,  lead cross-functional groups, and operate in a fast-paced, flexible, cultureA proactive approach to recognizing needs, anticipating issues, and solving problemsAbility to work nights and weekends as neededHigh ethical standards; ability to maintain the confidentiality of non-public corporate informationStrong attention to detail and organizational skillsGood foundation in drafting and negotiationsAbility to think strategically and develop creative solutions to novel issues J.D. degreeMembership in at least one state bar (preferably California)
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. The purpose of the Senior Manager, HRBP Commercial & Ops position is to lead and manage the HR partnership with the Impossible Foods Commercial and Product & Operations team. Commercial groups include Sales, Marketing & Customer Service, and Product & Ops teams include Quality, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing. This role requires someone who navigate client groups across our Global Business Operations (GBO) team. This role will act as a functional HRBP to the Heads of GBO functions, and also manage and/or oversee Oakland-based People team resources, including a Manufacturing Operations Training Manager and Oakland Plant HR Business Partner. This role is based out of our Redwood City office, but will require travel to our Oakland office as needed for business and team management needs. You Will Provide strategic partnership and counsel to leaders across across the Commercial and Product & Operations organization on all things people-related.Create and implement creative and progressive talent strategies tailored to your client groups, addressing engagement, retention and development needs.Contribute to the business strategy by helping identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures and processes.Support teams through all People processes including compensation, talent development, performance management, employee relations, and organizational designCoach and develop leaders at all levels within the organization, from staff through senior leaders.Use data and analytics to inform key business and talent decisions.Collaborate with People team partners (Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, People Operations & Analytics, Learning & Development, etc.) to inform the design and implementation of People programs and initiatives.Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management and senior leaders (e. g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.Conduct workplace investigations, harassment claims and advising managers on implementing corrective action interventions.Manage 2-3 People Team resources, providing mentorship and guidance on projectsManage other special projects as needed You Have Bachelor’s degree, and 8+ years work experience in HR and/or Management Consulting as a client-facing HR professional, with a minimum of 2 years as an HR Business Partner role.Preferred experience working with functional groups in Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service, and Product & Ops across different geographies within and outside of the U.S.Experience with an over-time workforce, including temporary employeesStrong knowledge of HR practices, and experience within the HR function, particularly for a manufacturing setting (i.e., employee relations, workers compensation, and union mitigation)Excellent problem solver: You are comfortable tackling new, unique or complex situations, and can apply critical thinking to make thoughtful decisions.Analytically driven: You have experience utilizing qualitative and quantitative approaches to problem solving and root cause analysis.Experience driving a variety of people programs and processes (annual performance reviews cycles, calibration facilitation, compensation planning, promotions, employee relations / conflict resolution, organization design, internal transfers, etc.)Experience working in fast-paced, high-growth company; start-up experience idealExperience scaling process and operationsComfort and confidence interacting and building credibility with leadership including executives across an organization.Strong working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations/laws/statutes impacting employees in the work environment (bonus points for employment law knowledge in countries outside of the U.S.).Self directing, able to work with minimal supervisionAbility to build effective work relationships at all levels of the organization, and partner cross-functionally to influence behavior, and manage changeStrategic, analytical thinker who isn’t afraid to roll up one’s sleeves and get into the weeds; passion for problem solving with a creative mindset, creating recommendations and driving the action plans for solving those problemsDemonstrated competencies in effective communication, presentation, and facilitation skills.Experience with HRIS systems; can quickly learn and navigate HR systems and tools
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. Impossible Foods is looking for a creative, motivated and mission-aligned person to join the Materials & Texture team. The overarching goal of the group is to create an arsenal of plant-based materials that enable the re-creation of any animal-based food products. We are looking for people who can bring established expertise, analytical thinking, creative ideas, and proven experimental skills to help us make daily progress towards that goal. The primary responsibility for this role is planning and conducting experiments within broader efforts focused on food materials: How do we make them? How do we understand them? How do we characterize them? How do we achieve texture targets? We are looking for a person with experience in biological materials research (does not need to be in meat or meat analogues space), and with demonstrated ability to design and perform experimental work. An ideal candidate would have knowledge of protein and other biopolymer properties, chemistry, and interactions. She/he also needs to possess fundamental knowledge of chemistry and experience with chemical laboratory techniques, as well as a working knowledge of materials characterization methods.  She/he will execute research projects relying on a broad range of experimental approaches: sensory studies including both consumer-style panels and trained panelists, quantitative measurements of mechanical and thermal properties of food materials (using texture analyzers, rheometers, differential scanning calorimetry etc.) and bench-scale food prototyping. As a Senior Research Associate, she/he will collaborate with other RA’s, supervise technicians, as well as participate in and contribute to scientific discussions and experimental planning. She/he will achieve answers to experimental questions posed by scientists in the group, and as needed, those in other research and engineering groups. We are looking for a person who can independently overcome daily experimental challenges, propose next steps, and proactively advance the project they are assigned. The candidate is expected to grow as a scientist, with the goal of eventually leading research within the company. You Will: Participate in research in the area of food texture. Adapt methods from literature, and help discover new approaches in food materials formation, processing and modification, with a particular focus on biopolymer materials.Master existing research methodology in instrumental and sensory texture research.Perform standard mechanical and rheological measurements exploring texture-related properties of food, and optimize novel modes of measurements that give additional or more complete insights into food texture.Design and execute experiments in the context of a larger project. Analyze data and present conclusions to the broader group. Actively participate in creating new material and food prototypes. You Have: Degree in Food Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Material Science, Physics, Chemistry, or other related field.4+ years of hands-on experience in materials, chemistry, or food science research. Strong ability to learn new concepts and work in a highly dynamic environment is mandatoryDemonstrated ability to overcome experimental challenges, and achieve the answers to posed questions.Experience supervising students, technicians and/or research associates is a plus.
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. We are currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst – Retail to join our growing team. This person will report to the Senior Manager of FP&A, Sales & Marketing and be a financial business partner to Retail Sales & Marketing teams in order to drive growth, profitability, and key decision-making in the channel. This role requires someone who can support projects in a fast-paced, high-growth environment while providing the necessary financial recommendations and analysis that will assist management in making critical business decisions. You will: Partner with the Retail Sales team to develop trade promotions strategies, revenue and volume forecasts, opex budgets, and annual plans for the Retail Channel.Manage models to forecast and measure trade performance: lift, ROI, effectiveness, efficiency.Analyze the price-volume-mix impact of different strategies to drive growth with different retailers.Provide insightful, data-driven financial analysis and recommendations around key investments and contracts.Provide financial analysis and support to the Retail Marketing team in the development of performance metrics/KPIs, ROI, and opex budgets.Support financial implementation of a Retail trade performance management system.Build business and financial processes for improvement and automation.Prepare and distribute monthly customer-level P&Ls, actual vs. budget reports, and other reporting, providing commentary as needed to inform risks and opportunities.Support Accounting in opex and trade accruals, reporting, and controls.Support FP&A projects and partnerships with Sales, Marketing, Communications, Supply Chain, Accounting, IT, Legal, and other teams. You have: 3-5 years of previous FP&A experience.Minimum 2-3 years of FP&A experience in consumer goods, apparel, or grocery.Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and project management skills with strong attention to detail.Strong oral and written communication skills.Ability to work in a rigorous environment where priorities can change quickly; demonstrated ability to support multiple projects simultaneously.Willingness and flexibility to vary hours and efforts according to deadlines.Ability to partner cross-functionally through strong relationship-building and communication skills.Advanced Excel skills with experience building and managing complex financial models.Experience working with or implementing Trade Performance Management systems a plus.Experience with Adaptive Insights a plus.B.A. degree in accounting, finance, economics or a related field required, MBA preferred.
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 15, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. Impossible Foods is looking for an experienced, motivated and mission-aligned Senior Scientist to join the Product Innovation Department. The overarching goal of the group is to design, research & develop uncompromising delicious plant-based products to drive a consumer movement to eliminate animal agriculture. We are looking for a world class experimentalist with a passion to create amazing consumer facing products. We want a person that is analytically minded and a creative problem solver who enjoys working within teams.   The primary responsibility for this role is to research and/or develop innovative plant-based products. We are looking for people with a proven track record in research, product innovation and/or development. She/he will be leading the creation of a new product, guiding the teams’ research, helping with experiment design, engineering solutions, and collaborating cross-functionally. We are looking for a leader who can inspire, generate ideas, manage a team and drive products forward. You Will: Lead the creation of new Impossible products Create delicious and nutritious plant based meat products to delight consumers.Research and develop new food technologies.Research flavor & texture interactions.Design, conduct, and analyze sensory and analytical experiments to understand and create new flavors and or textures.Proactively collaborate cross-functionally and lead applied research projects.Manage multiple projects and adhere to fast timelines.Guide the teams’ research, help with experiment design and engineering solutions, and collaborate cross-functionallyMentor and manage as needed.  Voice ideas, concerns and solutions to teammates.Maintain a clean, sanitary, organized and safe workplace.Participate in internal sensory panels. You Have: MS/Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Material Science, Food Science, Chemical Engineering or similar fieldPhD 5+ years of experience Proven track record of innovative research and or development projects.Strong problem solver – with extensive use of the scientific method as well as creative problem solving.Experience in reaction flavor and/or making new textured material a plus.Experience with designing and conducting sensory testing a plus.Ability to thrive in a diverse, dynamic team.Excellent communication skills.A passion to create new products that meets consumers needs.Self-starter that is naturally curious and enjoys working in a fast past environment.Ability to continuously challenge assumptions to seek innovative solutions.Strong project management skills.Mentoring experience.Desire and willingness to taste samples that contain meat, soy & wheat.
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 15, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. You Will: Oversee and manage External Testing program, including a small team of direct reports.Grow, develop, mentor and coach direct reports.Analyze results, interpret data and communicate findings to broad cross-functional team. Work within tight project timelines and adjust to changing priorities.Develop and optimize current processes and ways of working.Manage SOPsMonitor and track invoice payments and budget, implement new policies and procedures as needed.Drive expansion in the development, implementation, and optimization of external consumer testing program.May perform specialized activities in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol.Performs other administrative-related tasks and other duties as assigned. You Have: B.S. Degree in Food Science, Marketing or related field.5+ years as a Sensory Scientist or in Consumer MarketingA proven track record of designing, executing, analyzing, interpreting and communicating consumer tests.Experience officially managing direct reports.Full written and verbal fluency in English.Self-motivated with strong communication and organizational skills.Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently and show flexibility with last-minute changes.Ability to continuously establish and maintain excellent record keeping, inventory, and accountability.Ability to work independently and troubleshoot issues when applicable.Ability to work with diverse, dynamic teams effectively.
Impossible Foods Redwood City, CA
Jan 15, 2020
Full time
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you. Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad. You Will: Schedule and coordinate external consumer testing with sites around the country.Schedule and organize internal testing as needed.Organize testing dates, samples, shipments, instructions between IF and external site staff.Serve as a principal liaison between IF and external site staff.Communicate results.Depending on breadth of experience, may analyze and interpret data.Work within tight project timelines.Manage SOPs.Monitor and track invoice payments and budget.Implement new policies and procedures as needed.Provide administrative support in the development, implementation, and optimization of external consumer testing program.May perform specialized activities in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol.Perform other administrative-related tasks and other duties as assigned. You Have: B.S. DegreeMinimum 2 years experience in role requiring logistical support and project coordination.Food Science background, specifically Sensory Science.Experience coordinating and executing large consumer tests.Full written and verbal fluency in English.Self-motivation, with strong communication and organizational skills.Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently and show flexibility with last-minute changes.Ability to continuously establish and maintain excellent record keeping, inventory, and accountability.Ability to work independently and troubleshoot issues when applicable.Ability to work with diverse, dynamic team effectively.