Impossible Foods is leading the way to a sustainable global food system. We are developing transformative new technologies to produce great plant-based foods that outperform existing meat and dairy products in taste and nutrition, at a lower cost and with a much lower impact on the global environment. Impossible Foods was conceived and founded by a prominent Stanford professor and is backed by top-tier VCs and visionaries with track records of creating new global industries

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key contributor within the Product Development team on support development and commercialization aspects of new product introductions and productivity and quality improvement projects for existing products. 

  • Collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing teams on scale up and scale down initiatives. 
  • Be responsible for leading pilot plant and manufacturing scale trials. 
  • Lead problem-solving and trouble-shooting efforts at bench, pilot, and manufacturing scale. 
  • Participate in evaluation of new processing equipment. 
  • Design, plan and execute experiments, gather and analyze data, document and share results, and provide recommendations. 
  • Conduct a wide range of analytical tests, sensory and consumer testing, shelf life and product stability studies, and recommend storage and handling requirements. 
  • Write detailed ingredient, product, and process specifications.

Education And/Or Experience:

  • B.S/M.S/PHD in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or related fields
  • 6+ years of industrial experience in the food industry.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong technical and project management skills with results orientation
  • Knowledge and experience with ingredient functionality, product design and formulation, and commercialization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; able to effectively communicate to all levels within the organization
  • Ability to effectively influence others and get results through working with a diverse team
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage complexity
  • Executional excellence, personal leadership, time management, organizing, and problem solving competencies
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to move with a changing environment
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally, building strong relationships across R&D, Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Sourcing, Quality, Manufacturing, and External Teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Self-Motivation
  • Determination to find the best solution for the needed applications
  • Ability to continuously challenge assumptions to seek innovative solutions
  • Passion for food and the environment

 

 

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