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 proven track records creating new global industries.


You Will:

  • Optimize current packaging and identify new packaging systems; conduct pilot and vendor trials for selection of new technology. 
  • Work with Marketing and Design teams on development on design and customer facing experience factors. Work with Nutrition and Legal teams on development of label content. 
  • Lead development of line extension projects. 
  • Identify and develop relationships with material and equipment vendors pilot test sites. 
  • Design, plan and execute experiments for bench top, pilot plant and manufacturing scale trials; gathering and analyzing data, documenting and reporting results, and make recommendations based on findings.
  • Conduct sensory and consumer testing, shelf life and product stability studies, to inform product storage, labeling, and handling requirements.
  • Own process development optimizations of food processes that interface with packaging. 
  • Improve predictive value of bench scale experiments via scale down models, accelerated storage tests, and more efficient screening tools.
  • Write material, product, and process technical transfer documents and SOPs. 
  • Share knowledge with other teams including Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, and Research.
  • No immediate supervisory responsibilities but potential for growth exists for this position.
  • Other duties as assigned.

You Have:

  • BS/MS degree in Food Science, Industrial Technology, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or a related field 
  • 5 + years work experience in food product packaging
  • Proven track record of successful food product scale up and commercialization
  • Knowledge and experience with food packaging for frozen and refrigerated foods. Experience must include responsibility for both selection of packaging materials and packaging equipment.
  • Solid understanding of interactions between packaging and ingredients, shelf life, distribution systems, and customer experience. 
  • Demonstrated skills in experimental design, data collection and interpretation, and presentation 
  • Must have excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and a collaborative mindset
  • Ability to independently, troubleshoot issues, and provide training to others
  • Executional excellence, personal leadership, time management, organization, and problem solving competencies

 

 

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