Director, Biomanufacturing PMO

  • Impossible Foods
  • Redwood City, CA
  • Nov 05, 2020

Job Description

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:
The individual in this position will work directly with the VP of Biomanufacturing  to lead and manage large capital projects for expanding manufacturing of microbial products.

You Will

  • Set up a controlling PMO within the biomanufacturing organization
  • Provide expert advice and support to project managers to ensure project success
  • Manage inter-project communication, including reporting to senior management and stakeholders
  • Partner with key stakeholders to develop effective contracts, sourcing and negotiation strategies 
  • Manage shared resources between project management and engineering teams 
  • Establish collaboration among projects in view of the corporate objectives and targets
  • Present to C-staff  project updates and risks at periodic frequency

You Have

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field
  • 10+ years of engineering/ project management experience in manufacturing facilities design & operations (food, biochemical and/or pharmaceutical)
  • Hygienic design experience is strongly preferred
  • Strong track record in leading large capital engineering projects in biomanufacturing
  • Experience in working in the PMO environment is highly desirable
  • PE, PMP certificate is a plus
  • Excellent communications skills, both within PMO managed projects up to senior management
  • Self-motivated individual with strong leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally on complex, technical projects   
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time to support project construction & start-up activities.
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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Food & Agriculture

Drawdown solutions

Plant-Rich Diets

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