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.
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
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. Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here: https://impossiblefoods.com/careers/notice. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.
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About Impossible Foods
Impossible Foods Inc. is a company that develops plant-based substitutes for meat and dairy products. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, the company aims to give people the taste and nutritional benefits of meat without the negative health and environmental impacts associated with livestock products.