Product Strategy Intern

Emeryville, CA
8 days ago


Memphis Meats creates real, edible meat products from stem cells instead of living animals. At Memphis Meats, our mission is to ...

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Job Description

About us

Based in Berkeley, CA, UPSIDE Foods grows meat, poultry, and seafood directly from animal cells. These products are not vegan or vegetarian—they are delicious meat, made without the need to raise and slaughter billions of animals. UPSIDE Foods recently became the first company in the world to receive the US FDA greenlight for cultivated meat, and UPSIDE’s cultivated chicken will be available to consumers following USDA inspection and label approval. 

Founded as the world’s first cultivated meat company in 2015, UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) has achieved numerous industry-defining milestones, including being the first company to produce multiple species of meat (beef, chicken, and duck). The company believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between the foods they love and a thriving planet, and is working to build a better food system with access to delicious, humane, and sustainable meat, poultry, and seafood. UPSIDE Foods has won various industry awards, including New York Times’ Good Tech Awards, FastCo’s Next Big Thing in Tech, and the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources. UPSIDE Foods has raised a total of $608 million, including from the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund (ADG), Baillie Gifford, Bill Gates, Cargill, John Doerr, John Mackey, Kimbal and Christiana Musk, Norwest, Richard Branson, Softbank, Temasek, Threshold, Tyson Foods, and others. 

About this internship

Product Management is an increasingly critical function at UPSIDE as the complexity and breadth of our product pipeline grows. The Product Strategy intern will be tasked with assessing and introducing a new chicken SKU into UF's development pipeline (stage gate). The role will be highly interdisciplinary with the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with a range of teams including R&D, food formulations, manufacturing, regulatory and marketing/brand. In collaboration with these teams, you will help drive strategic decision-making and rally the organization around a holistic view of the product's success.

This is a "boots on the ground" project for those looking for unique entrepreneurial experience in the food tech space and enjoy crafting innovative solutions to complex problems.  We are looking for a “self-starter” with high agency and an attitude towards achieving goals. 

You’ll gain experience in translating consumer insights into action, crafting product specs that meet consumer and technological needs, researching & communicating competitive analysis, and managing new market/product opportunities. You’ll wear multiple hats while driving cutting-edge food products towards market success. 

Responsibilities include

  • Analyze market research, trends and the competitive landscape to drive the design and vision of the product 
  • Utilize market data, technological requirements and consumer insights to draft key product attributes
  • Help define product success and KPIs that align with stakeholders and enterprise goals.
  • Help build the development roadmap with corresponding key milestones
  • Conduct pricing research to understand the "size of prize" for the product
  • Establish and update all necessary product lifecycle documents to track key activities and deliverables.

About you

  • You have a BA or BS in business, finance, marketing or economics OR worked in brand management and innovation in food
  • You are analytical and strategic and have experience processing ambiguous and complex challenges and driving resolution
  • You have experience driving alignment with a diverse toolkit of approaches
  • You are highly motivated and flexible and can manage constantly shifting priorities in a high pressure environment
  • You have a history of collaborating well with teammates and building trust-based relationships
  • You have a passion for mission-driven companies and products 

Who you’ll work with

  • This role will partner with every function in the company! It’s a rare opportunity to learn about all parts of the business and industry.
  • You will collaborate with our Product, R&D, FR&D, Marketing/Brand, and Regulatory Affairs teams.

Length of internship

  • 10-12 weeks

Compensation: $25/hr

This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.


UPSIDE Foods is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

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