Associate Sourcing Manager, Innovation Sourcing

Redwood City, CA
Supply Chain
Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you.

Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 5000 restaurants across the United States and abroad.

You Will

    • Identify and manage food technology and ingredient categories that are relevant to Impossible to support its future growth
    • Collaborate with R&D and other key stakeholders to develop and implement strategic business plans and roadmaps with respect to ingredients and new food technology platforms
    • Develop strong working relationships with the principal stakeholders and acquire an intimate knowledge of the emerging food technologies and or platforms that will drive future product innovation
    • Proactively identify potential use cases and help manage build a pipeline of incoming and/or emerging technologies, and providers
    • Define and lead Proof-of-Concept projects and work with R& D on prototyping, validating and defining the commercial strategy of these emerging technologies
    • Build and manage relationships with technology and ingredient suppliers
    • Understand industry and technology trends and challenges within the food biotech and life science space
    • Negotiate costs and provide production costing at both prototype and production levels
    • Contribute to cost savings efforts to drive down of cost of goods utilizing strong technical knowledge of new and emerging food technology trends
    • Develop business intelligence tools and reports for decision makers, management, investors and external communications

You Have

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Supply Chain, or related fields (A Master’s degree is preferred)
    • Minimum of 4-5 years’ relevant experience in food, biotech, pharma industries, or academia
    • Required in depth knowledge and experience in job and ability to work independently
    • Experience in working with R&D strategy, Life Sciences, or Business Development (Sourcing experience is a plus)
    • Experience finding and evaluating a broad range of relevant and emerging food technology platforms and suppliers
    • Ability to prioritize projects and needs and communicate effectively cross-functionally
    • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists