Downstream Process Development Senior Manager

Emeryville, CA /
Manufacturing – Process Development /
Full Time - Exempt
Company Profile
MycoWorks is the biotechnology company that produces Reishi™, a Fine Mycelium™option for leather that is neither animal nor plastic. We are currently shipping product to brand partners in fashion, and we are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Our mission to create a platform for the highest quality materials using Fine Mycelium™, and our vision is to grow the future of materials. As a team, we are data-driven in our commitment to quality, and we strive for transparency, empathy and thriving in the relationships we build with customers, partners and each other.
MycoWorks is committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender non-confirming individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


    • Accountable for creation and implementation of designed experiments related to mycelia harvesting, post processing and tanning
    • Leads the downstream development team through transformational understanding, process development and customer recipe development for finished sheets   
    • Will manage downstream process development team members who execute, analyze and report on the results of designed experiments  
    • Leads strategic initiatives to drive downstream process development
    • Will lead key partnerships with external labs, technical partners and tannery partners in development of customer recipes and transformational understanding
    • Supports analytical and material methods development
    • Communicates results of experimental and process design work process cross functionally to support Mycoway implementation
    • Tracks appropriate development KPI’s
    • Works with operations to enable full scale transfer of knowledge through OPL’s to improve plant operational understanding and meet glidepath improvement 
    • Supervision of downstream process development team members including scientists, technicians and other support personnel
    • Helps drive company vision and initiatives within Process Development
    • Assist in development of strategic and tactical goals
    • Develop actions and strategies to meet goals
    • Evaluates progress
    • Reports on progress to other teams and leadership
    • Support further development of Process Development function within the company 
    • Develop strategic team initiatives and targets
    • Create technical progression plans for junior team members
    • Aid in creation of process development organization, design of experiment and analysis coaching, technical advancement & training
    • Facilitate team development through training and additional responsibilities / ownership 
    • 8+ years of experience of similar work experience required
    • 5-7 years of management experience in a similar role required