Director of Packaging
Company: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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
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
- Your team is responsible for discovery, design, material
selection, piloting, and commercial implementation of all new
packaging systems as well as optimization of existing
- Use your deep technical expertise to solve complex technical
challenges and your network to bring new ideas to the table.
- Develop a long term packaging strategy to support growth and
- Collaborate extensively with cross functional partners such as
Product Management and Manufacturing to decide packaging
- Apply your strong people leadership skills to train and support
your team members in their career development.
- Optimize current packaging design, materials, and processes for
factors such as cost, sustainability, customer usability, and ease
- You will mentor your team as they design, plan and execute
experiments for bench top, pilot plant and manufacturing scale
trials; gathering and analyzing data, documenting and reporting
results, and make recommendations.
- You will work with material and equipment vendors to solve
technical problems and identify new packaging technologies
- Develop, review and update packaging specifications as
- Some travel required
- 12+ years of demonstrated ability in consumer package design
and packaging equipment selection for consumer food products.
- Broad and deep knowledge of packaging materials and equipment
including flexible films, rigid plastics, paper, and
- Thorough understanding of packaging materials, structural
design, costs, and operational efficiencies and consumer
- Ability to work cross functionally across the entire
organization, representing Packaging technology in all
- BS/MS degree in Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, or a related
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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