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Director of Packaging

Company: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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:

You Will

  • Your team is responsible for discovery, design, material selection, piloting, and commercial implementation of all new packaging systems as well as optimization of existing packaging.
  • 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 international expansion.
  • Collaborate extensively with cross functional partners such as Product Management and Manufacturing to decide packaging solutions.
  • 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 of manufacture.
  • 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 appropriate.
  • Some travel required

You Have

  • 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 corrugated.
  • Thorough understanding of packaging materials, structural design, costs, and operational efficiencies and consumer impact.
  • Ability to work cross functionally across the entire organization, representing Packaging technology in all conversations
  • BS/MS degree in Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field

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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