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Program Manager (Sensory)

Company: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 7, 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:

This position will manage the External Consumer Testing Program, including a small team of direct reports. This candidate will have some management experience and background in sensory evaluation, market research, or consumer insights. This person should be adaptable to last minute project requests and have the ability to push back when appropriate.

You Will:

  • Manage the External Sensory Testing program, including a small team of direct reports
  • Develop, grow, coach and mentor direct reports
  • Lead critical business initiatives through the use of existing and new testing methodologies. Support internal and external cross-functional team projects
  • Build strategic relationships with cross-functional internal teams to drive business excellence
  • Analyze and interpret data results, and communicate finding to cross-functional teams
  • Champion expansion in the development, implementation, and optimization of the external sensory testing program
  • Monitor and track invoice payments and budget, implement new policies and procedures as needed
  • May perform specialized activities in direct support of the accomplishment of program objectives and protocol

You Have:

  • B.S. or M.S. Degree in Food Science, Marketing or related field
  • 5+ years experience in testing and survey design, testing coordination, logistics
  • General passion for Sensory Evaluation and/or Consumer Testing principles
  • A proven track record of designing tests/surveys; analyzing, interpreting and communicating test results to cross-functional audiences.
  • Experience in managing direct reports is a plus
  • Full written and verbal fluency in English
  • Self-motivated individual with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Great organizational skills and adaptable to quick changes
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot issues where applicable
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently and show flexibility with last-minute changes
  • Ability to generate solutions and to work with diverse, dynamic teams effectively

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.

Depending on your location, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here: https://impossiblefoods.com/careers/notice. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

Keywords: Impossible Foods, Redwood City , Program Manager (Sensory), Other , Redwood City, California

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