Perfect Day, Inc.

Perfect Day is a biotechnology company committed to transforming the global food system by developing dairy products made without animals. The company, founded by Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi, has developed a proprietary fermentation process to create the same dairy proteins found in milk without relying on animals, thus dramatically reducing the negative health and environmental impacts of industrialized farming while delivering the taste, texture, and nutritional value of cow's milk.

Perfect Day, Inc. Emeryville, CA
Feb 06, 2020
Full Time
It’s a perfect day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we’re doing just that.   Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations.   As part of our efforts to build awareness of Perfect Day and develop customer relationships, we’re seeking a Marketing Manager to bring the brand to life across multiple channels and platforms, including print, online, and social media. The ideal candidate is a creative self-starter who can work both collaboratively and independently to execute new ideas and projects, thrives in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and has a passion for sustainable, cruelty-free food. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications. Responsibilities Lead the marketing strategy, planning and implementation, ensuring that brand elements are powerfully brought to life across all brand touchpoints. Take ownership of brand and co-branding guidelines, spearheading changes as the company grows and evolves. Work closely with Marketing and Corporate Communications to develop creative and impactful integrated marketing campaigns (Social Media, PR, events) that educate the public about our mission, culture, and innovative products. Partner with creative team, including design agency partners, to develop assets that are on-brand, meet messaging objectives, and deliver impact. Understand customers’ internal objectives, business issues, and the product lines and categories in which they compete.  Craft messaging and marketing materials that tell the story of how Perfect Day protein enables product solutions which leverage consumer trends and address customer needs.  Identify customer and consumer insights through quantitative and qualitative sources. Collaborate with cross-functional partners such as Sales and Food Development on the development of project timelines and ensure that marketing commitments are met.  Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS) Minimum 5 years of experience in brand marketing, with 2+ years in food. Proven success activating brand messages across platforms for targeted audiences.  Aptitude for generating original, creative ideas and openness to new thinking. Comfortable with operating in a fast-paced environment and dealing with ambiguity. Demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills and ability to form effective partnerships with agencies and cross-functional teams. Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills. Ability to travel up to 15%.
Perfect Day, Inc. Berkeley, CA
Feb 06, 2020
Full Time
Perfect Day is working to commercialize animal-free dairy protein products made through fermentation in flora. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Research Associate to join our Analytics team. The ideal candidate will be driven and will do what it takes to contribute to a small team in a fast paced, collaborative start-up environment. Role and Responsibilities Assay development and optimization of various methods including (U)HPLC, SDS-PAGE, 96 well plate colorimetric assays, and additional protein biochemistry assay. Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Data and statistical analysis and reporting. Maintain instruments at optimum performance through routine maintenance and QA/QC procedures. Maintain timely documentation of work. Maintain a high degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail. Identify, develop, and mentor team members to maximize their contribution and meet objectives. Requirements BS or higher in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field with 8+ years of analytical chemistry or protein biochemistry related experience. High level of technical aptitude. Experience with protein assays including HPLC, SDS-PAGE, UV-Vis, and fluorometry. Ability to adapt and excel in a rapidly changing environment. Experience working with high-throughput systems (96 well plate formats) is desirable. Experience with automation, database input, query, and extraction are desirable. Experience with Python or other programming language is desirable. Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail. Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects/workload. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Self-starter with good organizational skills; able to work effectively in cross-functional teams, provide strong analytic and process design skills, root cause analysis, training and general communication. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Position located in a mix of typical laboratory, workshop and kitchen environments, and requires a tolerance for high worker traffic, close quarters, noise, odors, dust, transiently wet and dirty floors, and varying room temperatures and lighting.
Perfect Day, Inc. Berkeley, CA
Feb 06, 2020
Full Time
It’s a perfect day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we’re doing just that.   Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Research Associate to complement our existing Strain Engineering team. The ideal candidate will be smart, curious, open-minded, enthusiastic, motivated, detail oriented, organized & a team player with a proactive approach to research & development. They will seek out opportunities to facilitate understanding & make significant contributions in cross-functional teams in a collegiate and collaborative environment. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES         Optimization of fungal transformation protocols.         Design & build plasmids for strain manipulations.          Design & implement a combination of specific CRISPR/Cas9 & traditional transformations.          Mutagenesis of selected strains. Analysis of transformants & mutants for desired phenotypes & genotypes.          Prepare and submit samples for DNA sequencing & interpret the resulting data.         Interpretation, statistical analysis & reporting of experimental data.          Maintain viable stocks of improved strains & ID selected strains for long term storage.          Use best practices at all times in your work.          Maintain a high degree of accuracy, with meticulous attention to detail throughout your work. Collaborate closely with Screening & Fermentation personnel.         Maintain timely & detailed documentation of work.         Mentor & train other team members as required.         Track relevant IP & technological developments in the scientific literature. REQUIREMENTS          BS or higher degree in Fungal Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology, Microbial Genetics or a related discipline, with 7+ years of relevant experience (preferably industrial).          Experience with plasmid design (including genetic engineering software) & construction.          Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 & more traditional transformation techniques in fungi.          Experience with PCR, including qPCR.          Experience with DNA & protein electrophoresis.          Experience with enzyme assays (ELISA etc.)          Experience with genomic sequence analysis & interpretation.         Excellent organizational skills.          Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.          Excellent verbal and written communication skills.          Ability to adapt and excel in a rapidly changing environment.          Ability to trouble shoot (or prevent) problematic situations/experimental events. DESIRABLE:          Strain screening experience.          Experience in bioinformatics, genomics & transcriptomics.          Experience with automation, database input, query, and extraction.          Detailed knowledge of microbial physiology/biochemistry.          Metabolomics experience.          WGBS experience.   WORK ENVIRONMENT:          The candidate will be located in a mix of typical laboratory, workshop and kitchen environments, and will require a tolerance for high worker traffic, close quarters, noise, odors, dust, transiently wet and dirty floors, and varying room temperatures and light intensities.
Perfect Day, Inc. Emeryville, CA
Feb 06, 2020
Full Time
Perfect Day is working to commercialize the first animal-free dairy protein made through fermentation in flora. We are seeking a Director of Corporate Communications, reporting to the CEO/Co-Founder, to collaborate with senior executives and other leaders to help build global awareness of Perfect Day, its mission, culture and innovative products. The Director of Corporate Communications, in partnership with the Marketing and Communications team, will ensure Perfect Day’s story is communicated across multiple channels and platforms, including print, online, broadcast and social media, relevant sites and conferences. This position will help us to engage with the dairy industry and speak about cellular agriculture broadly in a regulatory context and with potential partners (e.g. co-ops) in the global dairy industry. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, passion for sustainable, cruelty-free food, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, start-up environment.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Working closely with leadership, execute key company announcements including development and review of corporate communications materials. Write press releases, scripts, speeches, corporate slide decks, key messages and Q&As, fact sheets, website updates, preparedness materials, and briefing documents. Direct and deliver effective executive communications and thought leadership. Creates and maintains a corporate calendar of key events and ensures external message alignment across teams for major announcements. Creates, updates and maintains corporate communications and social media guidelines and policies, ensuring understanding internally. Works to establish and cultivate media relationships with Perfect Day leadership and secures coverage of key company milestones. Acts as thought partner with leadership on media strategy and overall reputation/awareness building activities. Optimizes media monitoring and insights, journalist and press coverage tracking. Identifies key issues that may potentially impact company reputation and ensures preparedness and alignment across functions and teams. Create proactive strategy and response for global geopolitical PR issues. Manage public relations agencies. Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree. Masters in Global Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or similar field preferred.  Minimum 5 years of communications and/or PR experience, including a minimum 1 year at an agency. Experience in life sciences or another highly regulated industry a plus. Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and confidently at the C-suite level and can execute flawlessly under pressure, managing tight deadlines. Plans creatively and leverages existing resources to effectively deliver high-impact communications. Solid understanding and ability to execute on digital and social media channels. Outstanding collaborative skills with proven success influencing external and internal groups, including contributing to and leading cross-functional and matrix teams. Ability to travel up to 15% domestic and international. Outstanding written, verbal communication and presentation skills with proven track-record in translating complex scientific concepts into powerful corporate messages, particularly in written materials. Strong computer skills. Strong team spirit.
Perfect Day, Inc. Emeryville, CA
Feb 06, 2020
Full Time
Perfect Day is close to commercialize its first animal-free dairy protein products. We are a team of scientists and engineers, committed to the mission of delivering an environmentally and animal-friendly alternative to dairy products, without sacrificing the flavor or nutritional value. We are seeking an intelligent, motivated, enthusiastic Data Engineer to join our growing Data Science & Engineering team. The ideal candidate will be comfortable developing custom data entry and automation pipelines in a close feedback loop with scientists and engineers in various lab environments. ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES Design, develop and maintain ETL pipelines for data, both sourced from automated data acquisition from lab instruments and manual data entry by our R&D operations team(s) and collaborators. Collaborate with research scientists and engineers to develop these ETL pipelines. Effectively communicate with other software engineers, specifically back-end and DevOps engineers, through discussions, API specifications and documentation. Apply best practices of software development and data security throughout your work. Presenting at team, project & company meetings. Maintain safe practices and work environment and adhere to lab-grade safety standards when necessary. Ability to pick up and/or delegate a small number of ad-hoc tasks while staying focused on the critical path of a project. REQUIREMENTS Min 1+ years of professional programming experience. Experience with PostgreSQL or similar SQL databases. Excellent data wrangling skills and experience with data pipeline libraries such as Airflow, Luigi or Prefect. Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain technical concepts to non-experts. Familiarity with agile software engineering practices, including SCRUM, Kanban, continuous integration and unit testing. PLUS, NOT REQUIRED Experience with MS PowerShell and/or Linux bash. Prior experience working with real-life noisy data, for example from sensors or web traffic data. Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, climb, kneel, bend, and at times lift objects as heavy as 50 lbs. If possible, please send us examples of your work. The majority of the R&D team is located in Berkeley in a mix of typical laboratory, workshop and kitchen environments, and requires a tolerance for high worker traffic and noise. Quiet, distraction-free offices are available at our Emeryville location.
Perfect Day, Inc. Emeryville, CA
Feb 04, 2020
Full Time
Perfect Day is working to build awareness of its first animal-free dairy protein products made through fermentation in flora. We are seeking an Events Specialist to assist with developing and executing strategic marketing events that will educate the public about our mission and showcase delicious products made from our protein.  The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, passion for sustainable, cruelty-free food, and the ability to thrive in a fast paced, collaborative, start-up environment.  This position reports to the Sr Director Marketing & Communications. Duties & Responsibilities Partner with the Marketing and Communications team to assess potential partnerships and activation venues and build out quarterly calendars. Coordinate event details and logistics. Work closely with our outside experiential agency to ensure that events are implemented according to plan and deliver on expectations.  Collaborate with cross-functional partners such as Food Development to ensure alignment on timing and deliverables.  Contribute to development of creative and impactful PR and social media campaigns that promote the events and utilize the assets created. Evaluate and track the impact of each event to achieve its stated objectives. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum 3-4 years’ experience in events management, or similar role. Excellent interpersonal and communication (written + verbal) skills. Strong organizational, project management skills and attention to detail. Adaptable to changing environments and ability to manage multiple deadlines. Strong team spirit. Up to 20% travel will be required.
Perfect Day, Inc. Emeryville, CA
Jan 27, 2020
Full Time
It’s a perfect day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we’re doing just that. Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations. We are seeking an intelligent, motivated, enthusiastic Sr. Director to join our Food Application Development team. The ideal candidate will be driven and will do what it takes to contribute to a small team in a fast paced, startup environment. Core Responsibilities Lead development of NPD strategy, plan, and pipeline in partnership with B2B & consumer brand team, Ingredient R&D & Commercialization team. Lead Product team in delivering new product commitments and product improvements on time, on budget, on margin, aligned to product pillars and in full compliance with regulatory requirements for claims and documentation.  Oversee Regulatory efforts to bulletproof compliance across product portfolios, implement policies and procedures and resolve any issues that arise.  Oversee development of active profile for new/reformulated products, creation of formula recipes, identification of unique raw materials, identification of claim space, and support development of marketing claims.  Lead the efforts to create systems & processes that support efficient food R&D. Approve SOPs, labels and claims documents.  Enable the growth, development and resourcing of the Food Applications Team  Support cross functional initiatives, including consumer research, cost-savings, competitive landscape analysis, and resolution of consumer response inquiries and quality issues.  Remain on the forefront of emerging industry trends, nutritional sciences, ingredient/supplier landscape, competitor products, strategies, and activities to build and differentiate the product pipeline and identify new opportunities for product claims and positioning Requirements 12+ years of experience in food or dairy products R&D across business channels – retail, B2B & food service  Minimum 10 years leading cross-functional food R&D teams  Proven experience with the mass consumer in assessing insights and translating to product features/benefits Formulation and/or direct experience in a contract manufacturing environment commercializing product at mass scale Experience building and leading food R&D teams, generating & managing intellectual property Experience with leading food application development through active risk management in an extremely fast paced environment with customer first attitude Innovation insight development, opportunity identification, concept and product testing, project management and sourcing skills  Conceptual thinker with a passion for innovation and keen ability to spot trends and generate fresh ideas  Experience managing regulatory compliance  Effective collaborator & consensus builder amidst ambiguity with peers across the organization  Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to multi-task and thrive in a deadline driven environment Extremely well connected with vendors, CROs, CMOs & great at forging partnerships Experience with IT systems that enable food R&D – formulation software, ERP, PLM & PDM systems Demonstrates good EQ awareness and skills and building those skills in direct reports as well PHYSICAL DEMANDS: May require 25% travel.  WORK ENVIRONMENT:Position located in a mix of corporate & typical laboratory environment.
Perfect Day, Inc.
Jan 08, 2019
Full Time
Perfect Day is a biotechnology company committed to transforming the global food system by developing dairy products made without animals. The company, founded by Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi, has developed a proprietary fermentation process to create the same dairy proteins found in milk without relying on animals, thus dramatically reducing the negative health and environmental impacts of industrialized farming while delivering the taste, texture, and nutritional value of cow's milk. Interested in working for this organization? Click Apply and attach your resume so the Climate.Careers team can help match you with upcoming opportunities at Perfect Day.   Pro-tip: In order to avoid manually uploading your resume each time, we recommend you  create a job seeker profile  on Climate.Careers. You can easily create an account by clicking the Sign in with LinkedIn option. ** This Resume Drop will be sent to the Climate.Careers team for matching purposes **