Manager, Procurement Operations

  • Impossible Foods
  • Redwood City, CA
  • Sep 15, 2020

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:
The successful candidate will have experience in establishing ERP business processes and developing a payment strategy, and applicable metrics.

You Will

  • Design and build a world class indirect procurement organization that can efficiently scale with Impossible Foods’s hyper growth business.
  • Be responsible for establishing operational procurement processes and systems for all indirect purchasing activities in support of non-material (direct) business units and operations.
  • Be in a leadership role in maintaining and updating company wide procurement policy.
  • Conduct all related periodic, month-end and year-end review of open PO’s accruals and consolidated reports.
  • Prepare and maintain work papers and documentation.
  • Manage a team of four to five buyers and procurement specialists
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in providing direction in Procurement and supplier processes from a maintenance, data integrity, and integrated system perspective.
  • Develop and cultivate positive business relationships across the organization and suppliers
  • Ensure company departments and business partners have a clear understanding of procurement services, policies,  and company approval levels.
  • Oversee and provide guidance for the ongoing day-to-day activities and longer term strategic direction of the department including staff mentoring and development.
  • Develop and maintain applicable policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems.
  • In conjunction with the IT organization, maintain plans and strategy for maintenance, continuity, and functionality of the company’s ERP accounts payable system(s).
  • Apply industry best practices to ensure a successful procurement  rollout of the new ERP system.
  • Ensure internal controls are established and operating effectively.

You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field preferred.
  • Professional Procurement certification and/or affiliations such as CPSM, CSCP, and/or APS.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years management experience in a large fast growing international company.
  • Strong experience/knowledge of SOX Procurement operating controls.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills to manage relationships throughout the company.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects from conception to completion in a fast-paced, global team environment.
  • Communication and collaboration skills in addition to internal customer service skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills including advanced powerpoint and/or google Slides skills.
  • Familiarity with ADP, SAP, Oracle, Google Docs, MS Word, Excel, and other common applications used for procurement processing.
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.

Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

Climate Solutions

Plant-rich Diet

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