At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? It turns out you can. So we did. We make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love, while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein.
Our products are sold in 11,000+ natural and traditional grocery stores nationwide, and we are growing by leaps and bounds. Our investors include Bill Gates, the Twitter founders, Seth Goldman (founder of Honest Tea), and a host of prominent VCs.
We’ve recently developed and launched—to sell-out demand—The Beyond Burger. It’s a plant-based, raw-beef style burger that looks, cooks, and tastes so similarly to beef it’s being sold in the meat section of the grocery store. That’s an industry first. The Beyond Burger is the opening bid in our Future of Protein vision, whereby we’re inviting retailers and consumers to reimagine the “meat section” of the grocery store as the “protein section” where plant-based meat lives side by side with animal based meat.
Plans and coordinates single or multiple medium to large or high complexity capital projects that often require inter-disciplinary engineering teams of 5 engineers and cross functional business partners. Manages all aspects of scope development, cost estimates and schedule by collaborating both within the engineering organization as well as with cross functional business partners in a matrix organization. This position requires management of both external and internal resources and influencing cross-functional stakeholders as well as effectively resolving issues and managing conflict. The candidate must have a good working knowledge of technology employed in the food industry and understand how the application of the technologies impacts their stakeholders. Exposure to structured gate processes to take a product from concept to production is essential.
• Position will be based in Columbia, Missouri but will cover multiple locations across the U.S. and requires a significant understanding of the business side of a Food Company as well as the ability to effectively communicate with and lead cross-functional resources.
• Travel is required to internal and co-manufacturer manufacturing plants, vendors, suppliers, engineering service providers, and any other sites required to successfully execute projects. Travel may involve domestic and international. 20% to 40% projected travel.
• Position reports directly to the VP of Manufacturing
• Position interacts frequently with leadership positions within and outside the Supply Chain function.
• External interaction will include, however, is not limited to, equipment vendors, construction contractors, engineering services contractors, local / state / federal government agencies, and co-manufacturing organizations.
• This person is recognized as a Technical Leader and an expert in Project Management and has demonstrated significant accomplishments and contributions to meet business initiatives.
• This position will manage a range of medium to large projects.
• Execute assigned projects by utilizing workflows with Innovation and Operations Groups
. • Execute project initiatives to ensure that all projects are completed to meet business needs.
• Responsible to ensure that all project planning, deliverables, reporting, and spending forecasts are managed accurately and that all projects are delivered within cost, schedule, and performance success criteria.
• 5+ years of total experience in Food Manufacturing with 3+ years of Project Management experience, leading projects from cradle to grave.
• BS in an Engineering discipline.
• Formal project management training or certifications.
• A track record of managing several $2MM+ capital projects and a progression through multiple roles in the Food Manufacturing industry.
• The candidate must possess excellent leadership, organizational, communication, problem-solving, and conflict management skills.