Impossible Foods

Redwood City, CA, United States

Posted on: 2021-10-22

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Manager, International Development

About the company:

Hi. We're Impossible Foods, and we make meat, dairy and fish from plants. Our mission is to make the global food system truly sustainable by eliminating the need to make food from animals. Why? Animal agriculture uses a tremendous amount of the world's natural resources. In 2016, we launched our first product, the Impossible™ Burger. It's delicious, nutritious, and made using but a small fraction of the land, water and energy required to make meat from a cow.

Impossible Foods was founded to transform the global food system and reduce the impact of climate change by making the world’s most delicious, nutritious, and sustainable meat, fish, and dairy — from plants.
Through the revolutionary work of our world-class R&D team, we’re 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 negative environmental or public health impact.
Our flagship product, Impossible™ Burger, uses 96% less land, 87% less water, and generates 89% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional beef from cows. And the burger is just the beginning. We’re working on recreating every animal product, from chicken to fish, with plant-based ingredients that are vastly better for people and the planet. 
Impossible Foods has experienced spectacular growth over the last few years, and we continue to lead all aspects of the plant-based revolution – from discovery and innovation to commercial production and consumer education. We’re building an amazing team of brilliant, collaborative, mission-driven individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to a better world. Our core values include leading with heart, thinking like scientists, and doing the right thing, and our employees embody these attributes in their work every day. 
Want to join the movement? You can help us solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have fun doing it). Check out our job opening below:

The Manager, International Development will drive key expansion projects and initiatives within the international team including driving partnerships, growth strategies, and go to market planning and execution. The role will cover a variety of initiatives over time and will work closely with the international launch team, cross-functional headquarters teams, and in market sales and marketing teams as we build them. This role will report to the Director of Global Expansion and will be based in Redwood City.

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. 

You Will:

  • Develop the strategy and plan for new international markets: Lead market research, define strategy and business model, develop the market vision, and build the executional development plans. Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders to build the plan.  Emphasis on Europe and The Americas initially.
  • Project manage and deploy the market launch plan: Once we gain cross-functional alignment to pursue an opportunity, project manage and lead relevant aspects of the projects
  • Source and build key partnerships: Source and build targeted key partnerships in sales, marketing and distribution. 
  • Support international teams: When local teams are in place, support these teams on key development projects (research, project management, execution)
  • You Have/Are:

  • Mission driven with genuine passion for Impossible Foods’ mission
  • 10+ years of development, strategy or go to market experience 
  • International business experience, preferred China experience 
  • BA/BS degree, MBA preferred 
  • Experience sourcing, building and executing partnerships
  • Experience building and implementing go-to-market plans 
  • Ability to work in fast paced, highly cross-functional environment
  • Entrepreneurial, willing to do what it takes to solve problems
  • Creative, resourceful, and willing to be very hands-on to create never before tried ideas
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with ability to work autonomously
  • Outstanding work ethic and sense of ownership and accountability
  • Fluent in Mandarin 
  • Working ability in countries with unfamiliar languages 
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time internationally