Impossible Foods

Redwood City, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-02-11

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

SAP FICO Functional Lead

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:

As the SAP FICO lead, you will be responsible for overseeing the successful delivery and adoption of SAP Finance processes and leveraging the standard integration solutions of S4/HANA. This role will also be required to successfully build credible partnerships across business functions, stakeholders, and IT to achieve the intended value propositions of strategic initiatives. As a critical resource of Impossible’s growing IT team, you will be working with IT leadership, immediate team, other business analysts, and project managers to deliver scalable solutions and industry best practice.

At Impossible Foods, safety is our priority. Our obligation to our employees (and their families and communities) includes providing a fully vaccinated workplace. It is widely recognized that vaccination is by far the safest and most effective tool for protecting ourselves and our community against the spread of Covid-19. For the sake of our employees, their families, and communities, Impossible Foods will require vaccination by February 1, 2022 for all US-based employees who are on-site at one of IF’s facilities or co-manufacturing facilities; are in a position that requires them to be in person with co-workers, customers, clients, or contractors; or are traveling on behalf of the Company, including attending any in-person Company-sponsored event.

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: By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

If the ability to work remotely is indicated, this role can be performed from any US state except for Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Hawaii, and Wisconsin.

This role is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

You Will

  • Business relationship management for Finance and accounting
  • Responsible for leading the S4/HANA solution, development, and rollout for all FICO enhancements, projects and support operations
  • Able to identify as-is processes and map it to the best practice to-be processes
  • Work closely with the team of  architects, technical teams, functional analysts, and AMS partners to deliver project scope on time, on budget, and with high-quality deliverables.
  • Maintain an effective relationship with strategic vendors of Application Management Services (AMS), ensure alignment to Service Level Agreement (SLA), and drive improvements to the service delivery.
  • Partner with key business stakeholders to identify end-to-end efficiency and process improvement opportunities and build the application roadmaps.
  • Guide the preparation of work effort estimates and plans for all the  modules
  • Lead the configurations, functional specifications, testing, documentation and issue resolutions for the SAP FICO & Opentext VIM module
  • Guide/review the configuration and functional specifications for other modules
  • Partner with key stakeholders in building a FICO roadmap and participation on all projects impacting Finance and Accounting team
  • You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in SAP Financial modules and must have 5+ years of S4/HANA implementation experience.
  • Experience in group reporting and SAC is a plus.
  • Excellent management skills are expected, organizing, prioritizing, and distributing tasks across team members according to their ability. 
  • Must have atleast one full S4/HANA implementation (requirements gathering, detailed design, configuration, testing support, go-live support) for at least 3 successful supply chain application implementations.
  • Application of design thinking as an approach to solving business problems
  • Must have experience integrating with banks and other third-party financial applications.
  • Having an AMS experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to analyze data, problem-solve, and clearly communicate solutions.
  • Highly collaborative work style which includes working effectively across all organizational levels.
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization and in overcoming ambiguity.