Impossible Foods

Redwood City, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-01-07

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Sr. System Analyst, PLM (Remote)

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 Sr. System Analyst-PLM,  you will be responsible for supporting and enhancing PLM- Product Lifecycle Management systems. This role will also be required to successfully build credible partnerships across business functions, stakeholders, and IT to develop a robust roadmap for the Product Development team. 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 solutions.

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $86,000 + (bonus for Sales Bonus Plan roles) + equity + benefits.  

Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085 of the minimum salary compensation for this role when being hired to work based in Colorado.

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

  • Identify, analyze, troubleshoot the technical requirements and document business and technical cases, acting as a liaison between end-users and the Information Technology team
  • Collaborate with Product Development  and Quality functional leaders and functional owners to provide strategic direction, facilitating the process to collect and define Product Development team’s requirements
  • Contribute to the development of roadmaps to achieve the long and short-term technology capabilities for needs of the Product Development team.
  • Perform analysis on business or systems processes to identify improvements and/or calculate cost/benefit data.
  • Facilitate BOM (Bill of Material) Management & Documentation Control, working with R&D,  Product Development  teams to maintain proper revision control across all parts.
  • Manage approvals of second source or alternate parts.
  • Control access to sensitive design documents (who can see what & when) Quality & Compliance Tracking.
  • Enable tracking all documentation required for regulatory & compliance (FCC, Product Safety, FDA, etc.)
  • Document key quality issues, and issuing/tracking deviations when parts are not meeting the specifications.
  • Lead and participate in efforts for continual system and process improvements and pursue opportunities for new, additional, and alternative tools, applications, and solutions to drive operational efficiency.
  • You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Industrial engineering with specialization in Manufacturing or R&D.
  • Minimum 6-8 years of relevant technical and business work experience, preferably in the Food industry.
  • PLM software to ERP (SAP) integration experience with expertise in analyzing and troubleshooting various types of data transformation and connectivity.
  • Experience with OSI PI troubleshooting, maintenance and Implementation.
  • 3-5 Years of Product Life Cycle Management Business Analysis and Implementation.
  • Expertise with leading Food industry-specific PLM tools.
  • CPG Consumer packaged goods industry experience, plus.
  • Experience with NPI – New Product Introduction.
  • Business process design and re-engineering techniques and methodsExceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to analyze data, problem-solve, and clearly communicate solutions.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies and have the ability to formulate new programs to generate excitement and engagement.
  • Highly collaborative work style which includes working effectively across all organizational levels.
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization and in overcoming ambiguity.
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