Senior Manager, External Manufacturing

Beyond Meat

  • Full Time

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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? Thus, 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 goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
This a full-time position, reporting to the VP of Procurement and External Manufacturing, that will oversee East Coast and European expansion plans at Beyond Meat. Our plans include Extrusion installation and additional COMAN to convert our ingredients into products for Market. Our Manager External Manufacturing will own and deliver the strategic plan to expand, complete the sourcing work, deliver the design and startups required and on occasion provide important customer interface representing the Operations team. The role will require significant travel to Europe and across the US.


    • Manage day-to-day operations at 3 – 5 external manufacturers
    • Create, track and communicate KPI’s for the sites
    • Manage Continuous Improvement Plan at all sites and drive 5% savings each year
    • Ensure Food Safety protocols are in place supporting the Quality team
    • Maintain solid customer relationships with major customers as needed
    • Work in tandem with Technical Services and Quality Assurance Teams deliver initiative start up schedules and deliver quality, continuous improvement and service KPI’s


    • B.S. in Engineering with 10-15 years experience in Manufacturing or Food Manufacturing
    • Master Planning, Project Leadership, Category Management, Food Safety, Continuous Improvement
    • Quality Management and Cost Savings
    • Thrives in a fast-paced, evolving environment
    • Excellent writing skills and Presentation Skills
    • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    • Ability to manage and organize multiple projects
    • Willing to travel up to 50% to manufacturing sites across the U.S. and Europe
    • Excellent poise and professionalism when dealing with customers
    • Team player and flexible


    • Frequent sitting at a desk, communication-using computer and phone. Lifting not to exceed 25 lbs.
    • Extensive travel


    • 40 hour/week, office environment and remotely
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.