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Senior Manager, EH&S

UPSIDE Foods

UPSIDE Foods

Operations
Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023
About us
Based in Berkeley, CA, UPSIDE Foods grows meat, poultry, and seafood directly from real animal cells. These products are not vegan or vegetarian—they are delicious meat, made without the need to raise and slaughter billions of animals. In doing so, the company aims to address some of the most pressing environmental, animal welfare, and public health challenges, while still giving people the meat they love.
Founded as the world’s first cultivated meat company in 2015, UPSIDE Foods (formerly Memphis Meats) has achieved numerous industry-defining milestones, including being the first company to produce multiple species of meat (beef, chicken, and duck) and to sell a cultivated meat product in the United States. The company believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between the foods they love and a thriving planet, and is working to build a better food system with access to delicious, humane, and sustainable meat, poultry, and seafood.
UPSIDE Foods has won various industry awards, including New York Times’ Good Tech Awards, FastCo’s Next Big Thing in Tech and World Changing Ideas Awards, and the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources. UPSIDE Foods has raised a total of $608 million, including from the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund (ADG), Baillie Gifford, Bill Gates, Cargill, John Doerr, John Mackey, Kimbal and Christiana Musk, Norwest, Richard Branson, Softbank, Temasek, Threshold, Tyson Foods, and others.
About this job
UPSIDE has grown fast over the last few years, and the momentum continues! The Associate Director, Environmental Health & Safety is an exciting, fast-paced role in which you will set the enterprise direction for EH&S and oversee activities at all locations. At UPSIDE, the safety of our team is a top priority and we’re looking for someone who is passionate about ensuring it stays that way. You’ll be able to put your own touches on our safety culture, establish new policies across R&D and manufacturing, drive continuous improvement in existing programs, ensure compliance with agencies across three states, and elevate the importance of safety throughout the organization. Your work, in collaboration with all teams, will ensure that our people remain safe while changing the future of food.
Responsibilities include
  • Championing our safety culture across the enterprise with strategic leadership at all levels.
  • Developing and implementing EH&S policies, procedures and programs that align with company goals and regulatory requirements.
  • Managing and providing functional expertise, coaching, and direction to the safety committee, operations and facilities teams, and EH&S team members stationed at each facility.
  • Assessing and mitigating potential risks, and implementing preventive measures to minimize incidents.
  • Cultivating a strong and supportive environment where there is shared ownership with functional leaders around hiring top talent.
  • Partnering with operations, facilities, R&D, manufacturing, quality, and communications to develop a strong and inclusive work environment.
About you
  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of Occupational or Environmental Health and Safety experience and 3+ years of managerial experience leading and developing a team. Professional certifications such as CSP, CIH, or CEP are a plus.
  • EH&S experience in biotech, life science, food production, or similar industry.
  • Have developed and implemented strategic plans, policies, and systems to drive safety programs in a fast-paced environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of current federal, state and local EHS regulations.
  • Strong leadership, communication, project management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence change at all levels of the organization.
Who you’ll work with
  • This role will partner with every function in the company! It’s a rare opportunity to learn about all parts of the business and industry.
  • This role will most frequently interact with our R&D, Manufacturing, Operations, and Facilities teams.
Key Contributions in First Year
  • Audit current EH&S programs and perform gap analysis for existing locations
  • Develop system for deploying and tracking training
  • Create and implement full EH&S program for new manufacturing site
Compensation Range: $125,000 - $165,000*
*Pay may vary depending on factors including job-related knowledge and skills.
UPSIDE Benefits!
  • Stock options for all full-time incoming team members!
  • 90-100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for team members (medical [including HSA and FSA], dental, and vision)
  • Pet insurance for your furry family members!
  • Unlimited PTO
  • DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Council and People Engagement Programs
  • Company-sponsored learning & development opportunities
UPSIDE Foods is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our company-wide mission is to create a product for everyone, so we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.