Business Innovation Specialist

Website GoodFoodInst The Good Food Institute

Creating a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Business Innovation Specialist will have a critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. You will discover, motivate, and empower the entrepreneurs who will develop the latest innovations in plant-based and “clean meat,” dairy, and eggs.

How You Will Make a Difference
Disrupting the $800 billion animal agriculture industry and developing a sustainable food system will require a vast network of innovators in business development, marketing, logistics, and more. As Business Innovation Specialist, it will be your job to build that network by:

  • Presenting dynamic and engaging talks at top universities for business, management, and entrepreneurship to inspire the next generation of innovators to start or join plant-based and clean food companies.
  • Collaborating with the Science Innovation Specialist to develop a program for vetting and connecting entrepreneurs and scientists interested in starting or joining plant-based and clean food companies.
  • Building the community of entrepreneurs working on plant-based and clean meat products through all available tools, including LinkedIn analysis, advertising, cold contacting, and promotional campaigns.

Who We’re Looking For
We are seeking smart, thoughtful, and creative self-starters who want to push back against climate change, transform industrial animal agriculture, and develop healthy and humane foods that are accessible to everyone.

The Business Innovation Specialist must have exceptional public speaking skills, strong writing abilities, dynamic networking and interpersonal skills, proven business acumen and fluency in the language of startups, and enthusiasm about GFI’s mission. You will enjoy a high level of autonomy in this role and must be self-motivated, work well both independently and in concert with a larger group, and be comfortable working with a rapidly evolving and growing team.

We are considering candidates with significant entrepreneurial experience and/or a bachelor’s degree or higher in business administration, entrepreneurship, marketing, or a related field. Fluency in biology, chemistry, or a related natural science is preferred.

Enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, working from home, flexible holiday and vacation plans, room for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues at The Good Food Institute!

To apply for this job please visit www.gfi.org.