Memphis Meats creates real, edible meat products from stem cells instead of living animals. At Memphis Meats, our mission is to ...View Company Profile
Based in Berkeley, CA, UPSIDE Foods grows meat, poultry, and seafood directly from animal cells. These products are not vegan or vegetarian—they are delicious meat, made without the need to raise and slaughter billions of animals. UPSIDE Foods recently became the first company in the world to receive the US FDA greenlight for cultivated meat, and UPSIDE’s cultivated chicken will be available to consumers following USDA inspection and label approval.
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). 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 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. For more information, please visit www.upsidefoods.com.
About this job
We are hiring a Head of Finance (VP) to build out our finance function as we continue our journey towards commercialization and scale. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a driven, proven finance professional with 15+ years of experience to build and lead a finance organization that will help UPSIDE thrive and ultimately achieve its commercial and mission impact goals. In addition to being a broad financial athlete, we’re also looking for someone with exceptional communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills; a passion for excellence and a strong sense of urgency; and a team builder who wants to have fun at work while working hard to change the world.
The Head of Finance will lead all core finance activities and functions, including financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, financial planning and analysis, accounting, and treasury and cash management. They will also partner with our CEO and COO on future financing efforts and build relationships with existing and prospective investors. The head of finance will be a key partner in developing strategy, evaluating and structuring different business models, exploring different capital financing structures, and leading work on scenario planning. This individual will have a critical seat at the table in defining the next chapter for UPSIDE. Additionally, this role will drive continuous improvement in our infrastructure, systems, processes and controls as we grow and scale.
This role will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with the leadership team and numerous cross-functional teams within the company. The Head of Finance will also interface with external stakeholders, including prospective and existing investors and the Board of Directors.
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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.