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Commercialization Procurement Specialist 118 views

El Segundo, CA

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.
At Beyond Meat, we are focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience. 
The Commercialization Procurement Specialist is responsible and accountable to all Procurement aspects (end-to-end) of new product launches. This role is the “Single-Threaded-Leader” from Procurement for all project teams assigned, and acts as the voice of the function for decision making and gate keeping throughout the commercialization process.


  • Influence cross functional team to follow protocols to setup timelines 
  • Build strategies with internal and external Innovation teams to reduce lead-times.
  • Identify if supplier doesn’t have the capacity and scalability to support the business.
  • Work closely with Innovation teams to support new product formulation needs.
  • Support Quality team to ensure supplier facilities, testing and raw material are in compliance.
  • Provide frequent and transparent updates, manage project team expectations, and keep all stakeholders informed of the progress of all in-flight project trial requirements
  • Identify, escalate, and resolve material shortages in early stages of the Beyond Meat’s Rapid
  • and Relentless (BMRRI) process for development and commercialization of new and renovated products, before they impact product launch plans…
  • Facilitates return of merchandise to supplier due to quality issues, delivery terms, …
  • Address vendor issues to ensure the highest level of service delivery
  • Facilitate implementation of procurement change initiatives within category to improve business performance.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned periodically by Sr Leadership

  • 3+ years of experience in Purchasing, Planning, Supply Chain or Manufacturing
  • B.S. degree preferred with emphasis Operations, Supply Chain Management, or other applicable field
  • Experience buying / planning within the food industry preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite plus
  • Instinctive critical thinker with an understanding of supply chain management concepts – forecasting, supply planning, and inventory optimization
  • Capable of presenting data and analyses in an organized, clear, and concise manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and relationship building skills
  • Intermediate MS Excel knowledge (pivot tables, V-lookup, complex formulas, conditional formatting, and data validation)
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, high-growth environment while juggling multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Looking for a person that can influence other to do the right thing that will benefit the business

  • 10% of the time traveling to visit Supplier or production trials (Domestic and International)
  • 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.
    Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.

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