Associate, Strategy & Partnerships

Posted: September 25, 2020

Closing: November 25, 2020

Clara Foods is looking for a dynamic, results-driven individual that thrives in a high-change environment to join the Strategy & Partnerships team. Key qualities include a demonstrated ability to work independently, logically frame a problem, communicate recommendation-oriented analyses, and drive towards a desired outcome. Must also have experience leading cross-functional collaborations and show a deep commitment to accelerating Clara’s mission.

Reports to: Head of Strategy & Partnerships

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time

**Location: Remote temporarily until we transition back to office **


  • Partnerships: Accelerate R&D, Manufacturing, and Product by developing new and supporting existing partnerships
  • Go-to-Market: Conduct market research, recommend GTM strategy, and project manage new product launches
  • Fundraising: Create data room and support due diligence for Series C
  • Corporate Development: Source, screen, and close complex deals (e.g. M&A, JVs, JDAs)
  • Licensing: Contribute to out-licensing business case creation, deal structuring, and term negotiation
  • Strategic Roadmap: Help to develop, communicate, execute, sustain, and review a comprehensive strategic plan spanning all functions in partnership with the CEO and Board of Directors
  • Special Projects: Identify gaps, propose solutions, and deliver outcomes that create outsized value
  • Marketing & Comms: Manage overall strategy, planning, and implementation through 3rd party agencies


  • 2+ years of experience in consulting, product management, and/or corporate finance
  • Experience at a high-growth biotechnology, food, and/or agribusiness startup preferred, but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business, technical, or engineering field preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and integrate cross-functionally across multiple teams
  • Capacity to handle ambiguity and adapt to changing business needs with a bias for action
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills under tight and competing deadlines
  • Excellent project management, problem solving, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Mission-driven, resourceful, team-oriented, and low-ego with a positive attitude


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