Strategy & Partnerships Extern

Posted: March 25, 2021

Closing: April 21, 2021

Clara Foods is seeking a mission-driven professional 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. The Strategy & Partnerships Extern will help craft and execute Clara Foods’ strategic vision. This position directly reports to the Manager, Strategy & Partnerships.

In lieu of a cover letter, please email with two to three sentences addressing each of the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in the alternative protein / synthetic biology industry?
  2. Why are you interested in the Strategy & Partnerships Extern role?
  3. What is your proudest professional accomplishment?
  4. What is a compelling corp dev / partnership opportunity Clara Foods should consider? Why?

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Duration: 6 to 9 months

Location: 100% remote


  • Strategic Roadmap – help develop and execute a comprehensive, company-wide technology and commercial strategy plans
  • Corp Dev & Partnerships – source, diligence, and help close complex deals to accelerate R&D, manufacturing, and commercialization
  • Licensing – contribute to out-licensing strategy, business case creation, and deal structuring
  • Go-to-Market – build the strategy and go-to-market framework for new product launches
  • Fundraising – create data room and support due diligence for Series C fundraise
  • Special Projects – identify gaps, propose solutions, and deliver outcomes that create outsized value


  • 2+ years of experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, and/or startup operations
  • Experience at a high-growth biotech, food, and/or agribusiness startup preferred, but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, life sciences, or engineering preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to enable decision-making
  • 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

How to apply

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