Product Development Associate Full time - MI-Grand Rapids
Meijer is a leading
Supercenter located in five states throughout the Midwest, with over 200
stores and more than 60,000 employees. Our Midwest geography includes
corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and stores, distribution centers,
and manufacturing facilities throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio,
Kentucky, and Wisconsin. As a multi-billion dollar retailer, Meijer is ranked
as the 19th largest privately held company in the country. We have become a
respected leader in the competitive retail market by sticking to our core
values of customers, competition, family, freshness, and safety & health.
Currently, Meijer is looking
for a Product Development Associate. This position works with Foods Product
Development Manager and Foods Merchandising to increase share growth in
Meijer Own Brand products, as well as delivering products that will support
the overall brand strategy.
in the development of Fresh/Perishable Foods, including foods manufactured
by Meijer Self-Manufacturing, and outside suppliers.
on key deliverables in the Bakery/Deli Product Development and
Innovation Pipeline, manages key portions of the projects to ensure a
timely product launch.
with Product Development Manager to develop and maintain pricing for all
raw materials needed to support Meijer self-manufacturing interests.
in the determination of Meijer raw ingredients, and finished goods
on base improvements on existing Meijer Brand Fresh Foods that
ultimately leads to increased market share in Perishables, Bakery and
job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of
this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.
years of experience in product development, food science, or research
and development for retail, CPG, and/or foods manufacturing
ideal candidate will have worked for a retail foods company as a food
scientist and/or in foods product development
have knowledge of consumer packaged goods and/or foods product
candidate will demonstrate the ability to provide technical expertise
relative to ingredient food science
provide examples of past product development projects that they have
high energy, focused individual who thrives in a fast-paced,
multi-faceted, ever-changing environment
be able to work autonomously on key deliverables
written and verbal communication skills
thinker and problem solver
interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
with a strong work ethic
be flexible, adaptable and have demonstrated the willingness to roll up
be a strong team player, with respect for individuals at every level of