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Product Development Manager (R & D Chef) - (15009676) - TX-Dallas

About H-E-B H-E-B is one of the largest, independently owned food retailers in the nation operating over 360 stores throughout Texas and Mexico, with annual sales generating over $21 billion.Described by industry experts as a daring innovator and smart competitor, H-E-B has led the way with creative new concepts, outstanding service and a commitment to diversity in our workforce, workplace and marketplace.H-E-B offers a wealth of career opportunities to our 85,000 + Partners (employees), competitive compensation and benefits program and comprehensive training that lead to successful careers.  

Description

 Job Summary: Center of Excellence focused product development (formulation and strategy).

Essential Functions / Process Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned as necessary
- PDM I is the entry-level position, for smaller or less complex portfolios
- Responsible for product development activity as assigned on a per project basis
- Conducts initial assessments of each development project to identify the nature and scope of any technical, regulatory and food safety challenges as early as possible
- Uses knowledge and expertise to develop the product portfolio and own suppliers
- Participates and contributes to new idea generation and prototype development as needed / assigned
- Interprets product portfolio industry and consumer trends
- May recommend product development ideas
- Ensures designs and product objectives supports merchants' category plans, assortment strategies, price point, and overall creative direction
- Directs vendors in achieving product execution, maintenance of design
Education and Experience preferred
- Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or related field preferred or comparable experience
- Master's Degree preferred
- 6+ years experience in the industry
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Key Competencies preferred
- Ability to manage multiple projects
- Strong multi-tasking and attention to detail skills
- Strong written and verbal communications skills on international scale
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Demonstrate ability to manage people for efficiency
- Success in working complex issues with senior management
- Ability to make key decisions on a daily basis
- Demonstrate initiative and willingness to take risks
- Working knowledge of consumer trends and the ability to identify and define key product quality and sensory attributes
- Working knowledge of production and process management
- Working knowledge of product development
Physical and Other Requirements
- Function in a fast-paced, retail, office environment
- Travel by car or airplane with overnight stays
- Travel globally with extended stays
- Sit for an extended period of time
- Lift 20 lbs or more on a regular basis
- Work extended hours
 

Primary Location

: US-TX-Dallas

Work Locations

: 

Central Market Division Office - W. Northwest Hwy 

3890 West Northwest Hwy Suite 300 

 Dallas 75220

Job

: Own Brand

Organization

: Corporate Region

Shift

: Standard

Job Type

: Full-time

Job Posting

: May 5, 2015, 7:43:39 AM 

Unposting Date

: May 29, 2015, 9:59:00 PM

 

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