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Manager, Innovation - Jamba Juice – Frisco, TX




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9/20/2016 9:33:00 PM


Support Center - Marketing



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Jamba Juice is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include whole fruit smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices and juice blends, and a variety of food items. As of March 29, 2016, there were 885 store with 68 company-owned and 752 franchise-operated stores in the US, and 65 franchise-operated international stores. Jamba has also expanded the Jamba® brand by direct selling of consumer packaged goods and licensing its trademarks.


Jamba recently announced plans to relocate the Support Center (corporate headquarters) from Emeryville, California to the new Jamba Whirl’d Support Center in Frisco, Texas. With this announcement, Jamba is seeking exceptional and healthy-inspired team members to join the team in Texas and to be part of something sincerely fruitful by contributing to the continued growth and success of Jamba.


When you put truly good, straight from the earth ingredients in your body, you become a better you – and a better you makes for a better world. At Jamba, whole foods are blended with a higher purpose. Creating blends full of goodness that get you moving and inspire you to pour that goodness forward.


We invite you to team-up with Jamba for a Healthy Whirl’d. Join Jamba. Make a Difference.  Come experience Jamba Juice and help us blend in the good! To learn more about Jamba by visiting the website at


Primary Role:

Responsible for identifying and developing innovative products, processes, and solutions to help Jamba remain a leader in the QSR industry.  Responsible for creation of innovative proprietary product formulas for retail, private label, or foodservice.  Responsible for managing projects from ideation through commercialization and operationalization.


Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for developing new innovative products
  • Works in cross-functional teams to bring new products to market and to implement new processes and solutions
  • Identifies market trends and product ideas relevant to product categories and platforms
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance and Supply Chain to identify and evaluate potential new ingredient, product, and equipment suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Partner with Product Marketing to identify market trends and drive relevant project initiatives
  • Conducts sensory analysis of new menu items; interpret sensory results and adjust formulations
  • Authors and communicates product information, new product directives, educational briefs, and project updates
  • Develops and manages project specific timelines to meet or exceed project objectives
  • Supports and manages the commercialization and operationalization of new products
  • Provide technical support for continuous improvement and cost reduction programs


  • 3-5 years of food or beverage product development experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or applicable science required
  • Ability to construct, evaluate, and analyze consumer surveys
  • Experience with leading multiple projects, managing priorities, and resource management
  • Analytical, detail oriented, and creative thinker


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Welcome and thank you for taking the time to explore the Whirl'd class qualities of the Jamba Juice Company. As you start the application process here are a couple of things you want to have available to complete.

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  1. Click on Apply for this job online
  2. Create a Log-In & Upload Resume
  3. Complete Jamba Juice Application
  4. Complete Voluntary EEO Information

Once you click submit, your application will be reviewed by our recruiting staff. If we decide to move forward you will be contacted within 7 to 10 business days. Your information will remain on file for any future opening that may be a fit for your qualifications.






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