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Fresh Food Product Development Leader - Irving, TX







As directed, lead the development of new platforms and products based on 7-Eleven’s Menu Strategy - from Consumer Insight, through Concept, Prototype, Testing, Commercialization and Launch

Deliver on total customer experience, coordinating packaging, portion, functionality, sensory elements in both store and delivery formats.


  • Partner with Platform Manager and Director to build a perpetual 18 month pipeline of high potential, innovative and differentiated products, to include new platform introductions, line extensions and limited time offers.
  • Lead continual improvement of core and top selling products to always meet and exceed benchmark.
  • Use disciplined product development process, to include customer and sensory testing, stage gates and clear metrics to optimize products and platforms.
  • Be accountable for sales and profit contribution of pipeline.
  • Implement a systematic process to engage the ecosystem, driving new consumer insight through marketplace immersions and ideation sessions.
  • Partner effectively with Platform Managers and Directors, technical experts, Packaging Manager, Marketing and Branding to deliver a holistic and elevated Customer experience – both in store and through Delivery.
  • Lead sampling and feedback sessions with senior executives, internal stakeholders and Franchisees.
  • Actively improve quality and simplify execution at store by improving product quality and durability.




  • Bachelors/4 Yr Degree


  • Minimum 6 years, Innovation, Menu Engineering, Culinary, Food Manufacturing, Food Science.
  • Experience leading structured food ideation sessions, consumer insight, benchmark and a disciplined product development process.
  • Experience in plant scale up, consumer & sensory research.
  • Proven record of developing viable products and platforms to meet and exceed unmet customer needs.
  • Strong foundational knowledge of brand marketing principles and consumer driven insights.
  • Experience working effectively with outside vendors, leveraging a broad range of resources to maximize innovation and differentiation.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, business acumen and experience presenting to senior executives.

Internal Posting Dates: 12/26-1/14


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