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
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.
- 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
Posting Dates: 12/26-1/14