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Sr. Manager, R&D – Omaha, NE

Godfather’s Pizza

Position Summary

This position at Godfather’s Pizza is responsible for directing the R&D and QA department personnel while managing and maintaining product development projects as assigned.

Job Location & Travel Requirements

Omaha, NE is the primary location. Travel is >25%

Want to Make an Impact?

The Sr. Manager, R&D will lead a Product Development and QA teams while working closely with Marketing, Operations, Sales, Training and Franchise Business Consultants to develop and deliver products according to strategies at Godfathers Pizza Inc. The position involves active participation in technical programs and management of personnel.

Ways You Will Make a Difference

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Assumes primary responsibility for implementation of technical programs for innovation, product improvements and commercialization programs in support of identified business plan objectives.
  • Provide direction to R&D staff. Manage the technical aspects and flow of R&D projects as assigned.
  • Coordinate staff to keep projects moving utilizing R&D Product Development flowchart.
  • Utilize the resources of product vendors to achieve new product development goals.
  • Actively participate in internal product development meetings.
  • Oversee and participate in focus groups on all new products being considered as required.
  • Conduct extensive research on new equipment innovation and technology.
    • Coordinate testing of items with future potential within our system.
  • Actively participate in annual franchise product review committee meeting.
  • Execute sensory testing to support development goals.
  • Attend and assist with internal and external meetings as needed.
  • Oversee preparation of product for photo shoots, tv shoots, presentations, and tradeshows.
  • Support Marketing with all aspects of TV and print media.
  • Support Training in the production of new training technologies and support tools.
  • Support Procurement and Distribution in the identification and specification of new ingredients and secondary (or replacement) suppliers where needed
  • Oversee the regular updating of GPI product specifications and nutritional information.
  • Oversee the identification of and solutions to ongoing quality issues within the GPI system.
  • Provide regular department updates to members of senior management.
  • Manage R&D department budget.
  • Communicates effectively cross-functionally and across diverse levels within and outside the organization.
  • Effectively manages small groups/teams, effectively using all available resources.
  • Identifies and explores new areas of technical opportunities.
  • Ensures adherence to all company policies and procedures.
  • Understands and demonstrates the Company’s values.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills That Will Make You Successful

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Ability to translate concepts into products and processes that satisfy consumer and market needs with low-cost producer criteria.

  • Demonstrated ability to combine technical knowledge with management skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of product development requirements.
  • Ability to make complex decisions.
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Strong Understanding of Food
  • Computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Experiences That Will Support Your Success

  • Bachelor of Food Science preferred
  • Masters or certification preferred
  • Minimum of 7-10 years Product Development
  • Experience with at least 2 - 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Project Management: Minimum 5 years of managing multiple projects across technical programs.
  • People Management: Minimum 3 years of managing personnel


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