Research & Development
Join the Better Ingredients, Better Pizza Team!
Overview: Great things are
happening at Papa Johns! If you are looking for a career in an
international company, flavored with challenging work with a professional
and highly motivated team, mixed with professional development
opportunities and a competitive salary, look no further!
President, R&D will oversee and direct the Research and Development
activities leading to new or improved products and/or processes. Provide
technical assistance and correlate research activities with other
functions and operating units. This position will also provide oversight
and direction while managing the North America R&D Team.
on the Menu: Develop business strategies and best practices for
R&D including identifying and initiating new research programs.
Responsible for the development and direction of research aimed at
improving current products and generating new products and services.
Develops new and improved products and/or processes for a unit from the
point of conception through final production including the successful
launch and execution of the product. Plans and directs the
identification, evaluation and development of new scientific concepts
and/or technologies to provide solutions to identified problems. Plans
and directs the identification, collection and evaluation of new product
ideas or strategic product extensions to determine their potential to
address customer needs and to achieve goals in revenue growth and market
share. Provides technical assistance and correlates research activities
with other areas. Oversee all new formula development, existing formula
optimization and all formula improvements to meet business objectives.
Collaboratively work with Marketing and other Operational teams on
strategic planning and development of product categories. Lead external
activities with suppliers around new product ideation, leveraging
culinary expertise through suppliers. Work cross-functionally with
Marketing, Restaurant Operations, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain
Management, Training (OST) and Franchisees to integrate annual product
plans and new product offerings throughout the system. Manage and
develop the North America R&D team.
Ingredients: Bachelors Degree in Food
Science Required. Masters Degree a plus.
Fifteen (15) to Twenty (20) year experience in nutrition, research and
development, quality management leadership roles. Experience in New
Products/Marketing understanding Consumer Research as well as the Science
and Methodology behind the product research. Multiple examples of
successful product launches. Experience working with national
restaurant chain and/or multi-unit operators of businesses similar to
Papa Johns required. Demonstrated experience in business acumen,
strategy, process improvement, project management, financial analysis.
Strong presentation and facilitation skills. Ability to maintain confidential/proprietary
information required. Ability to travel internationally. Travel
equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute for any
of the listed position qualifications.
requirements: Criminal Background Check required.
Johns operates over 3900 restaurants worldwide. We offer a competitive
benefits and compensation package. Please apply online at www.papajohns.com/careers.
Johns is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.