Create an Innovation Center that revolves around passion for food, signature item development and leading the grocery market in new research and development. Reports to a courageous, innovative and high energy leader. This position will be responsible for a team of Private Label Product Development Managers and R&D food scientists to redesign private label across all categories with a focus on fresh food. Significant influence over merchandising, marketing, and analytics. Some qualifications include:
Ideal candidates will be a dynamic leader and understand how to execute the strategy across a large matrixed environment.
This role will be responsible for creating signature items that offer the consumer a reason to stop. This role will communicate the vision and inspire an organization.
- 8-10 years’ experience in Product Development within a Grocery Retail environment. Ideally 3+ years developing perishable / fresh products (prepared foods, bakery, deli, meat)
- Overall responsibility for product development, product validation, health and wellness, organic and natural, supplier relations, costing, and working closely with merchandising and marketing to ensure proper consumer promotion.
- Provide clear direction, support and coaching to internal and external teams.
Our client is based in the North East. Fast paced, fun, dynamic culture with a focus on personal development and future career opportunities while meeting high performance expectations. Lucrative compensation, bonus and relocation package. If you or someone you know would be interested in discussing this opportunity, please contact Julie Curtis at 763-428-1888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.