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Product Director, Pizza

at 7-Eleven

Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Reference #: 58181
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  • Job LocationsUS-TX-Irving
    Posted Date7 months ago(3/26/2019 3:31 PM)
    ID
    2019-58181
    Function
    Merchandising
  • Overview

    ?Who we are

    Imagine working in a place where continuous improvement and innovation is celebrated and rewarded; where fast-paced, high-impact teams come together to positively drive results for one of the largest & most iconic brands in the world.

    As the only rapidly growing retailer, you may know us as your friendly neighborhood store. You probably know our familiar name, have seen our pervasive logo, and have tried our highly sought-after products, such as Slurpee® and Big Bite®. “Brain Freeze” is a 7-Eleven registered trademark for our 53-year old Slurpee® and with over 67,000 stores globally (more than any other retailer or food service provider), we sell over 14 million a month.

    But there’s a lot more to our story and much more left to be written. We are transforming our business, ensuring we are customer obsessed and digitally enabled to seamlessly link our brick and mortar stores with digital products and services.

    At 7-Eleven the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA and has been ever since our inception 90+ years ago. It’s what drove us to invent the convenience industry in 1927 by envisioning how a simple ice dock could provide household staples such as milk and eggs to better serve the needs of our customers.

    Today we are redefining convenience and the customer experience in big ways...we are fundamentally changing our culture and we want talented, innovative, customer obsessed, and entrepreneurial people like you to come make history with us.

    ?How we lead

    At 7-Eleven we are guided by our Leadership Principles.

    1. Be Customer Obsessed
    2. Be Courageous with Your Point of View
    3. Challenge the Status Quo
    4. Act Like an Entrepreneur
    5. Have an “It Can Be Done” Attitude
    6. Do the Right Thing
    7. Be Accountable

    Each principle has a defined set of behaviors which help guide the 7-Eleven team to Serve Customers and Support Stores.

    ?About This Opportunity

    Responsibilities

    F o o d. To you, it shouldn’t be a four-letter word.

    You look beyond what it is and think about what it really means to people. You understand that it satisfies in-the-moment thirst and hunger needs and cravings of kids, moms, dads, young and old alike. You also take it personally. When you develop and rollout products you are picturing doing it for someone that you know, love, or met along the way. Sure, there’s a lot involved in the product development process… but at the end of the day you’re simply thinking “how will Bob or Jill like this?” “Will it do more than just get them through the day? Will they crave it next time?”

    Imagine sourcing the best ingredients and igniting ingenuity to create the next generation of iconic, fresh and delicious food products that thousands of customers will know and love; working with a team of experts who are passionate about satisfying on-the-go thirst and hunger needs; driving continuous improvement and innovation for one of the largest & most well-known brands in the world.

    You may know us as your friendly neighborhood store. You probably know our familiar name, have seen our pervasive logo, and have tried our highly sought-after products, such as Slurpee® and Big Bite®.

    But there’s a lot more to our story and much more left to be written.

    At 7-Eleven the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA and has been ever since our inception 90+ years ago. It’s what drove us to invent the convenience industry in 1927 by envisioning how a simple ice dock could provide household staples such as milk and eggs to better serve the needs of our customers.

    Today we are redefining convenience and the customer experience in big ways. And we want talented, innovative, customer obsessed, and entrepreneurial people like you to come make history with us.

    F o o d…it’s time to show the world that it’s more than just a four-letter word.

    • Ownership of the product development strategy, quality guidelines and product development process.
    • Ownership of innovation and continuous improvement roadmaps, effectively leading all work of the product development team.
    • Creates a road map that achieves company sales and profit goals.
    • Partners with Category Directors to assess opportunities and translate these into business solutions.
    • Leads a team of product developers responsible for partnering with category teams to identify platforms.
    • Sets aggressive goals for the product development team and works with them and the teams they support to ensure goals are achieved.
    • Engages regularly with Franchisee and Operations stakeholders to ensure Private Brand strategies, goals and verification are understood within the network.
    • Leads presentation efforts to the Executive Committee, ensuring the team is calibrated on quality and velocity requirements of Private Brand introductions.
    • Is able to communicate complex ideas succinctly to senior management, gaining buy-in and support for strategies and platforms.
    • Leverages market data, consumer insights and trends to provide develop ideas and platforms that resonate with 7-ElevenÆs consumer base.
    • Provides strategic direction regarding the overall management of existing private brands assortments, including opportunities for expansion, promotion and rationalization of items. Partners with marketing team to develop packaging and marketing support plans that are as amazing as the products and platforms that are developed.
    • Has vision beyond where the business is today and be able to help lead a transformational change in Private Brand business.
    • Partners with user experience and customer research teams to drive insights into customer segments and shopping behaviors.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Bachelors/4 Year Degree; MBA/Masters a plus.
    • Experience: 7 years, New product development, retail or CPG companies.
    • Experience with excel and other data analysis tools.
    • Strong time management skills, ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple, competing priorities.
    • Comfortable to get involved in product development initiatives, perform quantitative analysis and reach sound conclusions.
    • Experience using marketing metrics, consumer insights and data to drive business decisions.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail.