• Manager, Product Development

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 6:57 PM)
    ID
    2019-54619
    Category
    Merchandising
  • Overview

    A 7-Eleven may bring to mind thoughts of coffee, gas, and Slurpees.  But we are making some serious moves to digitally transform into a store of the future, exploring e-commerce, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence to meet the changing needs of customers.

     

    For 90 years, 7-Eleven has been successfully meeting customers’ needs. But convenience is now being redefined. We’re integrating more than 66,000 stores worldwide with a strong digital and e-commerce presence. Through machine learning, artificial intelligence and next-level mobile technologies, we’ll meet—and exceed—our customers’ ever-changing needs. Sound like your kind of environment? Read on.

     

     

    Identify regional food items/trends with potential through our business system. Lead development, testing, and implementation through local bakeries and commissaries. Verify results and drive national implementation of regionally developed items. Create the success routine for regional item development.

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

     

    • Regional Menu Strategy and Product/ Platform Pipeline Enhancement.
    • Build a process to create sustainable sales for our stores and consistent growth out of our partner facilities. This will include launching items in categories not traditionally supported by our partners- ie. Hot food items out of the commissary (kolaches). It will also include a consistent process for product quality renewals and new platform growth
    • Manage new items from concept through launch to include new item setup, forecasting, marketing, promotional support, etc.
    • Commissary/ Bakery Capability Expansion: Consult and influence commissary/bakery partners to develop new/enhanced capabilities to support regional menu strategy and product/platform enhancement.
    • Identify capabilities needed including equipment, ingredients or skills within the partner facilities.
    • Partner with QA and SSC Product Development teams to support enhanced capability/quality.
    • Consumer Insights. Identify and use consumer and Franchise insights to identify high potential items. Use those insights to market and drive adoption of new menu items.
    • Partner with Operations to develop a process for launching successful regional items in the zone. This should include regular sampling, education/ training, scheduling visits to the commissaries and bakeries, goals and verification.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    Education: 
    • Bachelors/4 Yr Degree
    Experience:
    • 7+, Product Management, Management.
    • Experience in food service restaurant operations.
    • Product development experience is a plus. 
    • Experience within 7-Eleven system of retail experience.
    • Conceptual thinker who can ideate using consumer insights and our business system as framework.
    • Influencing ability with partners, franchisees, merchandising and operations.
    • Intellectual curiosity, creative, passion for food.

     

    Internal Posting Date: 1/7-1/21

     

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