Organization: Retail Business Services - an Ahold Delhaize company
Job Position: Product Development Manager
Job Location: Salisbury, NC
Job Description: Leads the Product development in key categories across multiple Great Local Brands. Responsible for owning, identifying, creating and delivering break-through product development, innovation, differentiation and renovation across key Private Brands (PB) portfolio of products working in collaboration with PB Product Managers and Categories. Interpreting and defining business innovation ideas/concepts and leveraging Culinary Center team to bring these concepts to life. Product Development, Innovation and renovation will align with Global and RBS Sustainability goals. Work with Private Brand Managers and GLB Categories to highlight opportunities for Product development with focus on both innovation and renovation that widens the gap between Private Brands and competitors and increases differentiation. Identifies novel functional ingredients to increase differentiation through renovation of Private Brand products and leveraging Culinary Center team to bring these concepts to life. Work with the Nutritionists to develop and implement the nutrition strategy for Private Brands. Execute guardrails and processes of product development to ensure full alignment with brand standards and become famous for Private Brands. Champion Guiding Stars application across products in the Private Brands portfolio. Principle Responsibilities include:
- Product Development & Innovation - Drive for innovation and differentiation
- Product Improvement - Establishes product renovation as a competitive advantage from financial and consumer perspectives
- Nutrition Strategy - Supports and as relevant leads efforts around Private Brands Nutrition Strategy and supports Global Sustainability nutrition goals
- Consumer insights - Shows relentless effort to understand the customers at each Great Local Brand and communicates to the business key Food trends.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education
- Food Science, Biochemistry, Food Technology, Culinology, Nutrition
- Food Manufacturing and process/product development experience
- Retail Private Brands experience a plus
- 5+ years of related experience
- Minimum of two years of management experience
Company Overview: Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA.
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