Director of Product Development and Commercialization in Atlanta, GA at RaceTrac

Date Posted: 2/16/2021

Job Snapshot

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    200 Galleria Parkway Southeast
    Atlanta, GA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

•    Develops, coaches, and trains the current culinary and innovation team with a focus on sharing knowledge across the category teams by providing the tools necessary to increase growth and ensure a pipeline of “Wow-worthy” products and ideas.
•    Partners with the Director of Food Programs and Offers to set the food offer strategy and ensure a robust pipeline of development from the Culinary team.  
•    Champions the brand vision and bringing strategy to life through product /equipment innovation and core menu elevation which includes improvements to current products and equipment platforms.
•    Partners with the Director of A&D to identify, evaluate and implement equipment platforms related to food production.
•    Collaborates with merchandising, operations, procurement and marketing to facilitate projects which includes new item testing.
•    Collaborates with food safety, procurement and food program category team to commercialize new food.
•    Drives profitability and growth within the respective categories by implementing aggressive negotiation tactics, industry leading programs and competitive promotions to drive food sales. 
•    Manages and is accountable for the financial performance, expenditures, and targets of the categories and analyzes trends in internal sales data and re-evaluates pricing strategy and cost of good structure as necessary.
•    Monitors the industry and competitive landscape and market trends to help refine product strategies as well as respond to competitive action. 
•    Manages all category expenditures, targets, and variances as well as communicates performance and trends to management; creates action plans for improvement or continuation of positive performance and results.
•    Responsible for assessing current category offerings, position in the marketplace and responsible for developing and communicating strategies as well as building buy-in across the organization to support the group’s strategic direction in order to execute consistent planning and analytical goals.
•    Prioritizes the team’s project work based on value added to the business and operational need. 
•    Manages key vendor relationships including, but not limited to, responding to vendor requests, contract negotiations, pricing discrepancies, and troubleshooting any issues that arise. 
•    Develops cost reduction strategies and savings plans.

Job Requirements


  • 7+ years professional experience in a related field required
  • Supervisory/managerial experience required
  • Familiarity with food service equipment required
  • Project Management experience required

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