Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
The Business Services division of Aramark, with over $1 billion in revenues and 18,000 employees, provides a wide range of food and other support services to more than 500 clients in business and industry, at more than 1,500 locations in the U.S. Aramark offers Fortune 500 companies and other large and small employers a single-source provider for employee cafés, executive dining rooms, catering, convenience stores, conference center management, and facility management. Aramark Business Dining is looking for professional leaders committed to providing our customers with unique solutions, outstanding variety, and healthy menu choices to improve the overall well-being and productivity of client locations.
The Product Development Director of Marketing and Product Activation leads a cross functional team responsible for leveraging consumer and culinary insights to drive innovative product strategies for Amtrak consumers. This position will engage, collaborate, and maintain a partnership with a wide range of Amtrak and Aramark’s functional Centers of Excellence including – Marketing (Product Development and Culinary Innovation, Insights, and Concept Design), Global Supply Chain and Procurement, and Information Technology.
The Product Development Director will be responsible for leading the end to end Product Innovation and Development Process. This includes the strategy, facilitation and coordination of the design of menus, promotions, consumer and operator feedback, consumer communication materials, and information technology platforms. This will be accomplished by always using the consumer lens of Quality, Health, Convenience and Personalization (Q, H, C, P). This leader prospers in a team-oriented environment where thought leadership, collaboration, innovation, performance based relationship management, and effective communication are critical to success.
This position will report directly to the Vice President of Operations for Amtrak. The position will also work closely with the Marketing COE, (Product Development and Culinary Innovation, Insights, and Concept Design), Global Supply Chain and Procurement, and a broad range of other Amtrak business and support personnel.
The ideal candidate will have the following professional experience and skills: