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VP Culinary Innovation + Excellence

  • Operations
  • Full-time
  • Msida, MT

Eeetwell is seeking a passionate VP of Culinary Innovation + Excellence to join our fast growing culinary team.

Reporting directly to our Chief Operating Officer, the choosen candidate will play a critical role in the future growth and retention strategy, providing strategic oversight for culinary innovation, menu development and ongoing excellence.

This individual will lead a best-in class culinary team and ensure that products are successfully prepared meeting our food philosophy as well as safety, quality and business goals. This leader will need to partner with internal and external stakeholders to successfully launch new initiatives as well as improve our current product offerings.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the end to end development of products and menu items including concepting, pricing, sourcing, testing, and post-launch improvements that leverage customer feedback

  • Lead menu related initiatives by partnering with Category, Sourcing, Food Safety/Quality, and Operations leaders

  • Drive packaging innovation and renovation

  • Develop a customer testing program

  • Lead R&D and nutrition science efforts

  • Recruit & retain strong talent by building a best in class culinary team 

  • Represent culinary at the senior leadership level as well as represent Eeetwell in the professional food industry

  • Partner with our internal teams to support internal and external content initiatives by leveraging your network of food thoughts leaders

  • Continually strengthen the team’s effectiveness with a relentless focus on identifying and delivering innovative, “think-big” improvement opportunities which step change our capabilities.


Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in the food industry (preferably in a Direct to Consumer environment in the fresh food or wellness space) with a strong understanding of culinary, product development and manufacturing. 

  • You are a change agent and thought leader. You have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and are able to transform the vision into a clear strategy and leverage the right workstreams to successfully commercialize our products. You are highly motivated and capable to adapt to change quickly by being forward thinking while balancing creativity with a strong business acumen.

  • You are process-oriented and well-organized. You understand how to drive a menu item from concept to commercialization taking into account quality attributes and financial hurdles.  

  • You have a proven track record of growth and product development including the successful launch of new products, formats, and brand including re-formulation of products.

  • You are able to model effective communication and collaboration across technical, creative, operations, and business teams. 

  • You are able to balance the creative, technical, and strategic challenges of growing a best in class culinary team.

  • You are a truth seeker. You ask questions, resolve conflict, steady the course, and inspire the team.


Perks of joining the eeetwell family

  • An attractive salary in line with the industry standards.

  • Complimentary weekly greens

  • Flexible vacation and wellness time

  • Multiple discount opportunities through our partners’ network.

  • A collaborative and invested family of people who live our core values and have your back.

  • A clear career path with solid personal and professional development opportunities.

  • The chance to make a real impact on the people and communities that surround us, both by growing them and by changing the way they think about food.