Program Specialist - Food - 6 month contract

Job Description

Title: Program Specialist - Food - 6 month contract

Company Name: 7 Eleven

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs

Employment Status: Contract/Temp

Program Specialist - Food - 6 month contract

The Program Specialist – Food is responsible for building and managing the delivery of project timelines to support the 7-Eleven Food Program including the launch of 7-Eleven branded products. They will apply project management knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to support projects and help drive the application of project management methodology to food program with emphasis on the New Product Development Stage Gate Process.

We are seeking a highly organised, process-oriented project professional with an exceptional ability to bring diverse groups of people together to deliver on key objectives. Experience within food manufacturing or a large retail organisation would be highly beneficial.

Your Role -

  • Lead the NPD planning process, working closely with project team members to build, plan and track the delivery of new products from concept to execution.
  • Assist NPD project managers in identifying and documenting all internal and external processes and changes to process and ensure communication of those processes to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Evaluate, analyse, develop, and recommend improvements to the NPD stage gate process to increase efficiency and positively impact the business.
  • Work together with the team to facilitate the co-ordination of NPD Ideation and development of the NPD pipeline.
  • Develop and maintain systems to ensure projects are delivered in full and on time.
  • Support the Food Safety team in the management and reporting of product customer contacts.
  • Manage and chair regular project team communications and meetings to ensure all NPD launches are delivered on time, within budget and meet high quality standards.

About You-

  • Degree Level qualification in a food related discipline, technology, innovation, marketing or other relevant discipline is highly desirable.
  • Ability to create and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in project co-ordination from concept to implementation.
  • Knowledge and Experience in marketing and/or sales in complex national business.
  • Experience in preparing and delivering business reports, documents and presentations, including project reports.
  • Knowledge and Experience in new product development process, Stage-Gate understanding would be beneficial.

The Program Specialist – Food is responsible for building and managing the delivery of project timelines to support the 7-Eleven Food Program including the launch of 7-Eleven branded products. They will apply project management knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to support projects and help drive the application of project management methodology to food program with emphasis on the New Product Development Stage Gate Process.

We are seeking a highly organised, process-oriented project professional with an exceptional ability to bring diverse groups of people together to deliver on key objectives. Experience within food manufacturing or a large retail organisation would be highly beneficial.

Your Role -

  • Lead the NPD planning process, working closely with project team members to build, plan and track the delivery of new products from concept to execution.
  • Assist NPD project managers in identifying and documenting all internal and external processes and changes to process and ensure communication of those processes to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Evaluate, analyse, develop, and recommend improvements to the NPD stage gate process to increase efficiency and positively impact the business.
  • Work together with the team to facilitate the co-ordination of NPD Ideation and development of the NPD pipeline.
  • Develop and maintain systems to ensure projects are delivered in full and on time.
  • Support the Food Safety team in the management and reporting of product customer contacts.
  • Manage and chair regular project team communications and meetings to ensure all NPD launches are delivered on time, within budget and meet high quality standards.

About You-

  • Degree Level qualification in a food related discipline, technology, innovation, marketing or other relevant discipline is highly desirable.
  • Ability to create and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in project co-ordination from concept to implementation.
  • Knowledge and Experience in marketing and/or sales in complex national business.
  • Experience in preparing and delivering business reports, documents and presentations, including project reports.
  • Knowledge and Experience in new product development process, Stage-Gate understanding would be beneficial.

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