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Innovation Product Services Manager - Retail Business Services

Company: Delhaize America
Location: Quincy
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

About Retail Business Services

Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, currently providing services to six East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN'S, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, as well as the country's largest online grocery retailer, Peapod. Retail Business Services leverages the scale of the local brands to drive synergies and provides industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to local brands to support their strategies with services including Information Technology, Merchandising, Marketing & Sourcing Services, Private Brand Products, Pharmacy Services, Not for Resale, Store Services, Financial Services, Legal Services, Communications, Supply Chain and People Systems and Services. For more information, visit www.retailbusinessservices.com.

The Innovation Product Services Manager role is responsible for Product Management and Design for Innovation, which is critical to the success of innovation projects. The Product Services Manager for Innovation leads a team consisting of Product Owners and UX Designers. The Innovation Product Services team supports the full innovation process at RBS. As with the other areas within the Propulsion Lab, Product Services works in collaboration with our Retail Center of Excellence. The journey begins with discovery, where we use Design Thinking to iteratively Empathize, Define and Ideate around the problems the teams are exploring. The team begins creating an Innovation Statement of Work (ISOW) that captures the key information needed to understand the problem and solutions, the value of solving the problem, hypotheses to test, critical success factors and a high-level timeline. Ideas that are aligned with a strong value proposition and the company vision are reviewed for approval and prioritization to move forward into Innovation Delivery. The Delivery stage is where we begin prototyping and/or development of POCs for in-store or in-lab testing. Projects may include vendor components or solutions that need to be integrated with brand data or systems.

Requirements Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7-11 years of experience in Innovation, Startups or other entrepreneurial areas
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading / managing others
  • Experience in Entrepreneurship, Design, Product Management, especially in a startup environment
  • Hands-on experience with Design Thinking

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Retail or Retail Grocery Experience a plus
  • Experience within a startup environment or innovation team highly preferred
  • Experience with coding or engineering areas a plus
  • Master's degree a plus

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Keywords: Delhaize America, Quincy , Innovation Product Services Manager - Retail Business Services, Other , Quincy, Massachusetts

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