Director, Menu Strategy & Product Innovation | Atlanta, GA | Papa Johns

Director, Menu Strategy & Product Innovation


Job Summary

Develop short and long-term menu strategies and build a robust new product pipeline that successfully meets evolving guest needs and drives the Papa John's business objectives and brand affinity. Partners with Marketing and Cross Functional Teams to bring new products forward to the National Marketing Calendar by adhering to Stage Gate and New Product Development processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads Papa John's US menu evolution and strategy, pipeline development and validation, trough Stage Gate process.

  • Develops strategies and innovative solutions, with keen focus on consumer and business impact. Results focused leader that successfully manages long term vision with short term in-market execution.

  • Drive menu insights and trends and competitive menu intelligence to determine implications for Papa John's and recommend strategic and tactical responses.

  • Partners with culinary team and vendor partners to conduct innovation sessions and manage innovation processes to assure valuable output.

  • Partner with Marketing to drive recommendations for new product testing and national marketing calendar integration.

  • Cultivate an in-depth understanding of Papa John's consumer.

  • Highly skilled at building collaborative, high performing, cross-functional teams.

  • Engage cross-functional partners at all levels, such as Marketing, IDS, Restaurant Operations, Supply Chain, and Finance to identify and address all new product project-related needs.

It is the policy of Papa John’s to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status or civil partnership, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, uniformed service (as defined by 10 U.S.C. §101 (a)(5)), protected disability status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, or gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by statute or law.