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Vice President Food

Company: Kum & Go
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Do you have what it takes to create a groundbreaking food vision & strategy for the convenience industry? Can you drive innovation that would break the landscape of convenience retail to create food as a destination? We are looking for a strong food leader to drive our food transformation. What you ll do * Transform our food strategy to create a groundbreaking vision * Build out a new innovative food concept * Create a food strategy that supports new & exciting brand positioning * Develop and empower our food team * Collaborate the operations and marketing leaders to bring a new food program to life * Break the landscape of convenience industry to create a destination for food * Find opportunities to collaborate with creative chefs or vendor partners that can expand our reach in our commitment to corporate social responsibility * Lead innovation in menu development * Identify consumer opportunities through trends, customer feedback, and competitive insights What we re looking for * A strategic visionary leader that can create an innovative vision for food * Someone on the forefront of food & beverage trends, consumer insights, and healthy food & beverage concepts * Ability to create a food concept, menu, & food program from scratch * A strong leader with the ability to build a great team * Someone who works with a progressive company in the restaurant, QSR, delivery, or related food industry organization * Someone that can create real ethos in our supply chain, caring about how we source with respect for makers, growers, and the environment * Experience working in a company that does food delivery company is a plus! Other key requirements * 5+ years of experience leading a food team: including vision & strategy, development, and operational execution * Relocation to the Des Moines, IA area required Leadership Competencies * Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others * Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions * Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same * Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers * Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner * Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems * Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance * Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others * Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions * Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it About Kum & Go At Kum & Go, our purpose is to make days better. We do that by connecting with people. Every day, whether in stores or at our Store Support Center headquarters, we take a people-first approach to developing associates, serving customers, and solving problems. We provide a unique working experience where associates are given many opportunities to make connections and to have fun along the way. Our culture is supported by our five core values: * Passion - We love what we do, and it shows in our work. * Integrity - We do the right thing, even when it is difficult. * Teamwork - We believe that greatness is only achieved in unity. * Caring - We have genuine compassion for our customers, associates, families, and communities. * Excellence - We expect and deliver superior performance. For 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations, the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming). We encourage diverse candidates to apply. Kum & Go is an Equal Opportunity Employer Show moreShow less

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