Sr. Lead, Nutrition Strategy - Menu & Packaging

Chick-Fil-A, Inc. in Atlanta, GA

  • Type: Full Time
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This role will shape the long-term nutrition and wellness strategy for Chick-fil-A. By leveraging technical nutrition expertise as well as project management skills, this person will influence the long-term pipeline development for the Chick-fil-A menu. This person will serve as part of the Menu Strategy team within the Restaurant Experience sub-department. This professional role requires a self-driven, innovative, collaborative and strategic person. This person needs to be able to work with a sense of urgency in supporting Operators' needs for nutrition and allergen information. Technical Nutrition Expertise + Provide technical leadership as a subject matter expert on nutrition and wellness for Chick-fil-A and its Customers. + Collaborate with partners on nutrition and allergen information needs, including Culinary Team, Category Leads, Menu Services, External Relations, Food Safety, Legal, Supply Chain, and other partners. + Proactively stay abreast of current nutrition science and regulatory issues, serving as the lead point of contact for the Regulatory team on implementation and communication of laws and issues. + Provide nutrition and ingredient guardrails for all new product development. + Evolve the nutrition and allergen process to address current and future needs of nutritional information. + Support Menu Services when needed on inputting nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information into Nutrition Software for all menu tests and rollouts. + Provide input to International team on nutrition and ingredients. + Represent Chick-fil-A externally in technical forums as needed. + Maintain nutritional accreditation via continuing education courses and conferences. Long-Term Nutrition, Wellness and Allergen Strategy + Shape the Chick-fil-A nutrition and wellness strategy. + Define guardrails, identify nutrition and wellness gaps in menu, and proactively plan for long-term strength of the brand. + Share vision with the organization on existing and future nutrition initiatives. + Create and lead relationships with external industry-leading expert partners for their consultation on nutrition and wellness strategy. + Benchmark with external organizations, including supplier partners on capabilities for advanced nutrition science development. Nutrition Communication + Lead proactive communication planning for Operators and Team Members regarding nutrition, including: + Respond to Operator questions in a timely and thorough manner. + Respond to Customer questions in a timely and thorough manner. + Set a communication strategy for Team Members regarding what goes into procedures, including enabling them to speak to allergens and nutrition information. + Partner with Customer Technology & Insights on a framework for sustainable nutrition and allergen communication on digital properties that meets evolving Customer expectations. Nutrition and Ingredient Project Manager + Serve as the Project Manager Lead for Nutrition and Ingredient work, including the following: + Project Management: + Deliver Ingredient roadmap rollouts, including creating and gaining approval on project scopes for all work within roadmap. + Lead Ingredient projects from initiation through launch, ensuring stakeholders are informed and supportive, Restaurant Operator and customer expectations are met. + Manage test and rollout budgets to ensure projects are delivered within budget and on time. + Exhibit strong people skills and the ability to accomplish work effectively in a multi-functional team environment. + Manage project timelines, leveraging project management tools (i.e. Smartsheet). + Understand specifications and the specification system. + Strategy & Development: + Provide leadership, vision and future desired state. + Manage cross-organizational expectations including roadmap and planning inputs for projects. + Work closely with Supply Chain to understand preferred supplier capabilities. + Registered & Licensed Dietitian + Project Management skills + Food Service Experience + Proficiency in Genesis or other nutrition data software + Knowledge of food science + Understanding of allergens 5 Bachelor's Degree Masters Degree Nutrition or Food Science 3.0 ID: 2019-7621 External Company Name: Chick-fil-A, Inc. External Company URL: www.chick-fil-a.com Street: 5200 Buffington Rd. </script>

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