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Product Solution Director (Restaurant Food and Paper)

| West Suburbs

HAVI is a privately held global company that innovates, optimizes and drives the supply chains and marketing promotions of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at HAVI, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.


The Restaurant Food and Paper Solution Director will manage and drive technical solution realization from concept through market launch and drive revenue of $15-25mm per year. This  individual contributor will ideate, define and implement a profitable solution that is aligned with HAVI’s restaurant solution vision in collaboration with functional service lines, shared services, and our sister company, The Marketing Store Worldwide. We are looking for a high-performing and results-oriented individual who is passionately “customer centric” and has strong leadership and communication skills. The Solution Director will influence internal and external multi-functional teams to drive outcomes. Additional responsibilities:


  • Drive key realization, deployment and partnering decisions
  • Partner with the supply chain management Implementation team and the logistics business to set & execute a strategy for migrating existing legacy solution to our future platform
  • Drive relevance and continued profitability of the solution across HAVI
  • Define food & paper multi-year solution strategy and vision
  • Drive solution management from concept, to market adoption, through solution end-of-life
  • Partner with HAVI technology and logistics service lines to lead a solution roadmap that balances new revenue growth and existing customer needs
  • Evaluate and recommend new vendors or partners that support the solution vision
  • Advise partners and resellers on financial decisions
  • Collaborate with functional leaders including sales, marketing, operations, finance, technology and supply chain operations
  • Partner with sales in quarterly business reviews with HAVI leadership
  • Serve as thought leader, ambassador and public speaker in the market
  • Communicate project status to internal and external stakeholders

Desired Skills & Experience

  • BA degree  (or equivalent work experience) 
  • 12+ years of overall food service experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Food Service or Restaurant Industry
  • Minimum of 5 years' product management experience managing $50M+ business
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and executive presence
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and manage multiple projects
  • Excellent team-building acumen
  • Sound business judgment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel 25-30%


Our total rewards philosophy integrates programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, corporate culture, corporate citizenship and work-life balance. While individual program components may differ by country, some things remain constant:

  • our commitment to rewarding results
  • opportunities to work with talented and driven individuals at every level of our company who respect each other, treat each other fairly and hold one another accountable for our customers’—and our company’s—success

There's more ...

  • generous medical, dental, vision, and leave programs
  • 401K with a company match component and profit sharing
  • 19 days of paid time off plus 10 company holidays
  • flexibility - remote work opportunities and summer Fridays
  • tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment assistance
  • beautiful office campus and free parking
  • $4 per day lunch subsidy to enjoy the onsite cafeteria 
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