Home Chef
Home Chef is a meal solution provider through online meal kit delivery service and in store.

New Product Development Associate, Retail

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Employer Provided Salary: $52,500-$65,000 Annually
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This Is Who We Are
Founded in 2013, Home Chef is the leading meal solutions company with both a retail and online presence. Available online at homechef.com and in retail at more than 2,100 Kroger grocery stores, Home Chef is committed to inspiring and enabling more people to cook simple, delicious meals, no matter how busy they are. Similar to our recipes, we recognize that variety is the spice of life; therefore, our employees also bring their uniqueness and color to our fantastic team. We're eager to work with humble team players and pragmatic next-level thinkers to innovate on Home Chef's offerings.
The New Product Development Associate, Retail is responsible for supporting ideation, vetting, development, execution, and evaluation of new products and offerings within the retail channel. The candidate will also be responsible for new product performance and competitive tracking to help influence retail strategy.
Project Implementation:

  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders from Culinary, Retail, Marketing, Operations, Kroger, and Third Party Manufacturers to drive projects towards implementation and success

  • Assist with development and sourcing of all inputs to shepherd projects through the Home Chef stage gate process

  • Support communication on project updates and priorities within Home Chef to ensure organizational alignment

  • Adhere to product road maps and do everything necessary to ensure successful completion of related projects

Product Development Support:

  • Support ideation, scoping, and sizing of potential new products
    • Analyze internal customer data and leverage industry trends to influence product development

  • Conduct regular competitive assessments of retail market space to guide strategy

  • Constantly seek to optimize upcoming or launched products, thinking through ways to drive improvements to the top and bottom line

  • Collaborate with Consumer Insights to conduct research to shape product development

Product Evaluation:

  • Develop dashboards and reporting tools to monitor product performance

  • Conduct analysis on new product launches to evaluate success and make recommendations to optimize

This position requires 0-10% travel.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • Completion of a four-year degree program in a related field
  • 1-2 years experience in a fast-paced professional work environment
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience working with cross-functional partners and a range of stakeholders
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized with information, communication, and follow through
  • Self-starter and resourceful problem solver, proactively searching for solutions
  • Strong prioritization and project management skills with a keen ability to manage several projects and responsibilities at once
  • Skilled at dealing with ambiguity and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Humble team-player who is excited to solve a wide range of challenges
  • Curious learner who is eager to grow and own new areas of expertise as our business grows into uncharted territories
  • Culinary, food, and/or retail experience preferred

Salary range: $52500 - $65000
More About Us
Perks and benefits:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance - benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date
  • Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, and Long Term Disability
  • 401(k) Employer match
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) for qualified Medical, Dependent Care, Parking, or Transit expenses
  • Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, holidays and sick time
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • State-of-the-art office in the historic Old Post Office building in downtown Chicago, close to multiple Metra and CTA options, and amenities such as a food court, onsite gym, and communal rooftop space
  • Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
  • Casual dress in a fun, friendly, and collaborative work environment

Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
How We Work Together
We are humble team players.
We are warm and gracious with team members and customers. We seek feedback to improve ourselves - and respectfully listen to and accept input.
We are pragmatic next-level thinkers.
We come up with novel and unique ideas. We explore new strategies to avoid being constrained by conventional thinking.
We take ownership.
We approach ambiguous problems, prepared to dive in, get curious, and learn more. We are results-driven, always challenging ourselves to exceed goals.
Be at Home at Home Chef
We all show up authentically at Home Chef. Our team includes individuals with a variety of identities, backgrounds, and perspectives. You can trust that you'll be able to bring your whole self to an inclusive and enjoyable workplace.
We welcome people of all races, colors, religions, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged/sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.
Home Chef is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Home Chef will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People team at [email protected] .
Home Chef is an equal opportunity employer.
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What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We offer volunteer days at The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Our Employee Resource Groups are actively engaged in volunteer events throughout the year.
Partners with nonprofits
Home Chef has partnerships with The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Feeding America.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Flexible work schedule
You know your schedule best!
Remote work program
Mandated unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
CookOUT (LGBTQ+), Black ERG, Parents Group, Women's Group and Home Chef DEI Council
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Home Chef hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Free daily meals
Weekly Fooda credit which equals to one company paid lunch per week .
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Home-office stipend for remote employees
We are currently offering $50 per month to all remote employees to help pay for home office expenses
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Home Chef hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We are always looking at new perks and benefits to offer to our employees.

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