Innovation Associate

| Chicago
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Purpose:

The Innovation team supports Pampered Chef’s reinvention by partnering closely with all areas of our organization to develop new digital services and experiences. The team is focused on taking on the meaningful, hard problems facing our industry and our company and thinking through new and unique ways of solving them. Our goal is to help consultants be more successful while making their job easy and fun. To accomplish these goals, this person will support the process of identifying customer needs, designing and managing tests, and supporting roll-out of validated solutions. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Track and communicate updates related to the defining, testing, building, and scaling of tests and solutions
  • Support several in-flight pilots simultaneously by ensuring tests have necessary communications and marketing asset support, answering consultant questions, educating coworkers on objectives of pilots, and providing regular status reports to leadership
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams including finance, technology, marketing, operations, and field (consultant support)

Competencies:

  • Organization and project management: Excellent at planning and managing their own workload in order to meet commitments
  • Attention to detail: Ability to produce accurate, quality work on a consistent basis
  • Ability to figure things out and recommend solutions or approaches based on the known constraints
  • Communicates well in a variety of formats including 1:1, small and large groups, or among different styles and positions. Can adjust approach to fit the audience. Provides timely and effective information at the right level of detail.
  • Ability to adapt and deal with change and pivot quickly when needed. Excited to jump in and help in new situations where they can learn and contribute.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree required
  • 1-2 years professional experience working with cross-functional, diverse teams
  • Background planning, managing, and scaling experiments
  • Experience with quantitative research and genuine passion for data
  • Passionate about engaging with customers and consultants, rapidly launching experiments, and designing solutions and experiences to benefit customers and consultants
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

Location

We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Pampered Chef hosts Help Whip Cancer fundraisers with the American Cancer Society and is a proud partner with Feeding America's Round-Up from the Heart Program raising more than $26 million since 1991
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our FUN Committee plans monthly events from game nights, happy hours, Halloween contests, and summer BBQs.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Darts.
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Pampered Chef hosts occasional Lunch and Learns for employees.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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