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The Product Development Director of Marketing and Product Activation leads a cross functional team responsible for leveraging consumer and culinary insights to drive innovative product strategies for Amtrak consumers. This position will engage, collaborate, and maintain a partnership with a wide range of Amtrak and Transportation Industry Resources, and Aramark’s functional Centers of Excellence including – Marketing (Product Development and Culinary Innovation, Insights, and Concept Design), Global Supply Chain and Procurement, and Information Technology.
The Product Development Director will be responsible for leading the end to end Product Innovation and Development Process, with specific focus on rail transportation application. This includes the strategy, facilitation and coordination of the design of menus, promotions, consumer and operator feedback, consumer communication materials, and information technology platforms. This will be accomplished by always using the consumer lens of Quality, Health, Convenience and Personalization (Q, H, C, P). This leader prospers in a team-oriented environment where thought leadership, collaboration, innovation, performance based relationship management, and effective communication are critical to success.
This position will report directly to the Vice President of Operations for Amtrak. The position will also work closely with the Marketing COE (Product Development and Culinary Innovation, Insights, and Concept Design), Global Supply Chain and Procurement, and a broad range of other Amtrak business and support personnel including Gate Group/Gate Gourmet (strategic sub-contractor partner).
The ideal candidate will have the following professional experience and skills: