Program Manager, Restaurant Packaging

About The Opportunity

Got a taste for something new?
 
We’re Grubhub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering company. Since 2004 we’ve been connecting hungry diners to the local restaurants they love. We’re moving eating forward with no signs of slowing down.
 
With more than 80,000 restaurants and over 14 million diners across 1,600 U.S. cities and London, we’re delivering like never before. Incredible tech is our bread and butter, but amazing people are our secret ingredient. Rigorously analytical and customer-obsessed, our employees develop the fresh ideas and brilliant programs that keep our brands going and growing.
 
Long story short, keeping our people happy, challenged and well-fed is priority one. Interested? Let’s talk. We’re eager to show you what we bring to the table.
 

 

Some Challenges You’ll Tackle

Overview:

We are looking for an exceptionally analytical leader to take charge of our restaurant packaging program.  You’ll be responsible for running the end-to-end research, testing and development of takeout food packaging -- and bringing it to market in collaboration with manufacturers and vendors.  You should have a background as a packaging engineer or designer, including prior experience in or around the restaurant food delivery space. A real self-starter, you should have a passion for creating packaging solutions that enable a superb delivery experience -- plus a proven track record of getting things done.

 

Grubhub is a dynamic, rapidly growing company; you must have the critical thinking skills to support and drive key decision making with senior leaders.  You must be able to work effectively with a diverse set of functions and adapt as the business grows or the context changes. We are scrappy entrepreneurs here at Grubhub so learning and improving are a must.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the packaging strategy and product suite for restaurant partners large and small.  Our marketplace is the place for every taste and we have over 75,000 restaurants on our platform from large enterprise chains to small independent restaurants and everyone in between.  
  • Lead the testing, design and rollout process to ensure that we’re meeting the business need and solving for key packaging use cases
  • Bring packaging solutions to market and create e-commerce channel for distribution; drive adoption through the right economic model and pricing structure
  • Drive cross-functional team on product roll-outs and distribution channel launch
  • Analyze the relevant financial, operational, and customer experience KPIs and packaging program accordingly
  • Identify packaging improvement opportunities as well as innovation within the materials and delivery gear
  • Execute within an agile project management framework, which includes clear communication plans, disciplined timelines, effective review processes, thorough risk management, and the flexibility to react to learnings which arise
  • Act in an advisory capacity with our larger enterprise chains in crafting packaging that suits the takeout experience (delivery and pickup)

You Should Have

Required Experience/Skills:

  • 5-7+ years of experience in packaging engineering, design or similar technical/operational roles; must be an adept strategist with experience owning end-to-end packaging development and testing process
  • Track record of driving results and leading execution on cross-functional teams; you’re effective in running complex projects -- everything from project plans, tracking, communication, etc.
  • Strong attention to detail; Digs into all of the minutiae and understands every aspect of the business; You love to learn and when something isn’t clear you figure it out
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator  
  • Critical thinker with strong analytical skills; you bring solutions to the table based on thorough testing and analyses
  • Thrives working in a fast-paced environment with ambitions goals
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technical or analytical field; MBA is required

And Of Course, Perks!

  • Unlimited paid vacation days. Choose how your time is spent
  • Never go hungry! We provide weekly Grubhub/Seamless credit
  • Company-Wide Initiatives encouraging innovation, continuous learning and cross-department connections

 

We deliver favorites every day. Join us as we move eating forward.

Grubhub is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: DOL Poster. If you are applying for a job in the U.S. and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to TalentAcquisition@grubhub.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.


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