Burger King Food Innovation Senior Manager MENA Jobs In Abu Dhabi | Restaurant Brands International

Restaurant Brands International

Burger King Food Innovation Senior Manager MENA Jobs In Abu Dhabi | Restaurant Brands International

About the job

Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $35 billion in annual system-wide sales and over 28,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. RBI owns four of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, POPEYES® and FIREHOUSE SUBS®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees and communities for decades. Through its Restaurant Brands for Good framework, RBI is improving sustainable outcomes related to its food, the planet, and people and communities.

Burger King has been flame-grilling since 1954 and continues year on year to strengthen its already very distinctive culinary signature, offer all types of guests great food options across the entire menu, and build new innovation platforms like a plant-based portfolio or premium burgers. Burger King believes that ‘real food tastes better’ and that affordable meals should also include real, high-quality ingredients that are freshly prepared. Our vision is to become the preferred QSR brand by delivering guests a great experience, which includes great food, the strongest portfolio of burgers, and a leading role in innovation.

Job Overview

:As a Senior Food Innovation Manager at Burger King (MENA), you will be supporting the growth of the Burger King brand in the Middle East region working on the commercialization and localization of ingredients, end-to-end introduction of new items, and enhancement of the existing portfolio.The role will involve close collaboration with our operating partners, suppliers, and internal stakeholders, supporting the implementation of Burger King’s global standards by closely collaborating with the EMEA Head Office of the brand in Switzerland. Your responsibilities will include product innovation and improvement, anticipating local menu trends, and using consumer insights to create and improve menu items.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development of new and improvement of existing Burger King products for the MENA markets, from the initial concept, through sample screening and consumer testing, to market launch.
  • Support concept and product testing to provide consumer insights and validate innovation ideas.
  • Develop a network of partners and suppliers to support the localization and bring new ideas for growth.
  • Guide suppliers and other external stakeholders on product innovation, product standards, and consumer testing.
  • Act as a guardian for product standards and manage the product approval process.
  • Collect & analyze marketing and consumer behavior data.
  • Coordinate cross-functional alignment with internal partners (e.g. Operations, Supply Chain, and Quality Assurance) and work with external suppliers to bring products to the market or resolve issues with existing products.

Your Experience & Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in product innovation in a food manufacturing company, restaurant industry, supplier, or an FMCG company.
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Food Science / Food Engineering / Nutrition
  • Existing product development background required, with experience in manufacturing practices, conceptualization, flavor development, leading change, and food service.
  • Nice to have: previous experience as a culinary chef.
  • Proven ability in crafting, developing, and commercializing food items.
  • Solid technical background in food processing and manufacturing.
  • Strong technical R&D and commercialization experience is required.
  • Experience in analytical testing & interpretation of analytical data.
  • Strong communication and relationship management.
  • You are fluent in English, Arabic is a plus.

To apply for this job please visit hiring.com.pk.

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