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Innovation Officer

Location: Sheetz Corporate - CLAYSBURG, PA

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:

Sheetz’s vision is to put the Sheetz of today out of business, and this position will lead and manage the company’s transformational innovation efforts through our Incubator program. The Innovation Incubator will add sustainable growth and profitability to Sheetz by transforming the market by 10x, through meeting the needs of the convenience-demanding customer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)
  1. Manage a significant innovation investment portfolio to deliver the expected return as determined by the business
  2. Deliver on the Innovation strategy as established by the business
  3. Manage a multi-disciplinary team to deliver expected results of the Incubator
  4. Manage innovation processes on behalf of the Incubator and the company, including maintaining existing processes, launching new processes and continuing to evolve the innovation toolkits available to the company. Work with departments and teams across the company to establish best practices around innovation processes, dependable concept hand-off and integrated project plans for utilizing expertise, information and functionality.
  5. Work collaboratively with senior-level stakeholders across the company to integrate innovation concepts into the business and ensure successful implementation and realization.
  6. Foster a culture of innovation and learning within the incubator and across the organization.
  7. Continue to improve our capabilities and systems supporting innovation.
  8. Foster relationships outside of the company to introduce new avenues towards innovation development, including partnerships, networks, joint R&D agreements, co-investments, fund investment, licensing, joint-ventures or acquisitions.

REQUIREMENTS: (Equivalent combinations of education, licenses, certifications and/or experience may be considered)

Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • MBA or an advanced degree preferred
Experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of demonstrated expertise in project management and leading teams required.
  • Background in research and development, product development or strategy required
  • Experience in or directly with new business ventures required
  • Prior experience in business plan development and P&L experience required
  • 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in organizational process improvement, change management, innovation or related area preferred
Licenses/Certifications
    Six sigma certification preferred
Tools & Equipment
    General Office Equipment

 

ABOUT SHEETZ
About Sheetz: Sheetz, Inc. is a fast-growing, family-owned, food/convenience company that has been in business since 1952. Sheetz has numerous locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina where we have ranked Best Places to Work in those states participating in that program.


Our mission at Sheetz has been to meet the needs of customers on the go. Of course, things have changed over those 60+ years. Life is faster and busier, and customers expect us to be there when they need us most. One thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate. Sheetz donates hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to the charities it holds dear.


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Nearest Major Market: Altoona
Nearest Secondary Market: Johnstown

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