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Director, Global Dispensed Beverages Innovation Accelerator in Charlotte, NC at Circle K

Date Posted: 4/5/2019

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Job Description

Circle K is a great place to work! Here is why:
We know that you can work anywhere. However, working at Circle K is the start of something great! While you make it easy for our customers, we focus on you and your development! Our people make us who we are. We want to see you grow, so we put growing together at the forefront of everything we do. It is our duty to provide you with the tools and resources that you need to succeed. Joining Circle K means joining a team that is devoted to you!


  • Manage Dispensed categories development to secure optimal COGS, improved profitability and differentiation in our markets.
  • Manage offer/product development and implementation with manufacturers, distributors, creative teams, Procurement and Operations and align with other internal stakeholders for coordination and pilot testing of concepts.
  • Secure support from vendor partners on development resources, research, and insights. 
  • Secure compliance of packaging, design and legal requirements for products in collaboration with QA / Legal and required regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborate with Marketing teams to define communication objectives and strategies for marketing implementation and ongoing execution.
  • Collaborate with Concept/Design teams to develop elements to support functionality in store including sales floor and backroom needs.  Align on aesthetics and theater to engage consumers while mitigating costs.
  • Collaborate with ACT Business units to secure pilot testing of concept/products.
  • Build a pipeline of innovation initiatives and relevant product lines to deliver on tomorrow founded in consumer insights and emerging trends.
  • Achieves financial objectives by preparation of annual business plan.
  • Develop internal and external presentations as needed for business reviews etc.; Able to create storylines and convey strategic messages into professional presentations
  • Ensure Safety and Quality are secured in all products and ACT company and shareholder best interests are always at center of decision making
  • Engage in regular BU and market visits; Participate in relevant industry events
  • Ad-hoc problem solving and day to day tasks as needed to support company needs
  • Flexible with working hours and travel to support all global ways of working


  • Broad experience in product development, vendor collaboration, management, supply chain and quality assurance in a retail or CPG environment
  • Demonstrated experience leading businesses or product lines in excess of $100M
  • A minimum of 10 years or more experience working in Merchandising, Operations or related industry
  • Skilled using marketing metrics, consumer insights and data to drive business decisions
  • Analytical skills and interested in fact based decision making
  • Strong understanding of retail store operations and needs is a plus
  • Hands on ability to collaborate with different functions in the organization
  • Experience with working across multiple cultures is an advantage
  • Proven problem-solver with excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English) and attention to detail


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Category management and/or product development training
  • Project Management training or competencies is a plus
  • Proficient with MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Valid Driver License


  • Leading and Supervising
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Delivering results and meeting Customer Expectations
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking


  • Customer focus:  Identifies and understands customer needs and puts them first in all activities and efforts.
  • Commercial mindset:  Goes the extra mile to drive the commercial success of the company.
  • Continuous improvement: Courageously moves the company forward today and into the future of retail.
  • Cooperation:  Supportive and positive team player and committed to company decisions and making us succeed together.
  • Personal integrity:  Promotes and lives the company standard of ethics, openness and values.
  • Employee engagement:  Leads high-performing teams by organizing, developing, supporting and empowering employees.
  • Strategic Execution:  Understands and drives the company strategy in our organization and the marketplace.

Job duties may change with or without advance notice.

Circle K is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) and all state and local disability laws.  Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the ADA and certain state or local laws as long as it does not impose an undue hardship on the Company. Please inform the Company’s Human Resources Representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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