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BJs Wholesale Club Senior Own Brands Product Development Scientist - Sundries/Consumables in Home Office/Remote, Massachusetts

Join a team of more than 32,000 team members, comprised of our home office and over 229 clubs and 7 distribution centers. We’re committed to delivering value and convenience to our Members, helping them save every day on everything they need for their family and home. BJ’s Wholesale Club offers a collaborative, team-oriented environment where all team members can learn, grow and excel.

Job Summary

Responsible for partnering with BJ’s suppliers to develop technical solutions to create, renovate and innovate member-centric Own Brand products. Works with a cross functional Own Brand team (comprised of Own Brand Management, Sourcing, Packaging Design and Quality) to execute a roadmap of projects that deliver top and bottom line Own Brand growth. Accountable for defining the key product sensory and technical attributes that meet our members’ needs and uphold our brand standards through the creation and management of product specifications.

Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Partners with the Own Brand Manager to understand the strategic initiatives of the business and implement supporting technical solutions in partnership with BJ’s suppliers

  • Performs technical and trend benchmarking to define critical vs optional product attributes to engineer the right product quality at the best cost

  • Defines a roadmap of opportunities for quality engineering to deliver value to our members and profitability for BJs. Evaluates product through the development process and provides feedback to BJ’s suppliers.

  • Partners with BJ’s suppliers to document the product specification for each product in BJ’s portfolio

  • Defines research and testing needs to meet or exceed product quality hurdle rates through the product development process

  • Leads product cuttings to demonstrate technical and sensory performance of products and make recommendations for the product to the cross functional team

  • Manages the product portfolio to deliver on the technical requirements of the brand positioning and principles

  • Influences the Own Brand cross functional team with a strong understanding of the interactions among product, processes and packaging to deliver consistent and strong product quality

  • Leads the product commercialization phase of product development with BJ’s suppliers and validates finished products achieve goals

  • Monitors and manages on-going product quality to ensure products remain competitive and initiates continuous improvement projects when opportunities arise

Qualifications

  • Food, personal care and/or household product development experience – including formulation, understanding of cost drivers, ingredient interactions and technical feasibility

  • Track record of driving exceptional results in a cross functional environment

  • Sensory evaluation experience or knowledge

  • Working knowledge of product manufacturing (CPG experience desired)

  • Passion for products and quality

  • Strong curiosity, problem solving and strategic thinking skills

  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills – thrives in a team environment

  • Project management skills

  • Exceptional prioritization ability focused on delivering against most important outcomes

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree required - Food Science, Chemical Engineering or related discipline

Years of Experience

7+ years’ experience in an own brand or consumer packaged goods R&D team

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