Pampered Chef

Product Performance Specialist

Job ID
Product Development


What makes Pampered Chef unique

We aren’t your typical company - we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability. We want the best people who are passionate about driving results and continually getting better. Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives. Our open floor plan and flat organization ensure that you will take ownership of key projects and work closely with our leaders. We’ve set a clear strategy for growth; we’re focused on driving our reinvention and capitalizing on the numerous opportunities across our industry. Additionally, we have a unique blend of being a long-term focused, small, agile company backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.


About the Product Performance Specialist Role

Within an agile and team based product development environment, the Product Performance Specialist will be responsible to test assigned products from concept to post-launch. Key member in the Performance Excellence Team who supports the development of product specifications and product testing that will include quality assurance, functional testing and life cycle.


Our role goes well beyond just delivering great products; we’re a high-performing team focused on business impact and developing our people.


As a member of the Performance Excellence Team, you can expect:

  • Intellectual stimulation – You’ll dig into challenging business and technical questions, many are yet to be explored here
  • Shaping the future – We’re moving forward as a company and you’ll play a role in that from the start
  • Ownership – We act like owners, which means you are empowered and own your work
  • Seeing your work in action – You’ll inform company-wide decisions in real-time
  • Variety – You’ll be exposed to a variety of teams, projects, and people
  • Leadership exposure – You’ll work closely with team leaders including our Officer Team
  • Personal development – We’re committed to helping you develop in new areas and new skillsets
  • Meritocracy – You can expect rewards based on delivering great results


What we’re looking for in a new team member:

  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for exploring complex questions
  • Strategic thinking in how you interact with other teams and approach problem solving
  • Business acumen understand the levers that drive our business
  • Quantitative skills to flawlessly analyze our data and products
  • Communication skills to succinctly communicate insights and recommendations that drive action
  • Creative thinking and the ability to approach things differently
  • Accountability to take full ownership for everything you do
  • Hunger for continuous improvement and a desire to be challenged
  • Team spirit, work well within a small, high-performing team


A day in the life

You’ll support multiple teams to achieve business goals through testing of new, existing, and competitive products.


Projects includes developing testing protocols, preparing/conducting product testing, maintaining test equipment, and working with internal / external inspection and laboratory resources.


You’ll optimize test procedures.  You’ll collaborate with engineering, sourcing, and our suppliers to combine qualitative and quantitative findings with insights from cross-functional teams, and rapidly iterate on product solutions.


Your recommendations will take the form of test reports, documentation of testing procedures, and observations.



What’s awesome about you

  • Your hunger: You love solving complex product issues!
  • Your strong bias toward action: You’d rather fail fast, adjust and learn than plan for months.
  • Your passion: You love developing world-class-best products!  This is your craft and you’re serious about growing your skills!
  • Your advocacy: Ability to explain your vision and rally a group around the principles of great products!



More about Pampered Chef

We are a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of over 40,000 independent consultants and a rapidly growing online business. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980 and today are part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Now we’re leveraging our company’s strong foundation to reinvent our company and our brand for future growth. We’re searching for world class people to help reshape our company to deliver on our purpose of enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time.



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