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Weight Watchers – Director, Behavior Change

Weight Watchers is an international leader in healthy lifestyle change. Our mission is to “inspire and guide the healthier choices that transform lives.” We’re leveraging technology and leading the way in the wellness arena with a new emphasis on analytics, mobility, and digital solutions to help our members reach their goals. Our “Beyond The Scale” program is a holistic approach to a healthier, happier life that includes weight management. It’s an exciting time to join our team!

General Summary:

This is a very exciting opportunity to take on a role that infuses an overall science and behavior change perspective to every aspect of our members’ experience. As our Director, Behavior Change, you will play a key role as a subject matter expert on behavior change for weight management and will support the organization by liaising closely with organization-wide departments and cross-functional crews to provide insight and guidance on behavior change as it relates to product(s), content and collateral. 

As we continue our journey to be a data driven business, you will also partner closely with our growing Data Science and Data Analytics teams to help us understand how to use this data to further improve the experience for our 3.5 million members around the world. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Be the internal subject matter expert on all things science/behavior related in the weight management and well-being space. This could include: providing practical insights/guidance on bringing scientific research findings and behavioral strategies to life in our content, programs and products, advice on bringing new products to market, clinical insights into the member experience , and learning and development for our Leaders who support members on their journey
  • Review/create content & collateral including; presentations, training material, topic briefs, program material, website and digital content and internal communications rearing science and behavior change
  • Ensure Weight Watchers continues to be at the forefront in terms of providing scientifically validated programs and products for both physical and digital environments
  • Improve the efficacy of existing programs and identify opportunities to expand and grow (for example a maintenance or plateau program).
  • Maintain professional relationships with a variety of experts and external bodies to ensure that Weight Watchers is always aware of new thinking in the weight management and well-being arena.
  • Continue to build a network of advocates in the behavior modification, exercise physiology, public health, and nutritional fields.
  • Build relationships and work seamlessly with colleagues across the company, and ensure that relationships are built with credibility and trust. Influence their thinking, tempering and enlightening when required.

Experience required:

  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in the weight management field
  • Relevant academic qualifications, PhD preferred but not required
  • A good appreciation for science in areas of weight management via standard behavioral therapy, clinical psychology, physical activity, nutrition, public health etc.
  • Hands on experience and a current knowledge of the weight loss arena; from an understanding of new techniques relating to behavior modification to direct experience working with participants in a weight management program
  • Have outstanding communication and influencing skills, both verbal and written.
  • Be intellectually curious and open to innovation, but maintain objectivity and challenge when necessary to ensure that the focus remains on the scientific foundation in which the brand is built.
  • Able to take complex scientific principles and translate these into everyday terms and understanding

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of reference and background checks.

We hire only the best people. Here are the benefits to being top-notch: 

  • The opportunity to work with some of the best innovators in the industry
  • Generous healthcare coverage.
  • 401(K) with company match.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Annual wellness allowance
  • Profit Sharing

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Weight Watchers is an equal opportunity employer. Weight Watchers does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.