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Who is Taco Bell?

Taco Bell was born and raised in California and has been around since 1962. We went from selling everyone’s favorite Crunchy Tacos on the West Coast to a global brand with 7,500+ restaurants, 350 franchise organizations, that serve 42+ million fans each week around the globe. We’re not only the largest Mexican-inspired quick service brand (QSR) in the world, we’re also part of the biggest restaurant group in the world: Yum! Brands

Much of our fan love and authentic connection with our communities are rooted in being rebels with a cause. From ensuring we use high quality, sustainable ingredients to elevating restaurant technology in ways that hasn’t been done before… we will continue to be inclusive, bold, challenge the status quo and push industry boundaries.   

We’re a company that celebrates and advocates for different, has bold self-expression, strives for a better future, and brings the fun while we’re at it. We fuel our culture with real people who bring unique experiences. We inspire and enable our teams and the world to Live Más. 

And all of that comes with fun, year-round events like recess at work, holiday and cultural festivities, our annual Art Show that benefits the Taco Bell Foundation, and random recharge days – just to name a few. We truly believe that where you work matters and taking care of our employees matters as much to us as taking care of our fans. 

At Taco Bell, we’re Cultural Rebels. Want to join in on the passion-fueled fun? Learn more about the career below. 

About the Job:

Taco Bell has been recognized as a leading innovator in the restaurant industry and even the wider business world. The Director, Architecture & Design, Brand Standards and Implementation will lead the Brand Design and Brand Standards team and will sit on the Global Design and Architecture leadership team that influences design strategy for over 9,000 restaurants globally.

This position will align Brand Design and Brand Standards strategies, identifying methods which will create the most effective and efficient processes for implementation of those strategies. This person will lead the team through all project phases to ensure the delivery of a clearly presented and polished product that meets Taco Bell Brand Design standards. The Brand Design team evaluates, reviews, and signs off over 750 designs per year, which have contributed to our unique restaurant assets both domestically and overseas.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Create, design, and develop prototypical tools for restaurant remodels and new build strategies  while positively impacting margins and other business metrics
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of project timelines/schedules relating to rollout franchise and company-owned restaurant remodels and new builds projects
  • Build strong relationships with franchisees and cross-functional partners to align strategy up and down the organization
  • Consistently evolve and develop new processes and systems to continue to meet new growth demands, while maintaining and ensuring brand standards are maintained or exceeded
  • Lead and develop a high-performing team

Is This You? 

  • Degree in Architecture or equivalent relevant field preferred and Architecture license required
  • Experience in progressive multi-unit construction, development, and design management environments in the restaurant, hospitality, or retail industries
  • Experience in project management in Retail Interiors and Architecture projects preferred
  • Superior knowledge of design trends with a track record for implementing and/or improving systems and procedures
  • Experience communicating project ideas using hand sketches, computer design tools such as 3D modeling, AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign), Bluebeam Revu

Why Taco Bell?

We truly believe that where you work matters, and we know a thing or two about what makes employees happy. Join us on our mission of feeding people’s lives with más!

Work-Hard, Play-Hard:

  • Hybrid work schedule and year-round flex day Friday
  • Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
  • Onsite dining center and game room (yes, there is a Taco Bell inside the building)
  • Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, carwash,
  • Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
  • Up to 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays and time off for volunteering
  • Tuition reimbursement and education benefits
  • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
  • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
  • Comprehensive medical & dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
  • Discounts, free food, swag and… honestly, too many good benefits to name

At Taco Bell, we Live Más and invite you to do the same. Take a seat at our table. Bring your voice. Bring you, just as you are, a Cultural Rebel. We want you to be your best self! 

Taco Bell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equity, inclusion, and belonging for all dimensions of diversity.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other protected characteristic. Taco Bell is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities or special needs.

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