Who is Taco Bell?

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), and is the world’s largest Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell was the first QSR brand to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items.    

Internationally, Taco Bell has over 800 restaurants, and plans to add 2,500 more restaurants in the next decade. The brands steady growth and strong business model have earned it the #1 position on Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500 list” two years running and has been named “Most Innovative Company” by Fast Company and AdAge “Marketer of the Year.” In Ibero-America (IBAC), the brand operates through over 370 restaurants across 12 countries, including the larger markets of Spain and Brazil and thriving territories including Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. The brand aims to open over 50+ new units in 2022 alone, alongside huge digital transaction growth and a thriving marketing calendar.

Taco Bell is focused on creating a positive impact on the world in fresh ways through Food, People and Planet initiatives. The Taco Bell Foundation encourages restaurant team members and fans to pursue their educational passions through programs such as the Live Más Scholarship. We are proud that Taco Bell has been named America’s Best Mexican-Food Restaurant for two back-to-back years, has been named “Most Innovative Company” by Fast Company and topped Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500” list for two years in a row.  

About the Job:

Taco Bell International is looking to become a leader in digital technology and create a digital first restaurant business globally. This leader will be instrumental and defining and leading ecommerce strategy, identifying new and market relevant channels, transforming the restaurant technology ecosystem, and defining the omni-channel customer experience. They will also partner with Franchisees and cross-functional leaders to better understand the challenges in the business and how technology can help address those challenges.

Taco Bell is working on significantly accelerating digital growth in 2022 and beyond, and we are looking for talented individuals to help us accomplish our big goals. Our fans continue to adopt digital ordering channels (Mobile, Web, Kiosks, Delivery) as we set global digital sales records across all our regions in 2021 with $2.12 billion in digital sales and 149 million transactions.

At Taco Bell, we aren’t just looking for candidates. We are looking for digital and technology rock stars who understand youth culture, digital, and technology better than anyone else. We are seeking the right person to pave the future of Taco Bell’s Digital and Technology Innovation across our Ibero-America (IBAC) region. In this role, you will leverage technology and create winning strategies to evolve our business model and experience across our restaurant footprint.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Provide strategic partnership and leadership as a key member of the Taco Bell International Technology Leadership Team, helping shape and define the Taco Bell global technology strategy and approach with Enterprise and Franchisee’s
  • Engage with the larger Taco Bell Technology Leadership Team to share key technology strategies and innovations across markets including the US business.
  • Define, align, and deliver on a technology roadmap that drives simplification, integrates technology through all parts of restaurant execution and customer engagement.
  • Create and manage a process to collect and analyze data to continually drive data-driven improvements across the entire restaurant and consumer technology stacks.
  • Proactively collaborate and co-innovate with customers and suppliers to drive owner satisfaction and competitive differentiation.
  • Establish strategic supplier relationships, effective contractual negotiations, co-innovation roadmaps, exceptional service level agreements and mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Select, coach and lead two direct reports: specifically, leaders of digital technology and restaurant technology.

Is This You?

  • Senior/Executive management experience in the design and implementation of complex systems along with a strong background leading a software development organization.
  • Minimum of 10 years Digital and/or Operational experience related to leadership roles.
  • Minimum of 10 plus years of progressively increasing experience in the design and implementation of complex IT systems.
  • Minimum of 10 years effectively leading organizations.
  • Experience working in Spanish required
  • Experience working on consumer-facing organizations with a focus on e-commerce. Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning. software, marketing technology, and/or data warehousing a plus.
  • Proven leadership ability in leading projects and development organizations in sizeable companies with many business unit and departmental organizations.
  • Experience in developing vendor partnerships to fill gaps in expertise of the areas of responsibilities associated with this role.

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:

  • Year-round Flex day Fridays
  • Free snacks, drinks and bagel & donut Fridays
  • 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, Booster gas delivery
  • Onsite gym with fitness classes
  • 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays and time off for volunteering
  • Tuition reimbursement and education benefits
  • Discounts for life’s adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
  • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
  • Opportunity to taste test new products
  • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
  • Comprehensive medical and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Opportunities to support the Taco Bell Foundation’s educational initiatives and programs.
  • Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round (recess at work, Halloween Spooktacular, employee art show benefiting Taco Bell Foundation, etc.)

*Please note that some perks/amenities may not be available and/or may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion during the COVID-19 temporary work-from-home period.

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