Who is Taco Bell?

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is the world’s largest Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell serves customizable tacos, burritos and quesadillas, among other craveable choices like the Crunchwrap Supreme® and Nacho Fries. Taco Bell offers a wide variety of plant-based menu items and was the first QSR brand to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items. 

Taco Bell and its more than 350 franchise organizations proudly serve over 42 million customers each week through over 7,000 restaurants, as well as through its mobile and desktop touchpoints and via delivery ordering services. Internationally, Taco Bell has over 600 restaurants, with plans to add 2,000 more restaurants in the next decade. Much of Taco Bell’s everlasting appeal with its fans and legendary connection in lifestyle culture are rooted in cutting-edge, buzzy marketing campaigns.  From helicoptering 10,000 Doritos Locos Tacos to residents of remote Bethel, Alaska, to selling out “The Bell Hotel”—a Taco Bell-themed resort hotel—in less than two minutes, the brand continues to push industry boundaries. 

Taco Bell is equally focused on creating a positive impact on the world in fresh ways through Food, People and Planet initiatives. One example is through supporting the Taco Bell Foundation, which encourages restaurant team members and fans to pursue their educational passions through programs such as the Live Más Scholarship. According to Harris Poll, Taco Bell has been named America’s Best Mexican-Food Restaurant for two back-to-back years and 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 is looking for a highly motivated leader with demonstrated strength in project management, problem solving, and intellectual curiosity to serve as a Manager on the Strategic Development & Analytics team.  This is a high impact position that plays an integral role in transforming the business by developing and managing programs and processes related to new restaurant development and existing restaurant remodels.  This position will also provide strategic thought partnership through insight driven analysis.  As a key team member in the department, you will lead collaboration amongst cross-functional teams and will be part of the exciting development of restaurant programs that will support Taco Bell’s business goals and aggressive growth plan.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Strategic development and execution of multiple franchising and development initiatives from concept phase to national rollout
  • Independently lead multiple cross-functional teams from a variety of departments including Strategic Development & Analytics, Legal, Architecture & Design, Marketing, Franchise Finance, Operations, and Consumer Insights
  • Evaluate financial impact of development opportunities and test concepts (pro forma, break-even, IRR, NPV modeling, returns, impact, recovery) and share results with cross functional partners and senior leaders
  • Using consumer research and financial analysis, perform post audit analysis on existing development tools.
  • Drive Taco Bell Leadership sponsorship and alignment on key project milestones and decisions
  • Create, communicate, and manage detailed project plans that span across multiple partners and stakeholders
  • Make recommendations and decisions based on stakeholder financial impact (e.g. ROI, break-even modeling)

Is This You?

  • BA or BS Degree; MBA a plus
  • 7+ years relevant work experience
  • Experience in franchise business helpful
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to collaborate with others and interface effectively with all levels of leadership
  • Demonstrated success in influencing diverse and cross-functional stakeholders and leading teams for which you do not have direct reporting authority
  • Advanced skills in the MS Office Product Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, with ability to craft a compelling story
  • Ability to synthesize complex data and challenges, develop hypotheses, and create recommendations for testing and implementation; skilled in financial modeling and financial return metrics
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to work independently, multi-task, and adapt to change in a complex, fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment
  • Strong internal motivation, intellectual curiosity, logical thinking, and desire to have a large impact on the organization

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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