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Associate Manager, Operations (213818-886)

Company: Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC, a Yum! Brands Co-op, is currently seeking an Associate Manager, Operations, to join the Taco Bell Concept Team. The position will be located in Irvine, CA. Position Overview This role will be responsible for tactical execution of Restaurant Margin Improvement (RMI) initiatives for the Taco Bell Concept. Other responsibilities include execution and management of Smallwares and Operational Supplies.* Drive ideation for new savings* Challenge the status quo in the search of Supply and Margin Optimization* Implement and monitor 20 to 40 margin improvement initiatives and Smallwares roll outs annually* Monitor, adjust and execute operational supply strategiesPosition ResponsibilitiesChampion Restaurant Margin Improvement (RMI) by ensuring key stakeholders integrate goals and strategies to enable operating plan to deliver long-term annual operating profit margin.Execute RMI Identification, Communication, and Full System Alignment (60%)* Maintain and enhance partnerships with all Concept functional and franchise leaders, RSCS Finance, Distribution, and Procurement members, as well as, Concept RMI Executive Steering Committee to facilitate and drive RMI initiatives in food, paper, assets, development and technology.* Evaluate initiative performance and provide ongoing updates to RMI cross-functional Core team and RSCS leadership. This also includes actively engaging with RSCS Finance and RMI cross-functional category teams in validating savings, analyzing risk, exploring alternative suppliers, and optimizing processes.* Evolve RMI strategies to creatively drive new RMI ideation with key Concept cross-functional stakeholders, RSCS Procurement team, franchisees, suppliers, and Cross-Concept RMI counterparts.* Develop value-added RMI opportunities which continually strive to leverage the entire YUM! Brands system volume.* Prepare content for Monthly Director level alignment between RSCS, key Concept cross-functional stakeholders, and Franchise leaders to ensure execution of RMI objectives/strategies.Tactical Resource for all operations internal and external stakeholders (40%)* Manage operations supplies in Blue Yonder as required to assure supply and mitigate obsolescence risk.* Support Taco Bell Operations and Marketing teams to develop and execute LTO, Test and National Smallwares programs.* Coordinate spec changes internally with procurement and sales team.* Manage and track Smallwares and Operational supply obsolescence.* Ensure successful and flawless execution of all concept OPS/RMI initiatives: national, regional, local options, franchise, supersedes, and functional initiatives.* Ensure key learnings and best practices are captured to support future strategic planning and continuous improvement.Other duties as assigned by managementWorld Class with Class - Our Values* Candidate will be a leader of WC2 values and proactively drive business solutions based on the following expectations: * Integrity* Ability to make decisions* Proactive * High technological proficiency and strong willingness to embrace new and efficient analytical initiatives.* Breakthrough results* High expectations of stakeholders * Candidate will promote and champion the RSCS World Class with Class Values (WC2) by acting with integrity, delivering breakthrough results, being transparent and collaborate, recognize and celebrate, being humble and respectful, serve our members and pursue growth and lifelong learning.* Uncompromising adherence to being honest, truthful and ethically strong at all times.* Ability to garner trust and respect of all constituents, while managing tight timelines in a dynamic environment.* Ability to develop and make strategic solution decisions with partial information and during volatile time periods.* Ability to think strategically and entrepreneurially, while keeping an eye on tactical execution.* Candidate will have an extremely high level of ambition and motivation for success, will be solutions oriented, results driven and a self-starter.* Candidate will have the innate curiosity to use data to make decisions and will be able to lead and influence.* Candidate will embrace change and new technologies to drive results.* Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to shift gears quickly.* Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize. Flexibility and adaptability to change is crucial.Required Skills:Education* Bachelor's degree required in Supply Chain, Finance or other relatable major. Prefer a Master's or MBAExperience and Knowledge* Minimum of 3 to 5 years business experience in: Supply Chain, Finance, Operations, Procurement, Program Management, Logistics and/or Distribution* Quick service restaurant experience desired. Knowledge of Food and Packaging operations with a focus in continuous improvement.Skills and Abilities * Strong organization skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and initiatives simultaneously* High degree of emotional intelligence to fully understand the dynamics of how to get things done indirectly as an influencer* Demonstrated success influencing diverse customers/stakeholders and leading teams with non-direct reports in cross-functional settings* Must have strong analytical, planning and problem-solving skills.* Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, with an emphasis on interpersonal and consensus building capabilities.* Ability to work at an elevated pace with efficiency and precision and a bias toward action.* Ability to facilitate brainstorming and ideation sessions* Experience using Blue Yonder or similar ERP program* Understanding of negotiation process and business savvy* Self-starter with ability to deliver results without daily supervision* Flexibility and adaptability to change is crucial.* High proficiency using Microsoft Systems - Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams

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