Manager, Restaurant Margin Improvement
Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC

Louisville, Kentucky

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Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC, a Yum! Brands Co-op, is currently seeking a Manager, Restaurant Margin Improvement (RMI), to join the KFC Concept team in Louisville, KY.

Position Responsibilities

Lead identification and development of strategies to increase restaurant margin.

  • Facilitate and lead Restaurant Margin Improvement (RMI) cross-functional category ideation workshops with Brand, Sourcing, Franchisees, and suppliers to develop value-added RMI opportunities.
  • Manage communication between RSCS Buyers and key Concept cross-functional stakeholders to ensure alignment on objectives/strategy and final supplier award for Concept sourcing events.
  • Conduct Cross-Concept RMI ideation, planning, and alignment meetings with Cross-Concept RMI partners to continually strive to leverage the entire YUM! Brands system
  • With Program Managers, champion RMI by ensuring cross-functional teams integrate goals and strategies to achieve long-term impact during Brand's development process and promotional windows.

Coordinate and track implementation of RMI ideas
  • Deliver margin improvement value to the YUM! system while maintaining and/or improving quality, customer experience, food safety, and mitigating risk of obsolescence.
  • Engage actively with category margin teams in developing business case, strategies, and timelines, validating savings, analyzing risk, exploring alternate suppliers, and optimizing processes.
  • Present RMI category teams' fact-based recommendations to the RMI Steering Committee to gain appropriate alignment.
  • Execute field market tests and national rollout implementations for RMI initiatives in accordance with Concept program management procedures and protocols to protect system members from exposure risk.

Align stakeholders and drive communication of the RMI strategy.
  • Continually build and maintain effective partnerships with Brand Finance, Product Innovation/Engineering, QA, Operations, RSCS Finance, Distribution, Sourcing and Concept RMI Steering Committee to facilitate and drive RMI initiatives.
  • Partner with RSCS Finance on a monthly basis to reconcile margin improvement savings forecasts and consult with Brand Finance to ensure alignment of calculated savings totals.
  • Consult with appropriate Concept team members to ensure proper system communication of RMI initiatives.
  • Consult with RSCS and Brand Finance during annual Concept RMI target planning to help develop a creditable margin improvement goal.

Other duties as assigned by management.

Hybrid Schedule: 3 days in the office, 2 days remote

Excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, retirement, vacation, baby bonding, and much more.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree required, Business or Related Field. Master's or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years business experience in: Supply Chain, Finance, Operations, Procurement, Program Management, Logistics and/or Distribution.
  • Prefer business experience in Procurement, Program Management, Logistics and/or Distribution within the food service industry. Quick service restaurant experience desired.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience in relationships with Senior Level executives and suppliers
  • Demonstrated success influencing diverse customers or stakeholders and leading teams that include non-direct reports in cross-functional settings.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be an effective facilitator.
  • Ability to identify system risk and create execution plans to minimize and remove obstacles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Role model RSCS's World Class with Class (WC2) Cultural Values
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook


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