1900 Colonel Sanders Lane

Director, Calendar & Menu Development

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Director, Calendar & Menu Development
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY


Lead the creation and go to market plan for a 3 year menu vision that will build KFC into a brand customers will trust and champion. Role will partner with a senior level multi-functional team to define and lead specific efforts to grow in and launch into growing segments of the market.

Menu Strategy:

* Lead the KFC US menu strategy, partnering with the Food Innovation Team, Operations, Supply Planning and Finance. This effort will include defining and aligning a 3 yr meatblock strategy that will enable a better customer experience, simplified experience for our team members in the restaurant and deliver building blocks for breakthrough SSS growth.
* Lead cross-functional team through the creation and go to market plan for the strategy on the menu by defining the business case, commercial strategy, calendar windows, and supply solution.
* Personally lead innovation big bets that will bring this menu strategy to life in our restaurants.

Menuboard Strategy & Structure:

* Lead strategy for bringing the calendar to life across menuboards to optimize sales and profitability at the restaurant while improving the customer experience.


* Education/Certifications
* Under-graduate degree in Marketing with career aspiration to Chief Marketing Officer and/or beyond
* Master's degree a plus
* Experience
* Years of Experience – 10+ years related business experience.
* Strong background in general marketing (product marketing, brand marketing, calendar planning) and/or competitive intelligence a huge plus.
* Strong background in multi-functional leadership and ability to influence stakeholders inside and outside the organization to create winning plans that build the business.
* Experience in food, retail or restaurant category also a plus.
* Strong background in working with advertising and other creative agencies.
* Familiarity and experience in effective data management & analysis
* Ability to independently derive impactful insights out of data
* Strong ability to interact with impact with varying levels of marketing organization.
* Proven ability to navigate through ambiguity and a dynamic working environment.
* Great at partnering with creative agencies in development of positioning, advertising and other communications.
* Ability to work with marketing project teams and marketing leadership to identify business issues and provide relevant insights to impact calendar development & assessment.
* Strong organizational and communication skills are a must.
* Able to translate information across multiple studies and sources into actionable business direction.
* Provides clear point of view based on available information.
* Communicates insights in a manner that provides clear direction.
* Influences by building upon past learning applied to current problem in order to guide management perspective. Integrates and translates learning across multiple projects.

Additional Info:

Keep in mind, this is just basic information. You’ll find out more after you apply. And independently-owned franchised or licensed locations may have different requirements. At KFC, what you do matters! So if you want to be part of a winning team, find out now why Life Tastes Better with KFC. Apply today!

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If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time by contacting the location nearest you.