1900 Colonel Sanders Lane

Manager, Package Engineering

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Manager, Package Engineering
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY


* •Lead the packaging vision and innovation process developing new packaging in support of new products or calendar windows in all DEDVIM stages. Maintains accountability for all functional specifications
* Work in partnership with cross functional calendar teams in support of national calendar implementation, LTOs and test markets in the disciplines of packaging
* Support restaurants with packaging solutions in areas with legislative bans and provide thought leadership in driving sustainability initiatives
* Develops and builds supplier relationships to drive innovation, continuous improvement and quality
* Ensures packaging quality is maintained and leads any resolution of quality failures to ensure consistency in Core offerings
* Seek out and identify areas of packaging based improvements then develop actionable strategies to address
* Make data based decisions to define strategy maximizing system impact of developed solutions
* Use disruptive thinking to challenge the status quo
* Work in partnership with all business functional areas, outside vendors and franchise owners
* Actively engage in RFP process providing guidance on supplier performance and risk
* Responsible for Alternate Vendor Approval (AVA) related to packaging ensuring secure supply chain
* Provide results oriented technical support to field operators with packaging issues in existing restaurants
* Actively participate in the RMI process delivering margin improvement to the business while not impacting performance or quality
* Move initiatives forward using a defined project management process
* Anticipate needs of the organization and needs of direct reports
* Lead a team of 2-3
* Ability to travel 20%

Minimum Requirements :

* Education/Certifications – Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Chemical, Packaging, Mechanical,) MS/Eng Preferred
* Years of Experience – At least 5 years' experience in a Packaging/Engineering related field, preferably in developing innovative food/beverage packaging solutions for a customer orientated business, as well as functionally appropriate solutions that facilitate delivery of the organization's goals. Demonstrated successful track record of leading a team of direct reports. Restaurant industry or manufacturing experience is preferred.
* Understanding of retail/restaurant operations preferred
* Track record of successfully managing vendor relationships
* Demonstrated ability to influence and inspire others of all levels of the organization and franchise system is required
* Cross-functional collaborator and thought leader
* Willingness to challenge the status quo
* Demonstrated performance of people development
* Strong communication skills
* Demonstrated track record of creative problem solving
* High level of accuracy and timeliness in completing assignments
* Strong analytic skills and attention to detail
* Ability to handle and resolve conflict effectively
* Strong leader and developer of people
* Self-starter and able to adapt to fast paced fluid work environment
* Highly organized with the ability to perform multiple tasks and handle changing priorities

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast about having a rich, 60-year history of success and innovation. In fact, KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain and a division of Yum! Brands, the world's largest restaurant company.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. The company's restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

More important than our size is our commitment to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. We're proud of the unique culture we've built, one where everyone can be their best self, make a difference and have fun! We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background.

Additional Info:

KFC restaurants across the US are commonly operated by independent businesses owners called Franchisees. They have a contract with KFC allowing them to sell our products and have all operating responsibility for their restaurant, including being your employer. As a result, independently-owned franchised or licensed locations may have different requirements.

Please keep in mind, this is just basic information and you’ll find out more after you apply. 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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