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Program Manager

Program Management

Irvine, CA
ID: 213863-886

Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC, a Yum! Brands Co-op, is currently   seeking a Program Manager to join the Taco Bell Concept Team. The position will be located in Irvine, CA.  


Position Overview


This position is a part of the Supply Chain Operations team which supports the supply chain for Taco Bell’s 7,300+ restaurants in the US with annual sales in excess of $11B.


To be successful in this role, a Program Manager needs to be a blend of a relationship-oriented project manager and supply planner.  This person will engage with a cross functional team to bring new technology or equipment-related products to market. 


Annual oversight is estimated at:

  • 2-4 national technology/equipment implementations
  • $5-$20MM in inventory authorizations
  • 2-4 technology/equipment initiative tests


Position Responsibilities

Supply Planning (~50%)

  • Leverage technology systems (primarily Netsuite and Power BI) as well as Excel to drive uninterrupted supply:
    • Create time phased demand plans for supplier planning purposes
    • Ensure supply at all nodes in the supply chain
    • Monitor deployment schedule, problem solve supply/demand imbalances, adjust plans of dynamic timelines, and inform stakeholders and leadership of supply status
  • Participate in continuous improvement and process optimization efforts
  • Special projects, and other duties as assigned by management

Project Management (~50%)

  • Collaborate with brand partners to identify and document the supply chain demands of high profile, innovative, technology/equipment deployments & initiatives
  • Manage supply chain timelines and deliverables of both internal and external stakeholder to ensure flawless execution of technology initiatives
  • Collaborate with supply partners to develop supply strategies that enable maximum flexibility with minimize financial risk. This includes planning contingencies, capacity assurance, and component material procurement timelines
  • Accountable to communicate and provide ongoing updates to procurement partners, brand partners, and leadership in a timely fashion.
  • Present supply updates to Concept & RSCS Executive Teams
  • Ensure key learnings and best practices are captured to support future strategic planning and continuous improvement
  • Create Authorizations for Inventory Procurement


Other duties as assigned by management


World 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.

To maintain a healthy and safe work environment, our policy requires RSCS team members to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and to provide proof of vaccination before  coming into the office on the their first work date. 

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Supply Chain, or other relatable major. Prefer a master’s or MBA. Prefer APICS CPIM certification, Six Sigma Green Belt, ISM CPSM certification, or PMP certification,


Experience and Knowledge

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years business experience in: Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Project management and/or Program Management.
  • Quick service restaurant experience desired. Knowledge of distribution or manufacturing environment.


Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organization skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and initiatives simultaneously. Process orientation
  • Must have strong analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills. Good data analysis experience
  • Able to identify problems and resolution
  • 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.
  • Prefer experience using NetSuite, Blue Yonder Demand and/or Fulfillment Planning
  • Experience in Oracle SCM, SAP SCM, or other enterprise supply planning software systems.
  • Self-starter with ability to deliver results without daily supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Presentation skills geared Director/VP level
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change is crucial.
  • High proficiency using Microsoft Systems – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams
  • Seeking advanced Excel experience. Technical aptitude


This position is located in Irvine, CA. View the Google Map in full screen.