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Senior Manager, Supply Chain Value Creation

Concept Development, Pizza Hut

Plano, TX
ID: 213946-886

Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC, a Yum! Brands Co-op, is currently seeking a Senior Manager, Supply Chain Value Creation to join the Pizza Hut Concept Development team in Plano, TX.


Position Overview

This position is responsible for leadership and portfolio management of restaurant margin improvement, optimization, simplification, and/or other specification change and optimization initiatives for the PH Brand which has annual revenue of over $6 Billion across more than 6,000 restaurants with an estimated spend of $1.4 Billion across +100 food & packaging suppliers and +20 Distribution Centers.


The position also serves as the Concept Team leader for the Value Creation, Cost of Goods and Restaurant Margin Improvement (RMI) objectives and Steering Committees and will integrate goals and strategies to enable operation plan to deliver long-term annual operating profit margin.

With the following scope:

  • $1.4 billion in annual spend
  • 50-60 margin improvement initiatives annually
  • 5-10 spec optimization tests annually
  • 5-10 product phase in/phase outs annually
  • Supply oversight of twenty-one distribution facilities


Position Responsibilities

Lead Value Creation and RMI Strategy Identification, Communication, and Full System Alignment for a portfolio of improvement and optimization initiatives across the PH business


  • Focus areas include Restaurant Margin Improvement (RMI), operations simplification, process improvement, specification changes, and other value driving initiatives.
  • Supply chains include food, packaging, restaurant development, equipment, and smallwares.
  • Be a trusted advisor and influencer across internal and external stakeholders including Brand, Franchisee, Distributors, Suppliers, and others.
  • Build out business cases to prioritize, select, and gain alignment on project plans in support of the review and approval of initiatives.
  • Apply analytics and process improvement techniques in post event analysis and optimization efforts.
  • Benchmark to gain understanding and apply industry best practices and technology.
  • Serve as PH Concept Team lead with the RMI Steering Committee
  • Prepare materials and run routines associated with managing the RMI Steering Committee including presentations, analysis, and business cases.
  • Ensure successful and flawless execution of all initiatives.
  • Maintain and enhance partnerships with all Concept functional and franchise leaders, RSCS & Brand Finance, Distribution, and Procurement members, as- well-as, Concept COGS Core Team & RMI Executive Steering Committee to facilitate and drive Cost Savings initiatives across all areas of the restaurant P&L, with particular focus in food and paper, assets, and development.
  • Channel COGS Savings & RMI ideation workshop summits with key Concept cross-functional stakeholders, RSCS Procurement team, franchisees, suppliers, and Cross-Concept RMI counterparts to develop value-added RMI opportunities which continually strive to leverage the entire YUM! Brands system volume
  • Drive Monthly Director level alignment between RSCS Procurement team, key Brand Concept cross-functional stakeholders, and Franchise leaders to ensure RMI objectives/strategies and final supplier awards for Concept sourcing events are compliant with the Concept’s six-step sourcing process stage gates.
  • Facilitate Monthly Executive Level engagement and alignment between RSCS, Concept, and Franchise Executive Leadership teams to ensure the highest degree of concentration and support for all Concept restaurant margin improvement objectives/strategies.
  • Support SVP and General Manager by participating and supporting (as applicable) Brand Concept Committees and RSCS Committees
  • Write Quarterly Value Creation IPHFHA / RSCS PHNPC News articles to recognize Concept margin system value.


COGS Savings Value Creation & RMI Program Management and Margin Delivery


  • Ensure successful and flawless execution of all concept Value Creation and RMI initiatives: national, regional, local options, franchise, supersedes, and functional initiatives.
  • Partner with Supply Planning Team to develop comprehensive supply plan by collaborating with cross-functional RMI category teams, RSCS Procurement team, and suppliers. This includes planning contingencies, capacity assurance, and ingredient procurement timelines to support Concept RMI projects and initiatives. Collaborate with Supply Planning Team to ensure flawless execution and minimal obsolescence.
  • Evaluate program performance and provide ongoing updates to COGS Savings and RMI cross-functional Core team, RSCS and Brand Leadership, Finance, Procurement, and Franchisees. This also includes actively engaging with RSCS and Brand Finance and RMI cross-functional category teams in validating savings, analyzing risk, exploring alternative suppliers, and optimizing processes.
  • Ensure key learnings and best practices are captured to support future strategic planning and continuous improvement, resulting in a multi-year RMI Roadmap
  • Deliver margin improvement value to the YUM! system while maintaining and/or improving quality, customer and team member experience, food safety, and mitigating risk of obsolescence.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain key relationships with the brand, Franchise partners and concept board.
  • Drive a culture of collaboration around program management best practices in a matrixed organization following and role modeling WC2 cultural values.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


Relationships Interactions

  • Cross-functional project team (Operations, Marketing, Product Development, Quality Assurance, Business Planning, and Training)
  • Suppliers
  • Procurement
  • Franchisees
  • Distributors
  • Concept Board
  • Brand Leadership
  • RSCS Leadership
  • Brand and Franchise Committees
  • Corporate Leadership across VP and Director levels: (Operations, Restaurant Excellence, Marketing, R&D, QA, Training, Finance)


Required Skills

  • Minimum of 10 or more years business experience with 5 or more years of experience in ONE of the following areas: Operations, Procurement, Program Management or Supply Chain.
  • Prefer 10 or more years business experience with 5 or more years of experience across several areas including Operations, Procurement, Program Management, Logistics and/or Distribution.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Business or Related Field. Master’s or MBA preferred.
  • Role model RSCS’s World Class with Class (WC2) Cultural Values
  • Strong Influencing ability
  • Effective cross functional team leadership and facilitation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Presence and command; Ability to engage and build confidence at executive levels.
  • Conflict Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Analysis and insight development
  • Problem Solving
  • Process orientation
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Attention to Detail
  • Follow-up
  • Organizational skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Customer Service
  • People resource management
  • People development capability
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook
  • Some travel required.



This position is located in Plano, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.