Taco Bell

Product Manager, Front Of House Innovation

2 months agoIrvine, CA

Taco Bell is instituting a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health and safety reasons. Effective January 3, 2022, Taco Bell requires that corporate employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

Who is Taco Bell?

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is the nation's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell serves made-to-order and customizable tacos and burritos, among other craveable choices, and is the first QSR restaurant to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items.

Taco Bell and its more than 350 franchise organizations proudly serve over 42 million customers each week through over 7,000 restaurants around the world, as well as through its mobile, desktop and delivery ordering services. Internationally, Taco Bell has over 600 restaurants, with plans to add 2,000 more restaurants in the next decade.

The brand encourages its fans to “Live Mas” and connects with them through sports, gaming and new music via its Feed The Beat® music program. Taco Bell also provides education opportunities and serves the community through its nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell® Foundation™, and connects fans with their passions through programs such as the Live Mas Scholarship program. According to Harris Poll, Taco Bell has been named America’s Best Mexican-Food Restaurant for two back-to-back years.

About the Job:

Taco Bell is seeking a Product Manager - Front of House (FOH) Innovation to drive innovation across a diverse set of products within the FOH portfolio.  An eye for detail and the ability to spot opportunities & synergies across products is necessary to support customer and team member needs in Point-of-Sale technology and Kitchen Display/Management Systems. This role requires comfort in both product manager and project manager capacity.  The ideal candidate can effectively communicate to and influence a wide range of stakeholders including cross functional team, franchisees and vendor partners. 

The Day-to-Day:

  • Drive vision and strategy across net new FOH products and workstreams
  • Lead discovery on new projects
  • Develop roadmap aligned with business needs and technical capabilities
  • Perform product discovery, understanding problems to solve, and defining new capabilities to add to the product backlog
  • Lead proof of concepts to determine viable solutions
  • Collaborate with other product teams where product capabilities overlap to ensure seamless solutions
  • Communicate program progress and issues/risks to leadership and stakeholders
  • Build cross-functional partnerships to ensure that projects align with evolving organizational standards for architecture, security, and portfolio standards/methodologies
  • Manage vendor relationships & engage on new technologies that could be leveraged

Is This You?

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent
  • Proven ability to lead a combination of direct and virtual technology team members in a collaborative environment
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively run product team meetings   
  • Demonstrated ability to manage vendors and build strategic partnerships
  • Solid planning, financial management, and organizational strategy
  • Experience building and executing a strategic roadmap of capabilities and related initiatives in areas of responsibility
  • A mind-set towards innovation through a quick test, learn, adapt approach
  • Experience in Quick Service Restaurant (QSR), retail, and/or multiunit chain/franchise environment a plus

Why Taco Bell?

We truly believe that where you work matters, and we know a thing or two about what makes employees happy. Join us on our mission of feeding people’s lives with más!

Work-Hard, Play-Hard:

  • Year-round Flex day Fridays
  • Free snacks, drinks and bagel & donut Fridays
  • Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
  • Onsite dining center and game room (yes, there is a Taco Bell inside the building)
  • Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, carwash, Booster gas delivery
  • Onsite gym with fitness classes
  • 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays and time off for volunteering
  • Tuition reimbursement and education benefits
  • Discounts for life’s adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
  • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
  • Opportunity to taste test new products
  • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
  • Comprehensive medical and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Opportunities to support the Taco Bell Foundation’s educational initiatives and programs.
  • Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round (recess at work, Halloween Spooktacular, employee art show benefiting Taco Bell Foundation, etc.)

*Please note that some perks/amenities may not be available and/or may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion during the COVID-19 temporary work-from-home period.

Job ID: 3659457