Yum! Brands, Inc. has over 39,000
restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories and more than 1.4
million associates worldwide. The Company's brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and
Taco Bell are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food
KFC Global, based in Plano, Texas, is a powerful global growth
engine for Yum! Brands, with more than 14,000 restaurants. KFC is a
diverse, high-return business, with over $650 million in operating profits
in 2013 and over 650+ new restaurant openings. Our international business
and growth is one of the key factors that makes us
truly unique in the restaurant industry.
What makes Yum! a great place to work?
It's our people. That's why we invest in people capability so they can make
the most of their career. With a diverse workforce and ongoing
opportunities for personal and professional success, we've built a culture
that rewards and recognizes great effort while providing the work/life
balance that is so important to all of us.
Purpose To support the KFC-PSC Technology and NPD teams. Primary
responsibilities include in market testing of key initiatives/equipment
performance on ingredients/food. (examples; thaw
cabinet, shortening studies, KFC Select recipes) and supplier/product
cutting program evaluation for core ingredients: fries, tortillas,
Work will include sensory testing of ingredients and products,
supporting and conducting equipment validation studies, collecting data,
planning and executing food product demos and managing and supporting in
market testing in key project areas. Writing technical reports outlining
testing protocols used and test results will also be required.
Additional responsibilities will be assisting in the
commercialization of NPD initiatives for YRI by developing and validating
cook/hold procedures and the testing of ingredients from Global Core
The candidate will be expected to effectively work with
cross-functional teams and markets to prioritize tasks. This position will
also require in market testing by the candidate, requiring good
organizational, communication and relationship building skills.
Job Functions Product
Supports technical and NPD team members on key
projects, including execution of large blocks of test.
Supports CSL development and validation for
core items and new projects as needed.
Supports testing of key products for nutrition
Assist with global application NPD
commercialization by developing cooking and holding procedures
Contribute to Quality Improvement initiatives
through accurate data collection and test execution
Leading the execution of the core ingredient
cutting program including follow up reporting.
Participates in all courses including leading
portions of PEC and Cooking and Holding
Manage knowledge tool transfer to BMU’s
Actively participate in field training
EDUCATION: BS in Food Science or related field with 3 years experience
- Solid interpersonal skills
- Food safety/quality knowledge
- Interacts well with others, demonstrates cultural sensitivity
- Analytical/investigative and troubleshooting skills
- Effectively participates in cross-functional/cross-regional teams
- Understands needs of project and works to deliver accurate information
and data to the team
- Logically answers questions.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels.
- Follows directions from supervisors and others
- Mutually supports peers and other team members. Trust in the positive
intentions of others.
- Able to structure and prioritize workload
- Self-motivated. Demonstrates drive for getting things done.
- Detail orientated
- Basic project management skills
- Proficient with standard Microsoft Office products.