American Director Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Brands isn’t your average Fortune 250 company. We
like to do things a little differently. From our world-famous culture of
fun and recognition to our focus on your career potential, Yum! puts a unique stamp on day-to-day business. As the
world’s largest restaurant company, Yum! Brands, Inc. has over 39,000
restaurants in more than 130 countries and territories and more than 1
million associates worldwide. The Company's brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and
Taco Bell– are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style
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.
Around the globe, we bring people together to have fun
and to celebrate special occasions. Our restaurant support centers are no
different! Our passion for hospitality and making people feel welcomed
knows no bounds. We say “hi!” in the hallway, we tell people how much we
appreciate their contributions and we celebrate each other’s achievements.
Whether it’s chattering-teeth
trophies or an “open door” atmosphere, we’ve made sure Yum! remains an un-corporate corporation. We’re a team, yet
we take a tremendous amount of pride in each individual, and believe in
acknowledging a job well done on every level. Here, we don’t stop until we
have breakthrough results, so we encourage you to master your skill set,
while constantly expanding your expertise. This tried-and-true practice
keeps every day dynamic and encourages long, rewarding careers.
The purpose of this role to project and maintain Yum!
Brands’ World Class standards for Food Safety & Quality Assurance
across the North American businesses with emphasis on regulatory affairs
and delivery of continuous improvement programs.
responsibilities: *DEFINE strategies and CREATE alignment on food safety
strategies for Yum! and individual Business Units. *CHAMPION all elements of the Food Safety Roadmap to
ensure integration in Divisional & Business Unit goals. *COACH and LEAD Business Unit QA leaders to achieve
milestones and KPIs. *MONITOR progress towards agreed goals and drive
corrective action where needed. *BUILD People Capability and Knowhow in Yum!. *REPORT to the Global Brand Leadership Teams and Chief
Food Safety Officer on progress. *MANAGE crises and COLLABORATE to solve problems
affecting Brand teams and businesses.
parameters: *The role reports to the Chief Food Safety Officer. *The position is supported by a team of 3 direct reports
and indirect staff of 5. *The position is located in Plano, Texas. *Extensive travel is required. *Written and conversational fluency in the English
language is required. Comfort in other languages is extremely valuable.
candidate requirements include: *Natural or bioscience degree with postgraduate
qualifications a distinct advantage. *Fifteen years of food safety & QA experience in
multinational food industry environments, with restaurant experience
preferred (but not required) *Proven impact in driving change through the adoption and
performance of food safety standards and systems in multicultural
environments *Demonstrable creativity in overcoming socio-geo-economic
barriers to successfully meet strategic objectives *Seasoned ability to achieve results through others by
influence and collaboration *Independent self-starter with the ability to build
powerful relationships. *Demonstrated credibility in the industry.
success: *Agile and creative thinker *PhD Life/Physical Science *15 year performance track record *Scientific & Technical leadership evident (ind & reg) *Seasoned commercial experience & credibility *Servant leader - relishes detail and the depths of the
system but…. …Carries the ease, stature, and gravitas to work with
leadership team and Board as a peer group *Proven capability to lead change successfully in
environments where: Cross-cultural differences are the norm *Ambiguity and complexity are encouraged and embraced *Relationship-building, persuasion and influence are
essential strategies *Relishes the excitement and challenges of a global role
in a diverse and lean organisation with all of
the difficulties that can bring
Not: *Process-bound *Qualified but “so what?” *Journeyman or malcontent *Internally focused or academic *Functional guru/been to business school, knows the
theory but…. *Too big to get their hands dirty, static or rigid *Conscious of organizational seniority *Administrator or bureaucrat *All-American, true-blue Brit, etc. *Rule-driven, seeker of uniformity
Nearest Major Market: Plano
Market: Dallas Job Segment: Manager, Food Safety, Electrical, Safety, Quality,
Management, Engineering, Service