Procurement Analyst at Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC, a Yum! Brands Co-op, (RSCS) is currently seeking an experienced candidate to join our high-performance Equipment Procurement team in Louisville, KY as a Procurement Analyst to manage important spend categories within the Yum! family of Brands including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, A&W Root Beer, and The Habit Grill.

This Equipment Procurement Analyst is a key member of the Development & Equipment Solutions (DES) procurement team and the position reports to the Director, Equipment Procurement. This role will apply skills in data analytics, market intelligence, program and project management, and strategy development to create and execute effective sourcing strategies for equipment categories to support our dynamic network of restaurants across Yum! Brands (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Habit Burger Grill) and A&W. The system represents a network of over 18,000 restaurants and circa 1,000 franchisees.

Essential Functions

• Develop comprehensive category profile including, but not limited to Category Profiles, Market Reports, Demand

Analysis, market trend analysis, competitive benchmarking, innovation searches and voice of customer analysis

to create and execute short- and long-term strategies for each assigned product category.

• Develop supplier relationships, product category expertise, and manage all procurement activities and

negotiations for the product categories assigned on behalf of RSCS and its franchisee members for all Brands.

• Demonstrate strong proficiency in data management and analysis. Develop and use analytical metrics to evaluate

both strategic and tactical execution. Create, wherever possible, a quantitative basis for defining success.

• Gather, analyze, and effectively apply relevant market intelligence including key cost drivers, market

dynamics, capacity utilization metrics, and macroeconomics to anticipate potential issues and opportunities and

act accordingly for the best possible outcome for the benefit of RSCS and its franchisee members.

• Assertively influence decision making and outcomes, both internally and externally, using expertise within

assigned categories. Create compelling presentations to optimize communication of key data and insights.

• Oversee all purchasing responsibilities for the relevant categories including sourcing strategy, sourcing

contracts, cost analysis, cost savings tracking, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) appraisals, and other

duties key to the performance of the position.

• Support new product development, product launches, and other projects initiated by the Brands. Work closely

with Brand Operations and relevant Brand Stakeholders to ensure flawless execution of all Brand projects and

programs, including various conference calls and meetings.

• Conduct Request for Proposals (RFP's) using the RSCS Sourcing Process.

• Collaborate with Brand Operations team on identifying, prioritizing, and delivering Development & Equipment

Solutions Restaurant Margin Improvement (DES RMI) process for all Brands.

• Collaborate with the Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP) Team to ensure the continuous supply for assigned

product categories during promotional and non-promotional periods.

• Assume new assignments, routinely demonstrate interest in improving knowledge, offer suggestions and problem


• Position will report to the Director of Procurement and be based out of the company's headquarters in

Louisville. Hybrid schedule: 3 days in the office, 2 days remote

• Travel, as required.

• Other duties as required and assigned.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

• Bachelor's degree required. Prefer a major in Business or Supply Chain. Prefer Master's or MBA.

• Minimum of 2 to 5 years business experience in positions related to equipment procurement, product management,

program management, marketing analyst, business strategy, data analyst and/or operations.

• Proven self-starter with the ability to set priorities and meet and exceed all responsibilities in a fast-

paced, dynamic, high output environment, while maintaining focus on the company mission and departmental goals.

• Must have strong analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to self-manage

prioritization of multiple tasks, with attention to detail and accuracy.

• Exceptional relationship builder with ability to engage with, assertively and respectfully influence, and

garner trust and respect from a diverse group of peer and senior level constituents, including company

executives, team members, franchisees, and suppliers.

• Must have strong negotiation and analytical skills.

• Must have experience in cost analysis, supplier development, forecasting, and contingency planning.

• Advanced written and verbal communication skills required. Very high proficiency using PC based applications

(Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook) also required. Prefer experience with Net Suite and associated


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