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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Irvine, California

Salary: $82K - $112K

Taco Bell was born and raised in California and has been around since 1962. We went from selling everyone’s favorite Crunchy Tacos on the West Coast to a global brand with 8,200+ restaurants, 350 franchise organizations, that serve 42+ million fans each week around the globe. We’re not only the largest Mexican-inspired quick service brand (QSR) in the world, we’re also part of the biggest restaurant group in the world:Yum! Brands.

About the Job:

As part of the North American Development Team, this individual will split their time supporting our Non-traditional business and our existing Corporate Restaurant portfolio. With a revived focus on non-traditional business, we have an opportunity to bring the brand of Taco Bell to more captive customers in locations such as Travel Centers, Truck Stops, Airport, Colleges, and Universities. On the corporate restaurant portfolio side, this individual will support all the lease and property needs of our existing Company-owned restaurants. This position is ideal for individuals with high accountability, an interest in strategy and problem-solving, the ability to see the big picture and how we fit into the broader development goals, and the aptitude to build relationships inside and outside of our headquarters to drive progress forward.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Support the rollout of Taco Bell development’s Non-traditional development strategy; Partner with SD&A, and prepare a 3-year DMA-focused remodel and replacement plan for existing equity restaurants based on the age of asset, condition, and asset type.
  • Oversee and manage the Closed Store De-Image Program, Excess Property Disposition and Maintenance, and the Corporate Lease Expiration Program; Support with ad hoc projects as necessary.
  • Report project updates across IT and A&D functions for existing pipeline
  • Help pilot strategic initiatives across the equipment supply chain, menu tests, and alternate concepts.
  • Prepare Right of First Refusal analysis and provide recommendations to Management.
  • Review and make a recommendation for Use and Deed Restriction Waiver requests

Is This You?

  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, or Real Estate; MBA preferred, or equivalent experience; Real Estate license a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience in the Construction Management field, preferably in the multi-unit retail/restaurant industry; Development-related experience in the franchising or restaurant industry with proven ability to break through the existing development complexity a plus.
  • High proficiency in MS Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and advanced organizational skills.
  • Exceptional time management and self-starter skills; The ability to think and act quickly and effectively under pressure while maintaining a calm, professional attitude, even in crisis situations.
  • Ability to review and understand financial statements and other legal documents.

Work-Hard, Play-Hard:

  • Hybrid work schedule and year-round flex day Friday
  • 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,
  • Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
  • Up to 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays and time off for volunteering
  • Tuition reimbursement and education benefits
  • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
  • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
  • Comprehensive medical & dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
  • Discounts, free food, swag and… honestly, too many good benefits to name

Salary Range: $­­82,400 to $112,245 annually + bonus eligibility + equity (if applicable) + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we’ll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

At Taco Bell, we Live Más and invite you to do the same. Take a seat at our table. Bring your voice. Bring you, just as you are, a Cultural Rebel. We want you to be your best self!

Taco Bell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equity, inclusion, and belonging for all dimensions of diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other protected characteristic.

Taco Bell is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities or special needs.

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Employment eligibility to work with Taco Bell in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.