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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 viaitsFeed The Beat®music program. Taco Bell also provides education opportunities and serves the community through its nonprofit organization,theTaco Bell® Foundation™,and connects fans with their passions through programs such as theLive Mas Scholarshipprogram. 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 looking to hire an Associate Construction Manager who is interested in joining a Category One development team reinventing the way Taco Bell builds, renovates and maintains restaurants. The successful candidate will support Construction Managers in reimaging, remodeling and construction of new and replacement corporate Taco Bell restaurants and franchise Taco Bell restaurants as needed. The candidate will also support the overall Region pipeline with new, remodel and warranty projects in the US. This candidate must have a passion for providing top notch support for our development teams by collaboratively working cross function to deliver World Class stores and modeling Taco Bell’s unique Live Mas Culture.

The Day-to-Day:

Support CM’s (Construction Manager) with construction of Taco Bell restaurants and/or reimages/remodels of existing Taco Bell restaurants.
Support CM’s and/or directly manage the work of outside consultants, third party vendors and equipment/signage suppliers as it relates to Taco Bell construction projects.
Learn and support, under direction of a CM, the selection of qualified General Contractors (GC’s) for competitive bidding, review and qualify bids, award the work and directly supervise the performance of the GC throughout each project.
Conduct regular, detailed project management meetings with consultants, suppliers, operators and other relevant project contacts to facilitate projects completions on-time and within approved budget parameters under the direction of a CM.
Support CM’s with the management of documentation of project-related material (ie. bid documents, project trackers, invoices/draw requests, notices of construction progress, closeout documents, warranty inspections, etc.)
Cross train with Construction Coordinators to provide back-up coordinator support to the construction team.
Extensive (50%+) travel to perform weekly construction site visits, pre-bid/pre-construction meetings as needed to facilitate high-quality project openings under the direction of a CM.

Is This You?

2 years or more in the Construction Management field, preferably in the multi-unit retail/restaurant industry
Relevant professional qualification in Project Management, Facilities Management or Construction Management
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with corporate team members, field-level operators and contractors
Proven negotiation skills
You are a phenomenal multitasker and enjoy an exciting fast paced environment.
A drive for excellence and results with a keen attention to detail
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Smartsheet, PowerPoint and love learning new computer skills.
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, salon services
Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
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 fromYum! 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.

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