Manager, Development Analytics & Market Planning

LOCATIONS: Remote, United States Louisville

KFC is instituting a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health and safety reasons. Effective January 3, 2022, KFC requires that corporate employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.


The Manager, Development Analytics & Marketing Planning is the lead for development insights and industry trends. This role is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of key KFC US Growth & Development Strategies through enhancement and execution of: New restaurant and reinvestment analytics, market planning, and industry benchmarking.

COMPENSATION(Varies based on skills & experience):$112,800 - $132,700


New build pipeline

  • Drive successful, scalable growth and re-investment for KFC US through strong analytics, strategic frameworks, and optimized market planning
  • Evolve and enhance KFC US Market Planning Capabilities to drive market penetration and success rates
  • Influence and accelerate new unit execution through data-based, insight-driven analysis (including cross-functionally, DLT, Franchisee)
  • Strong support for ongoing company initiatives such as closure mitigation and consolidation
  • Support KFC LT as needed in planning, business reviews, and ad hoc projects

Development Strategy

  • Primary analytic support for KFC Development-related strategies, processes and policies.
  • Provide strategic framework development, financial modeling, and insight-based analysis to drive US Growth. Includes restaurant reinvestment post audits, investment return analytics, competitive performance, development-related items (site quality, trade area grade, etc.), unit operational performance, as well as other data that drives results.
  • Communicate meaningful & concise insights related to development to Franchisees, Franchisee subcommittee and/or the KFC US LT.
  • Develop and maintain key suite of standard reporting and analytics that enable team productivity, accelerate decision making, improve forecasting, and drive insights-based action. Own the development reporting process by consolidating & analyzing information for KFC US Leadership.

Market Planning & Site Selection

  • Provide tools to accelerate internal and franchisee know-how of market planning and site selection
  • Develop structured and articulate plan for development prioritization and right sized asset approach (FSDT, Inline, Non-trad)
  • Perform trade area and site characteristic analysis for the KFC US market plan to enable and accelerate US Growth. Includes benchmarking and competitive analysis.
  • Provide thought leadership to evolve success criteria for business priorities and conditions.
  • Maintain and grow partnerships to leverage best practices across the Yum! Network (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Habit) and key third-party vendors
  • Continued exploration of new Market Planning tools and supporting programs to ensure KFC maintains its position at the forefront of Market Planning technology and capability


  • KFC LT,KFC Regional Franchise Development Managers,KFC Non-Trad Development Team,KFC Architecture & Design Team,KFC Construction & Facilities Team,KFC Finance Team,KFC/Yum IT Team,KFC Legal Team,KFC Restaurant Excellence, Operations and Engineering Teams
  • Global Development & Finance Teams
  • Franchise Owners, Franchise ARLs, Franchise Development Staff, Franchise Operations
  • Investor Relations
  • Consultants, Vendors, Contractors


2 Full-Time Employees



Education/Certifications – BA/BS in real estate, geography, statistics, finance, business or related field required. MBA preferred.


Minimum of 5 years of development, real estate, strategy, or finance experience with demonstrated organizational impact and increasing responsibility in related areas. Experience in multi-unit restaurant/retail industry a plus.

  • Demonstrated track record of strong Project Management skills.
  • Previous experience with modeling complex business issues in order to influence decisions with a data driven point of view


  • Must have strong internal motivation, intellectual curiosity, logical thinking, and a desire to have a large commercial impact on the organization. Having an eye for detail is a must.
  • Strong analytical skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite with strong/advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills.​​​​​​​

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast about having a rich, 60-year history of success and innovation. In fact, KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain and a division of Yum! Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.The company’s restaurant brands –KFC,Pizza HutandTaco Bell– are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

More important than our size is our commitment to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. We're proud of the unique culture we've built, one where everyone can be their best self, make a difference and have fun! We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background.

KFC Corporation has instituted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health and safety reasons. KFC Corporationrequires that corporate employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be able to show proof of vaccination upon starting with the company as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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