Product Manager – Inventory & Product Management Technologies


Yuminstituted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health and safety reasons. Yumrequires 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.

Who we are:

Our story might surprise you. We’re the world’s largest restaurant company - encompassing KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Habit Burger Grill - but we’re cooking up more than just tasty food behind the scenes. Our 1.5 million team members in 150 countries rely on technology to serve 40 million customers per day., our bold team of hackers, creates software our restaurant team members use to ensure customers get what they ordered quickly and accurately. That’s a huge responsibility, which is why is on a mission to find the most fearless tech talent to join our software startup within Yum!. At our scale, we are among the world’s largest food-tech dev teams.

What we need:

We are seeking an individual with multiple years of restaurant operations experience and a passion for how technology can help simplify restaurant operations, elevate the guest experience, and improve unit economics. The Product Managerrepresents the “voice of the customer", maintaining and prioritizing the needs of our Yum! restaurant teams and providing acceptance criteria for solutions created by the Inventory and Product Management product team.

You will:

  • Work with all Yum! brands and business unit stakeholders to determine the needs for our Inventory and Product Management technology solutions.
  • Set the product vision and own the product roadmap in collaboration with the team that shows the timeline for delivery of key features.
  • Create user stories and prioritize/reprioritize them based on the needs of the business (aka groom the backlog).
  • Creation of acceptance criteria based on feedback from stakeholders.
  • Understand key business objectives and strategy of the product.
  • Work directly with the customers: restaurant management teams, franchisees, and other key stakeholders to ensure they are engaged and supportive of direction.
  • Be responsible for final decisions on product functionality.
  • Assess business value and prioritize all stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that align with strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with your agile product team.
  • Define success metrics and measure performance.
  • Participate in the release process as the product expert to surface any issues prior to release.
  • Ensure that roadmaps and the product backlog are visible, transparent, and clear to customers and stakeholders.
  • Work with product team on setting and communicating release dates and scope.
  • Follow-up with product customers to ensure features are working properly in production.
  • Must be fully vaccinated, subject to reasonable accommodations. Proof of vaccination required.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills; Technical writing experience a plus (i.e. writing user stories, business requirements, and acceptance criteria)
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with both technical and non-technical partners
  • Strong understanding of customer needs and business strategy
  • Ability to use analysis to prioritize business value
  • Ability to build product roadmaps, run meetings and drive agenda
  • Self-disciplined Get Stuff Done approach to work
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior leadership decision making
  • Extreme Ownership mentality (Growth Mindset)
    • Strong understanding of customer needs and business strategy
    • Ability to use analysis to prioritize business value
    • Knowledge of Agile development methodologies/tools and experience writing user stories


  • Education/Certifications – Bachelor’s degree in Restaurant/Hotel Management, Business, Computer Science, or related field. Masters a plus.
  • 10+ years’ experience with restaurant field operations, preferably multiple years in a restaurant management role at a Yum! owned brand.
  • Recognized know-how mastery in Inventory and Product Management restaurant technologies:
    • Inventory Counting Solutions (familiarity with scanning solutions that utilize GS1 barcode or RFID a plus)
    • Suggested / Recommended Ordering Solutions
    • Inventory Receipts and Transfers
    • Traceability / Food Safety / Food Quality Solutions
    • Product Prep & Hold Solutions
    • Finished and Raw Waste Tracking (including Harvest programs)​​​​​​​

A few of our perks:

  • 4 weeks of vacation PLUS holidays
  • 5 sick days
  • 2 paid volunteer days
  • 401k matching
  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Life insurance
  • Half day Fridays
  • Generous parental leave
  • A world-famous recognition culture


Yum! Brands, Inc., has over 53,000 restaurants in more than 155 countries and territories, making it a leader in global retail development primarily operating the company’s brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. The Company’s family of brands also includes The Habit Burger Grill, a fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches and more. In 2019, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and in 2020, the company ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media.

As the world's largest restaurant company, we have a clear and compelling mission: to build the world's most loved, trusted, and fastest-growing restaurant brands. The key and not-so-secret ingredient in our recipe for growth is our unrivaled culture and talent, which fuels our results. To that end, we're looking for talented, motivated, team-oriented individuals to join us and have the opportunity be your best, have fun, make friends, and make a positive impact.

We are excited about the future growth of our brands. In fact, as a company we are opening an average of 8 restaurants a day worldwide! This growth creates endless opportunities for professional, as well as personal growth. Customer sentiment and love for our brands is the fuel for our excitement! Taco Bell has been named one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World by Fast Company. Pizza Hut delivers more pizzas than any other pizza company in the world, KFC's still uses its 75-year-old finger-lickin' good recipe, including secret herbs and spices to hand-bread its chicken every day, and the Habit Burger Grill is looking to expand its regional footprint across the country.

Check Out Some Of Our Great Benefits (Some available at HQ locations only)
  • Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round
  • 401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
  • 4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays
  • Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
  • Onsite dining center (yes, you can eat KFC, Taco Bell or Pizza hut every day!)
  • 2 paid days off per year to volunteer
  • Tuition reimbursement, education benefits and scholarship opportunities
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
  • Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, concierge
  • Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
  • Discounts for life’s adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
  • Grow Yourself Week which is devoted to your personal development

Yum! has instituted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for health and safety reasons. Yum! requires 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.

Benefits at Yum!

Most of the employee programs and benefits are applicable in the U.S. Internationally, benefits are tailored by market and role. Check with your hiring team to see which ones apply to your job in your market.

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