7100 Corporate Drive
Plano, TX 75023
Director of Store Design
Description:The Director of Store Design is a prime contributor in the exciting growth and development of the Pizza Hut brand within the U.S. Division. This position will create and manage the store design vision, innovation, implementation and evolution as part of the overall brand and asset strategy. They will partner with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the successful design and implementation of Pizza Hut restaurant projects (new builds, conversions/acquisitions, relocations and remodels) within established budget, schedule, quality and design guidelines. This position will have also responsibility for the site of store prototypes and design standards, and the ongoing cost management, documentation, tracking and reduction.
The Director of Design must be able to develop and execute strategies to effectively respond to the changing development and business needs of the Brand. This position will report to the U.S. Chief Development Officer, and partner closely with Brand leadership, Engineering, Marketing, Operations, Purchasing/Supply Chain, and the broader Development Team on matters relating to development strategy and new corporate initiatives. This position must effectively coordinate and build consensus among franchisees and cross-functional partners to create and build competitive advantage for Pizza Hut via the physical assets.
Key responsibilities include:
Brand Image: Responsible for the creation, development and protection of the Brand Image as it relates to physical assets. This position will head a team of design professionals and coordinate with cross functional partners to create and steward the complete aesthetic for the various store environments of the Pizza Hut brand nationwide.
Prototype Design: Serve as the keeper of the Brand's asset prototypes and asset standards for all asset types. These various asset prototypes will evolve frequently to support value engineering, design updates, functional upgrades (including Back of House operations and equipment changes), brand positioning elements, decor and signage. Prototypical documents including pattern books, design manuals, construction documents, costing information and equipment ordering models are made available to Franchisees
Remodel Programs: Provide strategic design leadership to adapting the multitude of legacy prototype designs with compelling and affordable remodel solutions and programs. This will require a high level of collaboration with the broader organization to incorporate all license and franchise agreement requirements to the design while preserving the best and most cost-effective components of the design.
Partner Support: Lead all efforts of their team related to support franchisees and licensees as it relates to design and development of the restaurants. This includes design support, design approval, and post-construction certification.
Sourcing: Responsible for maintaining sourcing options for all brand required furniture, fixtures, and equipment in conjunction with the brand's sourcing cooperative. This requires leading the Store Design Team to identify and specify signage, furniture, fixtures, equipment and décor and collaborate with the purchasing and supply chain team to find sourcing options that meet the budgets and timelines of the Brand.
* A Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Design or related field is required. Architectural licensure is preferred. Additionally, a Master's degree in Architecture, Design or Business is ideal.
* Min. 10 years applicable work experience, expertise in architectural and construction materials, means and methods
* Commercial restaurant and/or retail design experience highly preferred
* Strong and positive leader – experience managing a team of professionals and inspiring others
* Financial acumen – understands the business side of the brand and retail category
* Proactive and curious at understanding emerging business trends, including relevant consumer and competitor trends.
Travel required (10-20%)
Who We Are
Founded in 1958, Pizza Hut - a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. - now operates more than 18,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. Pizza Hut is leading the way in providing customers with great experiences, innovating with technology and new products, as well as delivering exceptional service.
Our People & Culture
We're looking for people who LOVE pizza and thrive in a fun, past paced, and customer-centric environment. At our corporate campuses, Pizza Hut has created the perfect place for you to grow your career. Every day, you'll work to support our franchisees and teams across the U.S., continuously challenging yourself to feed more possibilities. In return, we'll provide professional development and career growth opportunities so that you can become your best and achieve your goals. And we'll sweeten the deal by immersing you in our world-class recognition culture and providing a robust array of benefits, some highlights include:
* 4 weeks PTO, plus standard holidays and time off to volunteer
* Generous parental leave (16 weeks for moms, 6 weeks for dads)
* 401(k) with 6% match, vested immediately
* On-site daycare
* 24/7 fitness center with laundry services
* Half-day Fridays, year round
As a global company, Pizza Hut aims to make the world better by acting responsibly with respect to food, planet and people. Whether it's donating food through the Harvest Program or supporting literacy with the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program – the company, our franchisees and our team members are committed to improving the communities we serve.
Pizza Hut is an equal opportunity workplace and committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability and genetic information (including family medical history).