7100 Corporate Drive
Plano, TX 75023

Manager, Market Planning - Pizza Hut Global


We love pizza. We eat it a lot. There's no doubt about that and we're proud of it. But what makes us different is that it's our people that drive the success of our business. Alongside KFC, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill, we are part of the Yum! family; the world's largest restaurant company with nearly 54,000 restaurants in over 140 countries. At Pizza Hut Global, based in Plano, TX, we are on a journey to build the most loved global brand and the fastest growing in every country; we have big plans over the next 5 years to achieve explosive growth in a competitive and ever-growing market.

In the Pizza Hut Global Development Team, we think about Development in three main pillars: building the RIGHT ASSETS, in the RIGHT PLACES with the RIGHT PARTNERS. The Marketing Planning Manager plays a key part in advancing Development capability around the RIGHT PLACES of building new restaurants, through close collaboration with the Business Units (BMU) Development teams. The Marketing Planning Manager will be responsible for supporting growth through critical expansion and adoption of market planning best practices. This role will span a wide range of market-specific tactical projects to strategic multi-year market planning advancements.


Development Strategy (30%)
  • Be a key thought partner to the Director of Strategy & Market Planning, CDO, and BMU Development leaders on PH Development Strategy
  • Provide clear messaging and communications to BMUs and franchisees on PH Development strategy with intentional focus on where to build new restaurants

Market Planning & Site Selection (70%)
  • Provide tools and know how to BMUs and franchisees on executing robust market planning. Lead initiative to implement global market planning platforms.
  • Champion innovative thinking in this space and continuously explore ways of improving the PH approach.
  • Implementing and owning deployment of Development Colleges and Workshops across PH
  • Providing coaching and counselling to development leaders on key development priorities through the coordination of market planning team.
  • Provide hands on support and counsel to the development teams on key initiatives, ranging from building capability to ensuring robust pipeline management.


Organizations Supported: Pizza Hut Global (PHG) + Pizza Hut Global BMUs

Restaurants/Markets: 6 BMUs with over 19,000 restaurants

Direct Reports: 5

Travel: 20%-30%

  • PHG Development
  • PHG BMU Development teams
  • 3rd Party Market Planning Vendors - AIS, Geolytix, SiteZeus, etc.


General Qualifications
  • University Degree or higher
  • 5 + years of development strategy, mapping, data management and analysis, and GIS experience required. Experience in multi-unit restaurant, retail, or franchise industry strongly preferred.
  • International experience strongly desired
  • Previous Development experience in YUM! is a plus.

General Business Skills
  • Project Management
  • At ease in with cross-functional responsibilities and relationships across various styles and cultures
  • True ability to develop an independent point of view in direct areas of responsibility
  • Ability to influence/build relationships with all levels of the organizations
  • Communications, both upward and downward
  • Commercially savvy
  • Ability to coach and develop both direct reports and peers


Pizza Hut, as a member of the Yum! Brands Family, recognizes the importance of having an inclusive culture with diverse team members and a steadfast commitment to developing a company culture where everyone feels respected. One of Pizza Hut's core values is to believe in all people and we create environments where differences are sought out and celebrated.

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