The Development function is a dynamic and engaging point of entry into the Taco Bell organization, and the Architecture and Design team is proud to support Development’s goal of building new restaurants both domestically and around the world. This position is ideal for someone with strong design skills, the ability to manage multiple projects and the desire to impact the look and feel of Taco Bell in the market place.
The Brand Designer will provide the Brand Design Direction for Taco Bell’s new restaurant, replacement and remodels to cross functional company and franchise development teams throughout the development process. Projects types include new construction, conversion of existing non-Taco Bell facilities, inlines, end-caps and remodels of current Taco Bell restaurants. Establish design goals, design direction and evaluate completed site specific plans. Primary focus is on brand objectives, innovative design strategies and superior adaptation to local conditions and needs.
This is an exciting role that requires high accountability, a partnership mentality and a strong commitment to Brand Goals and meeting customer expectations. Communication and vendor/partner management skills are critical. Additionally, the Architecture and Design Brand Architect must be able to influence cross-functional business partners and effectively provide a holistic perspective to design issues.
Lastly, this individual must enjoy mixing work with fun! Taco Bell is very proud of our exciting and innovative culture and is seeking individuals that truly enjoy coming to work each day!
Act as an advisor on site selection (5%)
Provide innovative options for preliminary site design, building design and interior design. (10%)
Review site demographics, summarize and then creatively guide the design direction for proposed locations (25%)
Thoughtfully review and evaluate projects for compliance with Brand standards and guidelines. Direct and influence Development teams to execute the optimal solution (25%)
Leverage technical and design skills to support projects during design, permitting and construction (10%)
Support both Franchise Development Leaders (franchise projects) and Construction Managers (company projects) through consistent communication on update calls, periodic site visits and consultation as necessary (10%)
Proactively suggest value engineering alternatives to optimize costs (5%)
Support and/ or manage test projects as required (10%)
Is This You?
Bachelor’s Degree– Architecture or Interior Design. Professional registration a plus
5 years or more in the Architectural or Interior Design field including design/ image related activities
In house or acting consultant for major restaurant chain or retailer is highly preferred. International Experience is a plus
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit and core Microsoft applications.
Strong presentation and facilitation skills, both graphic and verbal
Experience with gathering and defining design requirements, preparing alternate design solutions and influencing the actions of others
Must be a critical and creative thinker who works well as part of a team and can confidently make independent decisions
Able to multi-task, efficient and adaptable to changing deadlines and priorities.
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!
On-site child care
On-site gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
On-site dining center & lounge (yes, there is a Taco Bell Restaurant inside the building)
Free snacks, soda, coffee and more
Bagel & donut Fridays
Game room w/ Sports Memorabilia
On-site dry cleaning and laundry services
On-site salon services, including: massages, hair, nails, chiropractic and waxing treatments
Year round half-day Fridays
Virgin Pulse (exercise incentive program)
Discounts for life’s adventures (ex: Disneyland, Air Fare, T-Mobile, etc.)
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 nearly 7,000 restaurants across the nation, as well as through its mobile, desktop and delivery ordering services.Overseas, Taco Bell has over 300 restaurants, with plans to add 2,000 more restaurants internationally within the next decade. The brand encourages its fans to “Live Mas” and connects with them through sports, gaming and new music via its Feed The Beat® music program. Taco Bell also provides education opportunities and serves the community through its nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell® Foundation™, and connects fans with their passions through programs such as the Live Mas Scholarship program. In 2016, Taco Bell was named as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World.