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Sr. Manager, Architecture & Design, FHS US&C

Restaurant Brands International

Restaurant Brands International

IT, Design
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 2, 2024

About Restaurant Brands International:

Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with over $40 billion in annual system-wide sales and over 30,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. RBI owns four of the world's most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, POPEYES®, and FIREHOUSE SUBS®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees and communities for decades. Through its Restaurant Brands for Good framework, RBI is improving sustainable outcomes related to its food, the planet, and people and communities.

Our Opportunity:

Restaurant Brands International is looking for a Sr Manager, Design to join our Firehouse Subs Design & Construction Team based in Jacksonville, FL. The Sr. Manager, Design leads the efforts on restaurant design, as well as franchisee & vendor support. This includes designing new restaurant prototypes, ensuring Firehouse brand standards are being upheld in every new and current Firehouse Subs. The Sr. Manager, Design will lead a team of design professionals, working both directly and indirectly with multiple other functions inside and outside of the development team, including construction; real estate; operations; technology; marketing; and finance.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leads a team of designers within the Development team for the Firehouse Subs Brand
  • Collaborates with franchise partners and other stakeholders across the United States & Canada to find architecture, design and equipment solutions that are both customized and standardized
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team to develop new restaurant prototypes for Firehouse
  • Responsible for developing new design standards to enhance digital sales and delivery service modes
  • Communicates and clarifies brand standards around image, design and equipment to architects, franchisees, developers, and other external parties
  • Works with franchise partners to analyze design aspects of potential markets, trade areas and sites
  • Responsible for reading and giving comments on architecture, engineering (including kitchen layout and equipment) and construction plans
  • Owns managing and delivering plan revisions to franchise partners and other relevant parties in a timely manner

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Architecture, Interior Design, and/or Construction
  • 5-7 years relevant architecture and / or design experience; QSR experience not a requirement but a plus
  • Ability to read and draw a full set of architectural plans
  • Demonstrates effective communication, influencing and organizational skills
  • Displays business acumen and problem-solving skills and understands the ways in which design and architecture impact other functions within the brand the business as a whole
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact with brand leadership, franchisees, vendors, and other parties
  • Honesty, high integrity, personal accountability, and a passion for the success of the brand and the team

Restaurant Brands International and all of its affiliated companies (collectively, RBI) are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers that do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, provincial or federal laws, rules, or regulations. RBI's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities upon request.