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Reference Number: PR 0003776

Manager – Global Energy Initiatives

1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

What you'll do


In this role, the Manager of Global Energy Initiatives will be responsible for creating, implementing and measuring energy efficiency initiatives with a focus on cost reduction and return on investment for both the US and International markets.  In addition, this role will manage cost bench marking for Design to Value (DTV) initiatives, prototypes and market specific VE initiatives.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

1. Create, implement, and measure energy and water efficiency initiatives with a focus on cost reduction and return on investment for both the US and International markets

  • Provide ideas and solutions around continuous improvement to our ongoing energy and water initiatives
  • Attend industry events and symposiums to maintain high degree of insight into cutting edge energy trends
  • Develop new tools and resources, utilizing our data collection processes, to allow the business to make informed decisions around how we use energy and to drive down costs
  • Manage and update the Energy Times internal Wendy’s publication
  • Pilot and implement solutions, and set roll out plans with cross functional partners

2. Manage cost benchmarking for DTV initiatives, prototypes and market specific VE initiatives

  • Participate in and provide leadership on cost comparison exercises, evaluation of alternate resources, and ad hoc market specific VE project
  • Prepare new builds and yearly cost updates for the internal teams and franchisee disclosure agreement
  • Manage third party consultants in US and abroad to provide new design and cost benchmark information

3. Manage and provide guidance, within area of expertise, for the Better Buildings Challenge, carbon disclosure project as well as greenhouse gas inventory

  • Partner with XF team members to ensure that data is accurate and that YOY comparisons are appropriately leveled to ensure accuracy
  • Manage and expand the Wendy’s Energy Challenge Program
  • Support communications team providing information for yearly CSR report

4. Act as subject matter expert on engineering systems within the restaurant environment with a focus on HVAC to ensure that the correct solutions are being implemented into restaurants and that the company is driving toward the most energy efficient options

  • Review and approve specifications in concert with outside consultant
  • Manage MEP design updates on current and new building prototype globally with consultant support
  • Monitor and maintain focus on trends in HVAC design to guide the business in appropriate decision making and equipment selection

5. Attend regular meetings and maintain cross functional partnerships to ensure alignment across the organization for all initiatives related to the role.  Includes Design, Construction, Operations, Kitchen Engineering, Facilities, Finance, etc.

Wendy’s is the world's second largest quick-service hamburger company and was built on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.

What we expect from you

Education / Experience

  • BS degree in Engineer, Architecture, Energy Management, or related equivalent
  • Min 8 years’ experience in leading and executing design and construction projects with a focus on energy initiatives
  • Must be a critical thinker with strong analytical skills.  Proven track record of solving complex issues and initiatives
  • Creative thinker
  • Bluebeam, AutoCAD, MS office, etc.
  • Ability to present materials and sell in ideas to all levels of leadership
  • QSR Experience a plus

Please note that the Wendy's Company does not accept unsolicited résumé’s from recruiters or employment agencies.  In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit résumé’s to an approved requisition, the Wendy's company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

Wendy's is an equal employment opportunity employer who may provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

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