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Reference Number: PR 0003604

Specialist - International Development

1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

What you'll do


It is an exciting time to join The Wendy’s Company! Wendy's and its franchisees operate ~6,800 restaurants in more than 30 countries and U.S. territories with a vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. The Specialist – International Development will play a critical role in helping this vision come to life. New market expansion and further development within existing markets will continue to be dominant drivers of Wendy’s worldwide strategy over the coming years. Our goal is to grow our global footprint by more than 1,000 restaurants by 2024.As a part of the Global Strategic Development & Analysis team (SD&A), you will be responsible for supporting the Real Estate Development function for the Wendy’s International business ( LAC and APMEA). In this position, you will report to the Director of Strategic Development & Analysis and play a critical role in creating market level growth plans, helping to analyze new market entry, and providing reporting and analysis for International development activity. A successful candidate will be highly motivated with significant interpersonal skills, and will have a base knowledge of development concepts and processes.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Support regional Real Estate Development Directors and all practices and procedures associated with the development of new franchise locations, including preparing demographics, aerials and market maps for for site tours, managing Real Estate Letters (REL) and New Restaurant Approval Requests (NRAR) processes, and maintaining status reporting on new store activity.  
  • Provide ongoing reporting for development activity, encroachment, and New Restaurant Development compliance. Utilize Microsoft Dynamics as a project management software (Gateway) to manage new project creation and project updates.
  • Document, track and forecast development activity including new builds, relocations and closures to inform the Annual Operating Plan and Long-Range Plan.
  • Coordinate the creation and evolution of market level growth plans. Work with Geographic Information System (ESRI) team to bring technical expertise to the market and Franchisees. Strategize with Real Estate teams and the New Markets team to inform trade area viability, desirability and feasibility using data analytics to support regional growth.
  • Assist with the development of new programs and/or procedures to support department functions, including Real Estate, Construction, Legal, Franchise Support, Portfolio Management, IT, and Operations.

This position will be based at The Wendy's Company headquarters in Dublin, a suburb of Columbus, OH. 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business (Finance, Real Estate, Administration majors) or Economics with high academic achievement, preferred.
  • 3-5 years professional work experience, preferably in a corporate finance or real estate environment. Experience with GIS a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Highly motivated with solid organization skills; proven ability to plan, manage and prioritize workload effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication, and ability to build positive relationships within a diverse global environment.

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.

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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