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Reference Number: PR 0003555

Sr Specialist - Strategic Development & GIS

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 Sr Specialist – Strategic Development & GIS 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 by more than 1,000 restaurants by 2024, with a total footprint of more than 1,500 restaurants outside of the U.S.As a part of the Global Strategic Development & Analysis team, the Geographic Information System (GIS) team seeks to provide data that can be visualized and analyzed to drive strategy and support decision making for restaurant development across the world. In this position, you will report to the Manager of GIS and help to establish how data is accessed, organized and analyzed to meet business partner needs and deliver insights across the organization. A successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of geospatial data analytics, with exposure to coding (e.g. Python, SQL) and data visualization (e.g. Alteryx, Tableau, Qlik).

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Administers and maintains Wendy’s Enterprise GIS systems and tools including all data and user administration tasks. Creates and maintains web applications and demographic reporting templates for use by the broader global development team to function in both PC-based and mobile device formats. Works with manager to create training plans for GIS users. Trains and supports GIS system user base through a variety of different formats.
  • Uses geographic knowledge to analyze large geospatial data sets and develops the methods to translate the data and analyses to answer business questions. Assesses and implements various spatial data sets into Wendy’s Enterprise GIS system in order to create and enhance GIS-based tools for use by the broader global development team
  • In partnership with manager and global development team, coordinates the execution and evolution of global Market Planning. Leads the development and refinement of the geospatial tools and templates related to global Market Planning. Compiles and creates select components of the market plan including required mapping and visualization, as well as relevant demographic and business analytics. Works with global development team to identify opportunities within the market and evolves or creates geospatial tools as needed to help inform growth opportunities.
  • Creates and executes recurring and ad hoc Global Development related mapping, reporting, and analysis. Analyzes data, draws conclusions and prepares recommendations regarding new restaurant development, relocations, and closures.
  • Partners with IT to create, implement and maintain critical development tools to assist global development in tracking and managing data related to new unit restaurant growth.Assists manager in critical global spatial data acquisitions through targeted research efforts and data testing.

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.

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What we expect from you

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree: Business degree, Geography, GIS, Spatial Analysis, Finance, Real Estate or equivalent background
  • 4-6 years of professional work experience, preferably in a corporate environment with an emphasis on spatial tool administration and development. GISP preferred.
  • Extensive ESRI software experience (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Business Analyst). Working knowledge of ESRI demographics and segmentation data.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail and experience working with large data sets.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • 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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