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Manager - International Business Development- Wendy's Restaurants

Company: Wendy's
Location: Dublin
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Manager of International Business Development responsibilities are focused on establishing and managing the Business Development pipeline by proactively identifying strategic partnership opportunities for international market expansion, evaluate and manage any strategic investment opportunities that are regarding markets above and beyond LRP (Long Range Plan), and actively managing and growing international banking and strategic lending partnership.Specific Responsibilities Include:Establish and manage the International Business Development process and pipeline:

  • Manage the International Business Development process, which provides thought leadership on the future state of the international growth. Develop long-term plan to deliver the significant expansion of Wendy s International business
  • Profile, scout and actively manage a pipeline for business development opportunities, with the focus of leads that are above and beyond LRP
  • Expand Wendy s network of trusted advisors and information sources with respect to strategy and business developmentManage and execute on the investment and partnership opportunities, in partnership with cross-functional stakeholders:
    • Define strategic context of markets being evaluated (typically outside of LRP), including growth drivers, macro trends, competitive environment, and benchmarking against recent in-market transactions of key competitors
    • Manage the entire process when evaluating any partnership or investment opportunities, in partnership with cross-functional stakeholders (Corporate Development, System Optimization, Franchise Recruiting, New Market execution, Finance, etc.)
    • Prepare best in class, clear, concise, and creative presentations and supporting materials in support long-range strategic planning, strategic projects, and business development with high focus on strategic communication and alignmentManage international financial institutions and strategic lending partnerships, in support of franchisee growth:
      • Manage international franchise financing partnerships (outside of North America) with global banking partners. Includes: establish banking relationship, track and manage available funding, rates and terms in markets where franchisee financing is needed, grow franchisee and restaurant base by leveraging global banking relationship
      • Manage a sustainable network of international financial institutions and agencies, in partnership with Corporate Development & Franchise management teamsSupport the Director of International Business Development and Expansion on ad-hoc business development projects, manage team priorities and workload to deliver on key strategic priorities and plans.Education / Experience:
        • Education: Bachelor's Degree
          • Additional education information (major, etc.): Business, Finance, Engineering, or Real Estate preferred
          • 5+ years of international business development experience, or experience in investment banking, franchising, strategic partnership opportunity management and execution
          • Working experience in identifying and negotiating business deals
          • Proven P&L financial acumen
          • Ability to effectively influence and persuade others, leveraging exceptional communication skills and international business acumen
          • Fluency in English and one other language is preferredWendy 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. #LI-Hybrid - #LI-JR1 Associated topics: assistant general manager, back end, day manager, deli manager, director food and beverage, night manager, operations, produce manager, service manager, shift leader

Keywords: Wendy's, Columbus , Manager - International Business Development- Wendy's Restaurants, Executive , Dublin, Ohio

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