Manager, State & Local Government Affairs

28 Jan, 2019


Manager, State & Local Government Affairs

YUM! Brands
Louisville, KY

Job Description

The Manager, State & Local Government Affairs will represent and advance Yum! Brands’ government affairs agenda before state and local elected officials that will benefit our franchisees and corporate locations and create shareholder value.


  • Develop, implement and execute legislative and regulatory strategic plan in support of the Yum! Brands’ state and local policy agenda.
  • Work closely with functional leaders and franchisees to identify state and local policy priorities; develop, write and deliver Yum! business priorities and issue positions in clear messaging to state and local governments.
  • Manage outside legislative consultants and industry trade association memberships to advance Yum!’s legislative and regulatory agenda before state and local governments.
  • Successfully leverage corporate social responsibility and other public relations initiatives with elected officials to help support and strengthen Yum!’s reputation.
  • Promote Yum!’s interests at select national organization meetings of state and local officials to further both issue agendas and relationship building.
  • Work closely with Government Affairs team on day to day management of the Yum! Good Government Fund; assist with internal annual solicitation plan and assist with coordination of PAC and Corporate campaign disbursement strategy.
  • Assist Government Affairs team with managing state and local budget to maximize corporate resources in support of advancing state and local agenda.

Minimum Requirements

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Work Experience:
Three to five years of similar or related experience in a multi-state government affairs environment.
Travel: Requires the ability to travel to state legislatures, public events and present at external engagements.

Company Summary

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over seven new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.

Since our spin-off from PepsiCo in 1997, Yum! Brands has become a truly global company going from approximately 20 percent of profits coming from outside the U.S. to approximately 50 percent in 2016. We’re proud to be the worldwide leader in emerging markets with over 17,000 restaurants, nearly twice as many as the nearest competition. With less than 3 restaurants per million people in the top 10 emerging markets, compared to approximately 57 restaurants per million in the U.S., we are on the ground floor of global growth.

Our mission is to build the world’s most loved, trusted and fastest growing restaurant brands. We are evolving KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell into iconic, distinctive and relevant global brands.

Importantly, we’re extremely proud of our 1.5 million employees around the globe and the unique culture we’ve built, one that’s filled with energy, opportunity, and fun. We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background. Yum! Brands is great place to be yourself, grow and make a difference. We have Grow Yourself Week which is devoted to your personal development.

Check out some of our great benefits:

•    4 weeks of vacation per year plus holidays
•    2 paid days off per year to volunteer
•    Onsite childcare through Bright Horizons
•    Onsite dining center (yes, you can eat KFC, Taco Bell or Pizza hut every day!)
•    Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, concierge
•    Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
•    Tuition reimbursement, education benefits and scholarship opportunities
•    Discounts for life’s adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
•    Generous parental leave for all new parents and adoption assistance program
•    401(k) with a 6% matching contribution from Yum! Brands with immediate vesting
•    Comprehensive medical, vision and dental including prescription drug benefits and 100% preventive care
•    Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
•    Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round
•    Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
•    Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round
•    Company paid life insurance
•    Grow Yourself Week which is devoted to your personal development

Learn more here

Job posted: 2019-01-28