Sr. Project Lead, Supply Chain

Job Function
Supply Chain
Position Type
Experienced Professionals
Requisition ID
Posting Location : Location


The Sr. Project Lead is responsible for serving as the Supply Chain project manager and sourcing lead for a portfolio of new food-touching equipment and smallware projects, spanning all phases of Chick-fil-A’s innovation process (Understand, Imagine, Prototype, Validate, Launch). Working closely with key crossfunctional stakeholders, including Production Design, Legal, Restaurant Development, Restaurant Food Safety, etc.), the Sr. Project Lead will influence scopes, timelines, and objectives in accordance with Supply Chain capabilities; identify, vet, and contract suppliers to ensure food safety, continuity, quality, and stewardship objectives are met and tradeoffs are aligned upon organizationally. The Sr. Project Lead will manage supplier performance and ensure seamless implementation of solutions into the field, ensuring success for entire lifecycle of assets deployed.


Our Flexible Future model offers a healthy mix of working in person and virtually, strengthening key elements of the Chick-fil-A culture by fostering collaboration and community.


  • Identify suppliers that can meet needs, vet capabilities to serve the brand, solicit
    samples/prototypes, provide feedback from business evaluation and communicate budgetary targets and timelines
  • Lead development agreement negotiation as necessary working with supplier and legal counsel both internal and external to CFA
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the organization
  • Bring potential new products/technology from suppliers to attention of stakeholders in production design teams
  • Lead interactions with potential suppliers to determine capacity, quality & budget required to successfully Launch programs
  • Identify smallwares required for projects and ensure supply chain is properly established with same criteria as equipment
  • Influence supplier selection in line with strategic equipment supplier roadmap
  • Consider warranty and non-warranty service capabilities of partners along with ability to scale/transact on a global basis
  • Ensure project tasks are clearly communicated and executed on time
  • Report project status to key stakeholders and leadership, escalating high risk situations as needed
  • Execute seamless, disruption-free implementation of tests and rollouts

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain
  • 5 years of proven project management experience
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively at all levels and to influence stakeholders throughout the organization, specifically external equipment suppliers, engineering (Production and Design) and legal
  • Able to anticipate needs, lead multiple projects, collaborate in a team environment, and manage shifting priorities
  • Organized with attention to detail and follow up
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks while working under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and presentation

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of project management or project coordination experience
  • Advanced proficiency with Smartsheet, Microsoft Teams, and Sharepoint
  • Supply Chain or purchasing education, experience, or certifications
  • Project management education or certification
  • Experience working with equipment manufacturers
  • Experience with food equipment performance in a restaurant setting
  • Experience in negotiating complex legal terms

Minimum Years of Experience


Travel Requirements


Required Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree


Engineering or Supply Chain

Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale)


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