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Mon Mar 12, 2018 - 5 days ago

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Executive Assistant - Government Affairs

**Company Summary**
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 44,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The company's restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over six 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.

Job Description**

The EA, Government Relations role will be located in Louisville KY and will support a team in both Louisville and Washington DC.

**Core Functions:**

+ Grassroots. Serve as the key contact and administrator for DDC, a database system used to provide information on and activation of Yum! grassroots political capabilities

+ PAC (Political Action Committee). Prepare Yum! PAC disbursement information for the bank managing funds distribution; ensure timely and accurate filing of PAC disclosure reports; assist with PAC solicitations for all brands and prepare and submit periodic federal and state PAC disclosure reports.

+ Lobby Disclosure Reports. Prepare and file the Quarterly Federal Lobbying Report. Provide yearly lobbying information to Yum! senior tax team for regulatory compliance purposes.

+ Budget Manager. Process invoices and track expenses for the Government Affairs and cost centers; analyze cost center reports at the close of each period to confirm correct cost center and account allocation and ensure target budget; provide periodic expense information to department head and finance planning contact; prepare yearly AOP for Government Affairs.

+ Facilitate planning and execution of Government Affairs meeting and event logistics

+ Assist in Government Relations research and communication

+ Manage calendars and trip schedules

+ Coordinate travel arrangements and visa/passport requests

+ Coordinate internal and external meetings, department activities, special events and travel arrangements

+ Prepare and submit expense reports, as required

+ Review and reconcile monthly cost center reports

+ Perform special projects and other duties as assigned

**Minimum Requirements**

**Background and Qualifications**

+ Understanding of federal and state government relations

+ Advanced organizational skills, detail-oriented, flexibility/ability to meet tight deadlines with little margin for error

+ Exercise independent judgment in making day-to-day decisions with minimal supervision

+ 5-7 years administrative experience

+ College degree preferred but not required

+ Previous experience in government role

+ Must be highly organized, multi-tasking, time management and interpersonal skills

+ Ability to perform multiple and changing priorities successfully in a fast-paced environment

+ High energy, proactive, positive, detail-oriented, self-motivated and flexible

+ Ability to work independently, able to handle and prioritize multiple projects and proactively anticipate needs

+ Must be willing to work overtime as needed