Employee Profile - Carlos Tejada

Carlos Tejada
Sr. Manager, Franchise & Business Development , EMEA Region
IE Business School, Madrid, Master in International Management, 2013
Favorite BURGER KING® restaurant product: TENDERCRISP® sandwich with cheese, bacon, and ketchup – amazing!
Carlos Tejada

What attracted me to BKC

I wanted to be in a company that could offer opportunities to grow as well as big challenges. Most importantly, I wanted to learn something new every day. BKC, and more precisely, the Leadership Development Program, offered me exactly this.

My career path so far

I started the program in September 2012, and by the end of the program I became an Operations Coach for Spain. After three months I moved to the UK to fulfill the same role. Seven months later, I had the opportunity to start a new role as a Manager of Franchise Performance (aka Franchise Business Leader), where I am responsible for more than 120 restaurants in the UK market. I am the market owner of Eastern Europe and Israel for the Central Division. I am the point of contract for the franchisee and Daily basis supervision to ensure the profit, openings, sales and traffic.

My view on the BKC culture

I completely agree and identify myself with the five pillars that define the BKC culture; Bold – Empowered – Accountable – Meritocratic – Fun.

My advice if you’re thinking of applying to BKC

Research about the company. Ensure you believe in its values and its corporate culture. If you can identify with it, definitely apply… you will love working here!

How I bring it to BKC every day

I bring it to BKC every day because I come in to work every day with a total ownership mentality. For everything I do and every decision I make, I do it as if BKC were my own company.