Program Manager



Come Join the Better Ingredients, Better Pizza Team!

We are SERVING up more than just PIZZA! We are NOT just a REGULAR ole' PIZZA company! We stand behind BETTER INGREDIENTS! BETTER PIZZA! Come join a QUALITY TEAM!

We are looking for a hard-working, fun, dedicated leader for aProgram Manager role at our FUN, STATE OF THE ART, Corporate Campus in Louisville, KY!

Don't you want the FREEDOM of working for a company that pays you WEEKLY so that you can enjoy a few slices of pizza on your day off! Or maybe your driven by the GREAT PERKS as a PAPA JOHN'S team member! Apply Today!!

We look forward to making you a proud PAPA JOHN'S team member, not just another employee on the roster!

What are somePERKS?!

  • Competitive Compensation!
  • Career advancement opportunities!
  • Working with GREAT people who stand behind a GREAT BRAND!
  • Employee discount on pizza!
  • Affordable health, RX, Vision options - just ask for details
  • Dental Coverage Available!
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid Vacation- to enjoy the GREAT things LIFE has to offer!
  • Paid Holidays
  • FREE Parking
  • On-site Restaurant!
  • On-site Doctors Office!
  • Casual Dress- Blue Jeans EVERYDAY!!
  • Tennis shoes EVERY FRIDAY!!
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Assistance and many, many more...

The Program Manager will manage strategic corporate-wide programs to ensure that an adequate supply of food and packaging is available for national product promotions, market tests and limited-time offers. The Program Manager works closely with purchasing managers, suppliers, PJFS distribution centers, centralized inventory management (CIM), R&D, restaurant operations, IDS and marketing. The Program Manager is involved from the initial planning stages to the test or launch of any new menu item or promotion. In addition, the program manager supports the successful execution of margin improvement initiatives, product replacements and unique item requests.


Do you have what it takes?

  • Coordinate with cross functional teams to develop plans and timelines to meet marketing objectives.
  • Work with forecasting analysts to determine promotional product forecasts and translate projected sales forecast into inventory needs.
  • Summarize projected inventory needs and financial commitment for leadership approval.
  • Align with purchasing and suppliers to create production and ordering plans to align with project timelines while balancing objectives to minimize both inventory exposure and out of stock risks during a promotional launch.
  • Execute program to timelines while coordinating tasks with cross functional teams to include Distribution Centers, CIM, R&D, Restaurant Ops, IDS and marketing.
  • Provide ongoing communication and reporting around promotional launch.
  • Coordinate and execute product exit plans with the cross functional team to include store level communication plans as needed.


  • Ability to effectively communicate and give direction verbally and in writing in English required.
  • Ability to oversee 10+ projects simultaneously
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills required.
  • Knowledge of supply chain concepts, practices and procedures required.
  • Very high proficiency using PC based applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook). Project management experience a benefit.


  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years business experience in Supply Chain, Program Management, or Purchasing. Prefer business experience within the food service industry. Quick service restaurant experience (QSR) preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree required. Prefer MBA or Master's.
  • Strong Supply Chain experience is required and critical for this position. Prefer experience in Supply Chain Program Management.
  • Documented history of strong purchasing, negotiations, sales, and/or supply management success.
  • CPSM, PMP, or similar certifications a plus.


Exciting things are happening at Papa John's corporate restaurants. Work where the best ingredient is YOU!

Great things are happening at Papa John's! If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an international company, flavored with challenging work, mixed with professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and a collaborative team environment, then look no further! Papa John's seeks people who share our philosophy for success, are looking for quality business practices and meaningful work. All these combine to produce not only the best pizza, but also the best team members!

Papa John's has over 5,000 locations in 44 countries and territories around the world. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Driven to be the best. Better Ingredients. Better People. ®