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Geographic Information Systems Manager

Little Caesars

Little Caesars

Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Job Summary:

In this role, you get to wear many hats as a GIS (Geographic Information System) Analyst, Systems Engineer, Administrator, Technician, Developer, Cartographer and as a Market Development Planner for both domestic and international markets. You will provide spatial analysis, create mapping apps, generate custom demographic reports and infographics, perform existing and new market analysis, and provide actionable insight to business units, franchisees and leadership using variety of mapping resources and data sources. You will maintain and manage all GIS software platforms for all GIS databases and servers for both Little Caesars (LCE) and Olympia Development (ODM). You will also lead initiatives for new uses of GIS solutions and mobile location data across departments and entities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement and provide ongoing support of GIS web maps and applications for both LCE and The District Detroit (ODM): including web access, reporting, mapping, live dashboards, and database integration.
  • Identify and research feasibility for of new opportunities for GIS and mobile location data and incorporate and implement new annual goals.
  • Respond to end-user questions, inquiries, and ad-hoc requests. Work directly with end-users, including outside contractors, to evaluate solutions, troubleshoot technical issues, fulfill requests, provide reports and maps related to FranConnect requests and finance packages.
  • Recommend and work on solutions to always ensure system availability.
  • Collect, edit, and maintain data; ensure data is accurate, current, and complete through quality assurance procedures.
  • Develop new, and enhance existing, datasets through various techniques such as data mining, process automation, workflow modifications, and business unit/franchisee collaboration.
  • Serve as a technical expert on GIS subject matter in the development policies processes and guidance. This position is the internal technical expert for GIS assistance within IHI (Ilitch Holdings Inc.) umbrella of companies.
  • Manage and maintain all GIS servers and databases within IHI and work closely with key contacts within various IT departments.
  • Research and perform statistical analysis on geographical data, as requested.
  • Support the continued development of The District Detroit by maintaining the Master Plan dashboard within The District Detroit GIS Portal and other application used by ownership, ODM leadership and colleagues.
  • Maintain fluid integration of open-source and internal proprietary data used for critical decision making, including the Command Center, The District Detroit Masterplan and Little Caesars Market Development Apps.
  • Provide market development planning insights to support the Development and Real Estate teams for both domestic and international markets.
  • Perform competitive analysis of markets and identifying potential trade areas for development in support of growth initiatives globally.
  • Provide actionable insights related to impact within existing markets and opportunity sizing for new developing markets.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering Science, Geography or related degree with a GIS major.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with GIS system integration or environment with business unit specifications, specific applications, including ESRI suite of software like ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise (Server and portal), Business Analyst…etc.
  • Working knowledge of SPSS, HTML, JavaScript and other programming languages. Experience with Geodatabases, SDE, WebApp Builder, Operations Dashboard, Vista by NEAR, Google Maps, API, OpenStreetMap, etc.
  • Strong project coordination, planning and overall management skills.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills to enable interaction with other groups and be able to influence outcomes.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Masters’ degree in GIS
  • GIS certification

Working Conditions:

  • A state-of-the-art building with a modern-day, open environment in the heart of The District Detroit.
  • A colleague fitness center, work café and an outdoor patio with grills.
  • Over 60 different meeting spaces to help promote a collaborative environment.