Equipment Supply Chain Supervisor
McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s but to build a better McDonald’s.
We are a people business just as much as we are a restaurant business. We strive to be the most expansive brand in the world by forming teams with dynamic strengths who create delicious, feel good moments that are easy for everyone to enjoy. Joining McDonald's means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world.
We are dedicated to using our scale for good: good for people, our industry and the planet. From bold recycling initiatives and sustainable sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we see every day as a chance to have a sincere impact on our customers, our people and our partners.
Our new, state-of-the art headquarters is located in the booming West Loop area in the heart of downtown Chicago. It is set up to be a global hub that cultivates innovation: take a class at Hamburger University, sample future menu items in our Test Kitchen, and utilize the latest technology to stay in touch with your team around the globe. With monthly organized events, massive outdoor spaces, an 8000 square foot gym, and an onsite McDonald's serving international favorites, our office helps us connect with each other like never before. Needless to say, you’ll be lovin’ it here
This position will reside within Global Strategic Sourcing Services (GSSS) in the Global Equipment Supply Chain Team. The GSSS-Equipment Supply Chain Supervisor will be responsible for supporting the equipment supply chain manager in the end-to-end category management of core equipment for the globe, as well as partnering with internal stakeholders in negotiating pricing and contracts, calculating and reporting savings, executing supplier management, procurement standard methodologies and issue resolution. You will have an ongoing focus on improving the quality of products, services and performance of the equipment suppliers. The GSSS-Equipment Supply Chain Supervisor will report to a GSSS Manager, and will work closely with global partners in Restaurant Solutions Group (RSG)-Engineering, Global Menu Management, RSG-Operations, Global Strategic Sourcing Food (GSSF), Global Supply Chain and Sustainability-Safety and Compliance and globally approved Suppliers.
Supply Chain Management/Quality
What you will be doing...
You will support the GSSS-Equipment Supply Chain Manager with their assigned equipment categories and suppliers through the following:
You will figure out equipment and support needs for various cross-functional projects that support the global or local markets.
Completing necessary tasks to gather key supplier data (i.e. volumes, costs, product and service performance statistics, financial information, etc.)
Identifying supplier risks and formulating suggested mitigation strategies
You will review and approve vendor performance standards and measurements
Providing input into annual category management strategies
Facilitating issues on behalf of vendors and stakeholders
Execution support of category strategy
Independently lead assigned categories and supplier relationships
Negotiation of pricing, service agreements, preventative maintenance programs, warranty, etc. with suppliers
Ensure stock availability and inventory planning for new product releases and/or special programs
Understanding of manufacturing and logistics processes
Management of McDonald’s and Supplier risk and liability, cost mitigation.
Communication of new product releases as per above negotiations with alignment from Engineering, Operations, etc.
Communicate, evaluate, measure and implement Supplier Expectations with Supplier base
Serve as an advocate for the Owner / Operator, Company and Supplier by leading successful resolution of field issues and minimizing recurrence through process improvement.
Execution of category strategy
Executing all necessary communications to ensure accurate and timely flow of information to internal customers, partners, and suppliers
Please Note: For this role, we will not be able to offer relocation assistance or immigration sponsorship
Bachelors’ Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance or equivalent field experience is required.
4+ years’ experience in supply chain or commensurate experience in related functions
Project Management Certification preferred (PMP)
Advanced education is preferred (e.g. MBA)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proven experience in effective communication via written and oral methods.
Strong project management skills and experience.
You possess a working knowledge of procurement standard methodologies, including supplier negotiations, selection, evaluation, management, and development; You should be able to demonstrate “hands-on” experience
Think critically in order to structure analyses and processes to solve poorly defined problems
Negotiate to “grow the pie” and provide mutually beneficial contracts and business relationships
Build positive working relationships both internally and externally to provide McDonald’s with goods and services at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership and lowest risk
Able to problem solve and search for answers using internal and external network/sources
Organized and able to effectively own a number of responsibilities/projects at once
Able to develop and sustain relationships internally and externally with stakeholders and suppliers, as well as being able to manage up, down and laterally in the organization
Capable of leading, directing, and developing others
Capable of working effectively in multi-disciplinary teams
Demonstrated ability to self-start, determining work steps based upon management direction
Able to align own activities with group’s goals and strategies
Possess natural curiosity, asking questions when necessary to understand a problem
Able to lead through influence, establish credibility, and holistically represent the global equipment team to internal and external stakeholders.