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U.S. Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Manager

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 building complementary teams 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 ambitious recycling initiatives and sustainable sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we see every day as a chance to have a genuine 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 nurtures 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

McDonald’s U.S. Supply Chain Management Department is industry-renowned for its ability to provide best-in-class quality products that are sustainable at a competitive price. In fact, McDonald’s Supply Chain has been rated #2 supply chain by Gartner. The team of highly competent supply chain professionals within the US Supply Chain department enable profitability for the McDonald’s restaurants by strategically driving key U.S. Growth Plan initiatives, establishing and cultivating strong working relationships with suppliers, and continuously reviewing and executing balanced, sourcing initiatives to enhance competitiveness within key categories.

 

Supply Chain Management/Quality

 

What you'll do

 

 

The U.S. Supply Chain Manager reports to the Director of Strategic Sourcing and is accountable for the Pork and Potato food category management and supplier performance which includes: supplier management, commodity risk management, pricing, forecasting and budgeting, strategic sourcing review support/results execution, and cost savings target planning/execution. Key partners include: category suppliers, new products and field supply chain, menu/culinary, marketing, operations, and U.S. and Global supply chain management. Ultimately, the most meaningful partner is the customer that enters the McDonald’s restaurant.

 

Strategic Sourcing Strengths You'll Need:

 

 

 

 

Supply Chain Vision

 

 

 

  • Develop Pork and Potato category work plan
  • Align supplier work plans to Category Plan

 

 

Planning (Pork and Potato Category)

 

 

  • Strategic Sourcing Review Support/Results Execution
  • Commodity Risk Management Recommendations in partnership with Treasury
  • Bold Validation Execution
  • Contingency Planning
  • Support Supplier Sustainability Plan execution
  • Develop/Execute Business Cases (as needed)
  • New Products Support/Execution

Financial Oversight

 

 

  • Category/Supplier Pricing Management (Projected and Actual)
  • Category/Supplier Cost Savings Target planning/execution
  • Pricing Protocol Execution
  • Category Variance Account Management
  • Annual Supplier Budget Review
  • Supplier/Category Performance
  • Supplier Performance Metrics/Business Review Execution
  • Day to Day Supplier/Product Field Performance
  • Lead Category Councils
  • Supplier Workforce Accountability Review/Remediation

 

 

 

You should having the following:

 

  • You have a 4 year accredited degree in supply chain or business field
  • You have 5 years supply chain/sourcing experience, preferably in food/agriculture
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively and candidly
  • Ability to achieve results through partnership, gaining alignment with key partners
  • Ability to focus attention on what matters most, re-prioritizing frequently to support dynamic business needs
  • You strong analytical abilities with ability to synthesize complex information and articulate in a concise manner with a high level of completeness and accuracy
  • You have strong project management skills
  • You have supplier relationship management expertise
  • Flexibility to support fast paced ever-changing business environment
  • Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) experience is ideal

 

 

Please Note: For this role, we will not be able to offer relocation assistance or immigration sponsorship.IndeedMCD

 

 

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Location

In the heart of the West Loop, a vibrant and rapidly growing tech neighborhood. Our new HQ is accessible by all forms of transportation.

An Insider's view of McDonald's Technology

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The entrepreneurial spirit at McDonald’s is noticeable at all levels. People inspire; people are nimble; people are team-driven; people are focused on evolving and improving. When you walk around the space, you can feel the energy that comes from collaboration and problem-solving. I am motivated to push myself every day.

Jen

Product Manager, Global Mobile App

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are providing insights and real time event data for decision making and marketing activation at a scale very few other companies can compare to. We are moving from a 1 to many CRM strategy to a 1 to 1 contextual and personalized experience for our customers and are watching our data drive the direction of feature development within McDonald’s.

Eric

Sr. Manager, Digital Analytics

What does career growth look like on your team?

Working at a company of this Global scale has stretched my skills like never before. The sheer number and variety of customers using the product I work on every day is both challenging and exhilarating; developing my skillset in a way that would be hard to match elsewhere

Jade

Sr. Product Manager, Kiosk

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

McDonald’s has a few consistent challenges that we’re always solving for - scale and flexibility are critical. Every piece of technology that we build has to be scalable to 30,000+ restaurants! The second challenge is flexibility –we need to provide a consistent and reliable experience, and every restaurant is unique!

Whitney

Product Capabilities and Innovation

What are McDonald's Technology Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
McDonald's provides both short and long term disability benefits at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
McDonald’s Dental Plans allows you to see the dentist of your choice and provides coverage for preventive, basic, major and orthodontic care at 100%.
Vision Benefits
McDonald's Vision Plan provides eye exam coverage and benefits that reduce your costs for prescription eyewear, contact lenses and laser vision correction.
Health Insurance Benefits
McDonald’s offers medical plan options to help pay for the cost of health care when you need it. During enrollment, you can sign up for the insurance and pick which plan is best for you.
Life Insurance
McDonald’s automatically gives you basic life, dependent life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and Business Travel Accident Insurance (BTA) at no cost to you.
Onsite Gym
We have an 8000 square foot gym on our 9th floor with best-in-class equipment, classes, personal training, and magnificent views of the city!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Once you’re eligible for the company match, McDonald’s will match your contributions with $1 for each $1 you contribute up to a maximum of 6% of your annual pay, up to IRS limits.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
McDonald’s Matching Gifts Program encourages employee support of not-for-profit organizations. Under this program, McDonald’s gives $1 for every $1 you contribute, up to $5,000 a year.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
McDonald’s has agreements for employee child care discounts to help you with the cost of child care while you work.
Generous Parental Leave
McDonald’s provides four types of Parental Leave, and you may be eligible for one or more of the types of leave listed: Paid Parental Leave, Maternity Leave, Adoption Leave, Unpaid Parental Leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
McDonald's provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Core hours, Compressed week, Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and certain state laws allow you to take unpaid leave to care for yourself and your qualified family members, as long as you are eligible.
Adoption Assistance
McDonald’s Adoption Assistance Program helps with the costs of adopting a child. The child must be under age 18 and not related to you by blood or marriage.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
McDonald's employees receive between 15 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 40 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at McDonald's
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
McDonald's employees receive 100 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on Thursdays in the summer, and twice a month on Thursdays during the remainder of the year.
Parking
McDonald's offers employees paid on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Continuing Education stipend
Paid industry certifications
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