McDonald's Manager Global Menu Strategy - Innovation in Oak Brook, Illinois

Job Title Manager Global Menu Strategy - Innovation

Job Description

McDonald’s is looking for a candidate who is passionate about business development to become Manager of Global Menu Strategy, reporting to the Sr. Director of Global Menu Strategy. As a cross functional team leader, the Manager of Global Menu Strategy works effectively across disciplines to support innovative, high grow opportunities that deliver breakthrough solutions to drive sustainable growth for the McDonald’s Business globally. This role requires strategic thinking, a consumer centric approach to innovation, intellectual curiosity, an entrepreneurial spirit, strong project management skills and an appreciation for cross-functional teamwork and collaboration.

Responsibilities

Business Acumen :

· Broad business acumen across functions (business development, culinary,

Marketing, insights, supply chain, finance)

· Ability to translate insight into business building recommendations

· Passion for learning and continuous improvement

Innovation:

· Support opportunity identification and business case assessment

· Develop project plans with cross functional support and manage timelines

· Challenge and evolve existing methods

· Passion for food innovation

Communication / Relationship Building:

· Work effectively across functions through collaboration

· Connect with stakeholders globally to gain input and alignment through influencing

· Ability to flex style to lead and influence

· Expresses ideas and positions in a clear, concise manner

· Listens and seeks to understand others’ view points

· Communicates in a way that demonstrates respect for individual differences

· Encourage others to express their views even if they are contrary to the majority

Puts the Customer First:

· Anticipates customer concerns and takes initiative to proactively resolve issues

· Solicits feedback proactively to identify way to improve service or products

· Ensure projects and initiatives are focused on meeting needs

Leads Change and Innovation:

· Identifies/adopts best practices from both in and outside the organization

· Adapts to shifting priorities

· Challenges past assumptions to ensure that processes and outcomes are improved

· Generates innovative approaches to own work

Achieves through Teamwork:

· Invites and builds upon ideas and input of others

· Embraces team decisions, even when they differ from own

· Recognizes the diverse contributions of individuals

· Encourages people to draw on others’ strengths/experience to work together effectively

· Resolves conflict directly and constructively

Leads through Influence:

· Finds ways to incorporate others’ thinking

· Builds networks to enhance influence

· Presents a compelling case for change to gain commitment

· Asserts position with confidence and enthusiasm

· Works with others to identify barriers and solutions

Executes for Results:

· Sets high standards with clear expectations for self

· Identifies steps to accomplish team objectives

· Uses metrics/data to anticipate and address issues

· Puts in extra effort and work to accomplish critical or difficult tasks

Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Marketing, Business Management, or related field.)

· Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in a CPG or food related company

· 3 years Project Management experience

· Up to 20% travel

Preferred Qualifications:

· MBA preferred

· Proven organization skills

· Experience in working cross-functionally and globally

· Comfortable dealing with the complexities and ambiguity of innovation

· Ability to identify, interpret and apply critical consumer insights to innovation and new product development, with experience applying varying research methodologies to the process

· Experience directing and collaborating with external partners for development and execution

Indeed MCD

*LI-MH

Country United States

State Illinois

City Oak Brook

Requisition Number 4905BR

EOE Statement McDonald’s Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.