McDonald's Manager, Menu Strategy, Breakfast/Beverages in Oak Brook, Illinois


Job Description:

We are looking for intellectually curious problem-solvers that have a passion for marketing, innovation and food and beverage. As part of the U.S. Menu Innovation team, you will help create the future menu at McDonalds.

Using trends and consumer research, you will set and execute short term strategy and contribute to long-term strategy creation for your category on the Menu Innovation Team. You will be accountable for generating new ideas and launching those ideas by leading your direct report(s) and cross functional teams, comprised of consumer insights, operations, culinary, finance and supply chain colleagues. Your responsibilities will include product development, communication development and commercialization of new menu items. You will also lead interfacing with our owner/operator partners and local markets to bring strategies, products and communication to life in the restaurants. You’ll develop and lead plans to deliver on annual financial goals, while managing the very day needs of the business.

If you’re intrigued by unlocking customer insights to create compelling brand strategies and if you are energized by a fast paced, dynamic environment, we invite you to explore joining us to help shape the future of the U.S. McDonald’s menu!

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United States

EOE Statement:

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

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA a plus

  • 7 years minimum marketing experience required, food marketing and innovation

  • experience preferred

  • People management experience required

  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies required

  • Track record of go-to-market success

  • Demonstrated team leadership competency

  • Agency management, a plus




  • Deliver fresh, new thinking and recommendations on category development through strategy creation

  • Set and execute short term strategy and contribute to long term strategy creation

  • Solve complex business problems and identify future category needs

  • Manage category analyses that fuel innovative ideas

  • Create differentiated product concepts and positioning

  • Lead cross functional teams consisting of Culinary,Consumer Insights, Supply Chain, Operations, Finance

  • and Suppliers to turn new products into reality

  • Coach Menu Strategy direct report

  • Manage market tests and lead communication strategy development with agencies to bring

  • Product to life in communication

  • Build compelling Business Cases

  • Lead sell-in to leadership and owner/operator partners

  • Travel up to 30% of time for market visits (sporadic, not continuous)

Job Title:

Manager, Menu Strategy, Breakfast/Beverages


Oak Brook