McDonald's Manager, Menu Strategy, Chicken/McCafe 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 contribute to setting short term and executing long-term strategies for your category on the Menu Innovation Team. You will be accountable for generating new ideas and launching those ideas by leading cross functional teams, comprised of consumer insights, operations, culinary, finance and supply chain colleagues. Your responsibilities will include product development, positioning and communication development and commercialization of new menu items. You will also be a key contact, interfacing with our owner/operator partners to bring the products and communication to life in the restaurants.

You’ll contribute to developing and execute plans to deliver on annual financial goals, while managing the everyday 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

  • 5 years minimum marketing experience, food marketing or innovation experience preferred

  • Innovation mindset

  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to synthesize data and form logical conclusions

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams




  • Synthesize insights and data to deliver fresh, new thinking and recommendations on category development

  • Set and execute short term strategy for category and contribute to long term strategy

  • Develop category analyses and insights that fuel innovative ideas

  • Create differentiated product concepts and positioning

  • Collaborate with Culinary, Consumer Insights, Supply Chain, Operations, Finance and Suppliers to turn new products into reality

  • Manage market tests and contribute to work with agencies to bring product to life in communication

  • Build compelling Business Cases and contribute to other business activities

  • Assist with sell-in to leadership and owner/operator partners

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

Job Title:

Manager, Menu Strategy, Chicken/McCafe


Oak Brook