McDonald's MGR-SUSTAINABILITY in Sao Paulo, Brazil


Job Description:

This role can be based from any McDonald's global company owned office

Given our size and reach as the world’s largest restaurant company, McDonald’s has the responsibility and opportunity to take action on some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges in the world today. We embrace this opportunity to drive positive change where it’s most relevant, and to do so by collaborating with millions of customers, employees, franchisees, suppliers and other partners.

These initiatives are most successful when they go beyond our company to influence action both within our business network and beyond. We call this using our Scale for Good . We have recently reframed our Sustainability and

Corporate Responsibility strategy to be more focused, more customer-centric, and aligned with both our brand purpose and our company growth plan.

Sourcing our food responsibly is an important part of how we use our Scale for Good. At McDonald’s we’re committed to sourcing our ingredients in a way that allows people, animals and the planet to thrive. Responsible sourcing means we will be able to continue to use high-quality raw materials long into the future, and help make our customers feel good about our food.

Currently, we focus on six priority products: beef, chicken, coffee, fish, fiber-based packaging and palm oil. These products were identified through independent analysis by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as the products that carry the greatest sustainability impacts – such as biodiversity loss or deforestation – and where we have the most potential to create positive change.

We want to ensure that our sustainable sourcing programs drive lasting, meaningful outcomes on critical issues for people, animals, the environment and our business. We define sustainable sourcing through what we call the three “E”s, and we’ve identified seven priority impact areas to support them:

  1. Respecting Human Rights

  2. Promoting the Health and Welfare of Animals

  3. Supporting Farmer Livelihoods

  4. Addressing Climate Change

  5. Reducing Food and Packaging Waste

  6. Protecting Water Resources

  7. Conserving Forests.

McDonald’s is recognized as a leader in sustainable sourcing and we are looking for a Manager to join this function globally. As a key member of a small team of subject matter experts, the Sustainable Sourcing Manager will play a key role in enabling us to address our key impact areas and drive measurable outcomes throughout our global supply chain.

We are a restless business – always innovating, always moving forward to do things better for our customers tomorrow than we do today. We’re on a journey. And the scale of our ambition means we have not yet reached our destination.

Our vision is ambitious, which means your role can create real impact. We want you to make big decisions. And we’ll give you the space to act with agility and speed to make change happen. Joining our team means being part of a fast-paced culture. It gives you an opportunity to work with exciting technologies and as part of a function that supports the growth of our brand.

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

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Minimum Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree

· Broad understanding and passion for sustainability, and sustainable sourcing in particular

· Deep technical understanding of agricultural systems and related sustainability impacts in several different geographies. In particular, a technical understanding of livestock supply chains and related animal welfare issues

· Self-starter with ability to lead key areas of our sustainable sourcing strategy in a self-managed capacity

· Ability to successfully navigate within a large global business

· Demonstrable ability to develop and lead strategic, innovative solutions within a commercial organization

· 2-3 years’ experience in Sustainability related function

· 3 years’ experience working within a Supply Chain function

· Ability to build strong working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders

· Multicultural understanding & ability to communicate across a number of different cultures

· Experience in working with Multi stakeholder initiatives

· Experience in working with NGOs and external stakeholders

· Fluent English speaker


The Manager for Sustainable Sourcing reports directly to the Director for Sustainable Sourcing. This role will have responsibility for the development of, and implementation support for, responsible sourcing strategies that deliver measurable outcomes on a variety of our priority impact areas and priority products worldwide. With responsibility for leading our strategy across a diverse range of food products and sustainability issues, this necessitates a broad understanding of sustainable sourcing issues across multiple geographies, as well as a flexible approach.

With agriculture at the heart of our sustainable sourcing challenges, this role requires a passion for, and deep understanding of, the agricultural production of our key farm raw materials and related sustainability issues. In particular, as one of the world’s largest purchasers of several animal proteins, a technical understanding of livestock supply chains and related animal welfare issues is key.

This role requires much cross functional working to support our supply chain teams, country sustainability teams as well as our suppliers to execute on our existing commitments – both globally and at country level. This means liaising extensively with key internal and external stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Good relationship building and influencing skills are critical, as well as an ability to successfully navigate within a large, multicultural business.

Sustainable sourcing is a high profile area of our business. Communicating progress both internally and externally to support brand trust and brand protection efforts is an important function of this role. This means experience in successfully managing external stakeholder relationships, as well as working in multi-stakeholder situations is required.

The Sustainable Sourcing Manager will support the continued evolution of our global sustainable sourcing strategy, to ensure we stay at the cutting edge. A proven track record of identifying emerging sustainability opportunities, and finding practical and innovative solutions is key. Sustainable sourcing is an exciting, rapidly developing discipline and you will help shape how we deliver our ambitious agenda across the supply chain of the world’s largest restaurant company - now and in the future.

This role can be based from any McDonald's global company owned office

Job Title:

Global Sustainable Sourcing Manager


Sao Paulo