Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald's evolving Accelerating the Arches growth strategy puts our customers and people first and demonstrates our competitive advantages to strengthen our brand. We are recognized on lists like Fortune’s Most Admired Companies and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies.

Doubling Down on the 4Ds (Delivery, Digital, Drive Thru, and Development)

Our growth pillars emphasize the critical role technology plays as the best-in-class, global omni-channel restaurant brand. Technology enables the organization through digital technologies, and improving the customer, crew and employee experience each and every day!

Global Technology forging the way

Leading the digitization of our business is the Technology organization made up of innovation specialists who build industry defining tech using the latest innovations and platforms, like AI and edge computing to deliver on the next set of groundbreaking opportunities for the business. We take on technology innovation challenges at an incredible scale, and work across global teams who are always hungry for a challenge! This provides access to compelling career paths for technologists. It’s bonus points when you get to see your family and friends use the tech you build at their favorite McD restaurant.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Planning and Engagement Supervisor who will be given the opportunity to shape the future of technology planning and financial management at the heart of McDonald’s Global Technology team. You will be located in headquarters in Munich and will be a pivotal member of our high-energy German PMO team, working alongside the International operated Markets (IOM) Segment Technology and Global Technology Planning teams. 

The Technology Planning and Engagement Supervisor will be at the forefront of driving innovation and strategic alignment. We need someone to collaborate with the Segment and Global Technology Planning and Alignment team, influencing key decisions, and playing a critical role in shaping the German Market strategy and finance plans. You will be representing Germany, which is one of our largest markets and is part of the wider Large International Operating Markets. You will be got to person for technology products, their dependencies, and how they fit together - providing the clarity required to the Technology Senior Leadership Team and the wider business. 

If you are a self-starter with a positive attitude, a passion for technology, and the ability to communicate effectively, this is a role where your skills will contribute to the success of our global technology initiatives. Elevate your career and be a part of the transformative future of technology at our forefront of our strategy. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Monitor and account for Technology expenditure, including department accounts, Stock accounts and recharges to projects 
  • Ensure technology portfolio projects are aligned to governance requirements of global and local market.  
  • Ensuring all stakeholders in the German market are aware of key dates provided by the Segment and Global Tech team such as National Deployment Ready, to ensure that these timelines are reflected in German plans for National Deployment Complete and Activation in Market  
  • Report project status back to segment/global throughout the life cycle of the projects using Clarizen/Smartsheet 
  • Represent German market in the Global Technology Annual Planning process - gathering input to represent and ensuring outputs are fed back and reflected on market plans to maintain alignment.  
  • Partner with the market PMO team to understand the priorities for the German market.  
  • Partner with the LIOM Segment Technology Team, attending peer team meetings, accept and deliver (appropriate) tasks assigned, participate in group activities and assignments, suggest, and implement process improvements for global technology function.  
  • Presenting to the IOM Segment CTO and Market CTO of progress and governance processes to ensure the timely, accurate and appropriate spend of circa. 3m of global funding. 
  • Identify risks of over or underspend and ensure this is flagged to the Senior Leadership Team. 
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reporting including forecasting and budget vs actuals, highlighting areas of risk and mitigation plans.  
  • Working with Technology teams to simplify and provide recharge expertise, establishing robust processes for the planning of budgets for Franchisee recharges.  
  • Finance partner to our Digital and Technology colleagues and their Business Sponsors  
  • The subject matter expert for all Portfolio Change and our Finance Department, consistently providing pragmatic, compliant and simple solutions to complex business models.  
Qualifications:
  • Previous history working with finances and budgets.  
  • Experience of working in a Technology Team  
  • Strong background of working in teams and enforcing financial governance  
  • Understand the relationship between EPMO and wider customer/organisational requirements.  
  • Initiative-taker, self-motivated with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.   
  • Plan, schedule and monitor your teams work to meet time and quality targets.  
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Experience of working within Waterfall and Agile frameworks  
  • Exceptional knowledge of project management and roadmap tools and techniques (e.g., Roadmunk, Clarizen, Smartsheet, PowerBI) 
  • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project  
Additional Information:

McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact mcdhrbenefits@us.mcd.com. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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