Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s Australia Limited is the largest quick service restaurant operation in the country. Fondly known as "Macca's", we are a household name in Australia for over 50 years, we believe that our customers are the heart and soul of everything we do and make it our mission to make every moment count! As an employer of choice winner, working with us means taking pride and having fun along the way, while growing and developing your career in a dynamic and supportive environment. Not only do we offer flexible working arrangements and an attractive staff discount; but we provide an opportunity to work alongside other passionate and talented people every single day.

Job Description:

Could you be our next Development Manager?
With new restaurant openings contributing to 2-3% of the Australian business growth each year, our National Development Group (NDG) plays an integral role in finding, evaluating and acquiring freehold and leasehold properties across the nation. An exciting opportunity has become available for a self-motivated Development Manager to join our NSW/ACT Development team. Based out of our Thornleigh office and with a highly flexible working structure, this role would see you managing new store growth across the NSW/ACT markets.

What can you expect to be doing on a day-to-day basis?

  • Using industry connections, real estate knowledge and experience to actively find new sites in NSW
  • Assessing and evaluating the feasibility, suitability and potential of each site
  • Presenting analysis and recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team
  • Operating as a subject matter expert to help stakeholders understand the strengths and risks of each potential site
  • Negotiating deals, finalising documentation and pursuing authority approvals
  • Engaging key stakeholders such as Franchisees, McOpCo (Company owned) leadership, vendors, landlords, Senior Leadership Team, corporate departments and National Development Group (NDG)
  • Ensuring alignment and communication between all parties to keep projects on track and deliver on the wider NDG plan
  • Presenting to (and participating in) NDG board meetings, liaising regularly with members

Your keys to success:
Are you a strategic thinker who sees the big picture? Are you self-motivated and proactive? To open the door to success in this team, you should be someone who looks for opportunities and actively drives your own development, never stopping until you get results! You will also be great at building strong relationships, comfortable with being "in the field" and adapting in a fast paced environment. To get us really excited you will have a degree in Property, however field experience is as important.

Experience essentials:

  • Demonstrated experience as a property/real estate Development Manager (acquisitions focused) or in a similar role
  • Knowledgeable in property acquisitions, with a developed skill in structuring and negotiating deals
  • Strong understanding of the property market
  • Ability to capture and influence stakeholders
  • Demonstrated results in managing site or project delivery
  • General town planning understanding 
Additional Information:

Relish in the Macca’s difference when you join the Golden Arches:

  • Competitive Remuneration Package. We offer a total reward package of base salary, health care and a target incentive bonus plan.
  • A Fun & Vibrant Culture. Immerse yourself in local and Macca’s only events and experiences from day one of working with us.
  • 5 Weeks of Annual Leave. Switch off and recharge or explore your passions outside of work with an additional week of annual leave each calendar year.
  • Highly Flexible Work Environment. Our teams have embraced a hybrid working model, balancing working remotely and connecting in the office to support our people and how they best add value.
  • Birthday & Volunteer Leave. Enjoy a day-off during your birthday month and 3 days annually to volunteer for a registered charity you are passionate about.
  • Ongoing Professional Development. We are committed to developing our people by investing in leadership programs and a world class learning and development offering that propel you to achieve your career goals.
  • Macca’s Staff Discount & Retail Discounts. Enjoy discounted Macca’s at any restaurant across Australia and access to hundreds of retail discounts. 
  • Access To Our 24/7 Wellbeing Partner (Sonder) For You & Your Immediate Family. Using the Sonder app, access free and confidential safety, medical and mental health support via chat or phone with accredited professionals.

As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences. We strive to make every moment through the recruitment process a feel-good moment for everyone. Let us know if we can provide any reasonable accommodations to enable you to participate in the job application and interview process, if you'd like to note your pronouns or have suggestions for how we can improve in this space.  

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