Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries that serve 70 million customers daily. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. Joining McDonald's means thinking big and preparing for a career that can have influence around the world.

At McDonald’s, we see every day as a chance to create positive impact. We lead through our values centered on inclusivity, service, integrity, community and family. From support of Ronald McDonald House Charities to our Youth Opportunity project and sustainability initiatives, our values keep us dedicated to using our scale for good: good for our customers, people, industry and planet. We also offer a broad range of outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago, it's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our crew members, staff, operators, and suppliers. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone.

Job Description:

The Global Finance Modernization Global Deployment Lead ensures successful implementation of the future state of the Finance function.  The role has insights and understanding of the efforts to define business readiness, implement business processes, deployment of Finance solutions and enhancements to be able to coordinate systems and process testing, people readiness, and stabilization with the markets. The Wave Deployment Lead is responsible for working with workstreams leads for that Wave Deployment and coordinating the work with the market Wave lead(s) to ensure the right collaboration and teamwork between the Global and the Market teams and support the Market team so they can deliver in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Keep track all wave deliverables, planning and synchronization with broader team, and prioritization of delivery team activities at the global level
  • Ensure the deployment wave is operating to plan at the market level proactively identifying risk and issues, and engaging the right parties to mitigate risk and resolve issues
  • Champion program governance and project status forums, ensuring that the market teams are apprised of actions and decisions to ensure timely, high-quality decision making with respect to the global and the market team coordination
  • Influence market stakeholders to support the integrated project plan and ensure organizational readiness and commitment of ongoing enhancements, optimization, and value realization activities.
  • Ensure that complex large-scale efforts involving organizational design, functional solutions, change initiatives, and process improvement are being managed in a way that the markets get the support they need
  • Coordinate and engage with key cross-workstream internal partners to streamline interactions while maintaining line of sight to dependencies required for success
  • Build market team ownership and commitment to project, business plans, project milestones, deliverables, and associated resource requirements
  • Proactively identify and assess areas of risk, escalate issues in a timely manner and drive team for resolutions
  • Collaborate with PMO and 3rd party vendor leadership to drive deliverables for assigned wave
  • Mentors, encourages, and enables skill development of project team members
  • Provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives
  • Proven experience being a part of multi-workstream global transformation programs is critical
  • Exercises significant independent judgment to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives
  • Prior program and project management experience leading large scale, integrated Finance transformation program
  • Strong, professional communication skills, with ability to engage with executive leadership using appropriate level of detail, terminology, and style.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes
  • Uses influence to drive decision making and find resolutions in a collaborative manner
  • A strong team player, proven team leadership potential
  • Superior organization skills and the ability to identify connections across multiple stakeholders
  • Access and strong influence with Business leaders to drive alignment and ascertain we have the right Business engagement
  • Significant Finance knowledge and proficiency across numerous functional areas
  • Ability to identify, clarify, and resolve issues and risks, escalating them as needed
  • Ability to negotiate changes to commitments and requirements
  • Ability to develop project team members (e.g., skills, career, etc.) and conduct performance reviews
  • Ability to review ongoing and proposed projects to identify opportunities for reuse and process improvement
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 Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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