Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s new growth strategy, Accelerating the Arches, encompasses all aspects of our business as the leading global omni-channel restaurant brand. As the consumer landscape shifts we are using our competitive advantages to further strengthen our brand. One of our core growth strategies is to Double Down on the 3Ds (Delivery, Digital and Drive Thru). McDonald’s will accelerate technology innovation so 65M+ customers a day will experience a fast, easy experience, whether at one of our 25,000 and growing Drive Thrus, through McDelivery, dine-in or takeaway.

Leading this tech revolution is McDonald’s Global Technology organization made up of intrapreneurs who get to build really cool tech with scary smart people using the latest innovations like AI, IOT, and edge computing. We do this working along diverse, global teams who are always hungry for a challenge. It’s bonus points when you get to see your family and friends use the tech you build at their favorite McD restaurant.

As we have matured as an engineering organization and seen the demands for technology grow exponentially, we’re gearing up to deliver on the next set of opportunities for the business. We are building up an engineering team in house accountable for our strategic products. We’ll have diverse squads made up of engineers with traditional and specialized skillsets, both from internal engineers coupled with our partners, to help us flex with demand and solve technology innovation challenges done at an incredible scale.

Job Description:

McDonald’s, one of the most recognized brands in the world, is seeking a Director - Risk Management to support our cybersecurity team as we protect McDonald’s. You will collaborate closely with cybersecurity experts, Global Technology teams, suppliers, and business leaders to assess technology risk across McDonald’s, drive the development, deployment, and maintenance of our global policies and standards, and help build a more secure culture through security awareness.

Global Technology Risk Management (GTRM) is the team that is ultimately responsible for the securing of McDonald’s information assets at a global level. This role will directly lead the group within GTRM that is responsible for our cybersecurity risk management program and critical services, ensuring our leadership makes informed risk-based decisions. This individual will also be responsible for global information governance efforts, including but not limited to GDPR.

The Director of Risk Management will lead a team of global professionals and will work with partners globally to be responsible for the day-to-day tactical functioning of the processes and people dedicated to the organization. The position must set high-level strategy and direction for those performing these daily activities and clear expectations, goals, and requirements that must be obtained as a measure of success. This position will work closely with cybersecurity experts, Global Technology teams, suppliers, and business leaders to assess technology risk across McDonald’s and help build a more secure culture.


  • Assess the strategic and practical needs of McDonald’s globally to help ensure that the Company has an extraordinary IT Risk Management and Information Governance Program.
  • Ensure the transparency, value, security, integrity, and availability of electronic data and information throughout the Company.
  • Devise a program that helps ensure that all data and information is appropriately categorized, controlled, protected, and retained in accordance with its value and risk and retained pursuant to applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Assess the maturity of market and third-party risk programs.
  • Work with multi-functional teams to identify and implement value and risk-reducing opportunities.
  • Develop a strategic third-party governance and compliance program according to McDonald’s policies and standards.
  • Facilitation of risk, control, and security policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Analyze the most sophisticated risk issues, settle their cause, and impact on the business, and identify the corrective action needed to eliminate and prevent the events in the future
  • Develop strategies and procedures to ensure the classification, confidentiality, privacy, security, retention, and lawful disposal of Company information.
  • Develop training and awareness programs to educate business partners on how to integrate security into their roles.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of a strategic program applying industry-leading practices and methodologies to support the achievement of short, medium, and long-term goals.
  • Develop business cases and manage resource prioritization to deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Identifies developmental needs of members assigned to project teams and develops suggestions to address those needs. Acts as a mentor to team members on projects and provides on-the-job training. Schedules work, assigns responsibility, and delegates authority for assigned projects.
  • Work closely with the information management program vendors and consultants to improve programs.
  • Support business units and capabilities (e.g., IT, Law Department, HR, Finance) day-to-day business needs and special projects.

Must be fully vaccinated (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) for COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination by start date. 


    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Systems, Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields. Preference will be given to an MBA from an accredited university along with an undergraduate degree in technical area.
    • 3+ years of experience of senior leadership (Sr. Manager or Director) experience with IT Security governance and risk management.

    Desired skills:

    • Familiarity with complex multinational companies and distributed business models.
    • Experience and willingness to lead a 24x7x365 team and work non regular hours.
    • Experience with global regulatory compliance
    • Ability to interpret and understand business needs and convey such issues to information security teams.
    • Professional certifications such as CPA, CA, CIA, CISA, CISM, CISSP, and PMP.
    Additional Information:

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