Manager of Food Safety & Regulatory, U.S. Supply Chain

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Manager of Food Safety & Regulatory, U.S. Supply Chain

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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. As the global leader in the food service industry, our legacy of innovation and hard work continues to drive us.
From drive thru updates to delivery to mobile order and pay, we are innovating quickly and growing. 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 - check them out here!

While most of us are working remote during COVID-19, we're excited to get back to our state-of-the-art headquarters 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. We are interested in people who enhance our company culture: Does this role interest you? We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every single requirement!


Job Description
  • Establish and lead a process of identifying, tracking and influencing proposed and pending regulatory changes potentially impacting our U.S. and Canadian supply chains/markets
  • Identify proposed and pending Federal (FDA Model Food Code), State, County and City regulatory changes impacting restaurants and retailers
  • Translate and interpret proposed regulatory changes in terms of McDonald’s System impacts; proactively engage partners and support mitigation activity
  • Serve as the expert on regulatory risks as an input into Anticipatory Issues / Enterprise Risk Management processes
  • Collaborate between and within market Supply Chain Teams to advise on food safety strategy and compliance goals
  • Provide Brand representation and external engagement on regulatory-related topics with trade organization working groups/teams
  • Track and report on market critical metrics related to critical-to-food-safety activities and processes; verify and demonstrate compliance
  • Support supplier/category and reputational risk management by demonstrating regulatory/technical subject matter expertise

Qualifications
  • Leadership and individual skills required include being: highly motivated and self-directed, able to effectively connect with internal and external partners, an influencer that constructively effects change, and motivated by opportunities to make impacts and get results that matter for our customers
  • Proven ability to lead food safety and regulatory issues/compliance within a commercial business environment
  • 5+ years of experience with an ingredient/food manufacturing company and/or food science/technical/regulatory organization, with specific time spent in roles related to food safety/technical services, vendor/ingredient supply chain risk assessment and management, and/or regulatory compliance (including engaging authorities on rule-making processes and understanding field deployment, inspection and enforcement)
  • Undergraduate degree in Food Science or related field—e.g., food microbiology, poultry/meat science, animal/agricultural sciences

Additional Information

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The following job opportunities include positions at McDonald’s Corporation, McDonald’s USA, as well as restaurants that are either corporate-owned or owned and operated by and independent franchisees. Based on which restaurant position you select, you will receive further information concerning whether you are applying to work for a corporate-owned restaurant or a restaurant owned by a franchisee. Any positions listed for a job at a franchisee-owned restaurant have been posted here at the franchisee’s option. Franchisees are solely responsible for employment matters at the restaurants that they own and operate, including hiring, firing, discipline, supervisions, staffing, and scheduling employees. McDonald’s USA has no control over employment matters at franchisee restaurants. If you are applying for a job at a franchisee operated restaurant, we will forward the information provided by you to the franchisee organization in order for that organization to reach out to you and process and evaluate your application. McDonald’s USA will not receive a copy of your employment application and will have no involvement in any employment decisions regarding you, including whether you receive an interview or whether you are hired to work for the franchisee. If you are applying for a position with a franchisee restaurant, and have specific questions concerning the organization, its privacy practice, or regarding any specific individual needs or accommodations, please reach out to the organization directly.

McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's USA, LLC (the "Company") are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, including any corporate-owned restaurant, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact recruiting.supportteam@us.mcd.com if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company or at a McDonald’s corporate-owned restaurant to which you are applying.