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:

We are seeking a seasoned professional to fill the role of McDonald’s Data and Analytics Transformation Lead. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the enterprise-wide deployment of data, analytics, and AI operating models, as well as leading the transformation of the Data and Analytics function. Working closely with the Chief Data Officer and the head of Data & Architecture, the successful candidate will ensure alignment with organizational strategies and market-level objectives.

GBS Global & Localized Design:

  • Oversee the end-to-end global and localized organization design based on the Data and Analytics function’s Global Business Services (GBS) blueprint.
  • Customize design, initiatives, and execution plans to meet market-level specifications while aligning with McDonald’s transformation protocols.

Enterprise Deployment Plan:

  • Develop and execute a robust transformation deployment plan to ensure timely and cost-effective implementation.
  • Supervise training, change management, risk mitigation, and resource allocation to support successful execution.

Value Realization:

  • Ensure the realization of business case targets committed to during the DAA transformation.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Collaborate with GBS and DAA Leadership, market and segment leads, VRO and technology teams, and other key stakeholders to maintain alignment on transformation deployment plans and value propositions.
  • Escalate issues and roadblocks to leadership as necessary to facilitate resolution.

Issue Resolution Across DAA Transformation:

  • Proactively address potential transformation risks to minimize business disruption or re-work.
  • Resolve design deviations, timeline delays, budget overruns, and setbacks in stakeholder management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, or related discipline required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 15+ years of business experience in data and analytics, business intelligence, data management, or related fields.
  • 12+ years in management roles with demonstrated experience leading and implementing transformation initiatives across geographies.
  • 5+ years of experience influencing and leading in indirect, global matrix-based, and virtual environments to build partnerships, drive alignment, and make decisions.
  • Create and maintain an outside network for leading practices in the shared services arena.
  • Possess strong, professional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
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.

Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

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