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:

McDonald’s Privacy Team is a global team within the Legal & Compliance Department comprised of lawyers and other professionals located in the US and the EU. In collaboration with other global teams (e.g., Global Cyber Security, Enterprise Data Governance) and McDonald’s market legal teams, the Privacy Team develops, operates and manages McDonald’s global privacy program and advises on US and global initiatives involving personal data.

The Senior Privacy Analyst will be responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, day-to-day oversight and management of the operational aspects of McDonald’s global privacy program. The ideal candidate is comfortable working collaboratively within cross-functional legal and business teams and using technology to improve the efficiency of our privacy program, and is continuously learning and maintaining up to date knowledge of US and global privacy laws (e.g., CCPA/CPRA, GDPR). This role will also support various privacy activities to help protect and safeguard the customer, employee, franchisee and supplier personal data that is entrusted to McDonald’s.


  • Assist in the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of global privacy policies, procedures, requirements and notices.
  • Conduct annual assessments of McDonald’s global privacy program, identify areas of opportunities and design and implement improvements to help ensure McDonald’s compliance with global privacy laws.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for and manage our OneTrust Privacy Management Platform including training and assisting business teams and market legal teams in their use of the platform and working with Global Cyber Security team to maintain the platform.
  • Support the maintenance of McDonald’s Data Privacy Framework certification.
  • Develop and deliver, with input from key stakeholders, enterprise-wide and role-based privacy trainings.
  • Triage potential privacy incidents and determine the appropriate investigations, responses, and escalations needed.
  • Collaborate with the Government Relations team to review and assess proposed privacy-related legislation.
  • Work in partnership with the Global Cyber Security team to manage McDonald’s Individual Rights program.
  • Work in partnership with the Enterprise Data Governance team to maintain records of processing activities and data processing inventory.
  • Engage and liaise with other legal and business teams to provide guidance on and ensure privacy considerations are integrated into project planning and day-to-day operations.
  • Provide privacy guidance and requirements to business teams for the onboarding & offboarding of third party vendors.
  • Manage and maintain privacy metrics reporting.
  • Manage external-facing Contact Privacy inbox.
  • Conduct privacy risk assessments.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 6 years of serving in a privacy professional/analyst role.
  • Background in or good understanding of information security.
  • One of more IAPP certifications (e.g., CIPP, CIPM, CIPT) required.
  • OneTrust experience, knowledge and certification preferred.
  • Familiarity with US, EU, and other global privacy laws and regulations, such as CCPA/CPRA and GDPR.
  • Experience designing and operating privacy and consent management, individual rights, compliance processes, policies, reporting and controls.
  • Strong analytical, communication, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to develop and articulate strategy for process improvement.
  • Works effectively as a team member but can also work independently.
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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