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. 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!

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:

The Strategic Alignment Manager will work with the Field Vice Presidents (FVP) and leadership teams as a critical thought partner and critical advisor. The successful candidate will be a personable networker and attuned listener while working collaboratively to run bold priorities among customer groups. A strong background in project management and experience advising organizations and programs is preferred. This person will handle unique projects and initiatives, including support and logistics and execution of all field leadership team touchpoints and coordination of outreach across a wide array of internal and external partners.

This role will report to Field Vice President and have a dotted line to the National Chief of Staff. It will have administrative coordinators as direct reports. This role will support the Nashville Field Office. Candidates can reside within the Chicago, Nashville, Dallas and/or Atlanta Field Office. 

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with the leadership team to help define and develop the strategic vision and key priorities for the organization to drive alignment, awareness, understanding, and advocacy
  • Work with Operator Leadership Team, Build Trust and help communicate strategic vision
  • Lead agenda and logistics for leadership meetings, and participate as a thought partner
  • Reviews action items decided upon at each strategic meeting
  • Collaborate with internal communications support to align and streamline all functional communications strategies
  • Lead and coordinate leadership presentations (example: Leadership Team, Field Alignment Council)
  • Lead the planning and execution of all major events (e.g., Field Planning Sessions, QBRs, SLT Visits, Benchmarking Trips)
  • Set objectives and agendas for each major event, including desired outputs
  • Lead sequencing of Field Events to allow for feasible attendance by all major customers


  • Self-starter with a strong sense of initiative, focused on results; ability to handle multiple, simultaneous projects and, at times, within ambiguous and undefined circumstances
  • Proven track record to exercise good judgment, handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • The ability to thrive in fast-paced environments while being flexible, collaborative, and deadline-driven
  • Excellent communicator with ability to adapt & simplify messaging for various audiences & levels in the organization
  • Demonstrated ability with organizational change, including enterprise-level communication and partner engagement
  • Ability to build trust with the Franchisees in order to establish productive work relationships
  • Ability to travel within set geography (20%)
Additional Information:

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