Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald's is the largest family restaurant in the world, serving approximately 69 million customers across 36,000 restaurants a day: in more than 100 countries. The UK & Ireland market is one of the most successful entities across the wider business, serving on average 4 million people a day. It has operated in UK since 1974 and the business is growing continuously with more than 1,400 restaurants and over 154,000 employees.

McDonald’s UK & Ireland has a proven track record of investing in the development of its employees and offering flexibility as part of its dedication to being a modern and progressive company. Every year, it invests over £40 million in developing people, giving every one of its employees the opportunity to take part in structured training.

McDonald’s buys ingredients from over 17,500 British and Irish farmers and spends over £1.1billion annually on its food and packaging requirements. McDonald’s is committed to supporting British and Irish farmers to ensure it can continue to source many of its ingredients from the UK and Ireland.

McDonald’s is a market leader in its field, striving for the highest standard of quality, speed and restaurant experience. Re-generation of our restaurant infrastructure, covering digital ordering, re-imaging and dual-point service make working at McDonald’s more exciting than ever!

We are dedicated to using our scale for good: good for people, our industry and the planet. From bold recycling initiatives and sustainable sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we see every day as a chance to have a genuine impact on our customers, our people and our partners.

We're a people business just as much as we are a restaurant business. We strive to be the most inclusive brand in the world by building diverse teams who create delicious, feel-good moments that are easy for everyone to enjoy. Joining McDonald's means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world.

Company Vision and Culture

Our Global vision is to build a better McDonald’s and, in the UK, and Ireland we are working hard to be the UK & Irelands best-loved restaurant company.

McDonald’s is defined by its culture. Our culture shapes and informs everything we think and everything we do. Our culture influences the way we interact with each other, and how we interact with customers, franchisees and suppliers. Our culture motivates and inspires us to attract and retain great talent, creating positive, energising, exceptional working environment for us all.

Our values drive our culture and shape our beliefs, our priorities and our actions. They influence the decisions we make, how we treat one another and how we show up as a brand to the world.

Serve: We put our customers and our people first

Inclusion: We open our doors to everyone

Integrity: We do the right thing

Community: We are good neighbours

Family: We get better together

Job Description:
  • Support with project management to deliver relevant supply chain roadmaps that progress our Plan for Change goals, including but not limited to Climate, Sustainable Sourcing and Waste management.
  • Manage supply chain data reporting and analytics to progress our Plan for Change strategy, linking with other Departments at a Market and Global level e.g. sourcing, communications, legal, as well as food and packaging suppliers.
    • Co-ordinate the UK&I Net Zero Supplier Advisory Group meetings and manage progress and outputs.
    • Coordinate, collate and analyse accurate data and information to both internal and external stakeholders.
    • Assist with compiling evidence and data relevant to supply chain to communicate progress against our public commitments e.g. Plan for Change.
    • Support the Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing function with the co-ordination of internal meetings and supplier engagement to progress our Plan for Change goals.
    • Support with producing briefings and presentations for internal and external meetings and forums.  
  • Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing:
    • Project manage the delivery of relevant supply chain projects to progress our Plan for Change goals, supporting the Head of Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing, Sustainability Manager, Agriculture Manager and Indirect Sustainability Manager to progress activity and demonstrate progress.
    • Collate and analyse supplier activity across our supply base for relevant projects and share best practice where relevant, through supplier forums.
    • Take ownership of Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing requirements within our internal supplier engagement process and monitor progress.
  • Waste:
    • Manage our Food Waste strategy, including measurement, reporting, risk and opportunities; continue to test solutions and progress our implementation plan.
  • Data Reporting and Analytics:
    • Coordination of data and evidence gathering to meet our Market and Global reporting requirements, in areas such as climate, energy and food waste, working closely with suppliers and colleagues in Global and Market Supply Chain and Impact.
    • Analyse data and work with external consultant to evaluate progress against supply chain Plan for Change goals, share trends, and demonstrate impacts of actions taken.
    • Ensure evidence for data is carefully managed and stored.
    • Identify, articulate and resolve data issues or limitations.
    • Coordinate data requests, liaising with key stakeholders to obtain latest data and related messages.
    • Prepare data reports to communicate information to aid decision making and demonstrate progress against supply chain Plan for Change goals.
  • Communications:
    • Review external information regularly and communicate appropriately, to stay current with changing environmental practices and legislation, working closely with Impact.
    • Working with Impact, support brand trust activity, in relation to campaigns and events that support our Plan for Change priorities.
  • Develop close contact with internal stakeholders from other teams in Supply Chain, Impact and Legal (both Global and Market) and work with relevant Suppliers across supply chain.
  • Establish and maintain a useful network of professional contacts through external links with suppliers, agencies and other retailers.
  • Interest in sustainability and ethical sourcing topics, linked to supply chain.
  • Strong knowledge and working experience of using data gathering, analysis and reporting tools e.g. Excel.
  • Experience of data interrogation, trend analysis, validation and assurance.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex data and communicate clear information.
  • Ability to present to a wide range of audiences.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • A methodological and logical approach to tasks with the ability to plan work effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to juggle multiple requests and activities at once.
  • Project management experience.
  • Preferable degree or qualification in sustainability, environmental management or sustainable sourcing.  
Additional Information:

At McDonald’s we are People from all Walks of Life... 

People are at the heart of everything we do and they make the McDonald’s experience. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture that means people can be their best authentic self in our restaurants and offices, which helps us to better serve our customers.

We have a strong heritage of diversity and representation within our communities, which we are proud of. The diversity of our people, customers, Franchisees and suppliers give us strength.

We do not tolerate inequality, injustice or discrimination of any kind.  These are hugely important issues and a brand with our reach and relevance means we have a very meaningful role to play.

We also recognise our responsibility as a large employer to continue being active in our communities, helping to develop skills and drive aspirations that will help people to be more aware of the world of work and more successful within it, whether with McDonald’s or elsewhere."


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