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:

Hybrid Working

This role is based in our East Finchley office working 3 days in the office and 2 days remotely.

The Opportunity 
Reporting to the Supplier Contracts & Commercial Consultant, you will be responsible for driving contractual formation and compliance for the Technology Department, embedding company processes with the extended team and providing guidance at every stage of the contracting lifecycle from RFI to supplier selection, negotiations, contracting plus the ongoing relationship and performance of the supplier partner.   

What will my accountabilities be?

  • Manage contract lifecycle ensuring all contracts are up-to-date 
  • Supporting sourcing activity during the RFP/RFI process 
  • Managing stakeholders during contracting processes
  • Drafting and reviewing  contract documents
  • Working with stakeholders to negotiate contract terms and commercials with suppliers
  • Monitor and manage supplier risks using globally approved processes
  • Liaising with the internal legal team and external counsel 
  • Work with Supplier Contracts & Commercial Consultant to resolve any contractual disputes 
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with supplier partners 
  • Updating contracts database with all new / renewed contracts

What Team will I be a part?
The Technology Contracts Specialist operate within the Supplier Management team and as part of the Running Great Restaurant Technology department. Additionally, they will work extremely closely with the Global Vendor Management Office and Market Legal Team.  

Who are my customers?

  • Supplier Management team 
  • Our supplier partners
  • Global Vendor Management Office 
  • Market Legal Team 
  • Colleagues in global functions and other McDonald’s markets 
  • McDonald’s Franchisee’s and partners 

What background do I need to have?

  • Experience in managing end-to-end indirect sourcing and procurement and contracts lifecycle processes 
  • Significant experience in managing a diverse and broad range of suppliers idealliy in technology, but other industries will be considered
  • Negotiation and sourcing experience with large commercial contracts and vendors  whilst familiar with related legal constructs
  • Experience in supplier governance processes
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships with suppliers and stakeholders including McDonald’s Franchisees and our partners

Person specification 

  • Detail driven and able to easily identify trends  
  • Able to improve activity through problem-solving skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and commercial acumen  
  • Organised and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities 
  • Willingness to share information, good practice and expertise with others
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 gives 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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