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:

Based out of our corporate headquarters in the West Loop of Downtown Chicago, he US Sustainability Manager will play a strategic role in our continued efforts to embed and strengthen sustainability strategies across McDonald’s US value chain, including the US focusing on circularity and regenerative agriculture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead achievement of US circularity goal, including in-restaurant recycling and initiatives to advance circularity within in the industry
  • Lead progress within supply chain sustainability strategies, including achieving our climate action and regenerative agriculture goals
  • Maintain the restaurant food donation program
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with franchisees, suppliers, industry, NGOs, government, and foundations, and develop and maintain relationships with key partners
  • Influence and engage leading industry and multi-stakeholder organizations.  Represent the company at workshops, meetings, and speaking events
  • Conduct research, analysis, and engage stakeholders as needed to advance data-driven strategies to reach goals
  • Collaborate with global and other country’s sustainability teammates to align strategies
  • Collaborate with McDonald’s US field office teams to develop, communicate, and deploy strategies
  • Collaborate cross functionally with restaurant development, strategic sourcing, public affairs, government relations, communications, and marketing
  • 5+ years of post-college experience working in decentralized organizations, leading change management campaigns
  • BA/BS is required
  • Restaurant or retail industry experience, especially with franchise models is preferred
  • Sustainability program development and management experience, specifically regarding circularity and regenerative agriculture is preferred
Additional Information:

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