Global Strategic Sourcing Supervisor (Indirect Procurement)


Global Strategic Sourcing Supervisor (Indirect Procurement)

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 and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s, but to build a better McDonald’s.

We are moving fast and are adding to our best-in-class team. Joining McDonald's means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world. We are customer obsessed, committed to being leaders, and believe we are better when we work together. Over the last couple years, we’ve launched home delivery, modernized our restaurant experience through digital enhancements and have so much more to come.

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

Our new, state-of-the-art headquarters is located in the booming West Loop area in the heart of downtown Chicago. It's set up to be a global hub that cultivates innovation. Take a class at Hamburger University, sample future menu items in our Test Kitchen, and utilize the latest technology to communicate with your team around the globe! Our office helps us connect with each other like never before. Participate in monthly organized events, enjoy massive outdoor spaces, an 8000 square foot gym, and an onsite McDonald's serving international favorites. 

The Restaurant Food Safety team is part of US Supply Chain Management. The team serves as an interactive business partner to identify and mitigate potential food safety risks at US restaurants to protect the brand and our customers. The mission of the team is to enable our restaurants to serve safe food and beverages to our customers every day and align with health department regulations. This role will report to the Director of Restaurant Food Safety and will focus on helping align our restaurant procedures with changes to health department regulations and work with restaurant operations to help drive continued improvements in compliance levels on public health inspections at all our US restaurants.

Job Description

This position will reside within Global Strategic Sourcing Services (GSSS) in the Indirect Procurement group within the McDonald’s Global Supply Chain business. GSSS is a dynamic, growing department which contributes directly to the bottom line performance of the company. GSSS consults with leaders throughout the company and supports initiatives that are driving McDonald’s into the future. This position will be responsible for sourcing and category management activities, which entails partnering with internal stakeholders to develop requirements, issuing and scoring RFx events, negotiating pricing and contracts, calculating and reporting savings, and executing supplier management and sourcing best practices. Establishing and prioritizing key work plan elements for sourcing projects and categories will be critical to achieve expected objectives and results. This position will report to a GSSS Purchasing Manager, and will work closely with other team members, key support departments, and critical stakeholders in the company owned restaurants, franchisee base, global, and US Home and Regional offices. This position may entail supervision of Sourcing Analysts.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Executing and fostering GSSS’s 7-Step Strategic Sourcing process
  • Calculating baseline spend prior to project kickoff and savings after successful implementation
  • Developing project plans, deliverables, metrics and achievements for associated projects
  • Scoring suppliers and supporting the supplier selection process
  • Supporting supplier negotiations
  • Providing judgment on the value of the deal
  • Supporting execution and transition activities (at times leading these efforts)
  • Leading assigned categories and overall supplier relationships including:
  • Completing necessary tasks to gather key supplier data (i.e. volumes, costs, product and service performance statistics, financial information, etc)
  • Identifying supplier risks and formulating suggested mitigation strategies
  • Reviewing and approving vendor performance standards and measurements
  • Providing input into annual category management plans
  • Facilitating critical issues on behalf of vendors and partners
  • Executing all necessary communications to ensure accurate and timely flow of information to internal customers, partners, and suppliers


Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in core Business subject areas, STEM fields, or Supply Chain Management required.
  • 4+ years’ experience in strategic sourcing or commensurate experience in related functions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in Excel or similar tools
  • Proficient at communicating conclusions to leadership in a clear and concise manner
  • Possess a working knowledge of procurement standard methodologies, including supplier negotiations, selection, evaluation, management, and development; must be able to demonstrate “hands-on” experience
  • Think critically in order to structure analyses and processes to tackle poorly defined problems
  • Negotiate and provide mutually beneficial contracts and business relationships
  • Build positive working relationships both internally and externally to provide McDonald’s with goods and services at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership and lowest risk
  • Communicate efficiently via written and oral methods
  • Able to problem tackle and search for answers using internal and external network/sources
  • Organized and able to efficiently handle a number of responsibilities/projects at once

People/Relationship Management:

  • Able to influence internal and external partners
  • Capable of leading, directing, and developing others
  • Capable of working effectively in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to self-start, figuring out work steps based upon management direction
  • Able to align own activities with group’s goals and strategies
  • Possess natural curiosity, asking questions when necessary to understand a problem

Additional Information

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The following job opportunities include positions at McDonald’s Corporation, McDonald’s USA, as well as restaurants that are either corporate-owned or owned and operated by and independent franchisees. Based on which restaurant position you select, you will receive further information concerning whether you are applying to work for a corporate-owned restaurant or a restaurant owned by a franchisee. Any positions listed for a job at a franchisee-owned restaurant have been posted here at the franchisee’s option. Franchisees are solely responsible for employment matters at the restaurants that they own and operate, including hiring, firing, discipline, supervisions, staffing, and scheduling employees. McDonald’s USA has no control over employment matters at franchisee restaurants. If you are applying for a job at a franchisee operated restaurant, we will forward the information provided by you to the franchisee organization in order for that organization to reach out to you and process and evaluate your application. McDonald’s USA will not receive a copy of your employment application and will have no involvement in any employment decisions regarding you, including whether you receive an interview or whether you are hired to work for the franchisee. If you are applying for a position with a franchisee restaurant, and have specific questions concerning the organization, its privacy practice, or regarding any specific individual needs or accommodations, please reach out to the organization directly.

McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's USA, LLC (the "Company") are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, including any corporate-owned restaurant, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company or at a McDonald’s corporate-owned restaurant to which you are applying.