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Restaurant Hardware Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: McDonald's Corporation
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

This position will reside within Global Strategic Sourcing Services (GSSS) group (part of GSCS - Global Supply Chain & Sustainability organization) responsible for the indirect sourcing function within McDonald's. GSSS contributes directly to the bottom line performance of the company. This team consults with leaders throughout the company and supports initiatives that are driving McDonald's into the future. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for sourcing and category management activities for the Technology category, which entails developing sourcing strategies for assigned categories, leading sourcing events and cross-functional teams, initiating and fostering relationships with partners, developing, establishing and prioritizing activities for the team to achieve objectives. This position will report to the Director, Technology Sourcing, and will work closely with other team members, key support departments, and critical partners in the company owned restaurants, franchisee base, and corporate offices. This position may manage additional resources.


  • The Restaurant sub-team of GSSS, Technology manages approx. $800m spend per annum on behalf of McDonald's, it's functions, owner/operators & restaurants.
  • Ownership of the Restaurant Hardware Category, which is aligned to the Hardware products for use in our restaurants globally, with direct responsibility to develop the strategy, management of selection process and contracting for a subset of products/solutions within a $500m per annum spend. Products/Solutions are offered on behalf of our corporation as approved products to our franchisee and direct licensee markets for adoption, covering a scope of approximately 120+ markets in which McDonald's operates & 38,000 restaurants
  • Develops and leads the Strategic Sourcing Strategy for assigned categories, such as: Global Technology (RTP) & Digital Customer Engagement.
  • Restaurant Technology Platform (RTP) Products, which contain 40-50 different products including; restaurant servers, point of sale devices, digital menu boards, kiosks, and other restaurant hardware that is used in our restaurants.
  • Develops and fosters strategic and operational relationships at Officer Level and below, to advance vision of GSSS and delivery on set strategies
  • Leads and champions all steps within Strategic Sourcing process, including developing team members, updating process and tools for ongoing continuous improvement
  • Conducts outreach and alignment of sourcing process with other organizations within McDonald's
  • Develops new projects pipeline, forecasting required resources and benefits

Spend Analysis Process Ownership

  • Leads annual spend analysis refresh, including developing recommendations for category value and savings opportunities
  • Validates baseline spend analysis for sourcing initiatives
  • Spearheads savings realization reporting, including methodology and reporting
  • Manage spend analysis tool and train subordinates on tools & methodology
  • Stays informed on latest industry trends within category space

Strategic Sourcing Execution

  • Partners with other Sourcing Managers to identify processes, metrics and tools to optimize procurement activities
  • Effectively develops and executes category sourcing projects to generate required savings and increase extracted value out of supplier relationships, including the following steps:
  • Extraction of clear supplier requirements from stakeholders, including metrics for unacceptable, expected and above expectation designations.
  • Applying Decision Making (DAI) methodology to resolve roles, strategy and tactics for contributing resources during the sourcing process
  • Negotiating, structuring, and analyzing the deal, including contractual Terms and Conditions
  • Ensuring effective objective supplier selection event performance criteria and supporting the supplier selection process
  • Providing expert judgment on the value of the deal
  • Supporting and leading execution activities, project plans, deliverables, metrics and milestones for associated projects
  • Collaborating with key partners to deploy effective strategic sourcing strategies for select spend categories and to increase the ability to utilize volume and spend
  • Developing plans for deploying agreements to suppliers
  • Communicating team results to senior partners

Keywords: McDonald's Corporation, Chicago , Restaurant Hardware Strategic Sourcing Manager, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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