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Manager, U.S. Strategy

Chicago, IL

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!

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While most of us are working remote during COVID-19, we're excited to get back to our state-of-the-art headquarters in the booming West Loop of downtown Chicago! It's set up to be a global hub that cultivates collaboration:

  • Take a class at Hamburger University
  • Sample future items in our Test Kitchen
  • Utilize the latest technology to connect with your team around the globe

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

The Business Insights & Strategy team within US Finance acts as internal strategy consultants, providing thought leadership and actionable insights to support major Menu, Marketing and other strategic growth initiatives, such as Digital and Delivery. We use a combination of consumer, competitor, and internal data to understand and communicate industry trends as well as our own performance to our key partners. We generate insights to find opportunities to optimize our initiatives and we help bring both tactical and long-term strategies to life across our network of over 14,000 US restaurants.

Position description

McDonald's US has expanded its Strategy team to guide and support growth-oriented priorities. This includes defining the 3-year and 1-year strategies for the US business, identifying sources of future growth, and creating new insights-based capabilities.

In this role, you will give to these priorities in the following ways:

  • Lead special projects initiated by the US Senior Leadership Team or Board of Directors
  • Coordinate with US CEO and CFO and Director of Strategy to own annual strategy-setting processes
  • Drive development of US competitive intelligence capabilities, outlining industry outlook and strategic opportunities
  • Develop executive-level communications on behalf of the US strategy team
  • Support and elevate strategic capabilities at McDonald's by leading and shaping overall US strategic priorities



  • 2-5 years of experience in management consulting or a corporate strategy setting
  • Experience leading executive-level presentations
  • Experience managing direct reports preferred but not required


  • Strategist and leader with strong intuition thinking around business performance, business drivers, and overall competitive landscape
  • Strong influencing skills; a team player with the ability to establish relationships and work reciprocally across lines of senior management and other staff as appropriate.
  • Effective communicator with ability to convey concepts and stories to various levels of leadership
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous environment
  • Effective leader and manager capable of leading large cross-functional teams and mentoring junior members of the team

Additional Information

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Nothing in this job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

Client-provided location(s): Chicago, IL, USA
Job ID: McDonalds-406000017016728
Employment Type: Other