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Strategic Sourcing Manager Food ANZ

Hornsby, Australia

Job Description

Company Description

McDonald's Australia is the largest quick service restaurant operation in the country. Fondly known as "Macca's", we are famous in the global McDonald's world for adding beetroot to our Aussie burgers and creating the world's first McCafé in Melbourne. A household name in Australia for over 50 years, we believe that our customers are the heart and soul of everything we do and make it our mission to make every moment count!

Job Description

The Strategic Sourcing Manager develops and implements strategic and tactical programmes to manage an assigned group of suppliers, optimise supplier expectations and build supplier relationships. The Strategic Sourcing Manager plays a key role in providing and communicating Supply Chain solutions to meet customers' needs whilst maximising business outcomes.

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What are the main focus points of the role?

  • Working within the ANZ Purchasing Team to manage key categories within designated Food and Beverage portfolios for McDonald's restaurants
  • Staying current with category trends via research and benchmarking (e.g. commodity pricing, finished goods pricing, plant efficiency, supplier KPIs etc.)
  • Collaborating with Product Development and Quality Assurance to source best quality, least cost ingredients to support business growth
  • Category Management of designated Food and Beverage categories
  • Supply planning in conjunction with our distributor
  • Providing projections and Write Off Management


What skills do I need to be successful in the role?

  • At least 5 years demonstrated buying experience in food and beverage categories, non-food purchasing categories or related fields
  • Experience in Category/Supplier Management
  • Strong commercial acumen and ability to build rapport well
  • Able to ambitiously take the lead to manage categories and responsibilities to achieve successful outcomes within the team
  • Well organised with demonstrated project management and time management skills; able to set and work to tight deadlines at a fast pace
  • Knowledgeable in commodity markets (highly advantageous)
  • Strong in negotiation skills and an exceptional influencer who is able to work with others to shape business outcomes
  • Able to provide constructive feedback that further adds value to the supplier relationship

Additional Information

Why choose us?

Employer of choice winner for the past three years, McDonald's Australia is defined by its culture. Our culture is an expression of why and how we do things around here. It influences the way we interact with each other, and how we interact with our customers, franchisees and suppliers. It is our purpose to feed and foster the community; and our mission is making delicious, feel-good moments easy for everyone.

Not only do we offer flexible working arrangements, a bonus week of annual leave, a free onsite gym and a market leading incentive scheme; but we provide an opportunity to work alongside other passionate and talented people every single day.

Join our team!

So if you are eager to jump into a new position within a passionate team and market leading brand, then APPLY today. Please note applications close at 9am on 13 January 2023.

Client-provided location(s): Thornleigh NSW 2120, Australia
Job ID: McDonalds-406000124262511
Employment Type: Other