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Strategic Sourcing Manager Food ANZ



Thornleigh NSW 2120, Australia
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Company Description

McDonald’s Australia is the largest quick service restaurant operation in the country. Fondly known as “Macca's”, we have been 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! As an employer of choice winner time and time again, working with us means taking pride and having fun along the way; while growing and developing your career in a dynamic and supportive environment.

Job Description

Could you be our next Strategic Sourcing Manager?
Reporting to the Head of Strategic Sourcing Food ANZ, as the Strategic Sourcing Manager you will be developing and implementing strategic and tactical programs to manage an assigned group of supplier expectations and build supplier relationships. You will also play a key role in providing and communicating Supply Chain solutions to meet customers’ needs whilst maximising business outcomes. As applications are closing EOD Friday 12 July 2024, submit your application today to seize this exciting opportunity!

What can you expect on a day-to-day basis?

  • Working with the ANZ Purchasing Team to manage key categories with designated Food and Beverage portfolios for McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Keeping up to date with current category trends through research and benchmarking (e.g., commodity pricing, finished goods pricing, plant efficiency, supplier KPIs etc.)
  • Collaborating with Product Development and Quality Assurance teams to source best quality, least cost ingredients to support business growth.
  • Building and maintaining business relationships between McDonald’s and its suppliers
  • Negotiating with suppliers to achieve best value solutions for the McDonald’s System
  • Developing and implementing category plans in conjunction wit suppliers and the QA team under the pillars of assured supply, quality, value, food journey, innovation and people
  • Periodic local and global reporting on category metrics as well as forecasting and reporting into restaurant pricing
  • Ensuring continuous supplier improvement through KPI monitoring and management
  • Ensuring un-interrupted supply of promotional and new products to all restaurants
  • Ensuring effective contingency and capacity plans are in place
  • Reduce system cost through improved forecasting and supplier collaboration
  • Collaborating with our distributor internal teams to manage forecasting of permanent and promotional ingredients
  • Establishing and managing internal reporting and analysis of forecast accuracy and write off performance


Your keys to success:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a purchasing professional focussing on buying experience in food and beverage categories, non-food purchasing categories or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in Category/Supplier Management
  • Knowledgeable in commodity markets
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to easily develop cohesive partnerships between McDonald’s and our key suppliers as well as internal stakeholders
  • Confident communication skills and ability to assist stakeholders understand informant and technical information
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with a high level of demonstrated initiative to achieve work outcomes
  • Able to ambitiously take the lead to manage categories and responsibilities to achieve success outcomes within the team as well as providing constructive feedback that adds value to supplier relationships.
  • Highly organised with demonstrated project management and time management skills; able to set deadlines and work to tight deadlines at a fast pace
  • Ethical and responsible, understands and adheres to McDonald’s Standards of Business Conduct

Additional Information

Relish in the Macca’s difference when you join the Golden Arches:

  • Competitive Remuneration Package. We offer a total reward package of base salary, health care, long-term incentive share program and a target incentive bonus plan.
  • A Fun & Vibrant Culture. Immerse yourself in local and Macca’s only events and experiences from day one of working with us.
  • 5 Weeks of Annual Leave. Switch off and recharge or explore your passions outside of work with an additional week of annual leave each calendar year.
  • Highly Flexible Work Environment. Our teams have embraced a hybrid working model, balancing working remotely and connecting in the office to support our people and how they best add value.
  • Birthday & Volunteer Leave. Enjoy a day-off during your birthday month and 3 days annually to volunteer for a registered charity you are passionate about.
  • Ongoing Professional Development. We are committed to developing our people by investing in leadership programs and a world class learning and development offering that propel you to achieve your career goals.
  • Macca’s Staff Discount & Retail Discounts. Enjoy discounted Macca’s at any restaurant across Australia and access to hundreds of retail discounts.
  • Access To Our 24/7 Wellbeing Partner (Sonder) For You & Your Immediate Family. Using the Sonder app, access free and confidential safety, medical and mental health support via chat or phone with accredited professionals.

As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and experiences. We strive to make every moment through the recruitment process a feel-good moment for everyone. Let us know if we can provide any reasonable accommodations to enable you to participate in the job application and interview process, if you'd like to note your pronouns or have suggestions for how we can improve in this space.