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Global Sourcing Supervisor



People & HR, Operations
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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. We continue to operate from a position of strength. Our updated growth strategy is focused on staying ahead of what our customers want and realizing further growth potential. Our relentless ambition is why McDonald’s remains one of the world’s leading corporations after almost 70 years. 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.

We are enjoying the flexibility of a hybrid work model, in which employees spend part of their week connecting with co-workers in our state-of-the-art headquarters. Located 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.

Job Description

This position will reside within McDonald’s Global Supply Chain (GSC) under the Global Services organization. GSC consults with leaders throughout the company and supports initiatives that are driving McDonald’s into the future. To further advance our strategic capabilities and efficiency, GSC has launched a Center of Excellence (COE) Sourcing team, which this position will support. This team brings subject matter expertise to Supply Chain Sourcing activities and enables the category teams to focus on strategy and supplier relationships.

  • Contribute to the evolution of Sourcing processes, tools and templates, including the support of Digitalization efforts.
  • Monitor and manage once implemented.
  • Own and manage the post-Sourcing project survey process, including distribution, collection, and trend analyzation.
  • Engage with partners to collect ad hoc feedback on active 3rd party sourcing projects, identifying any issues for escalation to Sourcing Program Manager.
  • Participate in 3rd Party sourcing services relationship management activities, including regular supplier meetings, business reviews and performance issue escalations.
  • Provide contract reconciliation for select 3rd party sourcing services suppliers, to maintain complete, consistent and accurate data records.
  • Gather insights and staying informed of Supply Chain standard processes.
  • Continue to help drive visibility of the team and processes within the overall GSC team.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possesses working knowledge of supply chain tools and standard processes, while also having willingness to learn new tools and applications and to build understanding of how they can be applied within the business.
  • Ability to think critically and structure approach to solve ambiguous problems.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships across multiple levels and business groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in both written and oral methods with all levels.
  • Ability to focus attention on what matters most, re-prioritizing frequently to support dynamic business needs.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting multiple categories and partners at one time.
  • Familiarity with iValua S2P modules, SmartSheet, Power BI and advanced Excel skills is an asset.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree required, preferred in Supply Chain, Business Management, or STEM.
  • 3+ years’ experience in supply chain or commensurate experience in related functions.

Additional Information

McDonald’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to the diversity of our workforce. We promote an inclusive work environment that creates feel-good moments for everyone. McDonald’s provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as part of the application or hiring process or to perform the essential functions of their job. If you need assistance accessing or reading this job posting or otherwise feel you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact [email protected]. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

McDonald’s provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, protected military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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