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Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Strategic Alignment

Chicago, IL

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic manager to join our team. In this role, you will:

Support the DEI Strategic Alignment Director in operationalizing all programs and services coming out of the office of the Global DEI Officer
Support the development of new DEI products and systems
Lead the deployment of all DEI programs for sustainable positioning in the enterprise
Collaborate with DEI Strategic Alignment Director on department’s communications initiatives
Cultivate a supportive and inclusive work environment for all employees
Work directly with HR Analytics to manage the DEI dashboard for the system
Collaborate with DEI leadership team to ensure all programs and work streams are effectively aligned across the department
Work closely with the HR team to ensure that diversity agendas are successfully implemented and in line with businesses objectives
Principle Accountabilities

In addition to McDonald’s policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

DEI Operations:

Supports DEI Strategic Alignment Director in operationalizing global DEI team products and services
Serves as ongoing management lead of the Mutual Commitment to DEI workstream – in partnership with the US Business Diversity Team
Acts as day-to-day contact for 25+ DEI strategic alliance partnerships, as we secure enriching workforce development opportunities for the employee base, identify and prepare selected McDonald’s leaders for speaking engagements, and coordinate participation in premier conferences across our partner tiers
Collaborates with ESG partners on build and submission of brand benchmarking surveys including McKinsey, Catalyst, HRC, and Bloomberg
Partners with DEI Education Director to launch and deploy system-wide DEI training
Leverages global DEI knowledge and insights to drive greater business impact
Tracks the progress of all global DEI initiatives and programs across the enterprise
Partners with HR to review the company’s workplace policies and procedures, ensuring that these are all inclusive
Ensures the organization follows appropriate legislation and employment law regulations around bias and inclusion
Relationship Building:

Benchmarks and tracks external trends with ability to transfer key insights to improve employees’ DEI experience
Recognizes, creates and implements plans to promote diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization
Connects with key partners for awareness of global and cultural issues/trends
Builds strong coalitions with strategic alliances and manage key relationships
Manages strategic alliances dashboard to update DEI leadership on progress and opportunities for workforce consideration
Point of contact for other departments on special projects associated with DEI

Develops and promotes digital training platforms to enhance employees’ DEI education experience
Collaborates with corporate relations, global people communications, and supply chain teams to lead and align communications coming from the CDEI Officer and/or the respective global leadership teams
Drives impactful and significant engagement of all communications through strong digital and technology resources



World-class project management and organizational skills with attention to detail
Strong digital competence
Strong communications skills and ability to influence others
Ability to stay current and focused on changing trends
Continuous learner
Must be fully vaccinated (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) for COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination by start date.

Additional Information

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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.

About the Company

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 als offer outstanding benefits including a sabbatical program, tuition assistance and flexible work arrangements.

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!

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