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Strategic & Financial Planning Business Partner

McDonald's Corporation
East Finchley, North London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a hybrid opportunity, working 3 days from our office in East Finchley and 2 from home.

The Opportunity

We are looking to add to our dynamic team and this is a great opportunity to work on one of the most valuable and iconic brands in the world.

The key role of the Strategic & Financial Planning Business Partner is to support, challenge and drive long term strategic priorities, playing a key role in formulating and understanding the key pivotal initiatives which will drive long-term sales growth and profitability.

The remit is broad, touching on many different aspects of the business. This involves working closely with both Finance and non-Finance senior management to drive performance of the business as well as conducting detailed analysis to deliver insights and set our strategic direction.

What will my accountabilities be?

Responsibilities are varied and change regularly within the team, but do include the following:
  • Business partner with our Supply Chain team from a finance perspective, including areas such as procurement and logistics, sustainability and currency and energy hedging
  • Support on long-term crew and management pay strategy with the People team
  • Support on long term pricing strategy and management of the pricing process for restaurants
  • Lead reporting and reviews of franchisee financial performance
  • Support on critical initiatives such as McDelivery, CRM & Digital
  • Support reinvestment and affordability strategies, ensure franchisees have access to lending for reinvestment through strong relationships with main Banking partners
  • Play a key, proactive, role in engaging with franchisees - holding quarterly business updates and regular presentations to franchisee community
  • Support the annual financial planning process

Areas of focus for the team are leading on:
  • Pay strategy
  • Currency and energy risk management
  • Supply Chain finance
  • McDelivery
  • Re-investment appraisal
  • Business case development & appraisal
  • Franchisee performance

What Team will I be a part of?

You will be a part of the UK&I Finance team, but will work closely with a number of different stakeholders across the business.

Who are my customers?
  • CFO, Finance Director, Head of Strategic Finance, Strategic Finance Manager, Operations Finance Manager
  • Internal department Heads & Directors (People, Supply Chain, Marketing, Business Strategy & Insights, Operations)
  • Key external partners, consultants and subject matter authorities (Currency and Energy risk management, pay and benefits), banks
  • Operations Finance & Corporate Finance teams
  • Franchisees

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