Project Manager, Merchandising

Temporary appointment until end December 2019. Based at McDonald’s head office, East Finchley

Job Purpose

• To support the Merchandising Team in driving key projects that grow the UK and ROI business, to include new merchandising and digital technology, along with other business initiatives which have a merchandising requirement within the range of on-premise and off-premise customer journeys

• Delivery of best-in-class merchandising innovation in conjunction with the internal McDonald’s team and agency partners.

Principal Responsibilities

• Provide planning and leadership for merchandising projects

• Develop and communicate project programmes and ensure timely deliveryEast

• Work closely with external agency partners and internal departments to leverage expertise

• Take responsibility for clear, concise and timely communication of initiatives with all levels of the McDonald’s organisation and agencies

• Develop and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

• Ensure compliance with McDonald’s standards and policies

• Report on and control project costs within agreed budgets. Relationships

Internal and external relationships including (but not restricted to):

• McDonald’s – Marketing, Consumer & Business Insights, Communications, New Product Development and Legal

• Agencies – ATL and BTL agencies, as well as logistic partners.

Knowledge and Experience

• Excellent project management skills, analytical and financial competence, with a heavy focus on attention to detail

• Strong communication skills and creative judgement

• Ability to manage multiple agency partners and internal stakeholders

• Strong negotiation and communication skills

• Flexible approach that allows working collaboratively and cross functionally

• Good (and working) knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Strong team-working and people skills.

If you feel you fit the criteria for this role and would like to join us,  please send an email with your CV and a brief summary of what you will bring and why you want the role to people@linney.com. Please quote reference: 0328

Location: East Finchley

Reference: 0328

Contact: people