We’re looking for an International Public Affairs Manager to join the McDonald’s Global Policy and Engagement (GPE) team. As the global leader in the food service industry, we are focused on modernizing our experiences and building a better McDonald’s. The Global Policy and Engagement team plays a critical role in informing and influencing the direction of corporate policies.
This role will appeal to applicants who are excited about contributing to the company’s dynamic growth and using their skills to influence corporate approaches to important issues, specifically around responsible marketing and data ethics. The Manager will work within the International Public Affairs team leadership to identify, prioritize and manage reputational or regulatory issues, serve as a thought partner for other functions, and work with markets to manage policy and reputational issues.
The Manager will deliver against strategies to deepen relationships with international stakeholders on priority issues, improve brand trust and create new opportunities for external partnerships. Working with the broader Corporate Relations function, the position will also manage the public affairs components of global announcements and external engagement campaigns.
The Manager will work with a team of public affairs colleagues to anticipate, analyse and manage issues and support strategic engagement on regulatory and reputational developments that impact business priorities globally. An important aspect of the work is collaborating with a variety of functions, in multiple locations, including corporate headquarters, regional offices, and markets around the world.
The position is based in McDonald’s Brussel’s office and reports to the Director of International Public Affairs based in Washington, DC.
In addition to following McDonald’s policies and procedures, accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
The successful candidate will have demonstrated their ability to:
To accomplish the above, it is important that the successful candidate has 5+ years of related experience in Public Affairs/Government Relations/Public Policy/Corporate Affairs or related communications field and a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
The International Public Affairs is seeking the following experience/qualifications:
Job Type: full-time
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