Job Description

Company Description:

McDonald’s Australia is the largest quick service restaurant operation in the country. Fondly known as "Macca's", we have been a household name in Australia for over 50 years, we believe that our customers are the heart and soul of everything we do and make it our mission to make every moment count! As an employer of choice winner time and time again, working with us means taking pride and having fun along the way; while growing and developing your career in a dynamic and supportive environment.

Job Description:

Could you be our next Director of Safety, Security & Wellbeing for ANZ? 

You will be a proactive strategic leader who always has their finger on the pulse of workplace safety legislation and standards to maintain. As a key driver in running great restaurants, you will provide workplace safety, security, wellbeing, and injury management expertise with the support of your team. You will partner closely with our Restaurants to support a safe workplace and continually reduce workplace incidents. This role is an exciting opportunity for an established workplace safety professional to take on a dynamic leadership role reporting into our Chief Restaurant Officer.

What can you expect on a day-to-day basis? 

  • Provide strategic workplace safety expertise to support corporate departments, restaurants, licensees, and suppliers.
  • Review high-level critical incident investigations and provide recommendations to support incident outcomes and system wide solutions. You will be a go to contact for Senior Leadership members and Licensees on critical Safety matters.
  • Identify workplace safety risks and continually partner with the business to evolve risk management strategies.
  • Direct the Safety department’s key strategic activities and provide guidance to support the achievement of these initiatives.
  • Oversee WHS/OHS performance reports and WHS/OHS audit programs.
  • Review workplace safety policies and procedures, training materials and tools to ensure compliance and currency.
  • Represent workplace safety and the organisation at senior forums internally and externally.
  • Consult with relevant stakeholders when making changes to workplace safety systems and process in accordance with McDonald’s policy.
  • Champion cross functional teams to navigate workplace safety initiates where relevant.
  • Proactively review and provide recommendations to the business on workplace safety legislation, relevant standards, codes and industry practices.

Your keys to success: 

  • Significant experience in the workplace safety field and a strong understanding of respective legislation. Preferably experience within industries such as retail, FMCG or QSR.
  • Purposeful leadership style with the ability to maintain a high performing team and develop talent.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and ability to drive processes forward.
  • Excellent stakeholder management with the ability to build rapport easily.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to influence and engage an audience.
  • Skilled negotiator and sound decision-making ability.
  • Well networked regularly attending OH&S forums and have close connections within the workplace safety field.
Additional Information:

Relish in the Macca’s difference when you join the Golden Arches: 

  • Competitive Remuneration Package. We offer a total reward package of base salary, health care, long-term incentive share program and a target incentive bonus plan. 
  • 5 Weeks of Annual Leave. Switch off and recharge or explore your passions outside of work with an additional week of annual leave each calendar year. 
  • Highly Flexible Work Environment. Our teams have embraced a hybrid working model, balancing working remotely and connecting in the office to support our people and how they best add value.  
  • Birthday & Volunteer Leave. Enjoy a day-off during your birthday month and three days annually to volunteer for a registered charity of interest to you.
  • Ongoing Professional Development.  We are committed to developing our people by investing in leadership programs and a world class learning and development offering that propel you to achieve your career goals. 
  • Macca’s Staff Discount & Retail Discounts. Enjoy discounted Macca’s at any restaurant across Australia and access hundreds of retail discounts. 
  • Access To Our 24/7 Wellbeing Partner (Sonder) For You & Your Immediate Family. Using the Sonder app, access free and confidential safety, medical and mental health support via chat or phone with accredited professionals. 
  • A Fun & Vibrant Culture. Immerse yourself in Macca’s only events and experiences from day one of working with us. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and experiences. We strive to make every moment through the recruitment process a feel-good moment for all. Let us know if we can provide any reasonable accommodations to enable you to participate in the job application and interview process.

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