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Position Title: Product Owner, Scheduling

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace 

Grade: Grade 06 

Requisition ID: 19516 



We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way which reflects our values. 


McCain is embarking on a digital transformation.  As part of this transformation, we are making significant investments into our data systems, structures and policies, and building digital products for our customers, key suppliers and McCain team members to enable digital processes and data-driven automation over time.
Our Technology team’s goal is to inspire growth through innovative technology experiences.  Our digital teams are key to delivering this ambition.  McCain has established digital teams in Agriculture and Commercial and we are now looking forward to expanding our investments in Manufacturing embedded in our MDIxAI program.


Key Accountabilities 

Product Owner develops and refines overarching strategy and sets courses for a specific use case creation and application. Working closely with the plant teams (end-users), the plant Digital Lead, and the Director Digital Manufacturing, the Product Owner identifies end-users needs to scope and iterate on specific use case development, leveraging technical input to develop and implement best-in-class solutions. 



Overall end-to-end ownership of solution/use case strategy, design, development, deployment and scaling strategy of their and experience
           o    Gather relevant inputs from key stakeholders, including program governance, MDI teams, technical experts (tech, engineering & data) 
           o    Distill key learnings from each project phase, engaging with other Product Owners to carry forward best practices as solution scales to other plants

                 Build user-friendly tools & solutions that will drive user adoption & engagement

           o    Understand key user pain points and current day-to-day processes that will be impacted by owned use cases
           o    Bring a UX/UI-centric approach to solution development and deployment, seeking iterative feedback from plant stakeholders and adjusting     

                 strategy accordingly

Deliver high-quality solutions in an efficient, timely manner
           o    Track overall progress and make trade-off decisions between content and timing
           o    Ensure timely and high-quality solution deployments according to original plans and expectations
           o    Execute against target operational improvements (OEE & Recovery)

           o    Actively communicate progress and raise blockers to program manager, with solution-oriented mindset to continue driving program forward in a 

                 timely manner

           o    Establish a user feedback process with plants that get incorporated into product plans


  • Bachelor’s Degree in food, engineering, business, computer Science, IT, or a related field
  • Master’s Degree or Applied Certificate in business management, Computer Science, IT, or related field

Desired Skills

  • 5-7 years of experience working with a focus in Dedicated domain(Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, Production or more broadly Manufacturing functions) or  Product Management & Development and with evidence of progressive roles 
  • Good business acumen, understands how to drive value through the use of technology and data 
  • Experience managing complexity and ambiguity 
  • Experience in user-centric design and user interface development
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in using innovative technology 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across levels and functions internally and with third parties. 
  • Demonstrated skill in project management


Behaviors and Attitudes
           o    Experienced and can speak with credibility on Product Management topics
           o    Strong interpersonal skills; 
           o    Strong communication skills: is able to effectively and persuasively communicate to various audiences including plant management or operators

           o    Strong time management skills, and ability to stick to pre-determined timelines


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Information Technology      
Division: Global Technology 
Department: ​Digital Manufacturing ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || US - United States of America : Illinois : Chicago || US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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