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Position Title: Product Owner - Production 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Florenceville GTC 

Requisition ID: 27842 



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 has recently committed to implementing regenerative agriculture practices across 100 percent of our potato acreage by 2030.  Ask us more about our commitment to sustainability.



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 deliver 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. 



Do you want to help define the future of McCain and play a vital role in McCain’s next digital transformation? Do you want to have an impact on McCain’s key strategic project? Make the next big move in your career and join us as we embark on our global MDI x AI digital transformation journey, building the future of McCain’s manufacturing facilities and digitizing our plants and processes.


The Product Owner plays a crucial role in developing and refining the overarching strategy for digital manufacturing initiatives. This role is focused on specific use case creation and application within a manufacturing environment. Working in close collaboration with plant teams, the plant Digital Lead, and the Director of Digital Manufacturing, the Product Owner identifies and understands end-user needs to effectively scope and iterate on specific use case development. This position requires leveraging deep digital manufacturing experience and technical expertise to develop and implement industry-leading digital solutions.


This role is ideal for someone with a passion for digital transformation in manufacturing, bringing a -blend of technical savvy, strategic thinking, and a user-centric approach to drive significant improvements in the manufacturing landscape.


Please note - This is a 12 months contract opportunity 


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


Strategic Oversight and Implementation:

  • Own the end-to-end strategy, design, development, deployment, and scaling of digital manufacturing solutions.
  • Gather inputs from key stakeholders such as program governance, MDI teams, and technical experts in technology, engineering, and data.
  • Translate key learnings from each project phase into actionable strategies, collaborating with other Product Owners for best practice dissemination as solutions scale across plants.

User-Centric Solution Development:

  • Develop tools and solutions that address user pain points, emphasizing ease of use to drive adoption and engagement.
  • Apply a UX/UI-centric approach to solution development, continually seeking feedback from plant stakeholders to refine strategies.

Efficient Solution Delivery:

  • Balance content and timing to ensure efficient and timely delivery of high-quality solutions.
  • Oversee solution deployments, ensuring they align with original plans and operational improvement targets (OEE & Recovery).

Communication and Problem-Solving:

  • Proactively communicate progress and challenges to the program manager, maintaining a solution-oriented mindset
  • Establish and maintain a user feedback process, integrating insights into product plans.

Ideal Experience and Skills:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a dedicated domain such as Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, Production, or broader Manufacturing functions. Experience in Product Management & Development in Manufacturing / Production domain is essential, with a track record of taking on progressively challenging roles.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to drive value through technology and data.
  • Proven experience managing complex projects and navigating ambiguity.
  • Skilled in user-centric design and user interface development, with a focus on digital manufacturing applications.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in leveraging innovative technology within the manufacturing sector.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across different levels and functions, both internally and with external partners.
  • Proficiency in project management.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of effectively engaging with diverse audiences including plant management and operators.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to adhere to timelines.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Computer Science, IT, or a related field.
  • Master’s Degree or Applied Certificate in Business Management, Computer Science, IT, or a related field is preferred.

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.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.
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Job Family: Information Technology      
Division: Global Technology 
Department: ​Digital Manufacturing ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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