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Position Title: Director, Strategy

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Toronto HQ 

Grade: Grade 07 

Requisition ID: 5552 



Director, Strategy

At McCain Foods we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together.


As a privately owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 22,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do. Our product quality, people and customer dedication help us achieve global sales in excess of CDN $10 billion. Through our investment and innovation, we continue to be a global leader in prepared potato products, including our famous French Fries and appetizers.


Reporting to the VP, Corporate Development & Strategy and with the support of the Managers on the team, the Director, Strategy will play a key role in driving and supporting the evaluation, planning and execution of various strategic initiatives across the organization. The Director will also help coordinate the evaluation of new growth opportunities and business case development. The ideal candidate will have experience in management consulting as well as a demonstrated ability to influence at the most senior levels of an organization.


If you are an insatiably curious individual with a proven background in leading the strategic process, exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and strong interpersonal skills to proactively engage and build relationships with business stakeholders and senior leadership, we look forward to receiving your application.


Core Accountabilities:

  • In collaboration with regional and functional teams, coordinate the development, evaluation and advancement of strategic priorities for the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Directors.
  • Lead multifunctional teams, including team members from relevant business lines to ensure on time delivery of impactful project outcomes.
  • Execute strategic projects, which include conducting research, financial and operational analysis, structuring solutions, identifying growth opportunities, developing frameworks, preparing presentation materials, providing thought leadership, and using hypothesis-driven approaches to solve complex problems.
  • Identify and deconstruct business issues and develop strategic, analytical, and financial frameworks to conduct analyses and influence/support corporate decisions.
  • Proactively assess and adjust existing strategies based on new learning/changes in the competitive environment.
  • Prepare and present “executive ready” presentation materials and deliverables, with a strong ability to craft compelling narratives.
  • Drive/support various M&A process work streams, which include (but are not limited to) due diligence, synergy assessment, post-merger integration, etc.



  • Relevant undergraduate degree, MBA nice-to-have
  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience, with a minimum of 2 years of experience at a management consulting firm or in a corporate strategy role
  • Food/CPG industry experience additive, but not required
  • Strategic mindset with strong critical thinking skills and ability to craft compelling business cases
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to conduct research, build decision/financial models and use independent judgment to solve problems
  • Significant project management and business analysis experience; in a role with senior leadership exposure, and high level of accountability
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across functions and departments, with an ability to lead through influence
  • Comfort with navigating ambiguity and with being consistently challenged/stretched
  • Results-oriented individual with a bias to action
  • Excellent communicator (both oral and written)


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. 
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Job Family: General & Administration      
Division: Global Strategy 
Department: ​Corporate Development and Strategy ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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