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Position Title: Global Deployment Lead 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Toronto HQ 

Requisition ID: 27930 



Our Global Technology team’s goal is to leverage technology and data to drive profitable growth, focus on enhancing customer experience and to further our purpose of 'Celebrating real connections through delicious, planet-friendly food'.  McCain has embarked on an ambitious digital transformation across our business from Agriculture to Manufacturing and commercial capabilities to enhance our Customer obsession.  As part of this transformation, we are making significant investments into our digital platforms, technology transformations and in building a data driven culture.  


We are building digital products for our customers, suppliers/growers, and McCain team members to enable digital processes and data-driven automation.  Through our investments, we will transform McCain into a company that empowers our teams with easy-to-use systems which will help them collaborate better, be productive and make data driven decisions.  Will you be part of this exciting journey?


Key Responsibilities:


  • Own the global deployment roadmap and incorporate updates as requested by MDIxAI and MDI governance structure
  • Lead the MDIxAI Deployment function and ensure pre-deployment project timelines are met effectively across regions
  • Define global deployment playbook in accordance with MDI lead deployment principles
  • Own refinement of global deployment playbook for successful deployment execution, and communicate with key stakeholders to ensure that relevant teams have input into standardized deployment planning materials (e.g., plant readiness checklists, training materials)
  • Develop a global deployment roadmap and track advancement on deployment roadmap as pre-deployment activities progress to drive consistent preparation and successful rollout across regions



  • Lead the MDIxAI Deployment function in executing on deployment playbook
  • MDIxAI Program Management After Deployment:
  • Set global standards for future deployments based on feedback (user adoption and satisfaction scores after MDIxAI deployment) and recommend change management improvements in deployment plan
  • Coordinate feedback with Global Workstream Leads (e.g. Product, Change Management & Comms, etc) to share key learnings following deployments and ensure success of future rollouts in other regions


Shared responsibilities

  • Develops pre-deployment & deployment strategy in collaboration with other members of Deployment Team and IT team
  • Provides guidelines for standardized training that Deployment Team, Digital Lead and IT should provide plant employees in preparation for deployment
  • Conduct deployment retrospective meetings and collect feedback to drive success and optimize resourcing and timeline of future MDIxAI deployments in collaboration with Deployment Team



  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, IT, or a related field is often required, with a preference for a Master's degree.
  • Relevant certifications in project management, Agile methodologies, Six Sigma, or specific digital technologies are beneficial.
  • 10 years of experience, with a background in manufacturing and/or digital technologies. Expertise in digital manufacturing technologies, experience in leading large-scale global projects, and skills in change management. International experience.
  • Leadership, excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving abilities, adaptability, and effective stakeholder management.
  • Willingness to travel internationally and, multilingual is a plus.
  • Strategic Thinking; Technology Thought Leadership, Forward Looking
  • Role modeling and enforcing McCain Values and Leadership Principles
  • Support speed, simplicity, agility in decision making and action



The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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 - Deployment ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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