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Position Title: Global Product Owner - Global Raw Quality Standards 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Toronto HQ 

Requisition ID: 5277 



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.

Job Summary

In this global role, the successful candidate will have ownership and responsibility for the digital solutions being developed for measuring global potato quality from beginning to end.   This individual will be responsible for and help to guide not only the ideation and design of the products but also the scope, backlog of work and value of the solution from the ideation phase though the lifetime of the solution.  There will be a strong link to our Digital solutions being developed within our Manufacturing facilities.


Key Responsibilities

  • Acts as the primary conduit that represents the ‘voice of the customer’ for the Business within the team
  • Engages and solicits feedback from end-user community including schedulers, field reps, farmers, and manufacturing stakeholders
  • Identifies change management impacts to their end-user community (i.e. training required), and collaborates with their respective change lead(s) to implement
  • Prioritizes a value-focused backlog that aligns to McCain North Star and considers innovative concepts; manages it such that the team can achieve a continuous flow of execution in delivery
  • Collaborates with his / her McCain Program Lead to confirm backlog prioritization, alignment to the roadmap, forecasted sprint plan, cross-cutting product / solution dependencies, and the escalation of any business-related impediments
  • Develops cohesive ways of working with his / her technology peers on the team such that a high-degree of trust is established on the direction of the product / solution
  • Responsible for the business and information architecture domains as they relate to the overall Enterprise Architecture strategy
  • Consults with the Product Architect on solution, technology and security architecture domains.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Minimum experience of 5-10 years within McCain Ag or McCain Manufacturing team working closely with agriculture
  • Strong Knowledge of McCain Ag, Manufacturing and Payment Potato grading functions
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Ag Engineering or Bio systems Engineering
  • Strategic understanding of the McCain Agriculture business and potato industry as a whole
  • Experience and knowledge of new generation technology vision systems
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Strong Data skills and experience
  • Experience in influencing and creating change
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new situations
  • Critical thinker in order to be ‘the voice of the business’


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 Agriculture 
Department: ​Transformation Office ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Bathurst || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Centreville || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Edmundston || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Fredericton || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Grand Falls || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Hartland || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Moncton || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Saint John || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Somerville 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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