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Position Title: Manager, Corporate Development & Strategy

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Toronto HQ 

Grade: Grade 06 

Requisition ID: 22531 



For us, for family

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 that reflects our values.

McCain Foods is an iconic Canadian brand and has been around since the brothers Wallace and Harrison McCain opened our first French fry producing site in New Brunswick in 1957. Today, we are one of the largest potato producers in the world, employing 22,000 employees across 60 countries. Did you know that 1 in 4 French fries consumed globally is a McCain fry?


About the job

McCain’s corporate development and strategy agenda continues to grow and we are looking for a Manager, Corporate Development & Strategy (CD&S) to join our team. In this role, the Manager, CD&S, will report into the Global Vice President of CD&S, and will play a key role in defining the future vision of our business: how can we help families spend less time cooking, and more time together?

Working closely with the CD&S team members, the Manager will work in a pooled model to support across initiatives; including, but not limited to charting global strategic initiatives across organization, partnering with regions/ functions on strategic questions, evaluating new acquisition/growth opportunities, formulating business cases, supporting key diligence work streams and working with our early-stage businesses and strategic investment on an ad hoc basis.


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Identify and deconstruct business issues and develop strategic, analytical, and financial frameworks to conduct analyses and influence/support corporate decisions
  • Support the evaluation of new acquisition/growth opportunities and the development of investment theses and business case formulation
  • Develop operational and financial models and prepare various analyses to aid decision making.
  • Support throughout the M&A/investment process, including project management, diligence, presentations, and post-merger integration
  • In collaboration with regional and functional teams, support the development and evaluation of strategic plans for the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Directors.
  • Perform industry research and develop views on sector, segment, and companies of strategic interest to McCain and the Senior Leadership Team
  • Prepare “executive ready” presentation materials and deliverables for review with the executive team and the Board
  • Liaise with internal business managers and external advisors (e.g., investment bankers, management consultants, lawyers, and accountants)

About you:

  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience (strong preference for experience in corporate development, investment banking, consultancy/ advisory services, or strategy function)
  • Relevant undergraduate degree
  • Strong analytical skills, preferably with experience in building complex strategic, valuation and transactional models
  • Demonstrable project management skills in support of complex transactions and strategy teams
  • Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple high priority tasks
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill complex issues
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a rapidly evolving business landscape
  • Solid stakeholder management skills, both for internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage collaboratively across functions and present to leadership
  • Creative and inquisitive problem-solver
  • Positive, energetic, and influential relationship builder
  • Some travel required


Our hybrid approach to work

Our team’s work is high profile and fast-paced, and benefits from in-person interactions.  As such, we co-locate 3+ days per week in our downtown Toronto office, with the option to work remotely for up to 2 days per week.



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: Finance      
Division: Global Strategy 
Department: ​Corporate Development and Strategy ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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