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Position Title: Product Lead 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Toronto HQ 

Requisition ID: 28010 



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:


  • Provide thought leadership on product roadmap and ensure resources are aligned effectively to support highest priorities in product portfolio
  • Support Product Owners to deliver MDIxAI solutions effectively
  • Exemplify solution-oriented mindset to help Product Owners solve blockers raised during pre-deployment to drive products towards rollout
  • Track overall progress of product design and development to ensure timely and in-budget solution deployment preparation according to MDIxAI business targets
  • Set direction and prioritize initiatives and use-case adaptations for Product Owners to deploy to maintain consistency across network and meet global best practices for use-case testing and implementation
  • Sustain Use-Cases After Deployment:
  • Review adoption metrics of products and manage feedback from key stakeholders to understand engagement and satisfaction with products; Synthesize feedback and run ideation workshops with Product Owners to conduct MDIxAI product portfolio planning (product adaptations, new products)
  • Global Product Management Framework:
  • Set global standards for products and ensure use-case integrity of all MDIxAI products are maintained
  • Activate product management framework to identify, prioritize, design, and develop use-case enhancements and new use-cases to meet business needs
  • Act as a champion to support the organization with learning and implementing Agile ways of working
  • Ensure product portfolio is aligned with overall MDIxAI program objectives and work closely with MDIxAI Digital Lead and Deployment Lead to establish user experience and ensure effective deployment
  • Support protection of intellectual property (i.e., patents) with legal team & cybersecurity
  • Guarantee product performance and reliability with technology, engineering and data teams




  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, IT, or related field, often with a preference for a Master's degree.
  • Relevant certifications in digital manufacturing, product management, or Agile methodologies can be beneficial.



  • 5-10 years, in digital manufacturing or related fields, with a proven track record in product management and development.
  •  Experience in overseeing product lifecycle from conception to deployment, with a focus on digital manufacturing solutions are beneficial.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, excellent communication abilities, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in managing product development, understanding customer needs, and aligning them with business objectives.
  • Global perspective with the ability to manage cross-cultural teams and projects.
  • Adaptability to rapidly changing technology landscapes in digital manufacturing.
  • This role combines technical expertise in digital manufacturing with strategic product management and leadership abilities, emphasizing innovation and global project coordination.


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

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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