Product Owner- Global Workforce Mgmt

| Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA | Hybrid
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Position Title: Product Owner- Global Workforce Mgmt
Position Type: Regular - Full-Time
Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace
Requisition ID: 30285
McCain is embarking on a digital transformation. As part of this transformation, we are making significant investments into our data systems, structures and policies, and building digital products for our customers, key suppliers and McCain team members to enable digital processes and data-driven automation over time.
Reporting to the Director, Workforce Management the Product owner:

  • Partners with product stakeholders and customers across the organization to develop and lead the product vision, strategy, features, and prioritization
  • Define the 2-3year product roadmap and be accountable for its execution


  • Collaborates with product stakeholders (business & technical) to co-develop a roadmap and drive products and features from concept to launch in a fast-paced environment.
  • Develops, owns, and executes product roadmap.
  • Defines and executes go-to-market plan for roadmap execution.
  • Translates product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements including features, user stories, and acceptance test criteria.
  • Prioritizes and maintains the backlog for assigned products, balancing the requirements of stakeholders.
  • Partners with product stakeholders to define the user experience.
  • Identifies change management impacts to end-user community and collaborates with respective stakeholders to manage/mitigate.
  • Create the functional design of the product and its features based on an intimate knowledge of the users and technology.
  • Ensures data & Insights are available to create actionable outcomes to the ultimate customer.
  • Works in an Agile environment and continuously reviews the business needs, refines priorities, outlines milestones and deliverables, and identifies opportunities and risks.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate tracking and reporting of product performance post-launch to evaluate future investment.
  • Understands Product roadmap risks, issues, and blockers actively assists with issue resolution.
  • Establish and execute a strong engagement plan with Global, regional, and technical product stakeholders.
  • Ensure all solution acquisition and technology projects are authorized and executed in accordance with the requirements of Technology Governance.
  • Ensure solutions and technical decision align with the strategic drivers and architectural mandate of the McCain Technical organization.
  • Establish and execute a strong engagement plan with Global, regional, and technical product stakeholders.
  • Work with Global & Regional IS to establish business priorities in line with the IS strategic drivers
  • Develop partnership relationships with our strategic vendors to maximize the value from these engagements.
  • Coordinate with business stakeholders and vendors to ensure products are embedded with an appropriate network of support for user onboarding and capability.
  • Support the development of training programs & material, to sustain product capability.
  • Proactively Explore industry trends and advancements in technology to identify new and leading solutions that will significantly impact the achievement of the business objectives and move McCain ahead of the competition.
  • Identify opportunities within the business to improve or provide data & insights to enhance decisions or facilitate agility.

Solution Acquisition

  • Assist in developing business cases for new applications.
  • Ensure that new applications are scalable for global applicability and that McCain has one global applications vs multiple regional applications.
  • Assist in ensuring that new solutions are properly integrated with existing applications
  • Assist with RFI/RFP process for selection of software provider and system integrators.
  • Assist in the development of contracts, professional service agreements and statements of work.
  • Responsible for the blueprint, realization, testing, training, go live and hyper care.
  • Assist with ongoing application requirements e.g., contract renewals and licenses etc.

Releases/Upgrades & Evolution

  • Ensure release, upgrade, and development processes are in place to ensure the stability of the system and minimal business disruption relating to technical change.
  • Ensure appropriate testing and technical support is in place for technical changes
  • Develop life cycle roadmaps for all products

o Includes version alignment globally and timing of upgrades.
o Ensure new functionality is communicated to the business.
o Prepare for any "end of life" scenarios and work to develop replacement alternatives.

  • The product owner has a deep knowledge of the product, the market, and customers.
  • Ability to easily context-switch for both strategic and tactical activities
  • Project Management: strong project management skills
  • Change Management: ability to manage multiple stakeholders and communication platforms to ensure success of projects
  • Excellent Analytical, problem solving, prioritization and collaboration skills.
  • Strong Presentation & facilitations Skills:
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Management: Ability to work with all levels within the organization including SLT


  • Bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing/Engineering/Science.
  • Master's degree in business (asset)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience
  • Consumer goods industry experience will be an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise in UKG WFM PRO and other HR Systems (SAP knowledge a plus)
  • Strong knowledge of Human Resources, Finance and Manufacturing best practices and interdependencies
  • A solid understanding of master data and its integration.
  • Experience in leading project teams preferably in a global environment.
  • Experience working within an agile project delivery framework
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across levels and functions internally and with third parties.
  • Experience working in a fast paced, changing environment with ambiguous conditions, dealing with both internal and external customers, including cross functional teams.

Key Competencies:

  • Drives Results, Collaboration, Customer focus


  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs
  • Key internal relationships: Senior Director HR Innovation, Global Manufacturing Lead, Regional HR/IT/Finance Teams, Global and Regional IT Teams
  • Travel: as required
  • Job is primarily performed in a standard office environment but working from home an option upon agreement with Manager & McCain Policies

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: Global Workforce Management
Location(s): US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto
Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc.

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Excellent access to the East-West (I-88) and Tri-State (I-294) Tollway, I-290, I-55, Route 83, and Butterfield Road. There are many restaurants and hotels varying across different levels within a one-mile radius of Oakbrook Terrace Tower.

What are McCain Foods Perks + Benefits

McCain Foods Benefits Overview

At McCain North America, we’re on a mission to create a winning culture that puts employee safety and wellbeing at the heart of what we do, every day. We understand and appreciate that each person’s needs are unique when it comes to benefits. That’s why we’re committed to continually evaluating our program offerings to ensure we provide a wide range of benefits that cater to each individual’s needs. This represents our priority in making sure that everyone has access to safe and affordable health care. We stand by this approach as a way to demonstrate our commitment in fostering a sense of support, community, and inclusivity within our organization. Your wellbeing matters to us, and we’re here to provide you with the necessary resources to support you in being your best and most authentic self at work — and at home.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Employee resource groups
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite office parking
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Personal development training

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