Careers

Become Part of a Great American Success Story

Founded in 1958 as a travel trailer manufacturer, Winnebago has grown to become the world’s most iconic manufacturer. In fact, many of the products and processes that have defined the industry were created by Winnebago team members. Today, Winnebago employs more than 3,900 team members across our headquarters in Forest City, Iowa, and our satellite facilities in Charles City, Iowa, Lake Mills, Iowa, Waverly, Iowa, Middlebury, Indiana, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and Junction City, Oregon. The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel products under the Winnebago and Grand Design brands. We encourage team members to take ownership of their important role in our company and value ideas at every level that improve our products or manufacturing efficiencies.

Salaried Positions Available

Line Engineer - Middlebury, IN

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an experienced Line Engineer.  This position will be based in Middlebury, Indiana.

 

Position Description:

The Line Engineer will refine and improve existing product lines at Winnebago Towables.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

  • Maintain existing floor plan prints.

  • Implement product change notices.

  • Audit bill of material against production build.

  • Identify opportunity for cost saving and uniform builds.

  • Work with production to resolve process/quality problems.

  • Follow proto units down line to ensure appropriate build.

 

Key Competencies:

  • Effective communication.

  • Problem solving/analysis.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work in a cross functional team environment including members from operations, engineering, customer service, and safety.

 

Preferred Experience and Education:

  • Proficient in Auto Cad/Inventor or similar program.

  • 2 or more years of engineering experience preferred.

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com

Winnebago Industries is an EEO employer. 

Retail Representative - Middlebury, IN

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for an experienced Retail Representative.  This position will be based in Middlebury, Indiana.

 

 

Position Description:

The Retail Representative provides technical support and authorizations to our retails customers and dealers.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

  • Provide excellent customer service through phone and written communications.

  • Provide technical assistance to retail customers and dealers on Winnebago Towables product.

  • Use systematic approach to problem solving.

  • Assist with locating service centers for repairs.

  • Obtain authorization for vendor related product failure.

  • Document correspondence via AX tickets with appropriate TREAD code.

 

Key Competencies:

  • Effective communication.

  • Problem solving/analysis.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

 

Preferred Experience and Education:

  • Experience with Microsoft products (Outlook, Excel, Word).

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with OEM RV customer service.

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to: towablesjobs@winnebagoind.com

 

Winnebago Industries is an EEO employer.  Learn more about us at www.winnebagoind.com

Configuration Specialist - Eden Prairie

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: Configure Experlogix for a vertically integrated manufacturer, for integration with Dynamics AX, to generate Bills of Material (BOMs), Routes, Dealer Portal, and after-market Parts Sales and Service. This position is responsible for the overall set up, operation and maintenance of the configurator (Experlogix) logic, interface, database, as well as the creation of new features, logic, and interfaces as directed. Also responsible for the dealer-facing portal (HTML) and is proper dealer experience and company branding. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Ensuring proper data and logic are created and maintained for correct configuration inputs and outputs; business rules, table set-up, nomenclature standards, BOM and Route configuration and maintenance, pricing definitions and updates
  • Configuring dealer portal for Sales/Service including front-end look/colors/fonts, organization of the screen, and collaborating with Marketing
  • Collaborating with others that may be involved with specific areas of the configurator logic, configurator interaction with other software, and the user interface
  • Maintaining product knowledge related to PN (Part Number) BOM structure, Routing, and MO logic in a Design/Manufacturing environment
  • Communicating engineering and IT related information effectively with other Engineering, Manufacturing, IT, Sales, Procurement, and Service personnel.
  • Gathering, comprehending, and analyzing requirements and challenges from configurator customers including Operations, Sales, Service, and others, and creating innovative solutions to common problems
  • Writing engineering/IT communication that conveys technical information in an understandable non-technical fashion
  • Maintaining product knowledge related to PN (Part Number) BOM structure, Routing, and MO logic in a Design/Manufacturing environment
  • Designing, developing, and implementing programs and applications - specifically related to Experlogix
  • Prototyping, debugging, testing, and coding improvements and re-design tasks in the configurator (Experlogix)
  • Responding to issues and providing updates
  • Making recommendations to the Engineering, Manufacturing, IT, Sales, and Service teams for improvements aligned to the corporate vision and strategies
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on business need

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Proficient with Excel, SQL, and web scripting (HTML, CSS)
  • ERP/MRP systems experience in a vertically integrated manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of quote to cash cycle in Dynamics AX in a plus
  • Ability to learn and gather functional requirements and design flow
  • Strong communication skills in listening, discussing and documenting requirements and feedback
  • Analytical/problem solving mindset

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required; Engineering BA or Information Technology BA preferred
  • Five years or more of configuration experience
  • Some travel will be required initially and periodically thereafter

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to careers@winnebagoind.com.

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Benefits Manager - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective:

Manages the design, communication, administration, and legal compliance of the Employee Health and Welfare, Retirement, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Voluntary Benefit Plans.  Privacy Official for the Winnebago Industries Health Plans.  Oversees and maintains all compliance requirements, including HIPAA, COBRA and ACA.


 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Partners with the Total Rewards Director and Benefits Broker in proposing the design and costing of Winnebago Industries Group Health and Welfare, Retirement, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and the Voluntary Benefit Plans.  Ensures the plans are aligned with business and people strategies and objectives. Oversees other benefits including Tax and Financial Planning and Executive Physicals.

  • Implements and administers benefit and retirement programs and manages the communication process to employees regarding Open Enrollment and any other required communications and/or mailings.  This includes distributing SPDs and Coverage Manuals and maintaining records for compliance.

  • Designs and delivers training to enhance employee and manager understanding of programs.    Seeks opportunities for process improvement.

  • Manages Benefit vendor relationships, including plan setup, and resolves issues as they arise.

  • Manage employee enrollments for individual benefit plans.  This includes weekly file transfers with 3rd party vendors, maintains benefit programs and deductions into ADP (our HR system).  Ensures setup of new benefits and enrollments are accurate in ADP.

  • Administers COBRA, Health, Dental and life insurance conversion.

  • Manage vendor billing for all benefit programs.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements regarding the Health, Retirement and Dental Plans – ERISA, ADA, FMLA and HIPAA and ACA.

  • Maintains reporting system for ACA compliance and tracks hours worked for part-time workers for ACA compliance.  Processes ACA notices (1095’s).

  • Develop and administer Wellness Programs, as needed.

  • Administers and communicates the Executive Physical program.

  • Assists with acquisition planning and consolidation of plans, as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong technical skills – acts as the subject matter expert on benefit programs, compliance requirements and current trends in the market.

  • Ability to connect with people – fosters strong partnerships, interacts well with vendors and employees at all levels.

  • Ability to think critically – recognizes connections, translates goals into action, uses strong judgment to make choices in alignment with strategy and company culture/values.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-motivated and driven – strives to deliver great results and drive continuous improvement, gets things done.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment.

  • Demonstrates curiosity and courage – has an interest in learning and understanding “whys”, asks questions, shares his/her point of view.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required – Human Resources, Business, or related major is preferred.

  • 7 or more years or more years of Benefits experience is required.

  • Experience with benefits programs and systems, particularly experience with ADP. 

  • Previous experience with acquisitions preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement processes or best practices and effectively work through change.

  • Maintains professional/technical knowledge regarding compliance issues relating to ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, and ACA.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – ability to create/manipulate documents using Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license as travel will be required to other Winnebago locations.

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to careers@winnebagoind.com.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Director, Manufacturing Engineering - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  The Director, Manufacturing Engineering for the Motorhome Division partners cross functionally to deliver a cost effective and value focused design enabled by the innovative and state of the art manufacturing and assembly of motorhomes. Committed to change and driving towards a World Class organization. This role enables a culture of continuous improvement and ownership with a focus on Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Engagement; while using forward-thinking principles to reduce complexity and simplify processes, with a standardized and build anywhere approach. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Committed to Zero Harm, design processes and products to move people out of harm’s way.

  • Focused on Safety, Quality, First Pass Yield, Material Presentation, Inventory Reduction, Product Availability, Capacity, Productivity, Product Margins, Employee Engagement, and Turnover Reduction.  

  • Responsible for hiring, performance management, employee development, leadership and motivation for Manufacturing Engineers and Manufacturing Technicians.

  • Directs the activities of Maintenance and Facilities.

  • Serves as a leader, coach and mentor to Engineers and Technicians within the organization.

  • Committed to encouraging Manufacturing Engineering to maintain state of the art knowledge of the engineering field, and to incorporate this knowledge into new products and processes.

  • Routinely make decisions to determine resource requirements, establish department projects and schedules, and resolve manufacturing problems to meet customer design, quality, delivery, and cost expectations.

  • Review, recommend, prioritize and support process and machine/equipment development activities.

  • Facilitate capital equipment justification, specification, and procurement.

  • Provide ongoing manufacturing and quality support for products released to manufacturing.

  • Supervise cost reduction activities, systemic improvement activities, and establishment of quality and safety controls and improvements.

  • Work with management teams to develop, define, and improve functional systems, procedures, and general policies.

  • Provide direct assistance in the management of broad based changes that impact multiple product platforms and processes.

  • Responsible for cross-functional management of manufacturing engineering projects from conception through completion.

  • Develops capital and expense budgets that allows Engineering, and enables the organization, to meet its goals.

  • Develops and implements budgets and staffing plans consistent with business needs.

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of manufacturing equipment and processes that result in a safe and ergonomically non-hazardous environment for all employees.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing manufacturing processes that are safe, robust, repeatable, process capable, and balanced.

  • Responsible for developing process documents, work instructions, standard work, accurate costing, BOMs, and routings.   

  • Responsible for the deployment of labor production targets, by line or area, that are measured, visible, obtainable, and are displayed on a real time basis.

  • Responsible for the identification and implementation of cost saving opportunities for production processes and individual component parts, to include but not be limited to LEAN program savings.

  • Proactively resolves process related problems before they can impact promised customer ship dates.

  • Actively pursues and implements continuous improvement tools and methods such as Design for Manufacturability and Assembly, process FMEA’s, and Lean initiatives that ensure manufacturing operations production process’s meet or exceed customer expectations.

  • Works with the senior managers of Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality to address and resolve existing manufacturing problems, concerns or obstacles that may have a negative impact on customer satisfaction.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Critical Components

  • Ability to teach and coach others

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and motivate teams

  • Ability to collaborate and partner

  • Ability to engage and involve teams while leading change that impacts culture

  • Ability to exercise strong judgement to balance business needs and achieve objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate projects and training

  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills at all levels of an organization

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple concurrent projects and priorities

  • Action-oriented, self-starter who can delegate and be hands-on as situations deem appropriate

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, Master Degree a plus

  • 15 years of progressive experience in Manufacturing Engineering and/or Operations

  • 10+ years of people management experience including leading teams through change

  • Previous experience working in a high mix, low volume vertically integrated organization preferred

  • Experience working with cross functional areas such as design, safety, quality, finance, materials, etc.

  • Working knowledge with driving and implementing continuous improvement efforts

  • Proven ability with decision making and communication skills

  • Strong financial and business acumen

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to careers@winnebagoind.com.

Manufacturing Engineer - Forest City

Position Description:

The job will include 1) coordinating implementation of new products from design through manufacturing; 2) estimating manufacturing costs and capabilities; 3) providing documentation and instructions necessary to ensure effective communication between all areas; 4) assembling and maintaining processes, routings and performance standards; 5) assisting other engineers in the areas of methods, plant layout material handling and selection of equipment; 6) assisting production with manufacturing problems.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

Under the general supervision of the Manufacturing Engineer Supervisor this position will be accountable for:

  • Researching, developing and implementing solutions to improve efficiencies, safety, and employee retention.
  • Assisting and coordinating the implementation of design changes in the production setting.  This responsibility encompasses changes in purchased components and in-house components.
  • Assisting with the definition and creation of assembly processes.
  • Consulting and assisting in the troubleshooting and resolution process as it applies to manufacturing processes and/or design issues. 
  • Consulting and assisting with the development of   procedures and equipment for manufacturing  related  testing and troubleshooting.
  • Researching and assisting in the implementation of tooling and fixtureing as required for production.
  • Prepare equipment justifications and appropriation requests.
  • Estimate manufacturing costs and capabilities as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Education & Experience

  • This position requires a four-year college degree or the equivalent of five or more years of applicable technical experience.
  • This position may require travel
Category Manager, Indirect - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

This position will be responsible for establishing strategy and processes for our indirect category business, ensuring that the strategy is specific, fact-based, comprehensive, consistent, well-communicated and delivers superior financial returns and a competitive advantage to the business. In addition, the Indirect Category Manager ensures that the strategy developed is dynamic and responsive to the market, customer, supplier, and company needs. The Indirect Category Manager must display excellent communication skills to all internal stakeholders, senior leadership, and suppliers.

 

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Execute purchasing arrangements for indirect categories in support of the business strategy and plan, identifies suppliers and arranges optimal contracts in terms of pricing, quality, timing, and supply availability over the term of the contract  

  • Integrate the project scope and requirements, develops request for quotations and proposals, analyzes supplier response, negotiates, awards contracts and manages post-award supplier activities

  • Negotiate pricing, terms and commercial conditions of agreements and manage through the contract lifecycle

  • Conduct timely reviews with suppliers to measure performance against contractual standards and performance expectations. Develop and maintain long term relationships with suppliers to ensure a high quality level and reliable source of supplies and information

  • Provide category expertise to internal stakeholders and serve as a liaison to operational functions for assigned categories

  • Initiate cross-functional strategic sourcing teams to address specific opportunities

  • Strong analytical ability to engage and actively manage diverse and complex procurement and ERP systems

  • Work with functional area leaders to develop indirect project SOW and performance parameters

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external counterparts

  • Develop Grow, Fix, Maintain, Exit strategies for supply base to meet objectives and drive supplier rationalization activity.

  • Establish individual and category level goals for cost reduction initiatives

  • Understand cost-drivers and stay informed of market fluctuations, industry changes, and potential risk to delivery, quality, and/or price. Report risk mitigation strategies.

  • Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Engineering, or related field. MBA/Graduate degree preferred. 

  • 5-7 years' indirect supply chain management, sourcing and/or procurement experience required. 

  • Procurement process knowledge, category management, contract management, financial anlysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier management, technology utilization and strategic planning. 

  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge. 

  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills. 

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications.

  • Strong collaboration and influential management skills as evident by cross function alignment and delivery of initiatives. 

  • Strong leadership experience with proven ability to empower others. 

 

What’s in it for You?

This is a role that will challenge you; however, by being a part of building the foundation, you will make a difference from the bottom-line to the top.  Our hope is for this position to be the beginning of your career path with Winnebago and you will want future growth opportunities.  Be a part of the transformation of an iconic brand to one that enables extraordinary experiences while exploring the outdoor lifestyle for our customers to travel, live, work and play.  We’d love to hear from you! 

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to careers@winnebagoind.com.

 

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Consumer Information Specialist - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

This position will serve as a product information specialist liaison with potential customer in the sales lead stream and other consumer inquiry channels.  Also included will be serving as product information subject matter expert in support of marketing and training functions as needed.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Respond to incoming sales leads within assigned product class groups.  Follow-up will include telephone calls, emails and text messaging.
  • Initiate contact between consumers and local/consumer preferred dealers.
  • Follow up on lead progression after hand-off to dealer.  Contact consumer and dealer for feedback.
  • Respond to incoming general sales inquiries on motorized products.  Research and provide answers to inquiries.  Coordinate product information distribution to inquiring consumers.
  • Promote WIT Club and branded products to consumers (Winnebago insurance, roadside assistance, Winnebago Outdoor Adventures).
  • Document all processes on the WinnLeads sales lead system.
  • Work with the Marketing staff, Product Managers and Product Planners to develop and maintain subject matter expertise on assigned product segment.
  • Work with the Product Training Department to assist with content for training materials for District Sales Managers, as well as sales training events.

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit a confidential resume to Human Resources Department, Winnebago Industries, Inc., PO Box 152, Forest City, IA  50436 or submit your resume to hr@winnebagoind.com.

Category Manager - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  The Category Manager will develop and implement procurement strategies that optimize business partnerships with strategic suppliers and drive the required performance in cost, quality, service and innovation.  Ensure uninterrupted flow of production material from qualified and capable suppliers that meet KPIs.  Responsibility for supplier selection, contract & price negotiations, supplier performance management and problem resolution. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Track and report key performance indicators at the family, commodity, team, supplier, and individual levels
  • Lead Supply Chain process improvement projects, including areas of freight, purchasing, and specifically raw materials (steel, aluminum, etc.)
  • Support and drive improvements to business unit and corporate metrics (ie. Cost extraction, e-Auctions, supplier rationalization, material throughput, and payment terms)
  • Lead supplier negotiations
  • Develop favorable supplier relations
  • Analyze vendor spend and drive out cost
  • Prepare monthly raw material forecasts, monitor ordering process, and maximize material throughput
  • Represent Supply Chain team during day-to-day functions and meetings
  • Develop and drive standard work procedures within Supply Chain team
  • Maintain supplier segmentation and categorization
  • Participate in VA/VE, Kaizen and other similar events
  • Review and approve purchasing activity such as new supplier set-ups, purchasing agreements, etc
  • Ensure all site critical shortages are resolved, appropriate root cause identified, and corrective action is implemented; elevate to Director as needed 
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external counterparts
  • Understand assigned families’ cost-drivers and stay informed of market fluctuations, industry changes, and potential risk to delivery, quality, and/or price
  • Perform sourcing and supplier management duties for select major commodities
  • Develop, monitor, and report risk mitigation strategies
  • Establish individual and commodity level goals for cost reduction initiatives
  • Develop Grow, Fix, Maintain, Exit strategies for supply base to meet objectives and drive supplier rationalization activity
  • Support cross-functional counterparts and projects as supply chain subject matter expert (SME)
  • Actively participates in providing a safe and harmonious working environment for all employees
  • Assures compliance with federal, state, local and corporate governance policies, regulations and laws
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education & Experience

  • B.A. in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Engineering or related field. MBA/advanced degree a plus.
  • Certification in APICS or similar organization a plus
  • 10+ years experience in Supply Chain sourcing or procurement with focus on raw materials (ie.  metals including aluminum, steel, fabrication, etc.) and/or chassis
  • Experience leading strategic sourcing programs within a durable goods/manufacturing environment
  • Must have excellent understanding of manufacturing planning systems and technologies and an ability to utilize that understanding to drive improvements in a large manufacturing facility
  • Working knowledge and application of Lean concepts
  • Experience working cross functionally on projects and goal achievement
  • Ability to understand and contribute to quality initiatives
  • Ability to drive standard work procedures
  • Should be able to work autonomously and be self-motivated
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Able to interpret technical data such as drawings, bills-of-material, or print packs and present findings in a clear, concise, and engaging format
  • Ability to think and react quickly to changing situations and adjust to changing priorities
  • Preferred experience in New Product Development/Launch, or Product Lifecycle Management
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Strong collaboration and influential management skills as evident by cross functional alignment and delivery of initiatives

 

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online to careers@winnebagoind.com.

Dealer Development Specialist - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position

Creates and delivers sales training programs that support an effective and motivated company and dealer sales force. Partners with district sales managers to assess training needs and develop programs focused on product knowledge and effective sales techniques that will enable the sales team to maximize revenue potential. Monitors and analyzes sales team performance to evaluate the effectiveness of training and design follow up or ongoing programs as needed. Has strong knowledge and understanding of the organization's products, services, customers, competitors, and sales techniques. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Extensive knowledge of department processes. 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide training/coaching to Dealers to help develop their expertise on Winnebago products
  • Encourage activities that improve the bottom-line of the dealership through a variety of revenue generating programs
  • Drive market share for Winnebago by improving the placement velocity and volume of our products with customers in order to improve market share
  • Works with dealers to develop and understanding of the organization's offerings and their target market.
  • Provides expertise and guidance to dealers in support of current sales cycles.
  • Ensures that dealer activities are compliant with organizational policies and programs
  • Contributes to strategic planning, direction, and goal setting for the department or function
  • Keeps informed of new training methods and competitor sales techniques to ensure that training courses are current and effective for sales personnel
  • Assists in recruitment of personnel for the sales organization
  • Assesses training needs of dealer sales staff, and subsequently develops and implements training programs that suit such needs
  • Ensures that dealer sales staff possesses an expert knowledge of the products or services being sold.
  • Develops and administers sales techniques aimed at maximizing revenue
  • Assesses and reports on training methods, implementing changes when necessary

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Personal selling and sales techniques
  • Winnebago and competitive product feature and benefits
  • Industry training programs and competitive best practices
  • Financial and measurements skills on program payback and ROI on dealer investments
  • Excellent people skills, personally engaging
  • Self-starter, personally motivated
  • Good written and oral communications
  • Over 50% travel required

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Certified in Winnebago training programs
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a sales and/or training role preferably in a similar industry
Interior Designer - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

Create interior styling designs and decor meeting program deliverables incorporating anticipated customer expectations.  The interior design specifications will meet the requirements of the product creation process from a timing perspective including technical deliverables and creative impact.  Responsible for RV interior décor and an innovator in layout, space, and function for interiors.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Design of all customer visible interior finishes and surface profiles of the RV
  • Completing surface shapes/contours and specifying all finishes to program objectives and customer requirements
  • Anticipate customer tastes for interior décor, layout, and functionality while incorporating into a harmonious design supporting the program’s timing, cost, and investment targets
  • Develop and incorporate innovative design features to enable the product lines to be market leaders visually and functionally
  • Interface, coordinate, and communicate with key organizations (Product Managers, Product Planners, Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Quality) during the creation process
  • Provide visual properties to communicate designs through computer generated images, story boards, material, and finish samples.  Support development of mock-ups generated in partnership with the prototype and sample shops
  • Provide proposals to update aged products to maintain market “freshness” and relevance
  • Support the control of complexity through balanced standardization across product lines as well as supporting supply base strategies coordinated by purchasing
  • Foster effective relationships with key interior suppliers

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to survey the related industries and fashion trends to develop themes and designs relative to the focus customer base at time of product launch.
  • Knowledge of current interior materials and surfaces.  Ability to follow trends on upcoming materials and analyze viability for incorporation into product lines
  • Knowledge of cabinet, flooring, seating, and upholstery design a plus.  Knowledge of lighting, kitchen and bath fixture designs and trends also a plus.
  • Experience in appropriate rendering software (3DS Max, Photoshop, Rhino) a requirement.

 

Education & Experience

  • Presentable portfolio of design work creations including examples of renderings
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills to communicate designs to management for decision making
  • 4-year interior design degree

 

Travel

  • Some travel to Eden Prairie, Minnesota is required
  • Other domestic and international travel maybe required

 

Senior Accountant, External Financial Reporting - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Reports To:

External Reporting Manager

 

Primary Objection of Position:

The External Reporting Senior Accountant role will be responsible for accounting, reporting and forecasting for benefits, as well as preparation of information for monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist in the preparation of 10-Q, 10-K, and other financial filings
  • Work with internal and external audit teams to complete their procedures related to internal controls and financial reporting
  • Partner with HR, Legal, and Payroll to ensure appropriate and accurate accounting for compensation and share activity
  • Develop, propose, and implement improvements to increase efficiency in external reporting and accounting processes related to benefits
  • Prepare timely and accurate forecasting and accounting for compensation /benefits
  • Complete accounting research and interpret guidance to determine implications on internal and external financial reporting
  • Complete special projects as requested
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Required Competencies

  • Must be self-motivated with an energetic, results-orientated and customer focused style coupled with a strong accounting background
  • Possess a high-energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement, sense of personal responsibility for work outcomes and personal commitment to meet deadlines
  • Fundamental knowledge of US GAAP and accounting practices
  • Demonstrates curiosity and courage – has an interest in learning and understanding “whys”, asks questions, shares his/her point of view
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word and other Microsoft Suite tools.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Demonstrated analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to learn and use multiple systems and applications.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 3 years public accounting experience with a large CPA firm or relevant financial reporting experience with a public company preferred
  • Strong accounting and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision, prioritize work to achieve objectives, initiate and complete projects
  • Flexibility to adapt to a constantly changing environment and the ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing, and database programs
  • CPA designation preferred

 

Additional

Travel to Forest City, IA or other Winnebago locations may be required

Cost Analyst - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position

Provides strategic and consistent pricing guidance to Winnebago Motorhome Product Managers by using pricing and cost estimating tools to develop new, accurate and revised item estimates for new business opportunities.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineering team and project managers to identify and execute strategic initiatives to improve cost and develop scenarios
  • Analyze costs using cost and gross margin analysis
  • Support finance and project management in review of project costs defining variances; maintain acceptable cost estimating accuracy
  • Implement pricing tools to develop and provide pricing and cost estimating guidance for the Business management team.
  • Structure and execute various pricing/cost analyses by product lines and manufacturing / sales organization.
  • Develop and maintain a robust set of metrics to evaluate and monitor the progress of the pricing/margin strategy
  • Work closely with internal departments (Finance, Product Management, Supply Chain, Sales, R&D) to make suggestions and provide input

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge
  • Experience and skill in project management
  • Champion of and Adapter to Change: Drives innovative business improvements
  • Continually strives for functional and technical expertise in all aspects of the pricing and estimating process – continuous learning and application
  • Demonstrated experience in price and cost analysis
  • Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Can effectively communicate (verbal, written and active listening skills)
  • Work effectively across teams and in matrix environment

 

Education & Experience

  • BS/BA in relevant field including Industrial Engineering, Accounting, Finance or Supply Chain
  • 4-6 years cost estimating and pricing experience within a manufacturing environment, working knowledge of other department operations and production capabilities
Parts Administrator - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

To answer phone calls and emails, perform parts research, order management of dealership accounts and/or retail customer activities, and departmental support functions.  Perform under general supervision, be responsible for internal and external customer communication and special assignments.  Behave in a professional manner according to management policies and general business operations, using discretion and sound judgment.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Analyze parts requests and inquiries for accuracy of information given and use research tools for proper identification.  Respond in a timely and professional manner.
  • Review customer accounts and provide order information, shipping data, etc.
  • Answer inquiries via phone and email in a friendly and professional manner, courteously handling or referring them to other internal areas or dealers if necessary.
  • Enter, maintain, track and expedite orders, resolving issues according to policy.
  • Assist with expansion of the Retail/E-commerce parts sales as requested.
  • Utilize company knowledge to solve parts problems.  Assist with integration of Microsoft AX into standard processes.
  • Provide assistance and education to dealers when using the WinPortal and AX systems.
  • Work with Service District Managers, Service Administration and dealers as necessary towards successful dealer parts program development. 
  • Promote the sale of parts in a helpful and assertive manner.
  • Promote company and department goodwill with all contacts.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

     

Accounts Payable Accountant II - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Reports To

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Process invoices timely and accurately, prioritizing by cash discount potential in order to achieve greatest benefit for the Company through Microsoft Dynamics AX and mainframe computer systems.
  • Prepare all incoming invoices for payment. All matched invoices and packing slips (or electronic receiving records) will be processed in AX.
  • Prepare invoices and supporting documentation for record retention
  • Receiving discrepancies, such as quantity variances, incorrect unit of measure conversions, etc., are communicated in a timely and professional manner to the receiving personnel.
  • Any pricing variances outside of tolerable limits are communicated to the purchase order originator in a timely and professional manner.
  • Any discrepancies in freight terms or freight above a specified threshold are to be communicated to the traffic department in a timely and professional manner.
  • Review vendor statements on a monthly basis and investigate past due invoices.
  • Handle vendor calls and emails in a professional and courteous manner. Any problems should be resolved as quickly as possible.
  • Review the Accrued Purchases report; identify and research items past 60 days.
  • Review the Trade Payables report; identify vendors with debit balances to assist in collection requests
  • Document vendors submitting non-conforming invoices and assist with communication of such to Purchasing
  • Prepare journal entries and account reconciliations, as assigned
  • Assist with improving AX Process Instructions (AXPIs)
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned to assist the team

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of accounts payable and general accounting procedures
  • Strong technical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, customer-centric focus for candidates and internal/external partners
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks with high levels of accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to connect with people – fosters strong partnerships, interacts well with employees at all levels
  • Self-motivated and driven – strives to deliver great results and drive continuous improvement, gets things done
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX preferred

 

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of a 2-year degree in accounting or a related field is required for this position
  • 1-3 years accounts payable or general accounting experience preferred

Hourly Positions Available

NOW OFFERING A HIRING REWARD FOR HOURLY EMPLOYEES IN NORTH IOWA! AFTER 6 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT, RECEIVE $500 AFTER 12 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT, RECEIVE ANOTHER $500. WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE STARTING WAGE AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Position Description:

RV Technician, Electrician - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

The preferred candidate must understand 12 volt DC and 120 volt AC systems installed in a motor home and be capable of diagnosing problems within these systems. A general knowledge of motorhome construction and repair processes would also be helpful. Emphasis for this job duty will be placed on performing electrical repairs.

 

Preferred candidate will have the capability of installing or replacing solar panels, dash radios, rear and side view cameras, sound systems, matrix and TV systems. Must be able to diagnose problems within energy management systems, authomatic transfer systems, Firefly systems, and distribution panels. Have the ability to perform 12-volt battery testing. Some modifications to repairs may be required if orignial parts are no longer available. All work will be documented on work orders. There will be occasions where repairs will need to be viewed with the motor home customer. The preferred candidate must be self-motivated with good communication and planning skills. Must have a valid driver's license, basic repair tools, and a tool box. Be capable of operating a VOM and ammeter and have these testing devices available. The selected candidate will instantly start down the career path of becoming a RV Technician. We will proved the necessary training to make it happen. 

RV Technician - Junction City, OR

Position Description:

A general knowledge of RV construction, paint and repair processes, along with trouble-shooting skills in electrical, mechanical and appliances, will be desirable. Candidates with a 2-year degree in a related field will be given first consideration. The wage is negotiable based on education and experience. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and basic repair tools. Necessary traits are to be self-motivated with good communication skills, along with good analytical and problem-solving ability. Job duties will include all aspects of RV repair.

Specialty Vehicles Electrician - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

Specialty Vehicles – Electrician

Installation, inspection and testing electrical wiring and equipment in custom-built RV applications.    The candidate must have experience with installation and trouble-shooting 12v, 110v, 480v 3-phase and CAT5/6 circuits.  The tools that will be used are hand tools, saws, electrical testing equipment.

Security Officers - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

We have two Security positions available, one one day shift and one on night shift.  Both positions consist of three 12-hour shifts and one 6-hour shift.  It is a rotating schedule that includes holidays and weekends.  On weekday shifts, officers are stationed at gates checking vehicles and pedestrian traffic, sometimes requiring long periods of standing.  Weekend and holiday shifts require officers to inspect buildings for fires, hazards and maintenance problems.  Applicants must be able to walk buildings, including stairs.  All shifts require to response to medical and other emergencies.  Good written and oral communication is critical.   A valid driver's license is required.  EMT certification is preferred.

Machine Maintenance Technician - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

This position is responsible for new construction, machinery installation, machine repair and preventative maintenance of machinery. Duties will include electrical, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, plumbing, welding and mechanical work. Work to be performed in all weather conditions. Must be willing to work at heights of 65 ft. Required to operate forklifts, manlifts and scissor lifts. Pulmonary function test and respirator fit testing annually. Use of NFPA70-E arc flash PPE.

Production Assemblers - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

We are currently looking for new employees to start work at our Forest City Plant.  We have excellent benefits such as health insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, and paid vacations available. Most of the positions will involve working on an assembly line with some positions involving bench type work. Jobs involve using hand tools such as drills, screw guns, staple guns, power saws, knives, routers, and hammers. Some jobs will involve running power equipment such as metal stamping machines, presses, shears, benders, glue machines, cut-off saws and etc.

Welders - Steel or Aluminum - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

We are currently looking for welders to start work at our Forest City Plant who can become certified to weld either mild steel or aluminum component parts in the production of our motor homes.  We have excellent benefits such as health insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, and paid vacations available.

RV Technician - Forest City, Iowa

Position Description:

A general knowledge of RV construction, paint and repair processes, along with trouble-shooting skills in electrical, mechanical and appliances, will be desirable. Candidates with a 2-year degree in a related field will be given first consideration. The wage is negotiable based on education and experience. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and basic repair tools. Necessary traits are to be self-motivated with good communication skills, along with good analytical and problem-solving ability. Job duties will include all aspects of RV repair.


Please send a resume or letter of request for an application for employment to:

Winnebago Industries, Inc.
605 West Crystal Lake Road
Forest City, Iowa 50436
Attention: Human Resources

Email resume to hr@winnebagoind.com or click on the Apply Now button above and fill out our online application.

 

NOTE: Winnebago Industries does not hire drivers to transport motorhomes. Arrangements for motorhome deliveries are made with a transport company. Interested parties are welcome to contact: Bennett Motor Express, Inc. at www.Drive4BennettDriveAway.com.

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Listed below are the typical career opportunities at Winnebago Industries:

Salaried Opportunities

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering

Hourly Opportunities

  • Inspector
  • Production Assembler
  • Quality Control Tech.
  • Painters
  • RV Technician
  • Welders

Benefits

  • Excellent Starting Pay
  • Wage Increases based on Performance
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Savings Program with Company Match
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Insurance Products available