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

Finance Manager, Motorhome - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of the Position

We are currently seeking a Finance Manager to add to our dynamic and growing team! This position will play a key role in our Winnebago Motorhome business operations as a trusted finance business partner with our Sales, Operations and Marketing teams to effectively understand and manage all facets of the business and provide key reporting metrics to stakeholders to drive business decisions.

 

​If you get excited about leading & driving change with a winning brand, this is an awesome opportunity to leave your thumbprint!  

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifying profit enhancing opportunities to evolve the Motorhome business model

  • Helping drive process improvement initiatives across the Motorhome business that improves business results and efficiencies

  • Developing business reports that report on key metrics and underlying business operations that can be used by management to run the business

  • Assisting the Motorhome Finance Director in developing annual plans and periodic forecasts that track division and dealer profitability that allow for timely decision making

  • Partnering with Corporate FP&A in the annual planning, periodic forecasting process, and annual LRP

  • Developing and analyzing monthly results and reporting on variances to drive KPIs for enhanced business monitoring & future growth visibility

In addition, the Motorhome Finance Manager will supervise (1) direct report while managing numerous indirect relationships across the organization.

 

Our ideal candidate will possess the following critical competencies:

  • Self-motivated with an energetic, results-orientated and customer focused style

  • High-energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement, a sense of personal responsibility for work outcomes and personal commitment to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability; ability to thrive in a changing and/or fast paced environment

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and the ability to work well in a team

  • Successful in building credible, trusting relationships with a broad array of managers and cross-functional teams; interacts well with employees at all levels

  • Proven ability to communicate with and influence a variety of audiences, including senior and executive leadership

  • Demonstrated analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills

  • A leadership style that fosters individual team member growth through coaching and development

 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field

  • 5+ years of financial reporting experience

  • Frequent travel (up to 50%) required to our Forest City, IA location, particularly within the first year. 

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Director of Supply Chain - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Director of Supply Chain will establish and implement a clear supply chain strategy that is aligned with Winnebago branded business needs and provide a competitive advantage as it relates to supply base, logistics and materials management.  Through partnerships with Operations & Grand Design leaders, the Director will find appropriate synergies (financial and non-financial) that create cohesion throughout the enterprise.  The Director will understand and manage risks associated with the external supply chain and develop processes and strategies to provide the highest service levels possible for material availability to Winnebago Industries manufacturing operations.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Director of Supply Chain will lead and direct all facets of supply chain management including, but not limited to, procurement, strategic sourcing, logistics, warehousing, inventory management, material forecasting, capacity and production planning and master scheduling in support of all Winnebago manufacturing operations.  The Director will be responsible for directing the activities of all functions involved in the purchasing, planning, warehousing and control of materials from the receipt of forecasting replenishment needs to the delivery of the finished product into finished goods inventory.

  • Manages inventory and establishes controls to ensure Winnebago Industries is operating at the highest level of performance based on key performance metrics and minimized supply chain risk

  • Develops strategies, policies, procedures, and overall team to optimize value of the entire function in creating a world class materials management group

  • Manages annual budgets to be at or below target.  Recognition of cost saving efforts encouraged.

  • Maintains compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards related to procurement

  • Develops and continuously improves supplier programs

  • Organizes and facilitates supplier symposiums

  • Participates in existing and new product planning processes to assure timely acquisition of materials to support product launches

  • Participates in the design and implementation of new ERP system and optimize its use

  • Leads negotiation efforts for major contracts

  • Establishes annual goals and objectives in alignment with enterprise objectives, and manages performance to ensure attainment

 

Critical Competencies

The Director of Supply Chain should possess strong leadership experience, as well as a track-record of continuous improvement and transformational successes.  He/she will have a strong background in managing overall supply chain systems utilizing the latest advances in technology and lean processes to transform an organization and address business problems.

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

  • Ability to collaborate and partner with internal and external colleagues

  • Strong financial business acumen with ability to tie operational actions to financial and business results and objectives

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to develop and execute overall supply chain strategies that are competitive and in cases breakthrough

  • Able to assess and quantify supply chain risks and developing mitigating strategies

  • 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

  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and analytical tools such as Minitab

 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • MBA or similar graduate degree - highly preferred

  • 15 year’s supply chain management experience

  • CPIM and/or CSCP preferred

  • Change Management/Facilitation experience required

  • Experience leading complex projects and leading teams required

  • 5 years of durable goods manufacturing experience required

  • Previous budget management responsibility

  • Willingness to travel (50%+)

 

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

Product Planner II - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Product Planner.  This position will be based in our Forest City, Iowa facility.

 

Winnebago Industries, headquartered in Forest City, Iowa, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles primarily for leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.  The company builds high-quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth-wheel products.  The company is publicly held with over 3,900 employees with significant presence in North Iowa; Middlebury, Indiana; Junction City, Oregon; and Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

 

Primary Objective of Position:

The primary objective of the Product Planner position is to provide product definition and direction to facilitate the efficient and successful development, production and marketing of the assigned product series.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop successful features and floorplans for product lines that meet revenue and profit objectives

  • Lead the front end of new product development efforts and assist product manager for product lifecycle management of assigned products.

  • Create and maintain accurate and complete product plans for assigned products

  • Create, lead, and analyze voice of the customer research to support new product development

  • Use User Experience (UX) design principles and iterative prototyping best practices to drive innovation

  • Provide regular updates, and recommendations for Multigenerational Product Plan (MGPP)

  • Efficient and accurate analysis, forecasting and reporting for assigned industry segments

  • Lead new product mockup and new floorplan development

  • Lead warranty and cost reduction teams for assigned products

  • Develop expert product knowledge of competition and market conditions

  • Assist sales team with competitive comparisons, product training materials and product training

  • Provide sales support at RV shows

  • Provide product information for marketing, retail inquiries and to assist owner relations

 

Position requires:

  • Excellent Collaborative skills

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office

  • Strong work ethic and time management skills

  • Moderate travel in United States. 

 

Preferred:

  • Design software experience- especially Unigraphics and Microsoft Team Center

  • Microsoft AX familiarity

  • Mainframe experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • UX design training and experience

 

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 online to hr@winnebagoind.com.

Finance Manager, Strategic Pricing - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: The Finance Manager, Strategic Pricing will lead the pricing efforts for the Motorhome Division by acting as the primary source in guiding and challenging pricing strategy, development and implementation through data gathering, analysis and reporting to establish price points to ensure margins are aligned with business objectives.

 

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Perform detailed business case analysis via the ability to independently create a pricing evaluation model

  • Recommend, create, and approve customer pricing for complex proposals

  • Evaluate and analyze based on profitability, competition, market nuances, and account strategy

  • Partner with Engineering, Product, and Marketing teams to develop pricing strategies and objectives consistent with divisional marketing and product line strategies

  • Ensure all costs are accurately captured and properly reflected in the pricing models

  • Prepare and present detailed financial briefings for internal teams as well as executive management, including discussion of RFP pricing requirements and evaluation criteria, competitive analysis, pricing strategies and key financial metrics

  • Effectively communicate pricing and any custom terms & conditions to internal stakeholders and customer as required

  • Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure the cost/price proposal is compliant, accurate, competitive and profitable; serve as subject matter expert to the commercial teams on pricing strategy and implementation

  • Develop and utilize tools to track pricing performance and the impact of specific changes in price on margins and profitability levels.

  • Partner with cross-functional teams to improve processes

  • Other duties as assigned based on business needs

 

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills including the ability to build robust data models, analyze complex situations, information and data

  • Self-motivated with an energetic, results-orientated and customer focused style

  • Possess a high-energy level and strong work ethic with a commitment to continuous improvement, sense of personal responsibility for work outcomes and commitment to meet deadlines

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

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and the ability to work well in a team.

  • Successful in building credible, trusting relationships with a broad array of managers and cross-functional teams; interacts well with employees at all levels

  • Proven ability to communicate with and influence a variety of audiences, including senior and executive leadership

  • Demonstrated analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills

  • Ability to learn and use multiple systems and applications; advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel is necessary

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business or related field required; MBA is a plus

  • 7-10 years of related experience managing pricing strategies in a manufacturing or consumer goods environment

  • Cross functional experience supporting business decisions and working with all levels in the organization including executive leadership

  • This position may require travel to other Winnebago locations

 

 

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

Application Engineer - 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
Plant Controller - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position  

The Plant Controller will partner with plant operations and be a critical leader in the oversight and management of the daily finance responsibilities associated with the RV Plant Operations and Service Center. As a Business Partner, they will proactively identify improvements and determine and implement short and long-term strategies concerning efficiencies and profitability. This individual will develop policies and procedures to ensure financial controls are maintained and within compliance.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the team environment for indirect and direct reports within the plant location.
  • Develop, interpret, and report financial information for the plant in a timely manner to the Operations leadership team, corporate finance, and plant management in compliance with specified requirements
  • Serve as a member of the local management team and partner with them in making financially sound business decisions which allow for profit maximization or cost minimization.
  • Maintain and develop key performance measures and tracking systems for the plant to measure progress and identify focus areas for improvement.
  • Partners with site management team to develop cost reduction strategies to meet short and long-term objectives of the business.
  • Lead and develop process improvements to improve efficiency and accuracy of the plant accounting team and the overall performance of the plant.
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to company policies and internal controls at the plant and auditing their effectiveness.
  • Ensure accuracy of the physical inventory and reported results. Investigate and explain book to physical adjustments.
  • Ensure bill of materials and costings accurately reflect production operations and are accurate and accounted for properly.
  • Attend daily plant production meetings.
  • Review labor reporting and cost, material costs, manufacturing overhead and inventory levels.
  • Maintain a costing system for the manufacturing process that provides timely feedback to the organization.
  • Assist with review and preparation of capital appropriation requests.
  • Assure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Policies. Resolve questions of GAAP and internal controls with corporate financial management.
  • Assist in the completion of special projects.

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • The ideal candidate can take financial goals and break them down for the organization at each level to track and monitor financial success.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and control costs – effectively develop business cases and influence at all levels within the organization into action.
  • Ability to operate strategically and operationally to meet corporate goals & objectives.
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles – understands P & L and balance sheets.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate in a simple, but impactful manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to interface with a wide variety of internal and external contacts; ability to work well in team environment and lead by example.
  • Must possess strong prioritization skills; flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • Working knowledge of Lean and Lean principles would be ideal.

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant discipline is required; MBA is preferred.
  • CPA or CMA is required
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Controller and/or Accounting Manager in a $50+M manufacturing plant is required
  • Must be proficient in all MS Office programs, with advanced skills in Excel
  • Proven leadership within a manufacturing operation- leading operations, planning, cost saving, forecasting, and investment analysis
  • High level of proficiency in Excel spreadsheets and ERP/MRP systems.
  • Delivering continuous improvement initiatives
  • Operating in a diverse range of economic conditions (i.e., expansion, contraction, stable)
  • Experience managing within a matrix organization is a strong plus.

 

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

 

Director, Motorhome Finance - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective

The Director of Finance position is the top finance position for the $0.9 Billion Motorhome business, and functions as a critical business partner to the General Manager and leadership team for this business.  This individual will be responsible for providing decision support to the business and leading a team accountable for financial and business analysis, sales and P & L forecasting and financial reporting.  

 

Areas of Responsibility

  • Partner with the Motorhome General Manager to develop key strategies and business unit objectives that will align with overall corporate long range goals and drive results.
  • Participate in financial close process and analysis of monthly results versus budget and forecast.
  • Provide action-oriented recommendations and direction to the Motorhome team based on trends and potential impact to the business performance.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly operating results, with consolidation and departmental results to ensure enhanced financial literacy across the Motorhome business unit.
  • Develop annual plan and forecasts for the business.
  • Establish standardized reporting best practices for the business, specifically product profitability (pricing, costing, variances, margins (series/ line/, plant, new product support). This includes establishing and maintaining internal controls to support and safeguard financial integrity.
  • Partner with business leaders to provide appropriate ad hoc and data analysis to drive the business strategy forward and enable effective decision making.
  • Work closely with Operations, understanding the various aspects of the business and the impact change has on financial performance.
  • Prepare and deliver financial presentations to senior leadership.

 

Critical Competencies

  • Collaborative, proactive team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administrative initiatives
  • Strong analytical skills, experience with metrics and KPIs. Experience with Big Data, CRMs, and web analytics
  • Excellent financial modeling skills
  • Ability to lead teams through change management
  • Superior written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and focus on talent development along with experience building and developing high performing teams
  • Comfortable in a fluid and evolving organization
  • Ability to help define strategic options, scenarios, and consequences. 
  • Demonstrated ability to see beyond an initial strategy for the pattern and complex events that lead to deeper issues is a requirement
  • Persuasive, polished written and oral communication skills, and excellence as a presenter. This role is interactive and people-focused, and the ability to connect and build professional relationships is essential. Superb technical writing skills are also necessary
  • Strong influencer, problem solver, results oriented

 

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting/Finance required; CPA, CMA or MBA is highly preferred.
  • 10-15 years of experience in a Business Controller or Finance Manager role within a mid-size to large manufacturing/sales organization.
  • Management experience and an ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of financial modeling, controls, and variance analysis; a strong business and financial acumen.
  • Strong understanding of Excel spreadsheets and ERP/MRP systems.
  • Ability to utilize data and analytics to drive and measure results.
  • Experience interfacing with senior leadership with the ability to influence and drive strategy.

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

     

Sales Manager, Specialty Vehicles - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  With a primary focus on electric vehicles and enterprise accounts, the Specialty Vehicles Sales Manager will play a lead role to define, drive and implement the sales strategy for specialty vehicle products within Winnebago Industries by turning data and customer analysis into actionable insights to guide strategic direction and achieve revenue goals.

 

The ideal candidate will possess superior interpersonal and communication skills and apply a data-driven approach to sales management. This person will facilitate the sales process with acute knowledge of our product and the broader automotive and specialty vehicles industry.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

Design and implement sales strategy for Winnebago Specialty Vehicles products

  •  Develop sales funnels and forecasts

Generate leads

  • Develop and implement lead generation, nurturing, and management sales process

  • Identify and secure new business opportunities that align with the growth strategies and business initiatives

  • Generate, qualify and pursue leads in accordance with best practice strategies and techniques

  • Understand market conditions, competition, customer needs, and sales opportunities to capture new business while growing current base

  • Map markets and opportunity areas

Work with customers to understand needs

  • Proactively communicate with customers, anticipate needs and provide outstanding service to constantly grow the network and win sales

  • Partnering with internal product development & engineering teams to communicate and translate key customer needs.

Manage and cultivate relationships with key accounts

  • Working with various up-fitter, enterprise, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) accounts.

  • Act as a company ambassador to customers and the community; promote relationships in a professional, knowledgeable manner

Cross-functional Collaboration / Full-Cycle Specialty Vehicles Sales

  • Collaborate with engineering and design teams to complete designs, create quotes and proposals, work through the selling process to get orders

  • Work with production to monitor deliveries

  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally, interacting with business and functional group leads and their teams

Help drive the development and implementation of marketing processes that support sales growth

  • Participate in trade shows, conferences, trade organizations and special events to foster relationships with key industry partners

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Product knowledge of custom commercial vehicles/automotive industry

  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and the ability to do so at all levels, particularly with C-level executives on strategic issues; an executive presence

  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills internally and externally of an organization

  • Comfortable working in ambiguous situations with limited to no defined processes and structure

  • Motivated by the opportunity to learn and solve problems; takes initiative to build and improve processes and systems

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build trust and commitment and influence others

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

  • Self-motivated and results driven.  A high-energy level and strong work ethic with a personal commitment to work outcomes; gets things done.

  • Knowledge of electric vehicles, technologies, and vehicle energy management systems strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated leadership and focus on talent development along with experience building and developing high performing teams; ability to motivate, coach and mentor employees at all levels

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Sales, Marketing or related field

  • 7-10 years of business to business/account management sales experience

  • Experience within a progressive sales environment with strong emphasis on time and sales pipeline management

  • Experience with CRM software and sales lifecycle processes preferred

  • Familiarity with demand generation techniques through digital and other marketing tools

  • Degree or courses in technology or engineering preferred

 

Additional Information

  • Ability to travel more than 50%

 

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

Manufacturing Engineer Manager - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  The Manufacturing Engineering Manager has accountability for providing leadership and vision to ensure manufacturing and process capability for the Motorhome business.  This role will drive the team towards a state-of-the-art operation.  

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for hiring, performance management, employee development, leadership and motivation for manufacturing engineers and technicians.

  • 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 allow Engineering to meet its goals and those of the business plan.

  • 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 

  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in manufacturing engineering, preferably within a durable goods environment

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

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

  • Experience working with cross functional areas such as 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.

Manager, Service Center - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  The Winnebago Service Center Manager will be responsible for all service center operations - including directing a team of service and parts department managers.  This individual will also be responsible for developing revenue and profit growth plans that may include expansion of current facilities, and/or development of new service center locations.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Creates goals and objectives for the Service Center, which includes an annual operating budget and a marketing plan to promote new and repeat business.
  • Develops revenue and profit growth plans that may include expansion of current facilities, and/or development of new locations.
  • Builds relationships with customers, vendors and Winnebago Manufacturing Teams.
  • Works closely with Winnebago’s West Coast Service Location (Junction City, OR) to share best practices and develop uniform quality standards.
  • Communicate product quality issues and safety concerns observed in the service center to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of all products and warranty coverages.
  • Maintains the highest Customer Service Index (CSI) rating from customers by handling customer complaints immediately and per Winnebago policy.
  • Understands and keep abreast of federal, state, & local regulations that affect safety/operations and complies with these regulations including hazardous waste disposal & OSHA Right-to-Know.
  • Preparing goals and objectives for each department and monitoring the departments’ performance.
  • Directs the hiring, training and performance of department managers and key employees.
  • Works with department managers to improve profitability and efficiency.
  • Creates and maintains a positive relationship with customers, ensuring that department staff is helpful, as well as making customer satisfaction a priority to ensure referral and repeat business.
  • Creates service and pricing policies.
  • Creates uniformity by providing the necessary training and guidance to the service department personnel to ensure productivity and allow for a consistent and excellent customer experience.
  • Builds a winning team by recruiting, hiring, training, coaching, evaluating, motivating, and rewarding Service Department Employees.
  • Establish competitive pay plans to keep personnel committed to customer satisfaction, retail sales, and team goals.
  • Ensure all department personnel represent Winnebago in a professional manor.
  • Ensure each and every employee is trained to the appropriate skill level of their position for the utmost success and manufacturer certification.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Customer service oriented with a commitment to integrity, excellence, and quality service.
  • Ability to forecast and achieve parts, service, and sales goals.
  • Excellent computer skills with attention to details.
  • Must manage a highly productive shop while maintaining the highest work quality.
  • Flexible schedule to cover service department hours.
  • Strong and thorough knowledge of Dealer Management Software systems and other computer applications.
  • Strong leadership and organization skills required to work with customers, employees, vendors, factory representatives.
  • Must be a Team Builder who leads by example in character, knowledge and integrity.
  • Valid driver's license with clean driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening and extensive background check.

Education & Experience

  • Education levels appropriate with upper management level positions.
  • Previous experience as a Fixed Operations Director or Manager is preferred.
  • 7+ years of dealership service or manufacturer service center management experience.
  • Must have verifiable work history with demonstrated stability.
  •  20% travel expected (land or air).
Data Analyst - Middlebury, IN

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: Responsible for providing comprehensive views of data to individual departments. Daily responsibilities will include meeting with individual departments to discover what they are lacking in information (reports, dashboards, etc.); finding the data to fill the gap, or help identify how the data can be collected; find and develop the best delivery method of the needed information to the end user.

 

A successful candidate will have the right blend of analytical expertise, SQL skills, Microsoft BI experience, and communication acumen.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Meet with business stakeholders to determine data needs

  • Identify where data exists that can satisfy the needs

  • Where data does not already exist, develop and execute plan for acquiring the data

  • Develop BI Solutions in the Microsoft stack (primarily PowerBI and Excel)

  • Partner with enterprise BI team to leverage existing (or in development) data infrastructure and reports

  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve current digital solutions or processes

  • Contribute to creation of processes that improve data quality

  • Continually work on data verification to confirm reporting accuracy

  • Assist in general IT support as needed

 

Critical Competencies

  • Strong analytical skills focusing on market and operational data analytics

  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement processes or industry best practices

  • Strong results orientation; strives to deliver great results and drive continuous improvement

  • Ability to collaborate and interact with business partners across all levels of the organization to define solutions to address key opportunities

  • Strong interpersonal skills – ability to build trust and commitment and influence others; promotes open communication and diverse perspectives; a true team collaborator

  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; thrives in a changing and/or fast paced environment; ability to balance multiple priorities and projects

  • Motivated by the opportunity to learn and solve problems; takes initiative to improve processes and systems

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

 

Required Education and Experience

  • 2+ years of related IT experience

  • Experience with Visualization tools (Power BI, SSRS, R, Python, other analytics solutions)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

 

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Nurse or Paramedic - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. has an immediate need for a Security EMS Nurse.  A RN degree is preferred but not required.  This position will be based in our Forest City, Iowa headquarters.  

 

Primary Objective of Position:

Provide first aid treatment to Winnebago Industries employees.  Coordinate all first aid and ambulance services for Winnebago Industries.  Coordinate doctor appointments with Forest City Clinic.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  1. To provide first aid treatment to Winnebago Industries employees.

  2. To conduct Audiometric Tests on new employees and annual tests on employees in areas designated.  To notify those employees whom have sustained shifts in their hearing based on OSHA standards.

  3. To conduct Pulmonary Function Tests on employees required having the test based on OSHA standards.

  4. To conduct quarterly AED training for all Winnebago Security Officers.

  5. To conduct ongoing first aid training to Winnebago Security Officers.

  6. To maintain thorough and confidential health records in First Aid.

  7. To maintain thorough training records on Winnebago Security Officers.

  8. To assist Security Officers in any other areas as needed.

  9. Audit ambulance run sheets.

  10. Inspect the ambulance weekly.

  11. Maintain AED Test records.

  12. Conduct drug screen testing on new employees.

  13. Attend ongoing training to maintain all needed certifications and licenses for EMS programs.

Buyer III - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

Analyze supply/demand to order and reschedule complex, critical production material to ensure uninterrupted supply of the right quantity at the right time, and support strategic initiatives.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work cross-functionally to identify and execute strategic initiatives to improve cost, quality, and delivery
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies and process improvements
  • Manage complex, critical components to ensure production continuity
  • Analyze MRP and/or net change results to determine supply needs
  • Issue purchase orders to approved suppliers per PFEP and sourcing strategy that align with manufacturing and material flow needs
  • Reschedule and/or cancel purchase orders to account for system adjustments
  • Follow up with suppliers to confirm on-time purchase order delivery
  • Coordinate cut-in date of engineering changes and material disposition to minimize excess/obsolete material
  • Monitor supplier on-time delivery performance
  • Ensure all site critical shortages are resolved, appropriate root cause identified, and corrective action is implemented; elevate to Supervisor as needed
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external counterparts

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • B.A. in Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Engineering or related field, or commensurate experience  
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a purchasing role
  • Strong analytical skills and statistical knowledge
  • Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications

 

Supplier Quality Engineer - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Supplier Quality Engineer will utilize their training and experience to build upon Winnebago Industries’ Supplier Quality Management System.  You will be called upon to play a pivotal role in creating a culture of continuous improvement that will reform supplier quality standards in the RV industry.

 

The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for coordinating with suppliers and verifying quality standards in accordance with the requirements of their organization.  Provide leadership and support for all supplier related issues and continuous improvement activities including assembly plant and customer warranty issues.  Ensure component suppliers’ processes are robust and capable.   

  • Investigate, analyze and resolve supplier quality non-conformance by conducting on-site audits, analyzing defect trends and driving continuous improvement initiatives. 
  • Review and improve inspection processes and measurement techniques to ensure they are appropriate to the specifications.
  • Assist Suppliers with the completion of part qualification requirements for all Preproduction builds and Production builds, train suppliers to effectively execute part qualification plans (PQP/PPAPs), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), pFMEA, dFMEA, Control plans and Corrective Actions/Preventative Actions (CAPA).
  • Evaluating supplier’s PFMEA and Control plans to confirm that key characteristics and in process controls are well defined and effective.
  • Review all sources of supplier quality information and take appropriate action to reduce exposure to claims for repetitive infant mortality failures or reliability problems.
  • Conduct quality system audits of suppliers to qualify them initially and to identify potential areas of risks and drive continuous improvement as part of ongoing supplier management.
  • Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meeting Winnebago requirements. Projects may include: process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability evaluation, 6‐Sigma, 5S, and Kaizen events.
  • Drive “Zero Defect” mentality within the supply base.
  • Interfacing with engineering, sourcing, purchasing, and production to improve processes an procedures, implement changes as needed to implement improvements.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to the SQA team to ensure compliance to Winnebago requirements and industry standards.
  • Assist Supplier Quality Assurance Manager in establishing, implementing, and maintaining the supplier quality management system.

 

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a scientific or engineering emphasis or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Quality or Supplier Quality role, preferably Quality Engineering
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively collaborate between varying functions
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to appropriately evaluate a situation and prioritize factors for decision making
  • Ability to compile data and summarize results
  • Willingness to travel as needed to other Winnebago locations and supplier sites

 

 

Hourly Positions Available

Specialty Vehicles Cabinet Installation

Position Description:

Build and install custom cabinets based on customer needs.  The candidate must have the ability to read blueprints and be creative when determining the fit and finish of interior cabinetry.  The tools that will be used are hand tools, chemicals, saws, hammers, cabinetry equipment, ladders/scaffolding.

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.

Security Officers - Forest City

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, Iowa

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, Iowa

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, Iowa

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