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.

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.

 

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

Senior Tax Manager - Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description:

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Partner with Treasurer to optimize the corporate tax strategy

  • Key contributor for tax structuring and opportunities during M&A transactions

  • Lead tax presentation prep for Winnebago Leadership and Board meetings

  • Lead the tax relationship with external accounting firm

  • Research tax law changes, advise Treasurer and CFO on recommendations

  • Review annual tax return filings prepared by external accounting firm

  • Prepare quarterly tax provision for the enterprise

  • Prepare quarterly tax estimates for the enterprise

  • Partner with internal teams to optimize data flow for tax inputs

  • Research tax notices received and recommend next steps

  • Advisor to accounts payable lead on indirect tax (sales tax, property tax, etc.)

  • Ad hoc tax projects

  • Other duties as assigned based on business need

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent/analytical skills coupled with a high degree of accuracy

  • Significant level of initiative and urgency

  • Proficient in the use of Word, Access, and PowerPoint

  • Advanced modeling in Excel

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Education & Experience

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent

  • 8-10 years of increasing corporate tax experience and responsibility or similar experience in a Big 4 or Tier 1 public accounting firm

  • CPA

  • Multi state and multi-entity state tax planning and compliance

  • Tax planning for corporate tax rate reduction and enhanced cash flow

  • MBT or JD preferred

  • Experience with publicly traded companies and mergers & acquisitions preferred

  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred

 

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

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplier Quality Engineer - Forest City, IA

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

 

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

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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
Warranty Administrator - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Warranty Administrator is responsible for all issues in analyzing and processing warranty claims from dealers to ensure adherence to policy and proper payment to dealers.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Process warranty claims submitted by dealers
  • Monitor and minimize freight for warranty parts
  • Respond to dealers’ inquiries and emails
  • Maintain and update flat rate manuals as needed
  • Strengthen our dealer relationships by reaching out to new dealers and training them
  • Review/update early defect listings on new products
  • Evaluate and research questions regarding vendor returns
  • Monitor and follow up with questions and issues with vehicle registrations

 

Critical Competencies:

  • Customer-centric
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively facilitate projects and training
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills
  • Highly-resourceful team player with the ability to be effective independently

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • A 2-year college degree, or more, is preferred
Plant Engineer - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective:

The primary function of this position is to support the operation of the Maintenance and Plant Engineering Departments.  This support will involve work related to facility improvements, machinery installations, and utilization of the facility SCADA system.  The Plant Engineering is a group that strategically plans goals and objectives 5-10 years in the future.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Abide by all established company and departmental policies and recognized corporate ethics.

  • Incorporate safety as a necessary element in all aspects of projects.

  • Update and complete facility drawing files using current 2D & 3D software/methods.

  • Integrate design and drafting support for facility modifications.

  • Support Machinery and Systems Selection, Design, and Installation.          

  • Coordinate Projects; Material Acquisition, Quoting, Bid Solicitations, and Contractor Selection.

  • Assist Manufacturing Engineering regarding Plant Layout, Material Handling, and Selection of Equipment.

  • Utilize internal and external resources to achieve goals and solutions to relevant issues and projects.

  • Incorporate Lean practices when possible as an essential component of an engineered solution.

  • Maintain and/or update and upgrade existing facilities and utility infrastructure.

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Projects include new construction, remodeling, structural assessment, mechanical, environmental, and material handling equipment.

  • Additional Responsibilities as Assigned by the Plant Engineering Manager.

 

Critical Components:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to influence

  • Possess strong oral, written and presentation skills at all levels of an organization including proactive listening skills

  • Ability to collaborate and partner and work as a part of a team

  • Ability to be respectful of the chain of command within the organization

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

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate projects

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple concurrent projects and priorities

  • Proactive, self-starter

  • Ability to learn current equipment and processes and act as a liaison to insurance carriers

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • A college degree in a related field from an accredited college or university will be required.

  • 5+ years of experience in plant engineering is required.

  • Experience taking data from disparate areas of the business (People, Systems, Processes) and develop solutions to meet the needs of the business is required, including working with multiple suppliers.

  • Basic knowledge of construction (Structural) designs and methods is required.

  • Experience using 2D design drafting tools (preferably AutoCAD or Draftsight) is required.

  • Experience using 3D modeling tools (preferably Solidworks) is required.

  • High proficiency using Microsoft Office (Reporting) is required.

  • Experience using SCADA system (Supervising Control & Data Acquisition) would be a plus. `

  • Experience using GE Complicity would be a plus.

 

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

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Service District Manager/NE Region - Forest City

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

The Service District Manager for the Northeast District of the U.S. will provide leadership to Winnebago Industries’ dealers to assure excellent service support.  This will include assisting dealers with customer concerns, providing a technical liaison and implementing effective dealer service procedures to achieve service excellence.  This position requires frequent travel and the possibility of relocation.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

The Service District Manager represents the company at a dealership level, serving as the company’s expert on service, warranty, policy and procedure and owner relations.

  • Assist each dealer in building and maintaining a strong service and parts operation, with emphasis on efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Assist each dealer in training service and parts personnel and the review of Winnebago policy and procedure and product documentation.
  • Build a good business relationship through fair, honest and professional dealings with dealership personnel.
  • Report significant problems, progress and activities within the district to the Director of Service.
  • Develop a district plan, covering each dealer, with specific area for improvement and a course of action and proposed timetable for improvement.
  • Maintain district dealer files in an orderly, accurate and up-to-date condition.
  • Monitor and manage warranty expense.

 

Critical Competencies:

  • Customer-centric
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively facilitate projects and training
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills
  • Highly-resourceful team player with the ability to be effective independently

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Service retail or corporate experience in the RV or related industries
  • Very strong customer service, communication and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
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 commodity 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 Commodity Manager ensures that the strategy developed is dynamic and responsive to the market, customer, supplier, and company needs.

 

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop sources and purchase strategy in terms of technology, quality, delivery and total cost.
  • Negotiate and awards purchase orders/contracts in support of new product launch and existing production requirements.
  • Establish and manage key supplier performance goals and objectives; communicates periodic results to plan and manage top-level continuous improvement; develops keen awareness of industry performance benchmarks.
  • Establish top-level plans providing foundation for improved factory flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Manage and negotiate supplier agreements in support of overall supply chain goals and objectives.
  • Keep abreast of professional developments and manufacturing utilization techniques.
  • Initiate/lead/participate in annual cost reduction and other value improvement projects.
  • 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 commodity 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.

 

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.
  • Experience within a durable goods manufacturer or similar preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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 the 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.

 

Customer Care Specialist - Forest City

Position Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:   Respond to and resolve all owner and dealer questions and complaints in a professional and timely manner.   Meet with individuals personally to assist as appropriate.   Provide technical assistance to Winnebago owners and dealers for all corporate products.  Acquire product knowledge necessary to support all corporate products.   Attend ongoing service training classes.  Maintain product information files.   Provide repair authorizations as appropriate for both warranty and goodwill situations.  Make sound decisions and project a favorable corporate image.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS OR TOOLS REQUIRED:   Good verbal and written communication skills are essential.  Must have the ability to analyze and solve problems, and to negotiate settlements.  Must always be able to remain professional and courteous in all situations.

Payroll Lead - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position: 

Ensure that all employees are paid on an accurate, timely and confidential basis through ADP; manage ADP eTime system to ensure employee’s time worked and not worked is accurately reflected in the system; review all federal and state tax deposits and partner with ADP to file all federal and state tax returns in an accurate and timely manner; prepare journal entries, reconcile payroll accounts.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Weekly payroll processing in ADP Workforce Now
  • Assist in implementation of ADP WorkforceNow and eTime systems (Go-Live date: 1/1/19)
  • Review eTime exceptions and partner with Supervisors to correct; work closely with HR, Benefits and Supervisors for payroll updates and changes
  • Process all special earnings – Deferred Compensation, Winnebago bonus plans, Commissions, Restricted Stock Award process and dividends
  • Work with HR and Relocation partner to manage the taxability and reimbursement of fringe benefits.
  • Set up employee garnishments, child support, tax levies; oversee withholdings; reconcile deductions and payments through ADP
  • Reconcile all quarterly and annual payroll tax reporting and filings through ADP
  • Partner with ADP to understand any new tax changes and test and updates with ADP as necessary
  • Reconcile all year end wage information for W-2 processing and approve year-end process through ADP
  • Prepare various weekly and month-end payroll journal entries
  • Prepare numerous account reconciliations on a monthly or quarterly basis
  • Provide supervision to the Payroll Administrator
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned, based on business need

 

Key Attributes

  • Strong technical skills, including experience with payroll and HRIS systems; prior experience with ADP Workforce Now preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, customer-centric focus for employees and internal/external partners
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks with high levels of accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • 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

 

Education & Experience

  • Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 5-8 years of experience processing payroll in a multi-state environment including experience with payroll tax filing
  • Prior experience supporting mergers and acquisitions
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing new payroll solutions and transitioning systems.  In addition, the ability to deliver process improvements and optimize performance
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – ability to create/manipulate documents using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong understanding of federal and state wage and hour laws
  • CPP preferred

 

Additional Information

  • Travel may be required at times to other Winnebago locations
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.

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.

Commercial and Trademark Paralegal

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position:  This position will play a critical role in partnering with the Winnebago Legal department as well as internal and external business stakeholders.  Working directly with the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, the Paralegal will provide support and administration with all aspects of patent and trademark documentations, in addition to other corporate related transactions. 


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist with all aspects of patent and trademark registration, maintenance and renewals

  • Communicate with internal business units with respect to trademark matters

  • Assist with formation of corporations, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions

  • Review and maintain contracts and non-disclosure agreements.

  • Organize, manage, and file corporate filings.

  • Assist in the implementation and administration of legal department governance policies and processes.

  • Manage and administer corporate contract files.

  • Experience with corporate, securities and corporate governance a plus.

  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on business needs.

 
Key Attributes

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, board members, external partners and others.

  • Expert level of written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent proofreading and technical skills.

 

Other Requirements

  • Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.

  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer service and response.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Work effectively in high-pressure situations that require sound decision making and involve confidential or sensitive matters.

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

  • Self-aware, self-motivated, self-confident individual who is comfortable operating with minimal direction and who thrives in a dynamic environment.

  • Ability and desire to learn new skills, while taking on new challenges to continue professional development.

  • This position may require travel by land or air.

 

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working as a paralegal with experience working in-house or closely with in-house counsel preferred. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal certificate.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, others as identified.

 

 

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

 

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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. 

Operations Accountant - Forest City, IA

Position Description:

Primary Objective of Position

Ensure that Standard Costing is maintained along with maintaining & analyzing all inventories balances. This will require working with multiple areas within the Winnebago Motorized Operations business units and other areas of Finance.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Maintain/update standard cost for purchased & manufactured parts.

  • Standard costing of current and new Motorized production units.

  • Maintain/update departments factored labor and burden rates.

  • Performing various accounting procedures and analysis related to the proper statement of inventory balances.

  • Help coordinate and participate in the Motorized WIP physical inventory counts.

  • Track and review the Motorized perpetual cycle counts.

  • Assist in month-end inventory closing procedures and account reconciliations.

  • Special projects and other duties as needed. 

  • Requires the ability to work with and analyze large volumes of data.

 

Key Attributes

  • Self-motivated and detail oriented with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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

  • Able to identify and question variances and potential errors.

 

Other Requirements

  • Minimal travel may be required at times to other Winnebago locations.

 

Education & Experience

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting. Cost Accounting experience would be beneficial.

  • Minimum 2 years of previous experience in an accounting role.

Product Planner II - Forest City

Position Description:

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
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on business need

 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Collaborative skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office
  • UX design training and experience
  • Design software experience- especially Unigraphics and Microsoft Team Center
  • Microsoft AX familiarity
  • Mainframe experience
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills
  • Moderate travel in United States

 

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.

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