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CUSTOMER BUSINESS MANAGER I

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45202

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Customer Business Manager I on the CPD Sales Team, supporting the Kroger Business. This new hire will work a hybrid schedule of remote and in our Cincinnati, OH office. The Customer Business Manager I will report to a Sr. Customer Business Manager.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."

As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Customer Business Manager I will be responsible for developing programs and initiatives to achieve volume objectives, budgets, and strategic planning goals.  Customer collaboration is a key responsibility to the success of this position.  This role will work within McCormick’s US Consumer Products Division. The ideal candidate will be currently living in or around Cincinnati

The role is responsible for the Kroger categories to include but not limited to Frozen, Rice, Asian, & Seafood and is subject to change based on business needs

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead cross-functional work relating to assigned categories and Kroger to include Trade Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, Revenue Management, Category Management, and Digital/Omni 
  • Build and maintain relationships within customers.
  • Develop Joint Business Plans for Kroger assigned categories
  • Manage Merchandising, Assortment, Pricing and Shelving principles at accounts to drive sales and reach company and customer yearly goals.
  • Understand various data sources to deliver category expertise to customers and optimize trade plans.
  • Integrate digital promotional plans to in-store programming to surround customer with McCormick brand messaging.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, Marketing, Management, or related field.
  • 4 years Sales, Marketing, or related experience with a minimum of 2 years’ experience managing customer base.
  • Robust analytical, problem solving, communication & organization skills.
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and leadership skills.
  • Understanding of how Sales integrates with other commercialization areas – marketing, supply chain and finance.
  • Understanding of CPG industry sector and competitive landscape required.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Must be willing to relocate for future opportunity.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of Kroger, Kroger Systems, and Kroger Ways of Working
  • Strong proactive approach to Business Management
  • Functional/industry/commercial knowledge, business acumen

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McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 

 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati