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CATEGORY ANALYST

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Category Analyst on the Consumer Sales Team. This new hire will work in a hybrid capacity in our Global Headquarters based in Hunt Valley, MD.. The Category Analyst will report to a Category Manager II.

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

This Category Analyst is a resource to provide in-depth analysis to determine category strategy and opportunities.  The successful candidate will assist the category management team in the development and execution of category and brand growth stories, category reviews, shelving and modular plans, provide market insights through the collection of relevant local and global market trends and shopper research techniques.  This position will support the Category Manager II in all functions of the category management process.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide detailed category and brand insight.
  • Regular business performance reporting and tracking.
  • Assist with development and implementation of assortment, merchandising and pricing recommendation for direct South & Southeast accounts.
  • Category Team analytical & administrative support (Business reviews, database management, etc.).
  • Provide market insights through the collection of relevant local and global market trends and shopper research techniques.
  • Engages directly with internal and external sales teams on category presentations.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing, Management or related field
  • 2 years’ experience in a Sales, Marketing or Analyst role
  • Must have demonstrated skills working on projects and analytic analysis, including brand insight and category planogram design
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Must be self-motivated, possess excellent communication and organization skills, project a professional image, and interact effectively with all levels within the organization
  • Interest and ability to relocate as necessary
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills, with the ability to analyze and understand the data and then effectively communicate those insights to both internal and external audiences

  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPG environment experience
  • Direct customer experience
  • Experience using retailer specific data such as Symphony RetailAI and/or dunnhumby
  • Category/ Insights experience
  • Experience utilizing data:  POS, Retailer Specific, Panel, and other consumer-based data providers

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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: Baltimore