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CATEGORY MANAGER II (hybrid)

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

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

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 Manager II is a critical -based role in the Sales organization, supporting the execution of national strategies, particularly in areas of assortment, pricing, and shelving.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understanding industry, consumer and category trends and translating those insights into actionable strategic business recommendations to achieve both McCormick and customer goals and objectives.
  • Providing proactive analysis and shopper insight driven recommendations against all key business drivers, and leading presentations related to category business reviews, assortment & space optimization, promotion & pricing effectiveness, and trade efficiency.
  • Leveraging all the analytic tools available to identify customer opportunities
  • Developing collaborative partnerships with key strategic customers so that McCormick is viewed as the category leader in providing flavor solutions and category recommendations for the categories in which we compete.
  • Manage and develop one direct analyst position

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Sales, Marketing or other related field 
  • 6+ years of experience in Sales, Finance, Marketing or Business Management
  • 4+ years of experience customer/sales experience, including 2+ years in Category Management.
  • Must have keen understanding of Field Sales and Retailer process in business analytics as well as distribution hurdles
  • Creative problem solving in the dynamic environment of retailers that includes knowledge of retails, products, vendors, materials, and common category management practices
  • High level strategic thinking as well as a broad category perspective in addition to the McCormick & Co portfolio of products
  • Familiarity with the Category Management process, .  Smust have strong knowledge of syndicated and panel data (IRI, Nielsen, etc.) as well as pricing, promotion and assortment optimization software ,and experience working with customer syndicated data systems (84.51, EYC, etc)
  • Strong analytic skills and demonstrated ability to translate insights into actionable business recommendations that deliver positive results
  • 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
  • Ability to react quickly and complete tasks in a timely manner to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams, self-motivated and team oriented
  • Understands industry/CPG sector and competitive landscape

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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