You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are looking to hire a Category Manager II immediately in a Hybrid (50/50) capacity at our Global Headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland. 


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance




This Category Manager II is a critical HQ based role in the Sales organization, supporting the development and execution of national strategies, particularly in areas of assortment, pricing, promotion, and shelving.  Responsibilities with focus on our Specialty portfolio. Category responsibility included Frozen, Rice, Seafood, and Asian.  Our brands in these categories include Zatarain’s, Thai Kitchen, Simply Asian, and McCormick Golden Dipt. 



  • 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



  • 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.
  • History managing and developing talent.
  • 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.  Mus have strong knowledge of syndicated and panel data (IRI, Nielsen, etc.) as well as pricing, promotion, and assortment optimization software.  Experience working with customer syndicated data systems preferred (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
  • History managing and developing talent.


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. 


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