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Consumer Insights Manager

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Innovation Insight Manager. This new hire will work in our Global Headquarters located at 24 Schilling Road in Hunt Valley, MD. The Innovation Insight Manager will report to a Market Research Senior Manager.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 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 Innovation Insight Manager will be responsible for leading consumer and market insight related activities across designated businesses within McCormick’s consumer portfolio of brands in North America. This role is expected to bring the consumer perspective to life. The individual in this role will be responsible for ensuring the voice of the consumer is heard across innovation workstreams. He/she will also be charged with influencing business partners to act upon the insight and knowledge generated by their efforts to make informed business decisions and deliver against critical business objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enable a culture that is anchored in deep consumer learning and understanding, and not simply about creating yes or no decisions.
  • Discover meaningful insights and uncover new business opportunities (i.e. underdeveloped categories) by staying on top of trends and mining/curating primary and secondary research to push traditional thinking.
  • Develop and execute learning plans that drive insights development and translate them into actionable pipeline development to enable McCormick’s Upstream Innovation Strategy.
  • Lead development of new product launches by leveraging qualitative and quantitative research methods to identify strong ideas and optimize product positioning and messaging.
  • Drive empathy first approaches during the early stages of initiative development including ideation by working closely with designers, scientists, and engineers.
  • Evaluate new product launches against KPIs and drive optimization opportunities for future launches
  • Identify and explore new approaches to methodologies, analyses, and reporting that can lead to more intimate consumer understanding and better business application.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Economics, Business or related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in market research/insights/analytics, competitive intelligence, marketing strategy or other similar function with demonstrated ability to manage in a matrixed environment with multiple constituencies
  • Proven Project Management Leadership experience with demonstrated success in prioritizing and balancing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge of business analytics and syndicated services (i.e. POS and panel applications)
  • Proficient knowledge of a variety of qualitative and quantitative consumer research methods
  • Ability to integrate and synthesize learnings from primary and secondary research into compelling insights and actionable business recommendations
  • Ability to translate complicated information into compelling deliverables that inspire action
  • Demonstrated ability to think innovatively and connecting the dots where others cannot when it comes to understanding consumer needs to create meaningful insights for the business
  • Effective consulting and interpersonal/collaboration skills
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation, and storytelling skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MBA
  • Food CPG and/or Foodservice background

 

Current McCormick employees who meet these qualifications and are interested in pursuing this position must notify their direct supervisor and their unit HR representative prior to applying.  

First consideration will be given to employees who have been displaced from their jobs for positions with the same grade or lower.  If there are no qualified candidates, all other employees will then be considered.  No displaced employee will receive preferential consideration for a promotional opportunity.

McCormick may recruit external candidates concurrently in order to expedite the recruitment process.  Qualified internal candidates submitting bids within the first ten (10) days of the job being posted will be considered before external candidates.  Internal bids received after the tenth (10th) day will be considered along with external candidates.  It is the policy of McCormick and Company to select and promote for all positions 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. 

 

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.


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