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Sr. Product Manager Beverage (Hybrid)

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Senior Product Manager Beverage  on the North American Flavor team. This new hire will work in a hybrid capacity in Hunt Valley, MD.or Geneva, IL. The Senior Product  Manager will report to a VP, Beverages Business for North America.

With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better

As a company recognized for 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.

 

 

The  Senior Product  Manager, Beverage will be responsible for developing & implementing annual product line business reviews & marketing plans for the assigned portfolio. To achieve this, this role will be responsible for articulating McCormick’s value proposition leveraging a thorough understanding of McCormick’s taste creation capabilities and value proposition, our customers’ business, as well as the competitive and market landscape. 

 

The Senior Product  Manager, Beverage role will be responsible for establishing market-sensing activities to ensure that McCormick’s capabilities are consistently aligned to key customer, market and consumer trends.  This position will actively collaborate cross-functionally with our Technical, Marketing Excellence and Sales teams to ensure that McCormick is well-positioned to deliver on customers’ taste delivery and labeling requirements to achieve stated business objectives. 

 

This role requires strong influencing skills and the ability to interpret internal and external data from multiple sources and assess the strategic implications for McCormick. This person will communicate and present complex data and information in a clear and simplistic manner, provide solid business rationale with quantitative support, and regularly interact with senior management, marketing, insights, technical, culinary, and other cross-functional partners, external agencies/vendors. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Development and profitable growth of North America Flavor capabilities, including application to all targeted beverage categories.
  • Manage product life cycle including portfolio optimization, new product/capabilities business case development, and commercialization strategy & implementation
  • Manage activities aligned to product line P&L performance with goal of supporting portfolio growth & margin improvement
  • Establish and maintain product line pricing strategy and supporting trade marketing/incentive programs that support NA Flavor go-to-market strategy including benchmarking to competitive landscape
  • Provide strategic coordination with Commercialization, Sales, Marketing Excellence, Technical, Culinary, Consumer & Market Insights and other internal resources.
  • Drive Sales enablement and effectiveness by defining customer segmentation and subsequent marketing plans, proactively identify new content and methods for engaging customers and regularly assess the needs of the Sales team to adjust tools and approach to align with key customer insights/information.
  • Set strategic vision for product line to include annual product line plan.
  • Lead and manage cross functional teams across multiple levels
  • Lead and manage one direct report

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS/BA in Business/Finance/Marketing or related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in product management/marketing or closely related field; such as sales or customer marketing
  • Position requires strong financial and business acumen and excellent leadership skills. Must be able to lead cross functional teams, with an emphasis on P&L implications.
  • Knowledge of the CPG & Food Service industry and competitive environment necessary to provide Leadership with business case.
  • Comfortable working in matrixed organization and able to lead cross functional teams
  • Superior analytical and organizational skills including good understanding of syndicated retail data analysis, financial analysis, and business planning
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated success leading and championing business plan recommendations for senior management required
  • Proficiency with Excel, Powerpoint and MS Office / Teams

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preference for expereience in the Beverage and/or Flavor industry
  • Food Ingredient Marketing Experience and/or B2B Marketing Experience
  • MBA

 

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.


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