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ASSOCIATE III PRODUCT MANAGER (Hybrid)

LONDON, ON, CA, N6A 4Z2

McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.

 

The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 

 

Please Note: This role is based from our London, ON office

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Senior Associate Product Manager will be primarily responsible for planning and executing strategic marketing activities for a category to achieve our growth ambitions.  In addition, this position will have responsibility for the category funnel, commercialization of new items and consumer/shopper research for North American Club customers.  The Sr. Associate Product Manager reports to the Sr. Product Manager, NA Alt Channel Innovation.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute plans that address key issues and opportunities for the North American Club business
  • Support the creation and execution of the Club 3-year innovation pipeline for a category, including new product business case, commercial strategy, and implementation
  • Marketing lead for Club innovation projects/Club Rotational PIF including P&Ls, pricing recommendations, new item forecasts
  • Independently lead cross functional teams (project management) for both Club innovation and renovation initiatives
  • Recommend and deliver business presentations to sales, customers, and senior leadership
  • Exercise discretion regarding data and sources, analytical conclusions, and strategic recommendations

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, or related field required
  • 1-2 years of consumer products or related field experience
  • Experience leading cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated success leading and championing business plan recommendations for senior management
  • Strong written, communication, presentation, and diplomacy skills to influence and convince others, both internally and externally, including customer-facing
  • Demonstrated understanding of:
    • Marketing procedures and concepts
    • How the team interacts and integrates with others in accomplishing objectives
    • Competitive landscape and implications to the segment and business
    • Required business acumen that goes beyond Marketing
  • Good understanding of syndicated retail data analysis (IRI or Nielsen), financial analysis, market research and business planning
  • Good written, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong project leadership experience with the ability to manage multiple projects, bias for action

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA

 

 

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Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.

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.