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ASSOCIATE III PRODUCT MANAGER

MISSISSAUGA, ON, CA, L5S 1S7

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. 

 

McCormick & Co. Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor & seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Sr. Associate Product Manager on the Spices and Extracts team located in Mississuga or London, Ontario.  As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services which address the needs of its employees and their families. McCormick’s benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, paid holidays and paid time off.

 

This Sr. Associate Product (Brand) Manager will be primarily responsible for leading strategic marketing activities for the Herbs and Spices Portfolio to achieve short- and long-term sales goals. In addition, this position will have overall responsibility for the profitability, promotion, pricing, packaging, distribution, merchandising, research, and new product plan for the segment.

 

Responsibilities of this position include the development and implementation of marketing plans for product segments that support McCormick’s net sales and profit objectives:

 

  • Providing analysis of and recommendations relating to product offerings and business results
  • Preparing and delivering on-going business updates and reports to senior marketing and business management
  • Development and execution of plans that address key issues and opportunities for the segments
  • Independently leading cross functional teams and agencies (project management)
  • Understand competitive brands and provide action plans to address threats
  • Understand and identify challenges and opportunities at key customers
  • Execution of promotional calendars consistent with the marketing plans
  • Execution of product line optimizations and cost savings initiatives
  • Participation in management of product life cycle
  • Monitoring effectiveness of new item distribution and making recommendations for improvement
  • Monitoring effectiveness of consumer advertising and promotional spending
  • Day-to-day management of brand budget with guidance from the Product Manager or Marketing Manager

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Marketing or closely-related business discipline (MBA preferred)
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in marketing or a related field (preferably in CPG)
  • Strong understanding of Excel, data analysis, financial analysis, and business planning helpful
  • Good written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership, creativity and problem-solving skills with a bias for action
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and motivate a team to achieve results
  • Demonstrated excellent results in professional positions that indicate interest and capability for the role
  • Demonstrated success leading and championing business recommendations for senior management
  • Consumer products experience preferred but not required
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams a plus

 

 

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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.