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CATEGORY ANALYST

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 Canada is looking for a Category Analyst (Planograms) to join our Sales Team for a 12 month contract; this role will be based out of our Mississauga, ON office and will report to our Customer Team Director, Insights & Sales Planning.

 

Responsibilities incude:

  • Responsible for Planogram Development – Develop space management models based on facts from various sources (Nielsen, customer data, etc.).
  • Responsible for Planogram Database Management - Create and manage a database of planograms and a product library by category for key customers.
  • Corporate/Customer Nielsen reporting deliverables to be delivered monthly
  • Provide analytic support to the Customer Insights and Planning team.
  • Work with Customer Insights and Planning team to provide financially vetted assortment recommendations. 
  • Drive best in class POG and in store insights – drive gold standard thinking leveraging market and internal insights resources
  • Key member of the team responsible for rolling out new shelving concepts to our customers –responsible for POG creation, space planning, store assortment
  • Understand and leverage all data points to deliver actionable insights and category recommendations.
  • Set both short term and longer-term strategies for POG and shelf development based on objectives, goals, and measures.
  • Contribute to optimization projects, identify and lead process and continuous improvement initiatives.

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Post-Secondary Education – Bachelor Degree in a related discipline is required
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, with an acceptable driving record
  • 2+ years’ experience within the grocery and/ or packaged goods area
  • Prior planogram experience is desired (JDA experience and asset)
  • Proven skills in guiding customer interaction and influencing with strong results
  • In-depth knowledge of the grocery/ packaged goods customer base.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to function effectively in a team environment
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills required to manage interactions with internal customers
  • Bilingualism is an asset
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office, Nielsen Answers, JDA, Toolbox, and Feature Vision
  • Proven ability to work under tight timelines with minimal supervision.

 

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.