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PRODUCT MANAGER I

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. 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

This Product (Brand) Manager I will be primarily responsible for leading strategic Delivery 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.  The Product Manager I will report to the Sr. Marketing Manager.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze business performance to deliver forecast accuracy, execute day to day business management, diagnose challenges, and identify growth opportunities.  
  • Understand dynamic food industry landscape to define and implement strategies that consider the needs of McCormick, our customers and our consumers.
  • Lead, collaborate and gain alignment from key internal and external stakeholders from supply chain, operations, product development to field sales and customers to develop and execute strategies that achieve business goals.
  • Manage P&L of segment(s) to achieve top and bottom-line goals via strategic product choices, Waste management, and CCI strategies.
  • Identify communication needs and coordinate with Marketing Excellence/Agencies partners to deliver goals.
  • Partner with the design team to identify product design needs, such as brand renovation, packaging and or product innovation.
  • Prepare commercial plans and present to senior leadership and external partners as needed for alignment.  
  • Provide strategic and tactical coordination with Marketing Excellence, EComm, Culinary, Graphics, Legal, Consumer Insights, Sales, Finance, Procurement and Supply
  • Work Autonomously and take ownership for continued skill development

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years demonstrated relevant skills and results in consumer-packaged goods marketing or closely related field
  • Expertise in syndicated databases, market research, business and brand planning, advertising, finance, promotional activities and consumer communications
  • Strong project leadership experience with ability to manage cross-functional teams and multiple projects
  • Sound understanding of concepts, principles and practices in Marketing (functional expert) and a basic knowledge in other areas including Sales, Finance and Supply Chain
  • In-depth understanding of how own area integrates with other Marketing areas and with other functional areas such as Sales
  • Deep understanding of the industry sector and competitive landscape
  • Developed communication and diplomacy skills required to guide, influence, and convince others (internal and external); often customer-facing; interactions with senior leadership.
  • Strong leadership, strategic thinking, communication and teamwork skills

 

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.