PRODUCT MANAGER II

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  to hire a  Sr. Product Manager.    This role can be based out of either our Mississauga, ON or London, ON office.  This is a hybrid role where the candidate will be allowed to work  50% in the office and 50% remote.

 

 

The Sr. Product Manager will assist in building North American growth plans and delivering sales and profit objectives for the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce brand and the wider Condiments & Sauces portfolio. The Sr. Product Manager will be responsible for building, coordinating and executing strategic and tactical commercial plans. This role will lead cross-functional teams to commercialize new products, develop E-Commerce and Licensing strategies and tactics, and will lead Design-team thinking on Frank’s Red Hot consumer strategy. Reports to Marketing Director, North America Condiments & Sauces.

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and prioritize growth initiatives based on consumer, category, and white space analysis.
  • Support the creation and execution of a 5yr product pipeline, ensuring pipeline initiatives enable successful financial sufficiency and support equity choices for the brand/category
  • Lead new product business case development, financial forecasting, supply chain, pricing, P&L structure and recommended in-market execution.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to commercialize new products, and support category renovation initiatives
  • Work closely with Marketing Insights team to develop breakthrough ideas that deliver on defined business objective and manage initiative learning plans to ensure connectivity to consumer needs.
  • Lead projects that meet initiative targets for sales and margin. Identify multi-year cost saving opportunities to enhance new item margin over time.
  • Support leadership in LTP development and annual plans
  • Develop and manage interns and mentor others as applicable
  • Exercise discretion regarding strategic recommendations, data and sources, analytic conclusions, and financial recommendations.
  • Deliver well-rounded and executable strategies for brand equity growth, Ecommerce planning and Licensing

 

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, or related field required
  • Minimum 5 years of marketing and/or sales experience
  • Demonstrated significant and relevant skills and results in consumer-packaged goods
  • Strong project leadership experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects and P&L’s
  • Expertise in syndicated databases, market research, business and brand planning, advertising, finance, promotional activities, and consumer communications
  • Sound understanding of concepts, principles and practices in Marketing (functional expert) and a working knowledge of practices in other areas including Sales, Finance and Supply Chain
  • Strong experience in writing graphics design and insights briefs, and new product concepts
  • Deep understanding of the industry sector and competitive landscape across multiple segments
  • In-depth understanding of how own area integrates with other Marketing areas and with other functional areas such as Sales, Finance and Supply Chain
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as evaluative judgment based on the analysis of factual and qualitative information in complicated or novel situations
  • Filters, prioritizes, analyzes, and validates potential complex and dynamic material
  • Developed communication and diplomacy skills required to guide, influence, and convince others
  • Strong cross-functional strategic leadership, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated skills in creative thinking and problem solving

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA

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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.