McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Category Manager. This new hire will work in Hunt Valley, MD located at 24 Schilling Road, Suite 1. The Category Manager will report to a Category Director.
With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better
As a company recognized for exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays and vacations.
This Category Manager II is a critical office based role in the Sales organization, supporting the execution of national strategies, particularly in areas of assortment, pricing, and shelving.
Understanding industry, consumer and category trends and translating those insights into actionable strategic business recommendations to achieve both McCormick and customer goals and objectives
Providing proactive analysis and shopper insight driven recommendations against all key business drivers, and leading presentations related to category business reviews, assortment & space optimization, promotion & pricing effectiveness, and trade efficiency.
Leveraging all the analytic tools available to identify customer opportunities
Developing collaborative partnerships with key strategic customers so that McCormick is viewed as the category leader in providing flavor solutions and category recommendations for the categories in which we compete
Manage and develop two direct Analyst position
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Sales, Marketing or other related field
6+ years of experience in Sales, Finance, Marketing or Business Management
4+ years of experience customer/sales experience, including 2+ years in Category Management.
Must have keen understanding of Field Sales and Retailer process in business analytics as well as distribution obstacles
Creative problem solving in the dynamic environment of retailers that includes knowledge of retails, products, vendors, materials, and common category management practices
High level strategic thinking as well as a broad category perspective in addition to the McCormick Brand Products
Familiarity with the Category Management process must have strong knowledge of syndicated and panel data (IRI, Nielsen, etc.) as well as pricing, promotion and assortment optimization software and experience working with customer POS data systems (84.51, EYC, etc)
Strong analytic skills and demonstrated ability to translate insights into actionable business recommendations that deliver positive results
Excellent verbal and written presentation skills, with the ability to analyze and understand the data and then effectively communicate those insights to both internal and external audiences
Ability to react quickly and complete tasks in a timely manner to meet deadlines
Ability to work in cross-functional teams, self-motivated and team oriented
McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future.