Product Manager I
McCormick & Co., Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor & seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Product Manager I on our Marketing team. This new hire will work in McCormick's US Consumer Products Division, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Product Manager I will report to a Marketing Manager.With $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick brings passion to flavor (TM) ! To learn more please visit us at www.mccormickcorporation.com.As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families. McCormick's benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays and vacations.POSITION OVERVIEWThis Product Manager I will be primarily responsible for directing and coordinating strategic marketing activities for a product segment to achieve sales goals. In addition, this position will have overall responsibility for the profitability, promotion, pricing, packaging, media, distribution, merchandising, research and new product plan for key segments.RESPONSIBILITIESManage P&L of segment(s) and product lines.Identify and implement growth initiatives and manages product trend forecasting.Manage product life-cycle including SKU rationalization, new product business case development, and commercial strategy and implementation.Recommends product and channel pricing strategy, develops and maintains pricing and price promotion parameters, and implements cost reduction opportunities.Responsible for recommendations relating to consumer and trade promotion development and forecasting, competitive analysis, trade, customer and consumer communications.Provide strategic and tactical coordination with advertising and PR agencies, website, culinary, graphics, legal, market research, production, sales and finance.Recommends and delivers business presentations to brokers, customers or senior leadership.Exercises discretion regarding strategic recommendations, data and sources, analytic conclusions, and financial recommendations.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's Degree in Marketing, or related fieldDemonstrated relevant skills and results in consumer packaged goods marketing or closely related fieldExpertise in syndicated databases, market research, business and brand planning, advertising, finance, promotional activities and consumer communicationsStrong project leadership experience with ability to manage multiple projectsSound understanding of concepts, principles and practices in Marketing (functional expert) and a basic knowledge in other areas including Sales, Finance and Supply ChainIn-depth understanding of how own area integrates with other Marketing areas and with other functional areas such as SalesDeep understanding of the industry sector and competitive landscapeDeveloped 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 skillsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSMBAMcCormick & 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.