Innovation Manager

Employer
McCormick & Company, Inc
Location
Cockeysville, MD
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
McCormick & Co., Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor & seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Innovation Manager - eCommerce on our eCommerce team. This new hire will work in McCormick's US Consumer Products Division, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Innovation Manager - eCommerce will report to a Marketing Manager Digital & eCommerce.With more than $4 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 brings passion to flavor (TM) ! 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.POSITION OVERVIEWThis Innovation Manager - eCommerce will be primarily responsible directing and coordinating product innovation for the eCommerce channel to achieve sales goals including overall responsibility for the promotion, pricing, packaging, media, distribution, merchandising, research and new product plan.RESPONSIBILITIESManage product life-cycle including new product business case development, SKU rationalization and commercial strategy and implementation Identify and implement growth initiatives and manages product trend forecastingLeads projects across commercial (marketing and sales) and cross-functional teams and provides coordination with internal (eg cross functional project teams) and external partners (eg agencies, brokers, customers) and presentations to these groupsRecommends and delivers business presentations to brokers, customers or senior leadershipProvide strategic and tactical coordination with advertising and PR agencies, website, culinary, graphics, legal, market research, production, sales and financeManage P&L of segment(s) and product linesRecommends product and channel pricing strategy, develops and maintains pricing and price promotion parameters, and implements cost reduction opportunitiesResponsible for recommendations relating to consumer and trade promotion development and forecasting, competitive analysis, trade, customer and consumer communicationsREQUIRED 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.