Product Manager II
McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Product Manager II on a Marketing Team. This new hire will work in McCormick's US Consumer Products Division Headquarters, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Product Manager II will report to a Manager. 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 makes every moment and meal better (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 SUMMARY The Product Manager II will be primarily responsible for directing and coordinating strategic marketing activities for complex segments to achieve sales goals. Overall responsibility for creating and executing against an annual plan, including strategies to drive growth and profitability as well as merchandising, assortment, pricing and shelving principles. In addition, this role will lead Supply & Operations Planning including forecasting and inventory management to meet business demand. RESPONSIBILITIES Manage P&L of segment(s) and product lines, product life-cycle including SKU rationalization, new product business case development and commercial strategy and implementation. Identify and implement growth initiatives and manages product trend forecasting. Establishes product and channel pricing strategy, develop and maintain pricing and price promotion parameters and implement cost reduction opportunities. Responsible for 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 QUALIFICATIONS Bachelors 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 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 Good 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 (internal and external) Strong cross-functional strategic leadership, communication and teamwork skills PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS MBA 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.