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Category Manager

Employer
McCormick UK Limited
Location
Haddenham, Aylesbury
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Category Management, Marketing, Sales

Job Details

Category Manager
Haddenham, United Kingdom

Type of contract: Permanent

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop actionable insights from a variety of data sources, to build category value driving plans with customers.
• Build a matrix of collaborative relationships across customers, becoming the go to partner for category insight and initiatives.
• Analyse market trends, consumer insights, and competitive landscape to identify growth opportunities.
• Be the category expert across your external and internal business partners, developing key recommendations by brand and retail environment that will drive McCormick performance.
• Manage data and insights relationships with external agencies.

CANDIDATE PROFILE
• Relevant experience in Category Management within the FMCG industry.
• Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Proficient in using a variety of data analytics tools.
• Comfortable working across a number of categories and customers.
• Able to navigate complexity, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects to a high standard.
• Experience of working within a growth mindset business, highly agile and solution focussed.
• Strong attention to detail.

COMPANY
At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet. Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With over 14,000 employees around the world and more than $6 Billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 60 locations in 25 countries and 170 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz Herbs, Spices & Seasonings, French’s American Mustard, Franks Hot Sauce, Cholula Hot Sauce & Herdez our Authentic Mexican range.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

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, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

Company

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavour and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry.

 Our UK business manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products for retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. We create flavours for a wide range of applications, such as beverages, snacks, dairy, bakery/confectionary, savoury, performance nutrition, and health.

 McCormick has had a presence in the UK for nearly 40 years. We have three sites across the country–our EMEA headquarters in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and innovation centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (which is on track to become McCormick’s first Net Zero carbon building), and our plant in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

 Our brands and our products are trusted sources of flavour in millions of kitchens across the country—in homes and in restaurants. Our UK brand portfolio includes Schwartz, Frank’s RedHot, French’s, Cholula, Herdez, and OLD BAY.

Partnerships with farmers and suppliers around the world allow us to provide great-tasting, quality spices with consistency that you can trust. Our herbs and spices come from around 80 different countries.

 At McCormick, we stand together for the future of flavour, and we bring that commitment to work every day in the UK to deliver top-tier growth and quality from our global business.

 As a people-first culture, we encourage development in many ways, respect everyone’s differences and contributions, and do what’s right to develop our employees and to better our world.

 

Company info
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Location
Haddenham Business Park
Pegasus Way
Haddenham
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
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