McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Sales Planning Manager I supporting McCormick's US Consumer Products Division. This new hire will work in our Global Corporate HQ located at 24 Schilling Circle, Hunt Valley, MD. The Sales Planning Manager will report to a Sr. Sales Planning Manager. ?
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.
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 Sales Planning Manager I is responsible for providing support in the development and execution of our go-to-market strategy for brand, shopper and category initiatives. This position will provide thought leadership to internal and external stakeholders, including our sales and marketing teams and functional leadership. In addition, this role will work directly with customer-facing representatives and cross-functional peers in the analysis of opportunities and related forecasts.
Translating brand and market trends into actionable business observations and recommendations to achieve both McCormick and customer goals and objectives.
Providing analysis and shopper insight driven recommendations supporting our annual business plans include all key business drivers: merchandising, assortment, pricing, and shelving (MAPS).
Leveraging all available analytic tools to develop trade strategies maximizing McCormick performance metrics.
Provide insight and direction into the development of new item business plans and support the Commercial Review process by participating in the forecast development to ensure customer requirements are met.
Developing collaborative cross functional relationships with internal and customer-facing stakeholders.
Bachelor’s Degree in business, Marketing, Management Finance, or related field
Minimum of 5 years of experience in sales, finance, marketing, or business management
Minimum of 2 years analytical experience building fact-based presentations or direct selling experience to retailers
Proven capability of working in a team environment
Strong analytic skills, and demonstrated ability to translate insights pulled from large amounts of data 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
Minimum of 2 years of Category Management experience strongly preferred
Direct experience selling to retailers or distributors
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Office
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.