Category Analyst - Scottsdale AZ

McCormick Scottsdale, AZ
McCormick & Co., Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor & seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Category Analyst. This new hire will work in McCormick's US Consumer Products Division, located in Scottsdale, AZ. The Category Analyst will report to a Category 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™

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 OVERVIEW

This Category Analyst is a resource to provide in-depth analysis to determine category strategy and opportunities. The successful candidate will assist the customer team in the development and execution of category reviews, shelving and modular plans, provide market insights through the collection of relevant local and global market trends and shopper research techniques. This position will support the Category Manager in all functions of the category management process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Provide detailed category and brand insight.

* Regular business performance reporting.

* Assist with development and implementation of assortment, merchandising and pricing recommendation at specific accounts.

* Category Team analytical & administrative support (Business reviews, database management, team minutes, etc).

* Provide market insights through the collection of relevant local and global market trends and shopper research techniques.

* Engages directly with customer on category presentations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing, Management or related field

* 2 years' experience in a Sales, Marketing or Analyst role

* Must have demonstrated skills working on projects and analytic analysis, including brand insight and category planogram design

* Proficiency with MS Excel, Power Point, and Word

* Ability to work well in a team environment

* Must be self-motivated, possess excellent communication and organization skills, project a professional image, and interact effectively with all levels within the organization

* Interest and ability to relocate as necessary

* 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* CPG environment experience

* Direct customer experience

* Internship

* Experience utilizing data: POS, Retailer Specific, Panel and other consumer based data providers

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.

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