McCormick & Company

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Dubai
Contract type: Full time


Dubai, AUE


  • Market & Category Data Analysis
    • Using Global Data, Euromonitor, purchased market data, bespoke research studies
    • Providing input & recommendations on category focus for business strategy
    • Competitor understanding
  • Local Consumer Insights
    • Using Global Data, Euromonitor, Mintel, bespoke research studies
    • Building relationships with local research agencies to support with relevant local market insights
    • Understanding consumer choices in categories we play in and want to pursue
    • Being the marketing expert in the local market
  • Food & Beverage Trends
    • Pro-actively researching local food & beverage trends
    • Exploring top menus & restaurants and what is trendy
  • McCormick Capabilities
    • Creating a McCormick capabilities deck to share with new and current customers, including focus on the local factory
    • Working with local agencies to created branded McC items
  • Creative Toolbox
    • Lead Food Safaris in local market
    • Create It sessions / workshops with key customers
    • Facilitation of internal workshops
  • Customer Engagements
    • Support F2F customer engagements
    • Pro-active customer engagements, building connections with BRF, Americana etc.
    • Provide support to R&D for innovation sessions
    • Interface with key customers like Pepsico, yum, Americana & BRF, especially with their marketing team to support on their Innovation agenda. Actively support the co-ordination & preparation of Innovation days (supporting presentation work, organizing tasting sessions and preparing necessary materials) and preparations of internal & external events.
    • Be an active part of the Marketing & Business Development team, adding value to the flavour solution business growth in Middle East region.
    • To provide back up support to Commercial Controller in managing Pepsico business in the region - in terms of providing key support on NPD project management, Managing Sales forecast and co-ordinating with Pepsico Customer service team in managing Pepsico’s day to day business.
    • Recommend, develop, and implement programs and procedures governing the way customer service and sales operations activities will be conducted. Provide ongoing process improvement and project support.
    • Help to prepare periodic sales reports for Dubai Sales team / McC Management team.
    • Develop and implement solutions effective for improving sales efficiency and performance.


  • 3+ years’ experience in Insights/market research/research agency with frequent contacts with marketing/Innovation and NPD including proven experience in all research disciplines: qualitative, quantitative, and continuous data interpretation.
  • Fluent English
  • Business acumen and presentation skills are critical
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Project Management experience
  • Ability to handle complexity and accommodate changing priorities
  • Good communicator both verbal and written
  • Proven influencing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships at all levels (internal and external)
  • Good PC skills.


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