McCormick UK Ltd

Category Analyst

Haddenham, Aylesbury
£Attractive + Benefits
04 May 2018
01 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Analyst

Haddenham, Buckinghamshire

Salary - £Attractive + Benefits

Are you interested in marketing, category database management? Would you like to gain experience working in retail/grocery environment? Are you looking for a new challenge in the food industry? If so we would like to hear from you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join our Category Team at one of the leading global  food manufacturer and UK's leading herbs, spices and seasonings brand, Schwartz.


Reporting to the Category Manager, the individual will work with agency partners to coordinate workstreams and managing databases and delivering simple analytics to help deliver internal strategic insight for meetings.

You will maintain the central merchandising product data masterfile and provide merchandising recommendation support to the merchandising team and supporting the delivery strategic internal projects, in line with the category strategy.

This is great development opportunity for young graduate as the role gives opportunity to get involved in the key issues of the business and learn the ways of working.


  • Market, Category & Shopper reporting.
  • Coordination and communication of research briefs with external continuous insight & data providers.
  • Timely management of the monthly cycle of new product additions across the measured markets.
  • Ad-hoc market and shopper analytics in support of the category teams.
  • Maintain range review recommendations.


Minimum GCSE Maths Grade A.

  • Ability to use IRI or Nielsen EPOS data management tools would be a plus.
  • Working on projects skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Enthusiastic attitude.
  • MS Office Applications proficiency.
  • Experience of working in retail/grocery environment would be a plus.


Founded in Baltimore 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 11,000 employees around the world and more than $4.8 billion in annual sales in 2017, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures and food service businesses.

We have a passion for flavour. The company is serving customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and consumers can buy our brands in more than 135 markets and territories. Our industrial business flavours snacks, wraps, beverages and many other products for customers, which include global restaurant chains and leading food manufacturers.

With approximately 3,200 employees, the company has operations in 14 countries across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) Zone and serves customers in more than 25 markets through its consumer and industrial businesses. McCormick is present in key consumer markets with leading brands, including Schwartz in the UK (customize with local brand). McCormick EMEA Headquarters are in Haddenham (UK).

The company’s long-term goal is to grow sales by 4-6 % globally with three avenues: base business growth through continuous investments behind our brands, product innovations, expanded distribution and acquisitions.

Our growth starts with yours. For more than 125 years McCormick has developed a rich legacy based on our belief in the “Power of People”. We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values. 

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.

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