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ATLANTA, GA, US, 30336

McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, is seeking a Purchasing Coordinator to join the team located in Atlanta, GA


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. 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.




Prepare and execute cost effective material plans. From approved supplier list, order materials in accordance with manufacturing and sales requirements. Ensure re-order points & safety stock parameters are regularly reviewed and maintained in accordance with lead times and Q.C. requirements. Manage material supply and stocks to meet customer service and inventory targets within agreed cost constraints. Initiate and co-ordinate action plans to manage materials shortages. Propose and evaluate continuous improvements and cost reduction initiatives. Manage through component transitions in a manner that prevents material obsolescence.  


  • Prepare plans and call-off materials from approved suppliers and other McCormick facilities, utilizing SAP MRP functionality, to meet the needs of the production plan. Highlight potential impacts to the production schedules due to material shorts / non-conformance, providing action based solutions to maintain effective production  

  • Manage overall raw materials for a specific SKU portfolio, within agreed targets, whilst optimizing customer service and inventory targets within cost constraints, producing management reports as required. 

  • Arrange the return to vendor of agreed non-conforming goods, following up appropriate documentation, to enable purchasing to track corrective action. 

  • Resolve discrepancies between ordered and delivered quantities and values and confirm payment approval with accounts payable. 

  • Coordinate the process and maintain accurate records of documentation needed to facilitate the seamless importing of raw materials, ensuring delivery on process audit targets. 

  • Attend business review meetings and participate in project team activity as required, to meet the needs of the business. 

  • • Ensure accurate and timely update for all relevant SLOB materials, capturing corrective actions to mitigate potential future issues, working with all relevant departments to minimize write off costs. 

  • Utilize Supply Managed Inventory tool to escalate issues regarding raw materials 

  • Audit master data and maintain MRP settings to enable most efficient lead times and inventory levels, while ensuring service. 

  • Comply with all the rules concerning Health and Safety, to ensure that all equipment is operated safely and to report any accident, injury or unsafe practice in accordance with procedures 


  • Minimum of 3-5 years work experience in a planning or purchasing role, specifically within materials / inventory management 

  • Competent PC Skills including Word, Excel, etc.  

  • Past exposure to planning using MRP and other systems (SAP preferred)  

  • Assertive and tenacious, results focused  

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and think outside of the box  

  • Customer focused and committed to building effective internal and external working relationships Innovative, flexible and adaptable  

  • Good organizational and planning skills  

  • Good interpersonal skills  

  • Ability to work well as part of a cross functional team  

  • Competent written and oral communication skills, including ability to give effective presentations 



  • BS in a Business related subject 

  • Experience working in food manufacturing 

  • Working knowledge of statistics preferred 

  • APICS certification preferred. 


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. 




United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta