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QA Team Manager, Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA, US, 30336

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Quality Team Manager. This new hire will work at the manufacturing plant located in Atlanta, GA. The Quality Team Manager will report to a Quality Manager II.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."


As a company recognized for its 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.





Under the general direction of the Quality Assurance Manager, the Quality Team Manager leads, engages and develops approx. 30 non-exempt laboratory technicians and sanitation technicians to ensure continuous manufacturing of products consistent with established standards and/or customer specifications.  The Quality Team Manager works within the High Performance Cultural Framework; actively teaching, coaching, developing and mentoring team members while demonstrating a deep respect for the capabilities of all people.



•Leads and manages the laboratory technicians and sanitation technicians to achieve key indicator results that support the Atlanta Plant’s strategic objectives, goals, strategies and measures (OGSMs)

•Provides direction and supports the daily management and work prioritization of approx. 30 direct reports to achieve flawless process and product quality goals

•Creates and leads the structure of High Performance to engage the team to utilize continuous improvement and lean tools to optimize results within the quality team

•Assures compliance with Corporate QA/QC policies and procedures, as well as Federal, State, and local regulations

•Manages fiscal responsibility to ensure the department spend is consistent with business requirements

•Investigates, identifies and communicates documented root cause and corrective actions for quality defective material

•Maintains customer quality satisfaction through inspection of raw materials, in-process materials, production processes, environmental conditions, and finished products

•Ensures the timely compliance to all corporate, divisional, and customer correlation/calibration programs

•Conducts and participates in customer visits and audits as needed

•Participates in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) activities including Pillars and small team activities.



•Bachelor’s and/or Master's Degree in Engineering, Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or another technical field

•Willingness and ability to work flexible hours to manage a 24-7 four shift operation

•Minimum one (1) years of experience managing/supervising direct reports in a manufacturing / production environment

•Minimum three (3) years working in Quality in food, beverage, flavor, pet food, and/or ingredient manufacturing plant(s)

•Demonstrated knowledge of increased complexity such as working in another functional or technical area, significant project assignments, job rotation, etc. 

•Experience with leading food manufacturing sanitation programs

•Sustained demonstrated leadership in a High Performance / High Performance Systems (HPS) environment

•Successful management of projects through to successful completion

•Demonstrated understanding of how day to day decisions affect business results, customers, staffing, materials, processing and maintenance

•Experience reacting to multiple and changing priorities and achieving results within a compressed time frame

•Experience recognizing problems, analyzing them, offering solutions and using logical thought processes when making decisions

•Experience reading and interpreting technical documents such as specifications, procedure manuals and technical data sheets

•Experience developing, coaching and motivating employees in a team-based environment

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•Experience writing technical procedures



•Knowledge of and experience working with Food Safety Programs

•Working knowledge of statistics

•Experience in an FDA regulated facility

•Experience working with SAP software system

•Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

•Demonstrated analytical skills to determine root cause and deliver corrective actions




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