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ATLANTA, GA, US, 30336

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Scheduler to join its team in Atlanta, GA.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 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 supervision of the Department Manager, this position is responsible for performing all of the detailed aspects of production planning and scheduling. This includes the development and management of capacity plans to meet forecasted sales, as well as daily scheduling activities.  Coordinates and reviews plans with Production Dept. and Materials Management in order to maintain desired inventory levels, equipment utilization, and to maintain desired customer service levels.  Inputs production runs and other data into the system. Performs problem solving activities. This position requires extensive use of SAP Advanced Planning and R/3, and Microsoft Excel. 





  • Generating schedules for in-process and finished goods by calculating production requirements and applying sequence and priority 

  • Coordinating with buyers and supply planners to organize material/packaging 
    availability and maintain appropriate inventory levels 

  • Management of inventory rotation to reduce Slow & Obsolete (SLOB) inventory 

  • Analyzing production capacity to provide level scheduling and minimize 
    production workload fluctuations while meeting the customer service goal 

  • Identifying the potential need for production overtime to maintain customer 
    service levels supported by concrete rationale and justification. 

  • Generating various reports, including: daily schedules, various in process metrics to include: daily shortages, performance metrics, orders not created, etc.  

  • Contributing in daily production scheduling meetings 

  • Collaborating with production to provide the most efficient schedules 

  • Maintaining open communication with Plant Leadership, Suppliers, Buyers, QC, 
    Operations, and Customer Service to provide updates related to production 
    scheduling, including: capacity, material availability, labor, preventative 
    maintenance, build-ups, specification/standard changes, new products or 
    equipment, forecast changes and short / long-term supply chain issues 

  • Providing cross-functional support in determining corrective action for product delays or quality concerns 

  • Analyzing machine standards and Economic Order Quantity (EOQs) 

  • Plan production orders based on Strategic Customer Demand Models along with Sales Orders, Stock Transport Orders, Forecast and Safety Stock while maximizing equipment capacity in relation to available capacity and order demand.   

  • Act as liaison between Plant Production and Divisional Supply Chain. 

  • Sequence process orders to balance Customer Service and Cost (based on Customer priority, production (manpower and capacity) and material constraints (availability) as well as scheduling characteristics (allergen, kosher, color, etc.) 

  • Dispatch and react to component deficiencies and inventory variances collaborating with Purchasing, Quality Control as well as outside departments such as Technical Innovation Center and Divisional Supply Planning, for alternate solutions.       

  • Communicates on a regular basis with Production, Quality, Warehouse and Cycle Counting to perform problem solving activities, root cause analysis and process improvements 

  • Evaluates and enters the material master data for the materials management section of the First Time Order database. 

  • Participate in team/department meetings, actively offering suggestions where warranted. 





  • High School Diploma or equivalency required. 

  • 3 or more years’ experience scheduling, supply chain or related field. 

  • Competent PC Skills - past exposure to planning using MRP and other systems 

  • High level of organizational and planning skills 

  • Solid interpersonal skills 

  • Competent in written and oral communication 




  • Degree in a Business or a related subject 

  • APICS certification 

  • SAP/SCM experience 

Current McCormick employees who meet these qualifications and are interested in pursuing this position must notify their direct supervisor and their unit HR representative prior to applying. 


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