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BELCAMP, MD, US, 21017

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Operation Manager. This new hire will work in MDC, located at Belcamp, MD. The position title will report to a Distibution Manager. 

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.



Key Responsibilities:

• Identify, prioritize, plans, and directs the execution of operationally related issues for assigned areas through Team Managers. Designs strategies, procedures, and people utilization for improving reliability of equipment, efficiency, productivity, and performance while reducing inventory and waste while maintaining product quality and operating expenses for assigned areas.

• Creating an empowered environment (MHPS) to ensure that the Operations organization and its people understand the goals and objective (OGSM's) of the business and that they have the resource and support to accomplish them. Provide an environment which ensures and provides for open and healthy communications.

• Develop and maintain strong cross functional relationships to ensure that products are distributed on time and in specifications to meet customer demand. Ensures strong relationships are developed and maintained with key customers and venders as they relate to the operations function to include fit for use materials and products.

• With the support of continuous improvement (CI) resources, establish and maintain comprehensive continuous improvement processes that maximize productivity, reliability, quality and safety.

• Oversees development and performance planning for current employees, as well as implementing strategic staffing strategies to ensure a robust and diverse succession plan. Ensures operations is appropriately staffed. Champions a thorough and consistent performance management approach for Operations employees.

• Creates operating budgets and capital budgets with other leadership team members. Manage department expense budgets with appropriate accounting information and support. Participates in the business planning and budgeting process. Develops short and long-term cost containment/reduction strategies.


Required Qualifications:

Level of Education and Discipline: BSc in relevant discipline

Experience - Minimum of 8-10 years functional/leadership experience, including Department Manager level role demonstrated significant and relevant skills and results in functional area. Strong leadership experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects and people. The job requires a detailed understanding of how all areas of the plant interact to contribute to the business. Requires a general understanding of the industry. Requires basic commercial awareness as it relates to competition but only requires limited understanding of the latest developments in the industry.

Interpersonal Skills - leadership, interactions, communication, influence Leadership: This job has full management responsibility for a sizeable team, including managers and professionals, including management of people, defining roles and responsibilities, planning for the department’s future needs and operations, counselling employees on performance and contributing to employee pay decisions/changes. Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required to guide and influence others. Leadership of exempt staff to achieve common objectives. May interface with external parties as representative of the plant/facility. Strong cross-functional strategic leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. Ability to translate strategy into actionable information in small or large groups in a clear, concise, and professional manner. Ability to influence upwards. Leadership: This job has full management responsibility for a sizeable team, including managers/professionals. Plans for the teams’ future needs and operations.


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: Baltimore