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McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Continuous Improvement Manager on our Mojave business. This new hire will work in our Commerce, CA plant. The CCI Manager will report to the Plant Manager.

With more than $4 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™. The Mojave business unit manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the Hispanic Community - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.

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.

• Acts as an internal consultant for location to lead, define, and develop continuous improvement activities designed to drive results. Develops and measures standard metrics, maps the flow (including inputs and outputs) of business processes, identifies opportunities for improvement, develops project plans for implementing improvements and monitors the new process to ensure it works as intended. Prepares and presents reports.


• Partners with process owners to deliver measurable results improvement to the business. Document improvements using controls and scorecards to ensure repeatable and sustainable results. Ensure that individual team strategies are in alignment with overall improvement strategies for the plant


• Plans, coordinates, and may deliver training to develop process improvement skills at all levels within the plant.


• Provide leadership and coaching to teams, driving results achievement through others. Achieve results through participative, high performance management and leadership skills.


• Actively seek out opportunities to reapply improvements across the plant or between plants and to reapply best practices (internal/external) within the facility

  • Focus on cost reduction programs, process improvements, and engineering          15%

 service requests as well as evaluation and recommendation of process capital

 improvements and automation. Critically analyzes processes/systems/practices

 to identify current gaps and opportunities for improvement


  • Responsible for developing the following documents for the assigned area:           5%

Department Operating Procedures and line machinery training manuals

Standard Operating Procedures. i.e. Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance,

 Autonomous Maintenance, focused improvement, and quality systems

Standard Control Procedures

  • All run documents including Baseline Audit Sheets, Changeover documents,

Shutdown procedures, Startup procedures, and Operational Cleaning procedures.

  • Line Capability
  • All above documents for new projects and maintained annually for

 ongoing syste

  • As requested, support new plant start-ups providing personal technical                  5%

expertise and process team support. Is expected to be current on industry

standards and latest developments. Applies best practices and ensures that

they are approved and documented


Required Qualifications



Bilingual English/Spanish

Level of Education and Discipline

BSc in Engineering, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial preferred, Food Science

Certification and/or Licenses


Experience - functional/industry/commercial knowledge, business acumen

Minimum of five years functional experience Demonstrated statistical ability Individuals will generally enter this role with a minimum of 5 years of technical experience. Additional requirements to be considered for the Continuous Improvement Manager II position include: Sustained demonstrated leadership of teams within a high performance environment Demonstrated knowledge of at least one other functional area (outside of current discipline). Examples of how this can be achieved are through experiences such as significant project assignments, job rotation, etc. Previous work experience in other functions may also be considered, as long as the knowledge can be demonstrated in the McCormick business context Management of projects through to successful completion In-depth understanding of of the specific work unit; knowledge of the functional area and how external factors impact the work unit. Background knowledge of the industry in order to understand which improvement options are feasible. Therefore, a solid understanding of applicable regulations, safety protocols, manufacturing tolerances and related data is needed Expected to know and understand applicability of current best industry practices that apply to field of responsibility Working practices within the packaging machinery and controls category. In-depth understanding of how own area integrates with other areas Comprehensive understanding of how multiple areas contribute to achieving the goals of the business. Basic understanding of the industry sector in which they are operating and the impact to own function.

Interpersonal Skills - leadership, interactions, communication, influence

Sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to exchange complicated information, including sensitive information or information that is difficult to communicate because of its content or its audience. Provides mentoring, coaching and leading technology and technical skills development

Other Skills and HPO Competencies

Having a deep respect for the capabilities of all people on team and operating in an inclusive manner. Leading the creation of strategies, framework and action plans required to meet business objectives. Inspiring, motivating and coaching individuals and team to achieve goals Looking for continuous improvement opportunities for processes and people Full team facilitation responsibilities, contributing to the motivation/development of team through professional leadership As applicable, will lead teams in setting objectives, and coach employees in pursuit of those objectives.








McCormick and 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.


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: Los Angeles