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Mojave Foods Corporation, a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Incorporated and nationwide manufacturer & distributor of Hispanic Consumer Products is seeking a Operations Manager located in its Manufacturing Plant at 6200 E. Slauson Ave in Commerce, CA. This Operations Manager will report to the Plant Manager.

With more than $130 Million in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the Hispanic Community - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, Mojave Foods is a place where you can transform, collaborate, and contribute to progress.

Mojave Foods offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families.


Under the direction of the Plant Manager, the Operations Manager oversees the operations of the plant.  The Operations Manager utilizes HPO and TPM methodologies to position the plant's human and capital resources for long term success by ensuring effective and reliable production processes, provides strategic leadership and direction for multiple operations within the Plant.  As a Plant Leadership Team member, the Operations Manager works with other functional leaders to develop organizational planning, strategic direction-setting, and short and long term goal setting for the Plant and is responsible to develop a culture of continuous improvement through implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), process improvement, and enhancing employee skills and capabilities.



  • Identify, prioritize, plan, and direct the execution of operational related issues for assigned areas through Department Managers.  Design strategies, procedures, and people utilization for improving reliability of equipment, efficiency, productivity, and performance while reducing inventory, waste as well as maintaining product quality and operating expenses for assigned areas.
  • Create an empowered environment 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.
  • Develop and maintain strong cross functional relationships to ensure that new and existing products are manufactured 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 TPM Methodologies and 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 are appropriately staffed. Champions a thorough and consistent performance management approach for Operations employees.
  • Creates operating budgets and capital budgets with other leadership team members. Manages 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Bachelors in Business/Management, Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a production / operations role in a manufacturing plant environment.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience leading multiple teams and/or departments to include direct and indirect reports.
  • Proven project management skills, with the ability to lead initiatives according to business needs and strategy.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience leading multiple teams and/or departments.
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple cross-functional projects.
  • Ability to think strategically and impact strategic initiatives, understand business drivers and handle complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people effectively, building and sustaining relationships at all levels required, and promoting a high performance organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to resolve issues with strong influencing, diplomacy, and partnering skills in order to grow business relationships and guide business partners to the best solutions.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours to support the needs of a multi shifts operation.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Experience working in a High Performance Organization (HPO, utilizing TPM methodologies and/or Self Directed Work Team environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of an ERP (SAP preferred), manufacturing methods and related equipment.
  • Experience in the food and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry preferred.
  • FDA / GMP knowledge preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.


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