CREW LEADER - Warehouse - 2nd Shift

GRETNA, LA, US, 70053

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. Zatarain's, a leader in New Orleans cuisine owned by McCormick, is seeking an Crew Leader - 2nd Shift at its facility located in Gretna, Louisiana.

With $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better. To learn more please visit us at

As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families. Zatarain’s benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. 

1.    Plans, directs and supports the daily activities of the Material Handler team members to achieve daily, weekly and monthly goals and business initiatives.
2.    Ensures operational discipline by guaranteeing that all procedures (SOPs) and best practices (OPLs) are consistently followed and standardized
3.    Communicates daily with the Team Manager to ensure daily management is effectively executed. Attends meetings and / or leads when the Team Manager is not available. Facilitates daily team huddles and weekly team meetings.
4.    Coordinates shift staffing, including, vacation scheduling and the coordination of labor in order to guarantee the lowest cost.
5.    Fills in and relieves for team member breaks and other planned and unplanned absences.
6.    Coaches / trains and on-boards new team members. Builds technical and business competencies. 
7.    Leads and or facilitates continuous improvements initiatives, including PDCA and root cause analysis
8.    Utilizes the High Performance Organization (HPO) framework to engage each member of the team and promote teamwork.
9.    Interacts cross functionally with other areas to share resources and support total plant objectives (including, but not limited to, Production, QA, HR, Maintenance, etc…).
10.    Leads by example and drives the safety culture by ensuring core safety principles and values are followed and improved.
11.    Removes barriers and obstacles to team performance. Demonstrates a sense of urgency, ownership and tenacity to resolve problems.
12.    Provides input to evaluations and development/training plans for individuals within the team and effectively handles team interaction, including conflict management.

1.    Three years of industrial warehousing experience or equivalent education.
2.    Ability to understand financial impact of business decisions affecting staffing, product components, inventory, etc.
3.    Formal leadership training and demonstrated practice of leadership principles.
4.    Demonstrated analytical/critical thinking skills to determine risk assessment.
5.    Knowledge of industrial warehousing equipment, understands the importance of TPM processes.
6.    Knowledge of SAP or other enterprise resource planning tool.   
7.    Demonstrated competency to operate all equipment in the business


Preferred Education, Certification, Experience and Skills: (Describe additional items that would enhance performance of the job)  
1.    Basic understanding of organizational and plant objectives, including the attainment of established PR scorecard metrics.
2.    Five years of industrial warehousing experience.
3.    BA Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field

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.


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: New Orleans