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 a Production Team Manager 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. 

Under the general direction of the Department Manager, the Team Manager provides leadership for a functional team within a high performance environment. Oversees the daily management of the function and drives improvement activities through the development of people and processes. Has overall accountability for the results of the team.   The candidate will provide Leadership support to Production off-shifts.  The ideal candidate must be willing to be flexible and rotate their schedule to support other shifts as needed due to the plant running 24x7.


The Team Manager for Production is accountable for quality, safety, productivity, sanitation, continuous improvement and all aspects of people management for one or more production lines across all applicable shifts.  Supervises and coordinates activities of Technicians engaged in processing and/or packaging product. Ensures that Technicians and Crew Leaders are trained and developed in the safe and optimal operation of equipment, as well as behavioral and leadership competencies. Ensures that organization standards are met in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability, Cost, and Service.  Interacts with other Team Managers  to coordinate activities between departments. Responsible for the development and performance management of team members.



  • TEAM MANAGEMENT:  Leads a team in a specific functional area in a manner consistent with the core beliefs and guiding principles of McCormick's High Performance System.  Utilizes coaching and facilitation skills to manage employee relations.  Provides regular performance feedback and oversees development/training plans for individuals within the team.  Actively uses performance and development tools to document and facilitate improvement/recognition discussions. Rewards and recognizes performance achievements. Removes barriers that prevent the team from achieving goals.
  • IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES: Utilizes problem solving tools and methodologies to implement continually improve processes within the function.  Demonstrates a sense of urgency and tenacity to resolve problems and implement process improvements.  Leads root cause analysis when required for failures that meet the applicable threshold.  Develops and ensures all functional procedures and best practices are documented and continually improved. Interacts cross-functionally to resolve issues.
  • MANAGE KEY RESULT AREAS (Safety, Quality, Cost, Reliability, Customer Service, etc.): Directs and supports the daily management of the team to prioritize work and achieve goals. Creates an atmosphere of 100% compliance to operational processes and procedures. Coordinates the sharing of resources to make the best use of existing skills to meet business needs. Ensures that procedures and scorecards are in place for the team.
  • COMMUNICATION: Communicates effectively up, down, and across the organization. Creates a vision for the team that is in alignment with the Plant, Division, and McCormick. Communicates organizational and plant objectives, including the attainment of established scorecard metrics (safety, quality, reliability, etc.) and ensures that they are understood and linked to the team's work. Manages interactions with other areas to support total plant objectives. Conducts regular team meetings to share information and ensure two-way communication.
  • FUNCTIONAL OGSM: On an annual basis, execute specific projects and action plans (in additional to core work, above) in support of the functional OGSM.
  • TECHNICAL DUTIES SPECIFIC TO FUNCTION: Manages the technical aspects of the role, specific to the functional area.



  • Education - Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Experience - Individuals will generally enter this role with a combination of demonstrated technical and leadership skills equivalent to a minimum of 1 year of experience
  • Business Expertise -  Basic understanding of how own area integrates with other areas and co-ordinates to contribute to the achievement of goals. Some knowledge of how external factors impact the work unit.  Limited knowledge of the industry required.
  • Problem Solving -Uses judgement based on the analysis of information
  • Requires attention to detail in making evaluative judgements based on the analysis of factual information. 
  • Expected to resolve problems by identifying and selecting solutions through the application of technical experience and review of precedents.

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