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Account Manager III, Flavors Sales - Pacific Northwest

Geneva, IL, US, 60134

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Account Manager III - Flavor Sales on the North American Flavor Sales team. This new hire will work from a home office, located at Portland, OR and will be responsible for Northern California through the Northwest. The Account Manager III - Flavor Sales will report to a Sales Director.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."


As a company recognized for its 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.


The Account Manager III – Flavor Sales will be responsible for developing and executing strategic Account Plans with critical segmented customers. They will be responsible for building multi-dimensional relationships with both existing and new customers to secure growth opportunities and profitable sales with a focus on flavors, seasonings, and ingredients.



  • Establish in-depth working customer relationships and manage key activities at all levels within customer’s Purchasing, Supply Chain, Marketing, Technical, Operations, Finance, and other functional areas as necessary.
  • Prioritize, manage, grow, and forecast opportunities within an innovation funnel in conjunction with Sales Operations and Business Unit functions to attain profitable sales growth.
  • Develop and implement strategic and tactical account plans for Critical segmented customers within the territory, gaining approval with management and other key internal functional areas
  • Build and maintain excellent working relationships with McCormick Business Units, Sales Operations, and other cross functional areas. 
  • Accurately contribute to the volume/sales forecast of existing and new business based on direct customer input and other business intelligence.
  • Implement customer contracts and pricing strategies to maximize profits
  • Participation in flavor industry related events and associations
  • This position typically requires ~60% travel and is home-office base. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Food Science, or related field
  • 5+ years selling flavors, seasoning blends, or ingredients to the Food, Beverage, and/or Health & Nutrition markets.
  • Working knowledge of technical aspects of products, i.e. nomenclature, applicability within customer's manufacturing process, substitution choices, new discoveries, etc.
  • Demonstrable critical thinking skills and business acumen.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communications skills that are clear, concise, appropriate in timing, and directed to appropriate levels.
  • Experience leading customer contract negotiations to achieve desirable and profitable business outcomes.
  • Proven project management skills in a sales cycle from six weeks to eighteen months.
  • Abilit to manage limited internal resources and prioritize appropriately.
  • Ability to be innovative and take risks to drive new initiatives and new business.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter who is forward-thinking problem solver with excellent contacts and strong work ethic.
  • Strong organizational skills to effectively manage multiple tasks and opportunities simultaneously.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. 
  • Valid drivers license.



  • US business to business sales experience
  • Recognized in the flavor industry through participation in industry related events and associations
  • Experienced with or other similar CRM software
  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP) experience




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: Chicago