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Geneva, IL, US, 60134

McCormick & Company, Inc. is a global leader in flavor. FONA, a leader in flavors, owned by McCormick, is seeking a BUYER at its facility located in Geneva, Illinois. This role will report to a Procurement Manager II.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 170 countries and territories, we manufacture, market and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce channels, grocery, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands with trademark registrations 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.


Founded in 1889 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland USA, McCormick is guided by our principles and committed to our Purpose – To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor. McCormick envisions A World United by Flavor where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand. To learn more, visit or follow McCormick & Company on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.



Under the supervision of the Material Control Manager, the incumbent effectively controls inventory in relation to cost and quantity while supporting the plant's production needs in a high performance team environment. Adheres to safety/GMP procedures and ensures a safe working environment, meets and/or exceeds product availability expectations and assists in achieving process reliability goals. Works with scheduling, quality, production supply planning, corporate purchasing, corporate transportation management and product development to meet our customers needs. Manages, develops, and maintains relationships with internal and external vendors.



  • Analyze and purchase standard, industry common contracted material requirements by balancing inventory goals vs. MRP production requirements
  • Schedule and track all dock deliveries, documents issues for resoltuion of carrier failures. 
  • Determine cost effective shipment methods for expediting materials 
  • Position will manage existing supplier relationships, cultivate new supplier relationships, and ensure that all standards for quality and service are met by suppliers. Interact with Plant Leadership to specify the precise product standards and service criteria that is expected from McCormick suppliers. Optimizes buying power and CBAs (current best approaches) by working collaboratively with Buyers from other McCormick divisions.
  • Serves as liason to Corporate Purchasing and will provide feedback and recommendations for improvement to vendor performance and issues.
  • Serves as a liason for vendors and preferred suppliers. Places daily orders with vendor, monitors the process, and expedites deliveries. Analyzes product usages to maintain safety stock levels to optimize both cost and service and meet inventory objectives



  • High School Diploma or GED in relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in purchasing or technical background in a related field.
  • Strong contractual / negotiation and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess appropriate level of business sense.
  • Ability to read detailed and technical reports and interpret the data.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PC software, especially SAP, Excel , Word, and Lotus Notes.
  • Must be organized and methodical and able to remember a variety of processes and detailed steps .
  • Possess strong industry knowledge to include vendors, raw and finished goods materials.
  • Knowledge of tools available in the industry to effectively monitor performance indicators.
  • Must be able to compose various written coorespondence to internal and external vendors and co workers
  • Must have strong oral and written skills with all levels of the organization and vendors.





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: Chicago