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Position: Area Business Manager

Based: Nottingham



This position will be responsible for driving the delivery of the UK strategic vision for McCormick Merchandising services, under the day-to-day management of the UK Field Controller.  Managing up to 16 field-based merchandisers who will drive compliance across store estate, ensuring availability of the Schwartz and McCormick brands in stores.





  • Maintain a high performing team of up to 16 Field-based Merchandisers through regular 121 meetings, managing against clear OGSMs and following McCormick performance processes
  • Ensure data points are maintained by regular review and feedback to drive availability and compliance across the team and store estate.
  • Manage assigned headcount in line with budget ensuring service levels to stores through frequency of visit is not negatively impacted.
  • Complete order release on DA system
  • Represent route to market in stores and McCormick HO resolving issues and providing feedback in a timely manner
  • Represent and demonstrate McCormick values throughout the MMS operation working closely with HR to ensure this is achieved





  • Degree level ideally within business/operations/management
  • Previous experience in management in FMCG
  • Evidence of delivery against targets and goals
  • Previous performance management experience
  • Managing and supporting direct reports with HR issues with minimum escalation
  • Excellent communicator written and verbal across all levels including senior board
  • Ability to adapt style/behaviour to positively impact the performance of the team
  • Coach and manage individuals to drive a high performing team through clear goals and vision
  • Influence across the team to deliver consistent results to meet and exceed business needs.
  • Empower direct reports to make key decisions, driving their capability and confidence.
  • Previous management of remote employees is a benefit but not essential





At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people and our planet. 


Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 12,400 employees around the world and more than $5 Billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and flavors to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers


While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.


At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.




If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, seeking a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader. Then please apply via our careers centre at (job req.n° 98703).


Agencies:  McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.


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, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


McCormick is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.




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.