Date: 20 Jun 2024

Location: HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Company: McCormick & Company



Haddenham (hybrid)



Reporting to the EMEA Flavor Solutions Supply Chain and Operations Director, the Supply Chain Planning Director provides the strategic leadership and direction to drive the Flavour solutions EMEA Planning organization to support the achievement of the strategic supply chain and business objectives. The incumbent will accomplish the objectives through the establishment of clear operating strategies, objectives, goals, and action plans and drive functional excellence in the area of Demand Planning, Supply Planning and Materials Management for McCormick in EMEA Flavor Solutions.



  • Lead & direct the activities of the EMEA Flavour Solutions Planning team to: (1) assure the achievement of goals and the effective balancing of critical service, cost and inventory objectives; and (2) effectively plan and manage constraints of inventory, manufacturing capacity, material requirements, copacker requirements, distribution capacity, and prevention and elimination of SLOB inventory
  • Accountable for the leadership and effective execution of the Supply process thread of the EMEA Flavour Solutions Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for the EMEA Planning department to support the achievement of the strategic objectives of EMEA Flavour Solutions business unit and the Global Supply Chain Operations function through the establishment of clear operating strategies, objectives, goals, and action plans.
  • Lead, develop and coach Planning team and provide direct and indirect leadership to the Planning employees in HQ and plant locations in EMEA. Includes performance management, talent management and succession planning, and team development
  • Establishes processes to ensure continual integrity of medium/long term planning parameters (lot size, lead times, Days of Supply, Safety Stock, etc.). Monitors key performance metrics (Case fill rate, Schedule Compliance, Time Fence Violations, Projected Inventory, SLOB) and communicates significant variances or potential future risks as needed
  • Acts as single point-of-contact in major short-supply issues. Prioritizes allocation methodology / shipments according to business need. Directs all supply chain related inventory and supply/demand actions including, but not limited to material holds and allocations, as well as regulatory actions
  • Effectively directs the supply planning elements for new product introductions, conversions and rationalization efforts in support of CCI




  • Extensive experience in supply chain planning; the candidate should demonstrate strong supply and demand planning technical acumen, as well as solid knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and "Best Practices”.
  • Extensive experience with MRP/APS systems. Knowledge of integrated Supply Chain systems (e.g., SAP APO, OMP, Kinaxis) required. Experience implementing Supply Chain Planning/APS Systems and Processes within an ERP environment, including design and implementation preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results using analytical decision making, building strong relationships, and direction setting.
  • Advanced analytical skills including business and financial analyses. Advanced PC application skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills: leads other in problem solving and root cause analysis
  • High level of negotiation and influencing skills, strong communication & ability to influence supply chain practices to suppliers and customers.
  • Daily interaction with senior leadership at EMEA Flavour Solutions. Regular interaction with senior Supply Chain leaders
  • Fluent English is required




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, our communities and our planet.  Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.


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 other flavourful products 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  


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 http://www.mccormickcorporation.com/Career-Center.


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