McCormick UK Graduate Programme - Supply Chain

Date: 5 May 2024

Location: HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Company: McCormick & Company

Join our McCormick Graduate Programme


2-Year Rotational Graduate Programme based in Haddenham & Peterborough



Are you hungry for a career journey bursting with endless possibilities? Do you savour the thought of an electrifying experience that will spice up your professional life? Your quest for adventure ends here – our Rotational Graduate Programme is ready to feast on the talents of the next generation of future leaders and innovators!


With over 13,000 employees around the world and more than $5 Billion in annual sales. McCormick manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.


Our Rotational Graduate Programme is designed to ignite your potential, empower your growth, and propel you into a world of infinite opportunities. We believe in nurturing diverse talents to drive innovation, and that is why we offer not one, not two, not three, different graduate pathways on our Rotational Graduate Programme! Each pathway provides a unique opportunity for graduates to explore, grow, and excel in their chosen field. Join us on a transformative journey as you rotate across different teams within Commercial, Quality and R&D and Supply Chain.



  • Immersive Rotations: Gain exposure to diverse departments
  • Mentorship: Receive one-on-one guidance from top-tier professionals
  • Real-World Challenges: Tackle projects that have a global impact
  • Networking: Build connections with a global community of future leaders
  • Accelerated Growth: Fast-track your career with a structured development plan
  • Competitive Compensation: Enjoy a competitive salary and fantastic benefits



  • Strong Technical or Commercial degree preferred – predicted 2:1 or above
  • Demonstration of commercial acumen, desire to work in an international business and corporate environment
  • Leadership potential: we are looking for talented future leaders who want to and can make a big difference to McCormick
  • Able to analyse and present accurate basic statistical data to a broad range of individuals
  • A strong team player, able to build effective, collaborative relationships
  • A highly driven individual, with strong learning agility, open to new challenges and happy to work with cross functional teams and cultures
  • A vibrant individual, who is capable of quick decision-making, with the confidence and drive to make a positive difference to their work environment
  • Be adaptable, open to change, and ready to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fluent English speaker and a second language would be advantageous
  • Interested in a career in the food industry



For those who thrive in dynamic logistics and operations, our Supply Chain Programme offers an exceptional journey! You'll navigate end-to-end supply chain management from procurement, raw materials, supply and demand planning and the intricate world of supply chain operations, optimizing processes, and ensuring seamless product delivery. This year we will also be offering a rotational Engineering opportunity as part of our supply chain pathway.   Experience the thrill of coordinating operations, managing inventory, and streamlining the movement of goods.  


Key Rotations: Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain (Flavour Solutions & Consumer) & Engineering




(Direct and Indirect)

  • Directly owning spend categories to create a sourcing strategy and drive value
  • Working with Category Heads to drive Strategy in the region by engaging stakeholders and owning key elements of the strategy delivery
  • Working with stakeholders across multiple functions to make a positive difference to procurement’s value add to the business – e.g., operations, logistics, marketing, finance, to influence and drive positive changes and decisions
  • Owning change projects with our supply base that will make a big difference to how we manage our external spend, increasing efficiency and/or reduce complexity



  • Working with the Operations Management team, to develop key operational and best-practice skills within the food manufacturing environment
  • Experiencing the role of Team Leader from time-to-time, to help you develop and grow as an individual and attain the skills required for the next level of management
  • Supporting the Team Leader in prioritizing the activities of the team, driving Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Identifying Continuous Improvement projects and working with cross-functional teams using best-practice manufacturing techniques such as LEAN, Kaizen and SMED techniques
  • Adhering to Health & Safety practices, using our behavioural safety programme ‘Dupont Safestart’, and ensuring your team operates within our ‘safe systems of work’


Supply Chain

(Flavour Solutions)


  • Full ownership and management of a small portfolio of finished goods or materials including planning, communication and issue resolution with supply chain, operations, procurement, suppliers, and the customer in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Manage a supply chain project working cross functionally to deliver a cost/ time benefit to the business.
  • Learn and explore new systems / reports to leverage new information for the planning team


Supply Chain


  • Undertake an end to end value stream mapping of the co-packing supply chain initially focused on the UK market with the potential to extend across Europe.
  • Identify opportunities to optimise the supply chain from a cost, service and agility perspective. The scope includes NPD, promotions and standard skus with product supply from France, Poland, UK and external co-manufacturing.
  • Assess the opportunities and make recommendations for eliminating co-packing activities – examples may be ensuring the product is made in the factories shelf ready, in-housing the external co-packing activities, etc.



  • Development of a small scale CCI/ Quality improvement project
  • Supporting ongoing commissioning activities of process / packaging lines on site
  • Coordination of x-functional teams on project execution for small scale projects/ tests/ trials
  • Rotations will also offer the opportunity to experience routine maintenance in a plant environment




Join us in shaping the future, accelerating your career, and experiencing a journey like no other. Unleash your potential – apply today and be part of something extraordinary!



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.


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.