Category Manager (IT)


You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are looking to hire a Category Manager ll (IT) immediately in a Hybrid (50/50) capacity at our Global Headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD.


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance


Responsible for assigned categories and sub-categories within IT; development of category strategies and programs to optimize cost, rationalize the supply base and bring value to the Corporation while mitigating risk. Working with IT leadership team and IT organization to drive innovation and greater return for dollars invested in third parties Includes coordinating and leading strategy execution activit.



  • Management of Procurement for their categories globally. Leads the negotiations of procured materials and services to assure optimal TCO (Cost, Quality, Delivery, Innovation) achieved.
  • Develops and implements strategies to assure lowest overall cost while mitigating risk to the Corporation.
  • Develops and documents in-depth knowledge of markets, supply chain, and suppliers.
  • Assists with make vs. buy decisions.
  • Conduct formal presentations as well as coordinate & conduct supplier reviews.
  • Participates in the planning and forecasting process to establish standard costs and provide explanations for price variances at Division level.
  • Promotes high level of customer satisfaction in supporting the needs of Divisional projects & requirements for Purchasing guidance & leadership.
  • Lead cross functional teams to meet project objectives.
  • $40-70MM spend responsibility.
  • Direct impact on the business through responsibility for the quality of the tasks performed or services provided.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting or applicable field of study
  • 3-5 years in Purchasing/Supply Chain environment with appropriate business experience.
  • 2+ yrs project management, execution of or participation in large, multiple or cross-functional projects. Project management/process improvement.
  • Proven experience and results on major cost savings initiatives.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Thorough knowledge of industries for assigned categories. Technical awareness in assigned categories.
  • McCormick product and business knowledge. Knowledge of Company priorities and strategic direction.
  • Systems capabilities to maximize supplier performance and negotiating leverage.
  • Regular assessment and analysis of moderately complex business opportunities.
  • Ability to deal with diverse and sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills



  • MBA, or other equivalent Master's
  • CPM or APICS certification






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: Baltimore