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CoManufacturing Quality Manager I


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Quality Manager I, Comanufacturing. This new hire will work at Global Headquarters, located at 24 Schilling Rd in Hunt Valley, MD. The Quality Manager I, Comanufacturing will report to a Director of Supplier Quality Management. 


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands 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. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."


As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.





Reporting into the Quality Manager II-CoMan, the CoMan Quality Manager I serves as a technical specialist, consultant to business partners, and leader of Quality and Food Safety by planning and executing activities from onboarding, auditing, start-up support, issue resolution, to defect reduction and continuous improvement at Comanufacturing facilities to meet regulatory and McCormick requirements.



  • Deliver Business Success and Track Performance for Co-Manufacturers - responsible for Co-Manufacturers’ Quality and Food Safety KPIs through documentation, coaching and leadership of gap assessment, auditing, and complaint follow-ups via partnership with Quality and Operations staff at the CoManufacturers
  • Technical Consultation- provides technical guidance and direction within the Quality and Operations functions to enable the successful development of the site and the products 
  • Process Improvement and Optimization: Provides support for business-driven initiatives such as process improvements and/or contingency plans
  • Drive Customer Intimacy and Growth – partnership with CoManufacturing and TBO teams to engage with internal customers and deploy the strategy to meet their needs.  Ensure sites understand and are equipped to meet the business strategies and provide opportunities for learning and sharing between staff and external partners.  
  • Escalated Issue Management – responsible for ensuring food safety and quality issue decision-making, communication, and alignment at the appropriate levels of the organization for clarity and speed of decision
  • Supports Supply Chain, Learning and Development, Sales, Marketing, Commercialization, and Product Development functions as needed 
  • Travel requirements of up to 40%  
  • Visits sites to foster strong relationships, assess gaps, and develop strategies for success



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or relevant McCormick experience in a technical management field while in pursuit of a degree will also be considered
  • 4+ years experience in a relevant position
  • Participation in leadership coursework per appropriate level required
  • GFSI scheme (i.e. SQF, BRC) management experience required
  • Certification focused on Quality and Food Safety for Supply Chain requirement: PCQI (or HACCP based on region)
  • Auditing proficiencies required through training or certification (i.e. ASQ, CFSQA) 
  • Experience in at least one Quality focus areas (Customer, Operations, Regulatory, Supplier, Global CoE) or related function, including Supply Chain, Product Development
  • Experience in the Food/Flavor Industry
  • Ability to set and achieve project goals and objectives by applying the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about successful project completio
  • Ability to evaluate and coach sites/teams on projects to drive results
  • JIFSAN Core Risk Certificate or equivalent preferred
  • GFSI schemes certification (i.e. SQF practitioner certificate) preferred
  • Technical quality knowledge training or certification preferred (CQE, CSSBB) certified quality engineer or Six Sigma Black Belt for example
  • Team Leadership experience preferred
  • Experience working in TPM environments preferred




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.

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