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McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Department Manager - Warehouse. This new hire will work in the Hunt Valley Plant, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Department Manager - Warehouse will report to a Materials Manager II. 


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.



Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the Materials Manager II, the Warehouse Manager provides direction and has ownership for warehousing, palletizing, and/or distribution activities. As a member of the department Leadership Team, requires comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles within their own functional area and also requires basic knowledge of these elements in other relevant functional areas in order to participate in the resolution of issues that have an impact beyond the area or impact multiple areas.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead warehouse operations including, but not limited to uninterrupted delivery of goods to/from production lines and manufacturing areas, the receipt of inbound materials from vendor and other sites, the deployment and shipment of finished good material and raw materials to other McCormick sites, and the leadership of multiple contracts/leases including off-site store, transportation and jockey services, and leased off-site lots.
  • Utilizes the High Performance Organization Systems to empower and develop their teams using established HPO systems, core beliefs, guiding principles and attributes. Leads team by applying situational leadership, coaching, facilitation, presentation, role playing (feedback & conflict management) skills and leveraging established processes, such as, Fit-for-use, Daily Management, Journey to Excellence and Process Reliability.
  • Creates a vision for the team that is in alignment with McCormick and the Plant/DC. Removes barriers and obstacles to team performance. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and tenacity to resolve problems and implement process improvements. Leads failure analysis when required for failures . Participates in planning for warehouse team improvements.
  • Performs evaluations and creates development/training plans for individuals within the team and manages employee relations. Actively uses PDPs to document and facilitate improvement/recognition discussions. Manages compensation process for team and recommends wage increases for high performers (pay for performance).
  • Develops and ensures all procedures and best practices are documented and creates a atmosphere of 100% compliance to operational processes and procedures and continuous improvement using problem solving methodologies and established principals, including GMPs and other guidelines to ensure safety and sanitation.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or Purchasing preferred but not required
  • Minimum of 7-10 years functional/leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated significant and relevant skills and results in functional area.
  • Strong leadership experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects and people.
  • The job requires a detailed understanding of how all areas of the plant interact to contribute to the business.
  • Requires a general understanding of the industry.
  • Requires basic commercial awareness as it relates to competition but only requires limited understanding of the latest developments in the industry.
  • Superior understanding of planning systems, SAP purchasing protocol, MHPS, planning/inventory theories.


Interpersonal Skills ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required to guide and influence others.
  • Leadership of exempt Team Managers or equivalent to achieve common objectives.
  • May interface with external parties as representative of the plant/facility.
  • Strong cross-functional strategic leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to translate strategy into actionable information in small or large groups in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
  • Ability to influence upwards.
  • Interact with materials management, inventory control, customer service, master data, transportation and other departments as needed.
  • Frequent communication with outside customers and suppliers, internal sales and production.


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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