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McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Global Purchasing Manager, Traded Commodities. This new hire will work at McCormick's global headquarters, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Global Purchasing Manager, Traded Commodities will report to a Global Procurement Category Manager.  

With more than $4 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better

As a company recognized for 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.




Responsible for assigned categories and the development of global category strategies and programs to optimize cost, rationalize the supply base and bring value to the Corporation while mitigating risk. Includes coordinating and leading strategy execution activity. Participation in the development of OGSM and Procurement planning activities.



  • Establishes and executes strategies for their categories globally. Leads supplier performance management through 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.
  •  Where applicable, directs the efforts of subordinates to establish and maintain reliable sources of supply and supervise the negotiation of procured materials and services. Manages and develops personnel and recruitment activity to promote an efficient operation as well as assuring a high level of motivation and morale.
  • Promotes high level of customer satisfaction in supporting the needs of Divisional projects & requirements for Purchasing guidance & leadership. Engagement with senior procurement personnel to ensure category alignment with regional strategies.
  •  Participates and leads change management efforts while creating true alignment & integration internally and externally. Acts as internal consultant.
    Participates in the financial planning and forecasting process as well as provides periodic relevant market information and dynamics to internal stakeholders for all global regions.
  •  Provides information to Regional Procurement for Level I & II Supply and Quality Issues; actively involved team participating in Level II Supply & Quality issues.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Chemistry or applicable field of study
  • 8+ years in Purchasing/Supply Chain environment with deep traded commodities experience.
  • 6+ yrs project management, execution of large, multiple or cross-functional projects.
  • 5+ yrs managing, leading developing dynamic work teams. Requires in-depth knowledge of commodity markets, specialist in technical/subject area.
  • Basic understanding of material functionality, material flow and handling to optimize supply chain effectiveness. Good understanding of how own expertise integrates with the function and basic commercial awareness.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to make sound and timely decisions based on factual and qualitative information in complicated or novel situations.                                         
  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills



  • 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