Greenhouse Gas Manager - Hunt Valley, MD


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Greenhouse Gas Manager. This new hire will work at the Global Headquarters, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Greenhouse Gas Manager will report to a Senior Director, Global Sustainability.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 170 countries and territories, we manufacture, market and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce channels, grocery, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands with trademark registrations 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.


Founded in 1889 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland USA, McCormick is guided by our principles and committed to our Purpose – To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor. McCormick envisions A World United by Flavor where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand. To learn more, visit or follow McCormick & Company on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


McCormick’s Purpose is “To Stand Together for The Future of Flavor,” and we envision a World United by Flavor–where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand.


McCormick’s Purpose-led Performance (PLP) approach is two-fold: we’re delivering industry-leading financial performance while doing what’s right for people, communities, and the planet we share. Through our initiatives, we’re committed to creating a healthier planet with healthier people.


The PLP Program is a set of strategic, time-bound, and carefully managed Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. In that set of goals is Science-based Target Initiative (SBTI) validated near-term (2030) goals for Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions reductions as well as a commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050.


As part of the Global Sustainability team, the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Manager will report to the Senior Director of Global Sustainability and work closely with the Global Purpose Led Performance (PLP) Program Director. The GHG Manager will work with a cross-functional Net Zero Task Force to develop and to drive delivery of the roadmap activities to achieve McCormick’s Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions goals in accordance with its commitments to achieve a 1.5C SBTi target by 2030 and a Net Zero target by 2050.  The role will also be responsible for tracking and reporting all progress internally and externally regarding these targets. This role will serve as knowledge lead for carbon accounting methodologies.



Climate Transition Plan Project Management: Monitor and track cross-functional workstreams, objectives, and KPI’s to achieve corporate emissions reduction targets (1.5C targets to reduce by 42% by 2030 and reach Net Zero by 2050). Routinely provide progress reports for portfolio management.

Carbon Accounting & Reporting: Lead / coordinate across functions (Procurement, Supply Chain, Packaging) annual carbon footprint calculation, including, as needed, re-baselining, updating of emission factors based on life cycle assessment (LCA) data, and third-party assurance against standards (Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Science-based Target Initiative). Support Supply Chain Center of Excellence in annual footprint data collection and analysis and incorporation of any enterprise-wide data collection systems. Identify and incorporate carbon accounting best and emerging practices and updated methods. 

Establish product carbon footprint processes: Set up systems and processes to understand product carbon footprints using life cycle methodologies. Map process flow diagrams, including procurement steps, operational processes, and packaging for top products. Leverage carbon accounting data and identify additional data sources to calculate product carbon footprint, using standard life cycle assessment methodologies and working closely with McCormick Centers of Excellence. Provide recommendations for scaling product carbon footprinting capabilities, including partnering with IT on strategic carbon accounting needs.

Communicating progress: Provide data to support responses to customer inquiries about MKC’s GHG emissions reduction and carbon data associated with specific supply chains and products. Liaise with appropriate data holders to provide comprehensive responses to customer requests. 



Undergraduate or graduate degree in sciences, engineering, finance, business or relevant field

Experience - functional/industry/commercial knowledge, business acumen  

•    5+ years relevant experience preferred
•    Experience working with all levels of management on cross-functional projects
•    Experience managing projects and applying data insights 
•    Experience creating collaborative solutions with external partners
•    Knowledge / experience in carbon accounting, life cycle assessment methodology, carbon footprinting or similar
•    Knowledge / experience in sustainability and climate goals (such as understanding of SBTi, carbon project, Renewable Energy Credits, climate science, GHG offset markets, carbon regulatory frameworks, GHG protocol, nature-based solutions) a PLUS
Interpersonal Skills - leadership, interactions, communication, influence  

 •    Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English will be required to enable effective communication up down and across the organization. 
•    Excellent research and analytical skills
•    Ability to coordinate multiple projects Other Skills and HPO Competencies  

 •    Excellent MS Excel skills and quantitative analysis including data interpretation





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