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Hygiene Lead (Sanitation Manager)


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Hygiene Lead. This new hire will work at the Flavor Manufacturing Center, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Hygiene Lead will report to a Quality 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 Summary:

Under the general direction of the Quality Manager, the Hygiene Lead will provide oversight, support, and governance for all aspects of hygiene at the Flavor Manufacturing Center (FMC) facility.  The role will ensure quality, food safety and operational expectations are met while preventing sanitation and design-related food safety failures. The role will be responsible for the development, validation and implementation of sanitation practices including SOPs, cleaning practices, CIP methodology including the selection & use of cleaning chemicals, and the development and delivery of training materials. The Hygiene Lead will work within the McCormick High Performance Cultural Framework; actively teaching, coaching, developing and mentoring sanitation acumen.

Ensure full compliance with Company Quality, Food Safety, Health & Safety and Environmental requirements.


Job Responsiblities:

  • Oversees the plant sanitation and GMP compliance through managing the pest control and environmental control programs and assuring appropriate corrective actions when gaps exist
  • Leads and manages the plantwide sanitation program to achieve key indicator results that support the site strategic objectives, goals, strategies and measures
  • Provide guidance and develop technical expertise in appropriate personnel with regard to sanitation and hygienic design and controls
  • Collaborates with facility departments to define sanitation activities and resources needed to ensure completion of Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS).  Audit MSS and complete RCCA on issues identified
  • Provides direction and supports the daily management and work prioritization of sanitation responsibilities

  • Manages fiscal responsibility to ensure the department spend is consistent with business requirements participates in customer visits and audits as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the food, beverage, flavor, ingredient and/or pharmaceutical industry. Minimum 5 years in a manufacturing plant environment
  • Current advanced working knowledge in sanitation, HACCP, microbiology, pest control and quality systems

  • Experience with core sanitation services to include cleaning (wet and dry, COP and CIP, validation and verification of sanitation systems)

  • Experience working with SAP & MES software systems

  • Demonstrated ability to influence, to change thinking and lead change efforts across the organization without direct line reporting
  • Ability to work and communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to break a complex task down into discrete tasks that can be comprehended by a wide range of employees
  • Proven problem-solving skills that lead to recommending and implementing solutions, often with incomplete or inconclusive information.  Must have a curious and tenacious approach to work.
  • Experience developing, coaching and motivating employees in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated ability to apply risk management principles that support both internal and external customer requirements


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSc Degree in Food Science, Sanitation, Food Safety, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Food Technology, Microbiology or a related technical field of study in the applied sciences  




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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