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McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMPLIANCE ANALYST. This new hire will work at Global Headquarters, located at 24 Schilling Road, Suite 1 in Hunt Valley, MD. They will report to an INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR.


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

Execute Foreign Trade Compliance activities to reduce exposure to Import and Export violations for the company. Responsible for the analysis and maintenance of Tariff Classifications for single ingredient materials and provides guidance and knowledge to one to two business units and management regarding International trade treaties, trade documentation and Customs related activities. Required to maintain communications with legal departments and government agencies such as Customs.


Key Responsibilities

• Execution of import compliance activities which includes weekly weight discrepancy reporting and analysis, responding to customs request for information (CF28's and 29's) and accessing ACE portal for IOR activity.

• Execution of export compliance activities which includes management of Export government reporting ( AES/EEI), SPL screening and monitoring system updates.

• Provide customer service support to Export and sales departments which includes weekly legal control status updates, providing information on requirements of other countries and product registrations

• Manage trade program documentation to include vendor declarations, GSP, Certificates of origin , and US Returned Goods. Maintain GTS system with up to date information.

• Conduct broker audits and ensure Broker's are adhering to execution of activities as agreed upon in SOP's - monitoring for compliance.

• Execute testing for GTS upgrades, enhancements and issues that enable and improve business processes.

• Supports MGIL purchasing personnel with HTS classifications, origin , trade programs and requirements for importing in to the US

• Perform research and analysis to assign FDA product codes for all food imports. Maintain codes in GTS.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, or in lieu of degree 3-4 years of relevant experience in International Business, Business, Food Science, Chemistry, Finance
  • FDA training, Customs related training
  • 2+ years required experience in the international import/export trade industry to include majority of aspects of US importing and exporting: regulations, US Customs and compliance, HTS classification, origin determination, trade preference and other government agencies. Must have a good understanding of customs regulations around the world in order to ship product globally. Need to understand how Foreign Trade integrates with other functional areas in the organization, the role Foreign Trade has in the organization and basic commercial awareness. Need to understand how competitors products and services are being classified and managed so we can be competitive.
  • Requires courtesy and tact when representing McCormick in responding to primarily written requests for documentation from government agencies. Requires diplomacy and tact as the exchange of information is a significant part of the job. Customer Service, Sales, QA Regulatory, Brokers, Import operations, GBS - regular External customer , Government agencies, purchasing , accounts payable, external Legal - occasional Product development, Auditors - seldom
  • Computer skills- experience with Microsoft word, Excel, Power point. Communication skills- written and verbal to communicate effectively with outside counsel, government agencies, vendors and customers. Organization and problem solving skills- Detailed oriented, self motivated and able to work both independently and with teams. Initiative to follow tasks to completion.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of on -line government databases and regulatory guidelines preferred. 2+ years food industry experience strongly preferred ( prior food knowledge in the areas of spices, seasonings and/or flavorings strongly preferred) 2+ years experience in trade database and ERP systems strongly 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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