Integration Architect Manager (HYBRID)

Date: 5 Apr 2024

Location: HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

Company: McCormick & Company



You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are looking to hire an Integration Architect Manager immediately in a Hybrid (50/50) capacity at our Global Headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland. 


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance



Position Overview


The Integration & Application Development Manager uses in-depth knowledge of technical solutions, application development and integration tools and applications to meet the business needs whilst enhancing the alignment between business process and information technology. The incumbent will have technical and functional expertise within multiple integration areas across a range of business subprocesses. The Integration & Application Development Manager is responsible for identifying solutions, designing integrations and alignment with the business needs and IT architecture standards. The person is also responsible for driving process improvement by collaborating internally within IT and business partners. This position serves as the principal technical manager on all projects and research connected to their area of expertise.  On all but the largest projects, the incumbent may act as the IT Project Manager. This position is primarily responsible for identifying solutions to meet current and future business needs but can also involve directing the work of others. As subject matter expert, technical coaching and peer technical development is an integral part of the role.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, design and manage the solutions architecture for Application Development, Application to Application and Business to Business integration, leveraging Enterprise Service Bus, API Management plaforms, Data Virtualization technology and SAP’s Business Technology Platform and other SAP modern technology offerings             
  • Define and align the global application development & integration standards, principles, best practice to optimize the solutions used within McCormick.         
  • Serve as functional leader between Business and Technical teams regarding application development & integrations across multiple applications and technology projects, formulating systems scope and objectives relative to business needs and project requirements, applying industry best practice.
  • Drive continuous improvement and appropriately challenge solutions to improve performance, minimize complexity and reduce Total Cost of Ownership
  • May act as a team lead. Maintain control over allocated project budget to ensure compliance with expense and capital allocations. Under general supervision, this position may plan and direct the work of both employees and contractors in the development and/or support of moderate to complex systems applications.
  • Network, benchmarks and actively participate with external shared groups to gain insights into the emerging trends and potential use of new tools and/or techniques.

     Secondary Responsibilities

  • Lead the Integration Architecture Governance Board and facilitate review and approve of upcoming architectural change proposals brought forward by the various team
  • Coordinate with the Systems Integration vendor partner teams for delivery of the application development and integration work items outlined in the scope for a given deployment release
  • Be a part of the TI (Technical Integration) Leadership team reviewing group priorities and identifying actions required by each workstream to deliver on those priorities/objectives
  • Liase with the Application Managed Service (AMS) partner for the transition of Application Development & Integration objects at the end of the Stabilization phase ensuring an effective knowledge transition plan has been put in place between the project team and the AMS team

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, may consider 10 years of related experience in lieu of degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Experience – functional/industry/commercial knowledge, business acumen experience in a similar architecture role with experience across multiple system platforms. Experience of integration in a complex enterprise-wide SAP S4 ecosystem landscape across multiple on premise and cloud hosted applications working knowledge of SAP’s Business Technology Platform
  • Strong Enterprise Service Bus, API management platform and Data Virtualization technology awareness.
  • Demonstrates deep knowledge and understanding of core business functions and its implications relating to system integrations and application development practices
  • Proven experience of architecting solutions for application development & integrations within an SAP enterprise landscape including cloud applications.
  • Demonstrated skills in effective project management throughout the project lifecycle. Ability to work effectively individually as well as part of a team. Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. In-depth technical and functional knowledge/understanding of more than one business area through project participation/experience. High level knowledge of multiple business functions and can assess impact of changes requested. Has knowledge of industry trends; takes practical steps to ensure up-to-date knowledge of emerging technologies. Understands relationship between technical development and strategy of organization. May manage project budgeting process, including tracking costs of actions and decisions.
  • Interpersonal Skills - leadership, interactions, communication, influence            Ability to develop effective working relationships. Strong communication and diplomacy skills are used to guide, influence and convince customers and 3rd parties of the preferred course of action. Solid organizational, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate to business stakeholders and across levels, up to Sr executives. Acts as a mentor and coach within team and across IT and proactively shares knowledge. Frequently interacts from peer to Director (presents to and interacts with function heads and steering committees). Performs role in a professional manner with the ability to develop effective working relationships.
  • Proven ability and aptitude to analyze complex problems and provide solutions at speed.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or related space
  • TOGAF or similar enterprise architecture framework certification
  • SAP certification
  • PMP
  • 6sigma Green Belt or Black Belt
  • Proficient in Enterprise Service Bus and Data Virtualization
  • CPG or FMCG
  • Interpersonal Skills - leadership, interactions, communication, influence           
  • Seek constant improvement opportunities and appropriately challenge technical solutions to improve performance and maximize the value/Total Cost of Ownership ratio








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. 

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore