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MANAGER I CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Site Performance Manager  This new hire will work in the Spice Mill Plant located at 10901 Gilroy Road in Hunt Valley, MD. The Site Performance Manager will report to a Continuous Improvement Manager. 

With more than $5 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.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Continuous Improvement Manager, the Performance Manager will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and functional expertise to the Plant for loss analysis, analytics, and training systems.  This position supports the Plant Leadership Team in the JTE (Journey to Excellence) strategy focused on building Employee capability, enhancing the data reliability systems, and driving Employee engagement through implementation of high-performance work systems to achieve exceptional business results.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creating visibility to Loss Data
    • Owning Loss Analysis program to support site’s OGSM (Objective, Goals, Strategies, and Measures) and budget targets
    • Helping prioritize loss reduction projects in collaboration with the site leadership team
    • Providing supporting data analysis and justifications for any technology improvements and capital expenditures and feasibility studies
    • Leading site Focused Improvement pillar
  • Leading site Data and Analytics
    • Maintaining integrity of site data through training, health checks, and change control. Focus includes scorecards, downtime data base, manual tracking systems and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) master data.
    • Providing analysis and insights to key performance metrics like Process Reliability, Productivity, Yield and Scrap.
    • Collating and publishing site scorecard every month.
    • Creating and executing site Analytics strategy.
    • Establishing scorecard review processes based on the appropriate frequency and participants.
    • Driving data-based decision-making behavior at all levels
  • Implement Effective Training systems
    • Coach site employees and Subject Matter Experts on the methodology and tools:
      • Basic performance data and trends
      • Problem solving
      • Root cause analysis
      • Loss Reduction projects
    • Participate on Training and Development Pillar
    • Create and maintain site training systems 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 5 years working in manufacturing operations
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a related field
  • Background in Total Productive Maintenance / Lean, Change Management and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Experience analyzing complex datasets and information, generating insights and building robust statistical models.  Should be comfortable working with structured and unstructured data. 
  • Ability to create people change plan for strategic initiatives
  • Create intra-plant collaboration (operations, functional areas, support areas)
  • Ability to provide key insights to leadership in order to influence priority development
  • Ability to develop action plans, obtain or assign resources, and align day-to-day processes to achieve strategic goals.
  • Understand key financial topics, including: Budgeting, Cost Center Ownership, CAAP (Capital Asset Acquisition Proposal), IRR (Internal Rate of Return), Yield, Waste, Scrap and Loss Analysis
  • Ability to use appropriate root cause analysis decision tools for decision making
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and days as needed to meet business demands

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with creating reports using our current (and future) Power BI tools, e.g. SAP Hana, Tableau
  • Experience in CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)
  • Team and Operations Leadership experience
  • Experience developing justifications and cost estimates for capital projects
  • Experience developing and writing procedures with cross functional teams and supporting training activities
  • Experience leading and coaching process improvement and/or continuous improvement teams

 

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. 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

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