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Operations Manager II


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Operations Manager II to join the team at our flagship manufacturing plant in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The Operations Manager II will report to the site's Plant Manager. 


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 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: 

Under general direction of the Plant Manager, the Operations Manager oversees the daily production operations of the plant. The Operations Manager utilizes MHPS and continuous improvement methodologies to position the plant's human and capital resources for long term success by ensuring effective and reliable production processes. Provides strategic leadership and direction for multiple operations within the Plant, in excess of 400 employees. As a Plant Leadership Team member, works with other functional leaders to develop organizational planning, strategic direction setting and goal setting for the Plant. Is responsible to develop a culture of continuous improvement through process improvement and enhancing employee skills and capabilities. As a member of the PLT, requires comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles within their own functional area and also requires basic knowledge of these elements in other relevant functional areas in order to participate in the resolution of issues that have an impact beyond the area or impact multiple areas.



  • Identify, prioritze, plans, and directs the execution of operatrionally related issues for assigned areas through Team Managers. Design strategies, procedures, and people utilization for improving reliability of equipment, efficiency, productivity, and performance while reducing inventory and waste while maintaining product quality and operating expenses for assigned areas. 
  • Create an empowered environmment (MHPS) to ensure that the Operations organization and its people understand the goals and objective (OGSM's) of the business and that they have the resource and support to accomplish them. Provide an environment which ensures and provides for open and healthy communications
  • Develop and maintain strong cross functional relationships to ensure that new and existing products are manufactured on time and in specifications to meet customer demand. Ensure strong relationships are developed and maintained with key customers and venders as they relate to the operations function to include fit for use materials and products. 
  • With the support of continuous improvement (CI) resources, establish and maintain comprehensive continuous improvement processes that maximize productivity, reliability, quality and safety
  • Oversee development and performance planning for current employees, as well as implementing strategic staffing strategies to ensure a robust and diverse succession plan. Ensure operations is appropriately staffed. Champion a thorough and consistent performance management approach for Operations employees.
  • Create operating budgets and capital budgets with other leadership teams members. Manage department expense budgets with appropriate accounting information and support. Participate in the business planning and budgeting process. Develop short and long-term cost containment/reduction strategies. 



  • Bachelor's degree 
  • At least 8 year of relevant functional/leadership experience in a manufacturing setting, with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects and people
  • Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment with a demonstrated understanding of how different areas of the plant work collaboratively to contribute to the success of the business and operations
  • General understanding of the industry including basic commercial awareness
  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills to guide and influence others
  • Strong cross-functional strategic leadership, communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to translate strategy into actionable information in small or large groups in a clear, concise, and professional manner
  • Ability to influence upwards and across different functions


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