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Senior Procurement Manager - Rigid Plastics

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Procurement Senior Manager (Packaging). This new hire will work in Global HQ, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Procurement Senior Manager (Packaging) will report to a Procurement Team Lead .

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

Responsible for the strategic transformation of the $110M+ rigid plastic category for McCormick’s Americas region. Develop end – end business relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure maximum coordination and strategic approach to rigid plastic category as a key enabler for the regional’s growth aspiration. Accountable for the creation and implementation of best-in-class sourcing strategy and Supplier Relationship Management that deliver supply assurance, cost effectiveness, innovation speed, financial forecast accuracy, and sustainability target to create sustained competitive advantage for the business.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own financial forecast process for the rigid plastic category to ensure business has clear visibility of the impact of the category to the P&L and balance sheet (DPO). Create strategies and apply approaches aimed to reduced total cost (specially resins) and volatility to the P&L while guaranteeing cost effectiveness. Responsible for setting standard cost for the category through the annual budget cycle.
  • Create and implement rigid plastic sourcing strategy through the Sourcing with Purpose/Category Mgmt. approach. Manage all Procurement aspects of the $110M+ spend including cost, quality and service
  • Subject matter expert in the business in the rigid plastic area. Responsible for providing market view of the resin markets and all cost elements impacting McCormick’s rigid plastic P&L. Be McCormick’s rigid plastic ambassador and representative in external forums.
  • Develop a supplier base and the appropriate supplier relationships to make McCormick the customer of choice. Drive base business and innovation pipeline by bringing supplier capabilities in including sustainability approaches aligned to McCormick’s Purpose Led Performance aspirations

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting or applicable field of study
  • 8+ years in Purchasing/Supply Chain environment with appropriate business experience.
  • 5+ yrs project management, execution of or participation in large, multiple or cross-functional projects.
  • Proven experience and success in leading major cost savings initiatives and cross functional teams.
  • Thorough knowledge of industries for assigned categories.
  • Good understanding of material functionality, material flow and handling to optimize supply chain effectiveness.
  • McCormick product and business knowledge.
  • Knowledge of Company priorities and strategic direction.
  • Regular assessment and analysis of moderately complex business opportunities
  • Ability to deal with diverse and sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills are required to exchange complicated information, negotiation and influence with suppliers and internal business directors.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA - or other equivalent Master's preferred
  • CPM or APICS certification
  • Experience in managing resin markets and forecasting prices

  • Experience in building budget input for rigid plastics area

  • Experience in cross - functional collaboration driving packaging initiatives

  • Familiarity with rigid plastic suppliers in North America (Global a plus)

 

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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