Procurement Senior Manager (External Manufacturing - Innovation & Growth)


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 a Procurement Senior 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



The Senior Procurement Manager, External Manufacturing – Innovation & Growth is responsible for managing the entire innovation & growth initiatives at External Manufacturers (EMs), and innovation deployment for the MKC External Manufacturing network in North America. The individual in this position will be a Strategy and Portfolio Management Expert adept in complexities related to External Manufacturing to drive both financial and performance results. They will manage key internal stakeholders including Marketing, Operations, Finance, Quality, R&D and Cat Management/Ops Procurement teams. This role will be responsible for developing and executing the innovation strategy at EMs and developing an eco-system of small to medium sized co-manufacturers to support our agile innovation ambition.



•             Lead & execute the external innovation strategy development and deployment for MKC in North America.

•             Manage the Innovation to Win (I2W) pipeline for external manufacturers and external business partners including project vetting, resourcing, and business prioritization.

•             Execute the External Innovation Deployment process for new product innovations, taking product concepts and ideas from feasibility to launch.

•             Develop and lead the EM Supplier Enabled Innovation (SEI) model including training, facilitating, and monitoring supplier-led innovation.

•             Conduct landscape analysis to identify and evaluate existing and potential suppliers that have the required capabilities to complete our innovation projects.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting or applicable field of study
  • 7+ years in Purchasing/Supply Chain environment with appropriate business experience.
  • 4+ years project management, execution of or participation in large, multiple or cross-functional projects.
  • Project management/process improvement.
  • 3+ years managing, leading developing dynamic work teams.
  • Proven experience and results on major cost savings initiatives.
  • Technical awareness in assigned categories.
  • McCormick product and business knowledge.
  • Knowledge of Company priorities and strategic direction.
  • Systems capabilities to maximize supplier performance and negotiating leverage.
  • Ability to assess and analyze moderately complex business opportunities.
  • Ability to deal with diverse and sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills
  • Executive stakeholder management experience
  • Effective at establishing trust and building effective business relationships and getting things done through others
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork abilities
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills, self-starter, able to work both independently and in partnership with others.
  • Mastery in MS Office (Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, Word)



  • MBA, or other equivalent Master's degree
  • CPM or APICS certification
  • SAP experience




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