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IT Digital, Platform Owner (Hybrid)

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Product Owner for Global Digital. This new hire will work in Global Headquarters, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Product Owner will report to the Sales Product Line Owner.

 

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.

This role is responsible for the delivery and support of products within the product line. They are responsible for ensuring that the road map for their product is broken down into Epics, and Stories that a held in a backlog and that are prioritized for delivery by the product team.

Acting as the voice of the customer to the product team this role ensures that the customers’ expectations are met and managed through planning, execution, and sprint playbacks to the business.

Responsible for discovering innovative product solutions that deliver the necessary value, are usable by the target audience, and can be delivered with the available resources in the required time frame.

Impediments that are found during the development process will be resolved by the Product owner who will escalate or seek business input to ensure the team's development velocity is not slowed while ensuring that the business expectations are still met. The product owner is the subject matter expert for their products who can advise the business on their suitability for the requirements and advocate for the value they deliver.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, and groom the product backlog so that each sprint is prioritized to offer the best value in the shortest possible delivery time. Acting as the voice of the business to the product team and a key path to resolving impediments raised by the team. Find new innovative product solutions through procurement or development to deliver the necessary business value.
  • Lead and support the product team in sprint playbacks to ensure that business expectations are met, and the delivery is aligned to the business requirements. Support and lead the team in sprint retrospectives so that impediments encountered during the sprint cycle are not repeated, and that the process is continually improved so that the team's velocity is maximized without impacting quality
  • Ensure all items meet the definition of ready before they are entered into a sprint e.g., sized, stories complete, acceptance criteria agreed etc. Ensure all items meet the definition of done before they are included in the sprint demo
  • Act as the voice of the product team to leadership. Identifying challenges and opportunities to improve the agile process and the effectiveness of the product team. Be a vocal advocate for the team and promote its activities and successes

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10+ Years of IT experience, with a significant amount of time spent in developing and support websites, mobile apps or digital marketing solutions.

    Operating in an Agile software development environment with tools such as Jira, Azure DevOps etc.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills needed to translate business requirements into technical solutions

 

 

Must Have:

Content Management Systems – Sitecore (Preferred)  or Drupal

Ecommerce Platforms – Shopify (Preferred)  or Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Digital Asset Management – Widen (Preferred)  or Adobe Experience Manager

Product Information Management – Salsify (Preferred)  or Akeneo

Agile Platforms: Azure DevOps (Preferred) , Jira, or ServiceNow

 

Nice To Have:

Cloud Computing: AWS (Preferred), Azure (Preferred), or GCP

Mobile App Development

 

 

 

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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.


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