Project Manager Sustainability II (Procurement - Packaging/Ingredients)


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 Project Manager II, Sustainability (Procurement - Packaging/Ingredients) 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 main purpose of this role is to embed McCormick’s Purpose Led Performance (PLP) sustainability goals across the packaging and value-added ingredients portfolios and ensure their successful execution to support growth initiatives. This role will be responsible for the development of a sustainability strategy to support the packaging and value-added ingredients portfolios, and all execution, monitoring, reporting and stakeholder engagement of projects/initiatives related to the implementation of the strategy. A key area of focus will be on the development and execution of a robust carbon abatement strategy for the portfolios.



 Develop a strategy for the procurement of sustainable packaging products and value-added ingredients with a specific focus on a baseline and roadmap for carbon reduction

  • Understand the packaging supply chain gaining traceability into the supply chain back to raw material procurement where possible
  • Understand value added ingredients portfolio gaining traceability back to the farm where possible
  • Identify gaps and action plan for each sub-category and supplier
  • Define and own roadmap to 2030 goals and Net Zero for the category
  • Develop a budget to implement roadmap for specific projects and increase to Cost of Goods for sustainable volumes
  • Track and report progress against roadmap


Engage Suppliers and Stakeholders

  • Develop a relationship with internal McCormick buyers and serve as a liaison between suppliers and buyers on sustainability topics in packaging, agriculture and highly processed ingredients where applicable
  • Activate abatement strategies understanding supplier Scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 footprints and progress
  • Support suppliers to onboard to SBTi
  • Enroll suppliers in MCK Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition (S-LoCT) program as appropriate
  • Identify and develop relationships with industry associations including potential donors or co-investment partners
  • Identify and engage in any pre-competitive platforms w/food industry peers
  • Continue to refine existing Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) for product categories by collecting primary data from suppliers


Identify and deliver opportunities for innovation

  • Lead discussions on opportunities and impacts of transition to low carbon alternatives
  • Identify farming or supplier processing innovations that result in carbon reduction
  • Determine feasibility of use of by-products in the supply chain including at McCormick plants (e.g. fuel, etc.)


Monitor and Report on Progress

Deliver updated data for annual Scope 3 update

  • Collect supplier data and integrate into the Sourcing With Purpose procurement process
  • Support all external reporting (customers, ratings & rankings reports, and MCK PLP reporting)
  • Participate in internal communications initiatives.



  • Bachelor's Degree in International business / development, Social Science, Environmental Science or Agriculture or Agricultural Sciences, or Supply Chain Management
  • 5-10 years’ experience managing projects, data analysis.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of social and environmental best practices that increase sustainability of packaging and value added ingredients.  In particular, practices that mitigate greenhouse gases (GHG) such as light-weighting, reduction of use of virgin materials, reuse, reduce, and recycle initiatives, installation of renewable energy sources in processing plants and on-farm, and regenerative agriculture are a must.
  • Working knowledge of carbon accounting and reporting including GHG Protocol and SBTi standards.  
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and across a multi-sector and stakeholder audience including with farmers, suppliers, NGOs and other external stakeholders and consultants, as well as with internal management and leadership
  • Ability to independently research new carbon abatement technologies and innovations and develop project plan/proposals
  • Proven effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective execution skills with some direction or oversight provided.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project.
  • Strong Project administration and management skills.



  • Masters Degree in International business / development, Social Science, Environmental Science, Agriculture, or Supply Chain Management
  • SBTi and CDP reporting experience
  • Experience developing and delivering strategies in other sustainability topics including water, biodiversity, soil health, farmer resiliency, and economic empowerment is an advantage.
  • Experience with other agricultural crops preferred.
  • Procurement experience a plus




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.

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