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Quality Manager II, Comanufacturing


McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Quality Manager II, Comanufacturing. This new hire will work at the Global Headquarters, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Quality Manager III, Comanufacturing will report to a Supplier Quality Director.


With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. 


As a company recognized for 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

Reporting to the Supplier Quality Director, this role has oversight for all activities that impact Quality and Food Safety at Co-Manufacturers and holds responsibility and alignment with Supply Chain for the leadership and development of Co-Man Quality Managers, knowledge of food safety and quality for products made, as well as site Quality and Regulatory Standards compliance and performance.



  • Strategic Planning/Leadership for Co-Manufacturers:  With partnership of the Supply Chain, Supplier Quality, SME and TBOs, assesses, prioritizes, manages, and supports projects, customer needs, regulatory requirements, and standards compliance
  • Deliver Business Success and Track Performance for Co-Manufacturers accountable for business performance and KPIs through coordination of gap assessment, auditing, execution, follow-ups, and development plans to drive improvements with oversight of Quality and Regulatory Standards and JTE tools/methods used.  
  • Drive Customer Intimacy and Growth – partnership with team to engage with internal customers and develop the strategy to meet their needs.  Ensure sites understand and are equipped to meet the business strategies and provide opportunities for learning and sharing between staff and external partners.  
  • Talent Management and Development for Co-Man Quality Team– organizational structure and hire to retire strategies for the personnel, leadership of staffing strategy and standardization of competencies for sites, Talent Reviews, Succession/Progression Planning, Development Plans, Performance Management of Direct Reports, Hiring Process Involvement, etc.  Identifies needs, and in collaboration with SMEs, develops and implements training solutions to establish and improve the capabilities at sites associated with food safety and quality principles
  • Escalated Issue Management – Responsible for ensuring food safety and quality issue decision-making, communication and alignment at the appropriate levels of the organization for clarity and speed of decision
  • Establishes a Culture of Quality and JTE – Drives the adoption of JTE tools and skill development within the function.  Uses same tools to drive Quality Culture initiatives at the sites
  • Partnership with Supply Chain leaders for goal setting, decision-making alignment, and training and development needs
  • Supports Supply Chain, Learning and Development, Sales, Marketing, Commercialization, and Product Development functions as needed 
  • Travel requirements of up to 30%  
  • Visits sites to foster strong relationships, assess gaps, and develop strategies for success



  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline, Masters/Graduate degree preferred
  • 5+ years relevant experience required
  • Participation in leadership coursework per appropriate level required
  • Certification focused on Quality and Food Safety for Supply Chain requirement: PCQI
  • Auditing proficiencies required through training or certification (i.e. ASQ, CFSQA) 
  • GFSI scheme (i.e. SQF, BRC) management experience required
  • Experience in at least two Quality focus areas (Customer, Operations, Regulatory, Supplier, Global CoE) or related function, including Supply Chain, Product Development preferred
  • Team leadership experience required
  • Project Management/ Change Management experience 
  • Participant in Supply Chain/Product Development/Sales Teams required
  • Trade association engagement preferred  
  • Experience working in JTE/TPM environments preferred






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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