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Senior Quality Systems Manager (Regional)

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Senior Quality Systems Manager (Regional).  This new hire will work at the Global Headquarters located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Senior Quality Systems Manager (Regional) will report to a Quality and Regulatory Systems Innovation Lead.

 

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. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. 

 

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 Director of Food Safety and Quality- SME lead, this position provides leadership for the Americas in the implementation maintenance and improvement of regional quality management systems and supports processes enhancing food safety and quality. This role proactively manages the various elements of the quality system to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and customer requirements.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strategic Leadership and Deployment of Food Safety and Quality Systems – Develop and manage processes and standards on quality and regulatory programs to support standard process adherence for the Americas. Aligns with Americas Quality and Regulatory Leadership Team and the Global Food Safety Center of Excellence (COE) for development and implementation of consistent standards and processes. Seek out industry leading quality and food safety programs, new regulations and food safety process improvement methodologies and creates the business case for improvement, investment and performance standards. 
  • Regional Quality Systems Data Repository Management – Manage regional quality systems documents in the approved company repository management system. Support Americas facilities to manage data repository system by training, monitoring and tracking compliance. 
  • Quality and Regulatory Audit Management – Plan, manage and implement Audits for America’s quality functions in the application, maintenance and improvement of existing quality and food safety systems against McCormick standards. This includes auditor’s assignment, calibrations and follow ups to complete and register audits and action plans.  Provide guidance and coaching for sites related to compliance against third party audits. 
  • Risk Management – Establishes processes that identify quality and food safety risks, gaps, and opportunities within Americas sites including tracking and tracing compliance against standards, designing risk evaluation tools and supporting operation quality leaders and sites to reduce or eliminate risks. 
  • Training and Development– Support processes and standards for development of quality and food safety teams. Educate food safety and quality organization on industry leading and new regulations rules or programs. Stay as a liaison to connect with sites Quality Systems Managers or owners to drive improvements, share best practices and support food safety trainings.   

  • Engages COE, Supply Chain, Sales, Commercialization, and Product Development functions as needed.   

  • Travel expectations 25-35%

  • Engages internally with McCormick operations and externally to investigate and understand industry practices, regulations and technology for application at McCormick.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline    
  •  Masters/ Graduate degree preferred
  • Auditing proficiencies required through training or certification (i.e. ASQ, CFSQA) 
  • Participation in leadership coursework per appropriate level required
  • Certification focused on Quality and Food Safety for Supply Chain requirement: PCQI and HACCP 
  • GFSI scheme (i.e. SQF, BRC) management experience required 
  • GFSI schemes certification (i.e. SQF practitioner certificate) preferred and if not held, it must be pursued within 6 months of acquiring the role 
  • 7+ years experience in similar roles or function required
  • Demonstrated performance and potential 
  • 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 
  • Experience in the Food/Flavor Industry required

 

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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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