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R&D Administrative Assistant IV


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time R&D Administrative Assistant IV. This new hire will work at the Technical Innovation Center, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The R&D Administrative Assistant IV will report to a Product Development Director II and VP of R&D.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 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.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the VP of CPD R&D Americas and VP Science & Technology
  • Manage VP’s calendars and business activities including scheduling meetings, arranging meeting rooms, and required set up to support business objectives (i.e. agenda, Teams, laptop set-up, etc.)
  • Manage travel arrangements
  • Support CPD and Science & Technology team members as needed  
  • Assist with both internal and external customer visits such as ordering and setting up breakfast/lunch, preparing meeting rooms, making necessary arrangements, etc.
  • Complete expense reports for VPs
  • Manage procurement card process and execute any required cross charge activities as required
  • Create and manage purchase orders and vendor set ups
  • Prepare presentations, numerical reports and update and maintain various spreadsheets and databases
  • Entry of technical product data into McCormick or customer data portals
  • Serve as the timekeeper for the CPD R&D team. Manage payroll and document vacation and sick time
  • Handle departmental administrative duties as required i.e., ordering office/lab supplies, preparing purchase requisitions, etc.
  • Oversee NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) process from beginning to end
  • Handle A/V technical issues
  • Coordinate, project manage, and support R&D events: Technical Innovation Summit, MSI annual meeting, EOY meetings and events, monthly team-building lunches, and other events upon request
  • Provide support and serve as the backup to EA of Chief Science Officer



  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to prioritize competing work demands, planning and organizing to meet scheduled deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills, including paper and electronic filing systems
  • Approachable and helpful demeanor with a strong customer focus
  • Ability to respond to internal & external customers in a pro-active and timely fashion
  • Excellent attention to detail and high degree of accuracy in all work
  • Ability to exercise discretion and handle confidential material and information
  • Professional, positive, service-oriented behavior in all interactions
  • Ability to anticipate and initiate cyclical activities
  • Proven job-related, complex problem-solving and independent judgment abilities
  • Ability to complete projects with limited supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Experience with SAP, Concur, Ariba is 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.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore