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Regulatory Affairs Manager I


McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Regulatory Affairs Manager I in the Quality and Regulatory Affairs group. This new hire will work in the Global Headquarters, located at in Hunt Valley, MD. The Regulatory Affairs Manager I will report to a Regulatory Affairs Manager II - Customer.


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.





Reporting into the Regulatory Affairs Manager II - Customer, the Regulatory Manager I serves as a regulatory and technical compliance consultant to business partners by interpreting, evaluating regulations, industry standards and customer requirements. This position brings risk-based solutions in support of commercialization and related processes, assists in directing the execution of compliance work as necessary, and manages overall customer/project expectations and KPIs.



  • Regulatory Consultation: provides technical and regulatory guidance and direction within and outside of the Quality and Regulatory function to enable successful development of products and service to internal and external customers
  • Risk Analysis and Approval: evaluates raw materials, labels, products, claims, advertising, etc., as needed, to make proactive risk-based decisions to enable speed, competitiveness, and regulatory compliance 
  • Process Implementation and Optimization: Develops and implements new processes and procedures related to new and existing regulations, customer requirements, McCormick standards, etc; delivers training in support of these efforts and as needed for other initiatives
  • Governance and Oversight: Participates in programs to ensure that regulatory information is accurate
  • Cross Functional Acumen (Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales/Marketing/Commercialization, Customer Service):  Understand Quality and Regulatory excellence for multiple parts of the product lifecycle (develop, source, make, plan, deliver, customer)
    • Ability to use product lifecycle knowledge to improve competitive positions
    • Ability to apply industry best practices in daily operations
  • Food Industry/Flavor Industry Insight:  Ability to manage site/team in accordance with the appropriate Regulatory and business requirements from Food/Flavor Industry
    • Ability to apply and assess appropriate processes and programs that are compliant with applicable Food/Flavor Industry while understanding business impact
    • Ability to manage vendor and customer contracts and relationships to meet Food/Flavor Industry requirements and set expectations
    • Ability to develop and assess processes that are compliant with applicable regulatory, vendor, and customer requirements for site/team
    • Provide leadership on Food/Flavor Industry initiatives implementation, training, and compliance to site/team
  • Food Law, Certifications, labeling and Regulations:  Ability to manage site/team in accordance with the appropriate certifications, food laws, labeling and compliance regulations.
    • Ability to apply appropriate certification, food legislation and regulatory requirements to site/team processes and products
    • Ability to develop and assess processes and products that are compliant with applicable regulatory requirements for site/team
    • Ability to apply food regulations to critical business decisions
    • Ability to interpret food regulations and responding to business needs (customer request, consumer request, business unit request)
    • Participation in trade associations and building networks of regulatory experts
    • Interaction to legal counsels and regulators
    • Training and development of internal and cross functional sites/teams on emerging regulations and/or issues



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline 
  • Participation in leadership coursework per appropriate level required
  • Certification focused on Quality and Food Safety for Supply Chain requirement: PCQI (or HACCP based on region)
  • Trade association engagement 
  • JIFSAN Core Risk Certificate or equivalent 
  • Food labeling course 
  • Introduction to Regulatory course and Food & Drug Law course 
  • 4+ years experience in relevant role
  • Experience in at least one Quality focus areas (Customer, Operations, Regulatory, Supplier, Global CoE) or related function, including Supply Chain, Product Development preferred
  • Experience in the Food/Flavor Industry preferred
  • Team Leadership experience 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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