Scientist II, R&D Packaging Development (Condiments and Sauces)


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Scientist II, Packaging Development (Condiments and Sauces). This new hire will work at the Technical Innovation Center, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Scientist II, Packaging Development (Condiments and Sauces) will report to a Senior Scientist, Packaging Development.


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.



Packaging Innovation is essential to our growth ambitions and sustainability goals.  The Packaging Innovation Team has passion for exploring new technologies, materials, and designs that will advance sustainable, consumer-preferred packages while also acting as stewards of the brand. This Packaging Developer role is responsible for supporting packaging innovation projects in the North America region across our Consumer and Food Service business segments.


This position is responsible for supporting efforts that include technology exploration, consumer learning, selection of materials, package design, determination of performance requirements, setting quality standards, creating packaging specifications, supporting line trials at manufacturing facilities, and coordinating activities with a range of business partners from Procurement to Operations. The role requires a combination of creativity, problem solving, technical knowledge, business acumen, project management, and cross-functional collaboration.


Why McCormick?

  • Award-Winning Packaging: A portfolio adorned with leading industry awards
  • Pioneering Patents: Leading innovation with hundreds of packaging patents
  • In-House Laboratory: ISTA-certified lab ensuring the highest standards
  • Close to the Action: Proximity to manufacturing plants and our primary logistics center
  • Exposure to Leadership: Interact with senior leaders for valuable exposure
  • Advancement Opportunities: Well-defined career path for both technical and managerial pathways



Projects will require experience in the design, development and commercialization of plastic, glass and flexible containers for consumers, manufacturing, distribution and customers. This role includes:

  • Interaction across multiple levels, working cross-functionally, managing project planning activities, and providing technical guidance
  • Providing package design, development, material selection, and commercialization activities
  • Supporting multiple projects with accountability to deliverables and milestones
  • Planning and prioritizing work to ensure deadlines & customer expectations are met
  • Applying established standards, controls, and processes



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Package Engineering, Packaging Design, Packaging Technology or an alternate relevant technical discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of packaging development and project management experience as part of a cross functional team within the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry
  • Knowledge in the areas of plastic injection molding & injection blow molding, glass, laminated structures, and paper-based materials
  • Creative problem solving and solution skills; attention to detail in work
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and teamwork
  • Analytical skills to evaluate complex and ambiguous situations
  • Business and commercial awareness; ability to influence other business members



  • Consumer Products background, Food industry experience
  • Manufacturing plant experience
  • Experience with ideation processes, consumer learning tools, technology analysis
  • Experience with SAP, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, C.A.P.E. palletization software




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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