Scientist II, R&D Packaging Development (Base Business)


You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are looking to hire a Scientist II, R&D Packaging Development immediately at our Technical Innovation Center in Hunt Valley, Maryland. 


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance


Position Overview: Are you eager to lead the way in packaging innovation? As a Scientist II, R&D Packaging Development, you will assume a pivotal role in shaping the future of sustainable, consumer-preferred packaging solutions in North America. You’ll work with a diverse array of formats and materials, contributing your expertise to some of our most beloved brands including McCormick, Old Bay, Lawry’s, Grill Mates, and Gourmet Garden. Join our dynamic Packaging Innovation team, where creativity, problem-solving, and technical expertise come together to redefine the packaging landscape.


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


Key Responsibilities:

  • Interact across multiple levels and functions, manage project planning activities, and provide technical guidance
  • Recommend package design, development, material selection, and commercialization activities
  • Support proactive packaging innovation projects that solve for unmet consumer needs and improve sustainability
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently with accountability to deliverables and milestones
  • Independently plan and prioritize work to ensure deadlines and customer expectations are met
  • Apply established standards, controls, and processes

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 and 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 team player
  • Analytical skills to evaluate complex and ambiguous situations
  • Business and commercial awareness; ability to influence cross-functional partners

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Consumer packaged goods background, regulated 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.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore