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Senior Data Scientist I, Global COE - Quality


McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Senior Data Scientist on a Quality and Regulatory Team.  This new hire will work in McCormick’s headquarters located at 24 Schilling Rd. in Hunt Valley, MD.  The Senior Data Scientist will report to the Director, Global Food Safety and Quality Systems.


With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes 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 you are 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 including, but not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k) with partial company match, profit sharing, paid holidays, paid sick time and paid vacations.



This position will lead efforts to collect and analyze data that supports quality and regulatory programs will help increase revenue and/or lower costs, enhance decision-making for risk management, and provide technical leadership and focus on generating insights for the quality function and cross-functional partners. Additionally, the successful candidate will help shape data strategies for our quality and regulatory function globally.



  • Develop tools to integrate, report and interpret large data sets with structured and unstructured data.
  • Leverage data mining and analytical skills to provide advanced analytic solutions to solve business problems and bring new insights to the business.
  • Extract and transform data from multiple sources in preparation for exploratory data analysis, modeling, and reporting.
  • Perform trending analyses.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify opportunities for leveraging data to drive business solutions.
  • Lead dashboard creation to clearly communicate data and findings.
  • Lead data mining and analytics. Develop tools to leverage new proprietary data sources.
  • Mentor and support more junior analysts to provide data-driven tools and insights to global business unit.
  • Continuously seek out industry best practice and skills development to create new capabilities for data analytics at McCormick.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or Data Analytics/Science, or closely related field
  • Demonstrated skills and results in analyzing complex datasets, generating insights, and building robust statistical models; at least 4 years of experience preferred
  • Demonstrated sound understanding of concepts, principles, and practices in business functions such as supply chain and quality systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect the dots between complex data/analytics and business understanding
  • Expertise in data management, integration & harmonization
  • Expertise in SQL, coding in one or more languages (Python & R preferred)
  • Experience with data visualization software (Tableau or Microsoft BI preferred)
  • Comfortable working with structured and unstructured data sources, including syndicated data, SAP
  • Strong technical curiosity and passion for problem solving and innovation
  • Strong global cross-functional leadership, influence, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and foresee and address issues before they become significant obstacles
  • Ability to travel occasionally as needed (0-5%)



  • 4+ years experience in the CPG industry
  • Experience in machine learning/AI and text analytics




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