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Senior Director, Enterprise Program Management

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Senior Director, Enterprise Program Management.  This role will report to McCormick's Chief Transformation Officer.  

 

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.

Overview:

The Sr. Director, Enterprise Program Management, will develop and lead the enterprise wide global PMO function. Reporting to the Chief Transformation Officer, the leader will be responsible for establishing a vision and long-term global strategy to align McCormick to a common approach to managing complex transformation initiatives. This role requires heavy influence at all levels, leveraging data, tools, agility, and leadership to align leaders to a common purpose. The leader and their team work cross-functionally to determine priority projects and ensure successful delivery of transformation projects throughout the entire lifecycle (from build, GTM, launch, and post-launch optimization) with the highest operational excellence in place.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead internal and external teams to ensure successful execution of large, complex, global projects
  • Provide direction and stewardship for the functions within the ePMO, including the Business Transformation PMO, Portfolio leaders, enterprise portfolio governance, demand management, resource management, planning and integration coordination for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Lead the development, execution, continuous improvement, and adoption of frameworks to operationalize program management best practices across the enterprise, from building, launching, and post-launch optimization
  • Prioritize key initiatives to ensure the most impactful projects are delivered successfully
  • Assemble and organize internal and external cross-functional teams to effectively execute assigned projects. This includes risk management, stakeholder management, regulation/governance, meeting cadence, communication best practices, etc.
  • Establish cross-functional goals and ensure there is a common understanding of scope and objectives.
  • Communicate alignment of multiple initiatives to ensure clarity of purpose against growth strategy.  Drive connections across initiatives.
  • Work with Transformation Office regularly to address business needs efficiently and identify gaps/opportunities to evolve processes with a focus on scalability
  • Provide executive transparency and analysis into the financial health, spend, and strategic alignment of the Business Transformation portfolio and Technology portfolio overall.
  • Inspire, mentor, and manage a high-performing PMO team
  • Develop governance structure and approval matrix, allowing for flexibility to drive innovation and empowerment
  • Develop strong relationships with key internal and external customers and third-party partners.
  • Create Business Transformation strategic planning process (3 Yr Long-term plan) linked to the business strategies and enterprise architecture roadmaps.
  • Ensure program and project performance metrics are defined, monitored, executed and reported to deliver business value.
  • Lead demand and capacity management.

 

Experience:

  • 15+ years’ experience in strategy, project leadership, consulting (strategy & operations, technology), PMO, or other similar roles managing enterprise-wide, complex global programs with multiple projects/work streams
  • Ability to seek and establish executive relationships throughout the organization to establish a strong network with key stakeholders.
  • Previous experience working in a ‘Delivery-as-a-Service’ model with the ability to evaluate and articulate the portfolio in commercial terms (Revenue, Delivery, Savings, Value Pools).
  • Extensive experience identifying, monitoring and reporting project interdependencies, risks and issue resolution.
  • Previous experience creating a project management center of excellence; setting PMI PMBoK project management best practices, processes and policies.
  • Proven track record of influencing C-Level Business Leaders. 
  • Visionary leader with a bias for execution who can also dig into the details with the front-line team
  • Data-driven mindset with proven experience utilizing metrics & insights as tools for informed decision-making
  • Project management skills; will have demonstrated the ability to push projects over the finish line with sound planning and persistent execution; will understand how to align resources, seek the input of key constituents, and manage others to achieve desired results
  • Proven experience in attracting, inspiring, developing, and retaining a diverse, high-performing global team of project coordinators, project managers, program managers and global process owners.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, information sciences, engineering, or equivalent years of industry experience.  MBA preferred.
  • PMI PgMP (Program Management Professional) certification 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. 

 

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WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

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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