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Senior Director, Quality Technology & Transformation

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Senior Director, Global Quality Technology and Transformation. The Senior Director, Global Quality Technology and Transformation will report to the VP, Global Quality & Food Safety. This role will be based at McCormick's global headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland and will be eligible to participate in McCormick's hybrid work program (50% onsite and 50% remote per month).

 

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:

Reporting to the VP Global Quality and Food Safety, the Senior Director of Global Quality Technology and Transformation provides strategic leadership and decision-making for the development, deployment and continuous evolution of innovative quality and food safety technology, automation, analytics, and collaboration capabilities that drive operational and scientific advancement of the Quality and Regulatory function globally.  Through leadership of transformative initiatives such as Quality 4.0 and Quality by Design the Senior Director will lead the development and deployment of operational strategies such as SMART Factory Quality tools, developing and deploying in partnership with Supply Chain next generation on line food safety and error prevention and elimination capabilities, creation of data science capabilities to feed best in class predictive analytics and dynamic risk assessment. The incumbent will directly and indirectly lead the delivery of the Quality and Regulatory resources and accountabilities for TASC and associated cross-functional science programs. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop long-range strategic roadmap for quality transformation in alignment with cross-functional teams such as supply chain, R&D, IT, procurement, etc.
  • Deliver globally harmonized portfolio of Quality Technology and Transformation programs, develop capital strategy for Quality & Regulatory, develop and deploy large operational change programs and establish a value creating data science and analytics capability for the Quality function
  • Develop and deploy globally harmonized advanced automation, inline/at-line/rapid testing and connected devices for Quality and Regulatory in partnership with Supply Chain, IT, R&D and other functions
  • Set direction, monitor, and adjust for global and regional technological investments
  • Evaluate industry tech trends and incorporate impactful solutions into the Global Quality programs aligned with Journey to Excellence (JTE) principles
  • Partner with applicable Supply Chain and Food Safety and Quality teams to advance global innovation efforts and with Global Analytics CoE to assure effective alignment and leverage of broad McCormick capabilities
  • Manage, lead, and develop a team of direct reports, including succession/progression planning, performing talent reviews, creating development plans with team, etc.
  • Develop senior internal customer relationships and business strategies, drive organizational value with internal partners directly to assure early alignment and inclusion of quality, regulatory and food safety innovation in change efforts throughout McCormick
  • Serves as a member of the Global Quality & Food Safety Leadership Team

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in in Biology, Chemistry, Food Safety or related field
  • 10+ years of relevant quality experience or related function, including supply chain, product development, etc.
  • Project management/change management experience, including large initiatives such as FSMA implementation, plant quality turn around or closure, global customer leadership, progressive quality/TPM/JTE leadership
  • Ability to build diverse, inclusive teams to drive innovation. 
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and cross-functional teams that support change, collaboration and deliver results, using change management tools. 
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, develop, and communicate global, operating unit and/or regional Quality and Regulatory Strategy based on Quality, Regulatory and Food Safety Standards, cross functional stakeholder, SME, and Global Quality & Regulatory senior leadership input
  • Knowledge of Innovation Strategies, Product Lifecycle Management, Packaging, and Commercial Strategies. Ability to understand implications of those strategies and to make operational changes to support organizational performance  

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Food Safety, or related field of study
  • Certification within the Quality field (ASQ, CHA, CQE, etc.)
  • Experience in food/flavor industry
  • PCQI certification

 

 

 

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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