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Senior Flavor Scientist, R&D Product Development


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


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.



The Senior Flavor Scientist is responsible for scale up and full commercialization of new flavor launches, overseeing all activities related to a successful flavor transition from the bench to the first time production.  This position provides technical support and guidance to cross functions related to flavor commercialization of compound liquid, spray dry, reaction, and other extrusion encapsulation products.  This position manages several key people in the flavor department.



  • Manages first flavor production activities, processes, and documents
  • Manages 2 people responsible for overseeing first time production runs and spray dry pilot activities
  • Reviews and prepares flavors for every first time flavor production
  • Participates in formula transfer activities between flavor plants
  • Attends all first time production related meetings, commercialization meetings, and is a co-lead for many
  • Interfaces with many cross functions such as flavorists, Quality, Regulatory, Operations, Material Management, Supply Chain, Finance, and Procurement regularly and offers guidance, options, and recommendations.
  • Participates and often leads in formula trouble shooting, root cause analysis reviews, optimization, cost savings, cost avoidance discussions, offering options and recommendations.
  • Often provides support to the flavor team when manufacturing processes are in question, assessing formula design risks and options, and serves as a liaison between product development, operations’ engineers, and quality teams.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemistry, or related science field.
  • 10 years of experience in Food/flavor Manufacture or flavor/seasoning development field
  • Excel, production systems, formulation systems, data management databases
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Demonstrate people management and development skills
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills, critical thinking, and quick decision-making skills
  • Proven self-starter and proven intellectual curiosity
  • A high degree of ownership and professional commitment



  • Understand and interpret production master recipes, formulations, flavor raw materials
  • Worked with SAP and DevEX




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