Senior Manager, Packaging Graphic Design & Production


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Senior Manager, Packaging Graphic Design & Production. The Senior Manager, Packaging Graphic Design & Production will report to the VP, Global Creative, Brands & Categories. This new hire will work at McCormick's global headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD 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 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 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 Manager, Packaging Graphic Design & Production is responsible for working collaboratively with business leads, consumer insight and commercialization to lead packaging graphic design projects for new product launches & packaging changes. This position is also responsible for managing the in-house design team for North America, managing the in-house graphics production team, and managing relationships with external design and pre-production agencies.



  • Leads all strategic and tactical packaging graphic design projects for North America for all brands end to end (from design briefing to pre-production approval and files in the printing facility)
  • Leads a team of in-house designers as well as a team of in-house graphic production project managers (team of 7+)
  • Acts as a brand steward to deliver on brand designs and final labels/packages, while achieving business objectives
  • Provides strategic and tactical coordination with design agencies and design consultants. Including, but not limited to briefing, getting proposals, quotes, cost negotiation and scope of work approvals and feedback
  • Partners with brand team to create design briefs to ensure design meets the business objectives
  • Recommend, influence and manage internal approvals from business leads to upper management
  • Creates and manages Graphics annual budget for USA and CAN and quarterly reforecasts. Requests annual Graphic CAAPs for USA and CAN. Approves all Pos.
  • Participates in cross-functional projects as the packaging design expert. Including, but not limited to branding work, consumer insights, innovation initiatives, etc.
  • Attracts top talent, manages and develop direct reports. Ensures succession plan for Graphic production manager.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or other relevant discipline 
  • 8+ years' graphic design and print production experience
  • 5+ years leading teams of designers and graphic production specialists
  • 3+ Demonstrated relevant skills and results in graphic design for consumer packaged goods industry
  • Experience formulating recommendations based on consumer research
  • Able to be excellent at strategic thinking while being action oriented
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit: optimistic, natural owner, proactive, able to adapt and create new processes, empirically creative, ability to manage multiple projects
  • Effective influencer to upper management and peers
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication (clear and concise), able to interact with multiple personalities and multiple cultures
  • Able to manage multiple projects
  • Attention to detail, highly organized and excellent follow through
  • Proficiency in Adobe CC Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign



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.

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