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Senior Engineering Project Manager, Project Management Office


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Senior Engineering Project Manager, Project Management Office to join McCormick's Project Delivery Office (PDO). The Senior Manager, Project Management Office will report to an Engineering Director. This position can be based at McCormick's global headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland or at one of our manufacturing sites located in Atlanta, Dallas, or Chicago. McCormick is operating in a 50/50 hybrid model - 50% onsite and 50% remote. 


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.



Position Overview

The Senior Engineering Project Manager, PMO is responsible for the overall business management of large scale cross-functional projects. This role has overall accountability for the project timeline and holding cross-functional team members accountable for action completion. Identifies interdependencies and ensures the project team balances and understands the impact of cross-functional decisions. Ensures that all key milestones are met and that potential issues are elevated to the appropriate levels and stakeholders for resolution


Key Responsibilities

  • Defines the list of dependent projects, processes, and decisions that need to be completed to reach the overall project goals. Resolves and balances conflicting priorities and timelines. Maintains cross-functional view and influences across multiple functional areas, including Regulatory, Quality, Procurement, Planning, Marketing, Sales, Packaging Development, Product Development, Engineering, Manufacturing and Distribution.
  • Manages project deliverables through effective constructions of timelines, schedules, deliverables and stakeholder management. Communicates project status to all levels of the organization as required along with any changes to original scope and/or commitments.
  • Develops and directs execution of the change management process and training plans.
  • Coordinates the identification and resolution of project risks and issues. Effectively utilizes the project team to drive continuous improvement and facilitate resolution.
  • Application of Startup systems and tools such as “Commissioning/Qualification/Verification” matrix.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • 8+ years of business experience across multiple disciplines and large project management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment under pressure and in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to travel (25%) and work across multiple disciplines with competing priorities.
  • Previous project management experience and leadership of teams which are diverse and cross-functional is required.
  • Sets direction for others to work toward goals and completion of objectives.
  • In-depth knowledge of project subject matter and various functional areas, with ability to tie together interdependencies to achieve the greatest business impact.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing manufacturing capital projects, including packaging or processing. 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply independent judgment to solve problems; inspires loyalty and trust; handles oneself ethically, ability to motivate, ability to lead without formal authority; ability to influence outcomes; ability to get things done through others.
  • Demonstrated managerial skills, presentation, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Abilty to effectively relate and to communicate with all levels of management and employees.
  • Broad understanding of end to end business process – Regulatory, Quality, Procurement, Planning, Marketing, Sales, Packaging Development, Product Development, Engineering, Manufacturing and Distribution Knowledge of project management principles, resource management and change management techniques.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification and/or Licenses: PMP




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