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Senior Manager, Regional Continuous Improvement


McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Senior Manager, Regional TPM/ Continuous Improvement. This new hire will work at McCormick's Global HQ's, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Senior Manager, Regional TPM/Continuous Improvement  will report to the Senior Director, Global Strategic Programs. 

With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better

As a company recognized for 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 Manager, Continuous Improvement, Americas Supply Chain will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and functional expertise across the Americas region to implement McCormick’s world-class high-performance organization and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) program, Journey to Excellence, to deliver cost improvement and engagement goals.  This position will be responsible for leading and developing the regional systems such as Loss Analysis or Performance Control System and delivering large-scale savings projects.  This role will also be responsible for development of key resources in manufacturing sites and across planning, engineering and quality functions on organizational effectiveness and continuous improvement systems, methodologies and tools. The position will also play a key role in leading the transformation of the Americas Supply Chain through automation, digitalization, and the upskilling of the organizations full work force.



  • Develop and execute the high performance and continuous improvement program Journey to Excellence (JTE) master plan for one of the Business Units in the Americas Supply Chain.
  • Develop and deploy JTE standard methodologies, tools and systems across the organization though effective people change management and assessment processes.
  • Provide leadership coaching and subject matter expertise to manufacturing site leadership teams, to include Plant Managers and Plant TPM/CI Managers.
  • Support delivery of organizational capability and effectiveness plan in line with the Workforce Transformation strategy.
  • Project/Program Management and leadership of strategic business innovations to drive cost improvement or employee engagement.
  • Lead development of the Operational Process Reliability and Productivity masterplan, as accountable for the Productivity and Process Reliability measures across defined area of the Business Unit.
  • Lead a Regional and/or Global Pillars, systems and tools.
  • Provide structure and governance to ensure flawless execution of the work and delivery of results for the business and region.
  • Leverage data and analytics to drive decisions to improve performance.
  • Lead Loss Analysis and PCS process for segment of the business.
  • Identify digitalization and automation opportunities in the Supply Chain while understanding the impact to the workforce.
  • Role open to candidates in current McCormick locations. 
  • Due to COVID, the role currently has very limited travel.  As COVID restrictions are lifted, travel is expected to be 25-35%.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant leadership experience within Supply Chain and Manufacturing.
  • Strong financial acumen including an understanding of the organizational implications of cash, profit, assets, inventory, yield, and scrap.  Ability to manage budgets/ forecasts, portfolio spend, and costs to achieve financial goals in a dynamic market.
  • Experience working in a Total Productive Maintenance environment.  Ability to drive results using advanced TPM tools and analytical decision making.
  • Cross-functional program and/or project management experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience using Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methodologies, including in-depth knowledge of advanced pillars tools across all 9 pillars.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and influence across functions and across levels of the organization.  Ability to leverage data and analytics to influence the organization and drive action.
  • Ability to define and develop the vision, mission, and purpose of your team, department, or organization based on strategy and competitiveness.
  • Ability to set strategic direction and deploy masterplan across multiple plants and functions.
  • Ability to build diverse, inclusive teams to drive innovation and business results.
  • Ability to lead significant culture change through strong people change management, which includes ability to coach and develop others in leadership and technical competency.         
  • Ability to connect functional and business objectives to Continuous Improvement, including leading Process Mapping exercises. Ensure customer focus for all objectives.
  • Able to merge business questions and business needs with available data to provide data-driven insights.  High level of digital acumen and predictive analytics.  Ability to assess risk and drive mitigation plans.
  • Ability to proactively lead and coach teams to solve advanced problems and deliver continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to analyze complex information to make judgments and decisions using advanced problem-solving tools.
  • Ability to understand and leverage Integrated Planning Systems (ERP/ APO), master data, data analytics, data analytics software and E-sourcing systems/tools. 



  • Experience working in a High-Performance Organization.
  • Experience working in a CPG company.
  • Certification within TPM or Supply Chain Operations.





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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