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Senior Scientist, Materials and Process Technology


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


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 Scientist is responsible for supporting and managing complex technical projects with global outreach through all phases of product design and technology development to create superior products, intellectual property, and competitive advantage for McCormick.  The scientist will plan and implement applied research in Materials Science, and support commercialization of new products, ingredients, and technologies. The scientist is expected to contribute to technical problem solving for customers, both internally and externally, to aid in new product innovation, technology development, scale-up, and analytical characterization. This Senior Scientist will also be responsible for data analysis and documentation of results, effective communication of these results to the technical community and management.



  • Support research and development related to strategic technical projects employing proprietary technologies
  • Identify / develop new ingredients, technologies, and methods to drive new product innovation
  • Provide expertise and technical guidance in the areas of food science, technology, analytical methods, and engineering to scientists in Product Development as well as to Manufacturing / Supply Chain functions
  • Support new product commercialization and problem solving in manufacturing
  • Manage intellectual property for current projects
  • Provide technical direction to junior level scientists, engineers, and technicians
  • Effectively present ideas, strategies, and achievements to functional teams and senior management



  • PhD in Food Science, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • Strong background and interest in food chemistry, ingredient functionality, and food technology
  • Experience in food or flavor industry
  • Ability to manage complex projects
  • Strong background in analytical methods and sensory science
  • Working knowledge of statistics and experiment design
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with ingredient suppliers and product development



  • Strong background in food chemistry, food polymer science, emulsion technology, flavor encapsulation, analytical methods, starches, emulsifiers, and flavors.
  • Product / technology development experience
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals, patent applications, presentations
  • Member of professional societies supporting food or flavor industry
  • Experience with process scale-up from pilot to commercial scale manufacturing
  • Experience collaborating and communicating effectively across levels and functions




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