Senior Scientist, Packaging Development


You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are looking to hire a Senior Scientist, Packaging Development at our Technical Innovation Center in Hunt Valley, Maryland. 


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance


Position Overview

Packaging Innovation is essential to our growth ambitions and sustainability goals. The Packaging Innovation team has passion for exploring new technologies, materials, and designs that will advance sustainable, consumer-preferred packages while also acting as stewards of the brand. This Senior Scientist role is responsible for packaging innovation projects in the North America region across our Consumer business segment.


This position is responsible for supporting efforts that include technology exploration, consumer learning, selection of materials, package design, determination of performance requirements, setting quality standards, creating packaging specifications and coordinating activities with a range of business partners. This role requires a combination of creativity, problem solving, technical and business knowledge, project management and cross-functional team operation.


Why McCormick?

  • Award-Winning Packaging: A portfolio adorned with leading industry awards
  • Pioneering Patents: Leading innovation with hundreds of packaging patents
  • In-House Laboratory: ISTA-certified lab ensuring the highest standards
  • Close to the Action: Proximity to manufacturing plants and our primary logistics center
  • Exposure to Leadership: Interact with senior leaders for valuable exposure
  • Advancement Opportunities: Well-defined career path for both technical and managerial pathways


Key Responsibilities

  • Interacts with all levels of management; works cross-functionally; participates in project planning activities, and provides technical guidance.
  • Provides package design, development, material selection and commercialization services.
  • Supports multi-functional projects that are moderate in scope and complexity, with accountability to deliverables and milestones.
  • Plans and prioritizes work to insure deadlines and customer expectations are met. Enforces established standards, controls and processes.
  • Regularly works under demanding deadlines.


Required Qualifications

  • BSc in Package Engineering; alternate, but relevant, technical degree
  • 7-10 years of packaging development and project management experience as part of a project team who is responsible for design and implementation of cross-functional projects.
  • Experience in the food industry, consumer products, plant environment and QA aspects are all preferable.
  • Experience working in a team environment; demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in high pressure, sensitive situations; ability to handle conflict in a professional manner; demonstrated PC skills with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software and C.A.P.E.
  • In-depth knowledge of procedures and concepts within own technical/subject area.
  • Comprehensive understanding of how the team interacts with others in accomplishing the objectives of the area.
  • Decision making, self-confidence, effective communication required.





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