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VP, Global Packaging and Head of NA Packaging

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time VP, Global Packaging & Head of NA Packaging. This new hire will work at McCormick's Technical Innovation Center (TIC) located in Hunt Valley, Maryland. This position will be eligible to participate in McCormick's MyFlex policy, which allows for flexibility to work 50% onsite and 50% remotely per month. 

 

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:

This leadership position is responsible for the global strategic direction, policies, development and execution of overall packaging imperatives for McCormick, as well as manage North America Packaging R&D. The role will also provide day to day leadership of the packaging function by driving innovation, cost savings, sustainability and/or improvement projects, and influencing change within the global packaging community. In addition, this position will bring thought leadership credentials in packaging and consumer-led innovation strategies. Extensive knowledge and network within the packaging and CPG industries will be essential.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads Global Packaging function and North America Packaging team; and works with business units to provide technical direction to key cross-functional partners in Marketing, Sales, Product development, Supply chain and Procurement. Ensure alignment of packaging strategy with overall company objectives.
  • Serve as the spokesperson and face of McCormick on packaging matters, including industry & trade association engagements, NGO liaison, and multi stakeholder initiatives. Identify key risks and opportunities, assess impacts, and develop strategies to address them that will advance company growth, performance and people imperatives as they relate to packaging.
  • Champion Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and be a global advocate for leveraging the whole McCormick brain. Embrace what it means to be a learning leader in a learning organization. Competence in talent acquisition, development and succession planning.
  • Execute long-term Packaging strategy and ensure global leverage of technology platforms.   Translate brand strategies and consumer insights into effective packaging that highlights the brand identity.  Partner with legal to ensure IP protection is embedded in all packaging projects.
  • Participates in management of strategic, third party relationships/ventures.  Key liaison between internal brand marketing and external design firms.  Identifies and recommends external partners, technologies and services.
  • Responsible for representing McCormick Packaging to senior leadership, both internally and externally to drive results.  Engaging in Top-to-Top external customer negotiations and joint business planning relationships with key customers that increase our level of influence.
  • Develop innovative circular economy strategies that meet the needs of people, communities, and planet. Implement programs that encourage employee engagement through an awareness and voluntary personal sustainability initiatives.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or related field required
  • 10+ years Technology, Innovation & Packaging Leadership experience required. Must have some experience leading global functions.
  • Significant experience in the food & beverage industry, consumer products, and related business segments.
  • Strong strategic management and planning skills with demonstrated success in significantly contributing to company plan.
  • Strong communication skills needed to interface successfully with high level customer representatives, stakeholders and internal Senior Leadership.
  • Demonstrated success in development and succession planning of professional staff.
  • Competence in sustainable platforms and all primary packaging formats.
  • Understanding of cultural differences and ability to translate ideas and concepts to opportunities outside of US or English speaking markets.
  • Ability to relocate, as necessary.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MS/MBA in Science, Engineering, or related field preferred or PhD

 

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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. 

 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

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