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IRVING, TX, US, 75062

McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, is seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager II reporting to the Plant Manager.  This individual will work at the Dallas Plant located in Irving, Texas. 


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.

This position is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and functional expertise to the Plant to implement a world class Continuous Improvement Program.  This position leads the JTE (Journey to Excellence) strategy focused on building Employee capability and driving Employee engagement through implementation of high-performance work systems to achieve exceptional business results. Coaches Leadership teams and ensures that JTE systems, and problem-solving methodologies and tools across Plant are aligned to create common objectives for all departments and achieve plant/facility goals. This position will be responsible for leading and developing the systems such as Loss Analysis, Visual Factory and deliver big scale savings projects for Yield, Scrap and PR.  


Key Responsibilities


  • Create and execute the Site Journey to Excellence (JTE, McCormick term for Continuous Improvement) Masterplan.
  • Lead and support JTE Steering team, Plant, Pillar and Loss Reduction Team assessments, audits, and training.
  • Connect Plant Leaders to JTE methodology and progress.
  • Develop, deploy and own standards and training materials for various Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Systems such as Daily Direction Setting, Loss Analysis, Pillar activities and Employee Development. 

  • Provide coaching to Site PLT, Team Managers, functional support and technicians.

  • Coach and/or lead Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) pillar work to build loss elimination Employee involvement and capability, such as a reduction in minor stops and changeover time via Focused Improvement pillar tools like 5-Why, 7-Step FI, and SMED. 

  • Coach and/or lead Autonomous Maintenance (AM) pillar activities to improve Process Reliability and improve productivity.

  • Own the CCI and Employee Engagement measures for the site.
  • Lead development of the annual OGSM, CCI Plans (includes Process Reliability, Productivity, Yield, Scrap, etc.) and Employee Engagement plans. 
  • Provides coaching on leading a culture change within Plant to build people capability to eliminate losses.
  • Sharing and reapplying best practices in the areas of resources, tools and expertise relating to process improvement/cost avoidance/cost reduction initiatives
  • Communication to Plant and Regional leaders on JTE and JTE systems progress.
  • Merge business questions/needs with available data to provide data-driven insights
  • Lead and coach/develop others in setting direction, strategy and executing problem-solving
  • Communication to Plant and Regional leaders on JTE and JTE systems progress


Required Qualifications:

Level of Education and Discipline: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related discipline is required



  • Minimum of 5 years working in manufacturing operations
  • High level of mastery in Total Productive Maintenance, Change Management and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Experience in a CPG preferred
  • Team Leadership experience preferred


Interpersonal Skills: 

  • Provides mentoring, coaching and leading skills development.
  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required to guide and influence others.
  • Ability to translate strategy into actionable information in small or large groups in a clear, concise, and professional manner.


Other Skills & Competencies:

  • Understanding of the latest developments in the industry.



  • Analyze site spend that includes Manufacturing, Planning and Procurement.
  • Some direct reports, e.g. Training Manager and Process Engineer.
  • Collaboration with Regional Leaders on driving global design and standardization and regional prioritization.

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.


McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future.  You must be lawfully authorized to commence work upon being offered employment. 


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: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas