McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Production Team Manager. This new hire will work in Lakewood, NJ. The Production Team Manager will report to a Operations Manager.

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.



Job Overview

Under the general direction of the Department Manager, provides leadership for a functional team within a high-performance environment. Oversees the daily management of the function and drives improvement activities through the development of people and processes. Has overall accountability for the results of the team. Good understanding of procedures and concepts within own technical area and a basic knowledge in other areas. Requires an understanding and ability to apply procedures and concepts of own technical area. Knowledge of other areas to the extent of understanding how they relate and interact with own area. The Team Manager for Production is accountable for quality, safety, productivity, sanitation, continuous improvement, and all aspects of people management for one or more production lines across all applicable shifts. Supervises and coordinates activities of Technicians engaged in processing and/or packaging product. Ensures that Technicians and Crew Leaders are trained and developed in the safe and optimal operation of equipment, as well as behavioral and leadership competencies. Ensures that organization standards are met in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability, Cost, and Service. Interacts with other Team Managers to coordinate activities between departments.

Please note this is a Third Shift Position.


• TEAM MANAGEMENT: Leads a team in a specific functional area in a manner consistent with the core beliefs and guiding principles of McCormick's High-Performance System. Utilizes coaching and facilitation skills to manage employee relations. Provides regular performance feedback and oversees development/training plans for individuals within the team. Actively uses performance and development tools to document and facilitate improvement/recognition discussions. Rewards and recognizes performance achievements. Removes barriers that prevent the team from achieving goals. 30%

• IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES: Utilizes problem solving tools and methodologies to implement continually improve processes within the function. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and tenacity to resolve problems and implement process improvements. Leads root cause analysis when required for failures that meet the applicable threshold. Develops and ensures all functional procedures and best practices are documented and continually improved. Interacts cross-functionally to resolve issues 10%

• MANAGE KEY RESULT AREAS (Safety, Quality, Cost, Reliability, Customer Service, etc.): Directs and supports the daily management of the team to prioritize work and achieve goals. Creates an atmosphere of 100% compliance to operational processes and procedures. Coordinates the sharing of resources to make the best use of existing skills to meet business needs. Ensures that procedures and scorecards are in place for the team. 20%

• COMMUNICATION: Communicates effectively up, down, and across the organization. Creates a vision for the team that is in alignment with the Plant, Division, and McCormick. Communicates organizational and plant objectives, including the attainment of established scorecard metrics (safety, quality, reliability, etc.) and ensures that they are understood and linked to the team's work. Manages interactions with other areas to support total plant objectives. Conducts regular team meetings to share information and ensure two-way communication 15%

• FUNCTIONAL OGSM: On an annual basis, execute specific projects and action plans (in additional to core work, above) in support of the functional OGSM 15% • TECHNICAL DUTIES SPECIFIC TO FUNCTION: Manages the technical aspects of the role, specific to the functional area. 10

Required Qualifications:

  • A degree in an appropriate discipline (Business or Supply Chain) is desirable • Experience of ERP systems within a production environment • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Proficiency in SAP / APO / SNP is desirable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in relevant technical discipline



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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