Director Reliability Engineering


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."


The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 


The Director of Reliability Engineering will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and functional expertise to the Americas Supply Chain on capital investment to eliminate loss, reduce cost, and improve overall plant performance.  This position will support site and regional teams to build long term capital investment plans that will deliver break-through performance improvement and meet the capacity requirements of the future.  Furthermore, this role will be responsible for identifying new technologies and innovation that can be applied throughout the region to further reduce cost and eliminate loss.




Strategic planning and development of cost justified capital investment:

  • Develop the LTP (3-5 year) cost savings capital investment pipeline to build capability and eliminate loss
  • Analyze loss data to build business cases including calculations of savings and high-level capital costs to reduce loss and operational cost
  • Work with the CI, Engineering, and Operations teams to identify opportunities for capital investment to improve plant PR
  • Interface with Americas and Global CCI teams to support the development of the next generation CCI agenda and to ensure a coordinated and aligned approach to margin expansion.
  • Drive the standardized use of data in the supply chain to support loss elimination, engagement, and capability building.


Strategic planning of capital investment to address long term capacity needs:

  • Analyze capacity constraints and recommend options to reduce via capital investment w/ business case justification development
  • Work with the Operations and Engineering teams to evaluate footprint optimization options and recommend options for improved or expanded footprint.
  • Assist in the long term evolution and development of the Americas supply chain to ensure business and cost objectives are being met through capital investment.


Researching new automation technologies and innovation to identify opportunities to reduce cost in the supply chain:

  • Identify cost justified opportunities for new technologies and implement pilot projects
  • Identify opportunities to re-apply innovation currently being used in other global facilities
  • Develop long term plan to ensure industry leadership through technological innovation
  • Build strategic recommendations for the ‘Supply Chain of the Future’ design in conjunction with and supporting the Americas SCLT, functional areas, and sites.


Build capability within the engineering and CI teams

  • Work with plant teams to review loss analysis and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Provide coaching to sites and Americas CI Managers, Plant Managers and Functional Directors.





  • Degree in engineering (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with capital project execution & management, business case development, and continuous improvement preferably in CPG company.
  • Experience in the manufacturing environment both with packaging and processing systems.
  • Experience with managing engineering projects.
  • Cross-functional program and/or project management experience
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and influence across functions and across levels of the organization.
  • Proven experience in leading significant culture change through strong people change management (including manufacturing floor), which includes ability to coach and develop others in leadership and technical competency.
  • Ability to analyse complex information to make judgments and decisions using advanced problem-solving tools.
  • Experience in working with external consultants.

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.