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Data Lead


McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.


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 Data Lead will perform a variety of tasks related to Data activities within Program Leo. This will encompass Data Validation, Data Construction, Data Conversion, and Data Governance activities. They are responsible for understanding data requirements for their assigned workstream.   



The Data Lead reports to a Global Process Owner and demonstrates strong business and technical acumen.  The lead will be responsible for the following activities: 

  • Data Conversion 

  • Functional Specification Mapping 

  • Conversation action rules 

  • Maintaining cross reference files 

  • Designing and creating business rules 

  • Functional Unit Testing 

  • Data Validation 

  • Pre-load and Post-load validation activities 

  • Coordination with cutover team according to project plan 

  • Point of contact/Liaison for part-time data validators 

  • Completion of Data Validation reports 

  • Determination of data quality/accuracy percentages 

  • Data Construction 

  • Populate data construction templates (DCT) based on process design decisions 

  • Work with non-SAP legacy sites to bring them up to speed on process design  

  • Consistently review and update DCT files leading up to load cycles 

  • Data Governance 

  • Functional Specification review with GD team 

  • Perform user acceptance testing (UAT) 

  • Identify SLA and metrics for MDG workflows 

  • Steward data through MDG workflows 


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related professional area 

  • 6-8 years minimum of business or professional experience 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of McCormick’s current business processes, their assigned functional area, and ways of working 

  • Demonstrated buy-in for transformational change at McCormick and specifically Program Leo 

  • Demonstrated SAP experience and ability to quickly develop working knowledge of SAP S/4HANA 

  • Well-respected as a “go-to” person with ability to quickly learn computer applications 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools (e.g., PowerPoint, Word, Teams) 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills 

  • Global mindset and cross-cultural competency 

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and administrative skills in a deadline-driven environment 

  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for learning and teaching 

  • Highly flexible and adaptable to change 

  • Strong team player and ability to work well within a process team 



Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.



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.