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This is a great opportunity to join our team and continue the great work in bringing to life our condiments manufacturing facility, located in Peterborough, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers.


The Senior R&D Technologist will be responsible for developing commercially viable products from concept through to launch, for customers. The role will support the EMEA strategy by taking a customer-facing and proactive approach to the delivery of new products and act as a spokesperson for Development in cross-functional and multi-discipline situations.



  • Develop and launch new products (including duplications) for specified customers to achieve sales growth.
  • Link design activity to business strategy by delivering innovative products within the constraints of the brief.
  • Use sound commercial and technical awareness of our ingredients, processes, and customer requirements to deliver ‘right first time’.
  • Provide technical support to operations/logistics/purchasing for cost release, quality maintenance and improvement programmes.
  • Interact with customers to support relationship building and customer intimacy strategy.
  • Interact with suppliers and the general marketplace to ensure up to date ingredients and technologies are employed in new developments.
  • Travel within EMEA to support customer requirements (potential occasional travel outside EMEA).



  • Graduate or equivalent of Food Technology/Food Science or related subject.
  • Previous on-bench development experience in condiment/sauce development (or in a similar food environment).
  • Clean driving license.
  • Previous experience in customer facing role and with QSR advantageous.
  • Experience working with seasonings or sweet syrups would be advantageous.
  • Experience in project & team management with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound understanding of the development process and how it links to the business, including on-line plant trials.
  • Ability to show and apply technical knowledge of a relevant field to all areas of the development process.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound understanding of the impact of actions on costs.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective persuasion and influencing skills.
  • Ability to work in a team in a cross-functional environment.
  • PC literate with the ability to interpret analytical data.
  • A second European language would be an asset.


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, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.




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.