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Regional Procurement Co-man Lead

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McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Regional Procurement Co-Man Lead. This new hire will work at McCormick's Global Headquarters, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Regional Procurement Co-Man Lead will report to a Procurement Director. 

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.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The incumbent will assume overall responsibility and accountability for all regional procurement activity including strategy development, and risk management for their team to ensure best overall value.  Provides input to the development of OGSMs and strategic direction of the Function.  Responsible for ensuring support and alignment with globally managed categories and regional strategies, projects and initiatives.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs the efforts of subordinates to establish strategies and maintain reliable sources of supply and supervise the negotiation of procured materials and services.
  • Manages and develops personnel and recruitment activity to promote an efficient operation as well as assuring a high level of motivation and morale
  • Participates on high level business teams to understand regional business strategies and align those strategies with both regional and global procurement category strategies
  • Leads change management efforts while creating alignment & integration internally and externally.
  • Serves as an internal consultant to stakeholders
  • Supports regional and global supply and quality issues; actively participates in the resolution of crisis level issues 
  • Responsible for support and alignment with global category managers for all regional commercialization, CCI, and special project activity
  • Executes and establishes sourcing strategies for assigned regionally managed categories

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS/BA degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting or applicable field of study
  • 9+ years in Purchasing/Supply Chain environment with appropriate business experience                                                              
  • 6+ yrs project management, execution of large, multiple or cross-functional projects
  • 5+ yrs managing, leading developing dynamic work teams
  • In-depth knowledge of commodity markets, specialist in technical/subject area
  • Basic understanding of material functionality, material flow and handling to optimize supply chain effectiveness
  •  Good understanding of how own expertise integrates with the function and basic commercial awareness
  •  Working knowledge of category strategies for all globally procured materials
  • Ability to effectively communicate internally and externally
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence others, in a team based environment
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent relationship and influencing skills
  • Excellent ability to identify, communicate and implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Power Point, Word

 

PRFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MBA
  • APICS/CPM

     

 

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. 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

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.