SALINAS, CA, US, 93901

You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are looking to hire a Distribution Center Manager Immediately at our Distribution Center in Salinas, CA.


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance

The Salinas Distribution Center Manager provides strategic direction for all warehousing activities associated with receiving, shipping, warehousing and inventory management. The incumbent sets OGSM's (objectives, goals, strategies, measures), plans for continuous improvement and creates new and innovative strategies necessary to consistently meet our customer's expectations while ensuring the highest standards for Safety & Quality are in place. The Distribution Center Manager leads the development of a high-performance work environment and is responsible for budget activities and serves as a liaison to business units, functional areas and internal / external business partners.



• Plans and executes tactical & strategic initiatives with senior management, staff and customers for Distribution Center customer base.

• Meets or exceeds Distribution Center goals for customer service, cost, quality, safety and sanitation.

• Provides for continuous operations improvement to include: cost per unit shipped, safety, sanitation, accuracy of deliveries/records/reports, quality measurements, operational efficiencies, cultural development.

• Maintains positive employee relations environment, ensuring utilization of a participative approach in all areas.

• Establishes procedures, standards, and controls in all warehousing areas.

• Leads High Performance Work System (HPWS) throughout the warehouse through monitoring of all key performance indicators, developing action plans to meet targets and formulating strategic direction for the Distribution Center, while building commitment to common objectives with all levels within the organization.

• Identifies appropriate Distribution management structure and necessary staffing levels.

• Develops and motivates Team Managers, Crew Leaders and Distribution Technicians.

• Ensures adherence to work system models.

• Provides coaching and development plans to ensure continuity of work system and total system reliability.

• Develops and manages departmental budget.

• Establishes appropriate operational standards and plans for daily operations and provides for necessary controls.

• Ensures completion of Prepack, Inbound & Outbound schedules.

• Ensures compliance to specifications and all documented protocols.

• Supports safety and sanitation initiatives. Provides necessary support and direction to employees to ensure safety and sanitation objectives are met.

• Plans for continuous improvements for warehousing operations.



• High School Diploma or GED. 

• 6+ years of experience in logistics, distribution and or manufacturing with 2+ years of leadership responsibility.

• Broad knowledge of Supply Chain, including Distribution and Logistics, with strong leadership skills.

• Demonstrated success developing and leading business plan to drive OGSMs.

• Ability to resolve issues and contribute to business unit/area development.

• Demonstrated strong relationship, communication, teamwork and influencing skills at all levels of the organization.

• Able to successfully prioritize when faced with requests, demands, and deadlines of warehousing and logistics to meet customer demands.

• Excellent presentation, project management and organization skills.

• Ability to handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.



• Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business or related field strongly preferred.

  • SAP 
  • Bilingual 


The salary range for this role is $130,000 to $145,000.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Salinas