McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Department Manager - Production. This new hire will work at our manufacturing facility in South Bend, Indiana.  The position will report to the Plant Manager.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 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."


As a company recognized for its 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.



Under general direction of the Plant Manager, the Production Department Manager  oversees the daily production operations of the plant.   The Production Department Manager utilizes MHPS and continuous improvement methodologies to position the plant's human and capital resources for long term success by ensuring effective and reliable production processes.  Provides strategic leadership and direction for multiple operations within the Plant.  As a Plant Leadership Team member, works with other functional leaders to develop organizational planning, strategic direction setting and goal setting for the Plant.  Is responsible to develop a culture of continuous improvement through process improvement and enhancing employee skills and capabilities.


As a member of the Plant Leadership Team, requires comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles within their own functional area and also requires basic knowledge of these elements in other relevant functional areas in order to participate in the resolution of issues that have an impact beyond the area or impact multiple areas.



  • Identify, prioritize, plans, and directs the execution of operationally related issues for assigned areas through Team Managers.  Designs strategies, procedures, and people utilization for improving reliability of equipment, efficiency, productivity, and performance while reducing inventory and waste while maintaining product quality and operating expenses for assigned areas.
  • Creating an empowered environment (MHPS) to ensure that the Operations organization and its people understand the goals and objective (OGSM's) of the business and that they have the resource and support to accomplish them.  Provide an environment which ensures and provides for open and healthy communications.
  • Develop and maintain strong cross functional relationships to ensure that new and existing products are manufactured on time and in specifications to meet customer demand.  Ensures strong relationships are developed and maintained with key customers and venders as they relate to the operations function to include fit for use materials and products.
  • With the support of continuous improvement (CI) resources, establish and maintain comprehensive continuous improvement processes that maximize productivity, reliability, quality and safety.
  • Oversees development and performance planning for current employees, as well as implementing strategic staffing strategies to ensure a robust and diverse succession plan. Ensures operations is appropriately staffed. Champions a thorough and consistent performance management approach for Operations employees.
  • Creates operating budgets and capital budgets with other leadership team’s members. Manage department expense budgets with appropriate accounting information and support. Participates in the business planning and budgeting process. Develops short and long-term cost containment/reduction strategies.



  • Minimum of 7-10 years functional/leadership experience
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Demonstrated significant and relevant skills and results in functional area
  • Strong leadership experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects and people
  • The job requires a detailed understanding of how all areas of the plant interact to contribute to the business. 
  • Requires a general understanding of the industry.
  • Requires basic commercial awareness as it relates to competition but only requires limited understanding of the latest developments in the industry.




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.


McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future.  You must be lawfully authorized to commence work upon being offered employment. 


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: South Bend