The French's Food Company, a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Inc. and a global leader in flavor is seeking a full-time Crew Leader for the plant located in Springfield, MO. This person will report to the Packaging Department Manager.


With more than $500 million in annual sales, our company has been crafting trusted foods using simple ingredients of the highest quality.  From French's Classic Yellow Mustard, long America's top-selling mustard, to its most recent innovations, such as French's Ketchup, the company has a history rich with delicious creations made from what today would be considered “clean, simple ingredients.”  To learn more please visit us at

POSITION OVERVIEW: Through the direction of the Team Manager, the Crew Leader ensures overall performance of the team to meet objectives for scorecard metrics and OGSM’s for cost, quality assurance, inventory control, HazMat shipping compliance and training (ground, air, ocean), safety, sanitation, service, sustainability, organizational health, GMPs, and distribution reliability.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures overall performance of the team to include quality, safety, reliability, waste and sanitation to achieve business goals.  Pro-actively encourages continuous improvement and daily problem solving initiatives to increase operational effectiveness and efficiencies.  Coaches, trains, and ensures compliance to plant established procedures (including work rule, safety and sanitation guidelines) while demonstrating a deep respect for the capabilities of all people.  Ensures that all activities follow documented operating procedures and recommends updates to existing procedures as required.  Coordinates & schedules crew vacation requests & overtime.  Determines needs and conducts training required for new & existing employees.   Ensures product meets quality standards, coordinates problem solving directly with QA floor inspector.  Resolves minor mechanical and processing problems and makes necessary adjustments to keep line running.  Performs job tasks of other team members of jobs of equal or lower grades.  Facilitates teamwork and coaching among team members.  Holds meetings for production tracking, problem solving and team development. 


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or equivalent required. Three years of manufacturing and/or industrial experience required. Demonstrated ability to perform changeovers and preventative maintenance on all production equipment required. Demonstrated ability to diagnose mechanical problems and resolve minor mechanical and processing problems required. Demonstrated ability to understand financial impact of business decision affecting staffing, product components and inventory required. Demonstrated computer skills, including knowledge of Excel, Word, statistical database applications & Lotus Notes required.  Demonstrated ability to pro-actively encourage continuous improvement and daily problem solving initiatives required. Proven ability to coach, train and influence while demonstrating a deep respect for the capabilities of all people required. Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking skills to determine risk assessment required. Ability to work overtime/weekends required.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of SAP, Infinity, Power Point, Access preferred.  Demonstrated practice of leadership principles required and formal leadership training strongly preferred.  Demonstrated competency to operate all equipment in the business strongly preferred. Experience effectively leading and facilitating team and cross-functional meetings strongly preferred

French's 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, French's 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: Springfield