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


Under the general direction of the Operations Manager, the Department Manager provides strategic leadership for a Department within the Springfield Plant. The Department Manager has overall accountability for the performance of a Department and the impact on the larger operating unit.  Leads Team Managers and staff to achieve exceptional business results through the development of people and continuous improvement of manufacturing and supply chain processes. Participates as an active member of the leadership team and ensures that strategies across functions are aligned to create common objectives and achieve plant goals. 



  • Provides leadership for a Department under the general supervision of the Operations Manager 

  • Establishes and executes critical operational action plans to support the plant Master Plan 

  • Plans for continuous improvement and creates new and innovative strategies necessary to consistently meet our customers’ expectations 

  • Establishes a vision/mission for a Department 

  • Responsible to monitor and meet all key performance indicators for developing action plans to meet targets and provide necessary support to operation areas 

  • Plans for technological, preventative maintenance and engineering improvements for operations 

  • Ensures adherence to McCormick High Performance System models throughout a Department by providing appropriate coaching and development for direct reports 

  • Develops and manages departmental budget 

  • Works collaboratively with support departments to assure that all key processes, projects, and programs are completed successfully 

  • Manages a 24 hour multi-shift operation 7 days per week 

  • Performs evaluations and creates development/training plans for direct reports within a Department 



  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • Minimum 5 years of functional/leadership experience 

  • Management experience in the manufacturing industry 

  • Strong leadership experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects and people 

  • Demonstrated experience developing, coaching, and motivating employees in a team-based environment 

  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills 

  • Demonstrated experience responding to multiple and changing priorities and achieving results within a compressed time frame 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively interact with all levels within the facility and organization 

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills 

  • Proficiency with MS Excel and Word 

  • Flexibility to work across all shifts to meet business needs 

  • Willingness to relocate for future assignments 

  • Experience with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) 



  • Experience in a Technical Field (i.e. Food Science, Engineering, or Chemistry) 

  • Food, beverage and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing (GMP environment) experience  

  • Proficiency with SAP or another ERP system 



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.

<span style="font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: normal;">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