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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 Production Team Manager I for the plant located in Springfield, MO. This person will report to the 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

Under the general supervision of the Department Manager, the Operations Team Manager is responsible for managing and directing all activities and processes related to Packaging Department within the French's Foods Plant. This Team Manager is accountable for quality, safety, productivity, sanitation, continuous improvement and all aspects of people management.  The goal of the Team Manager is to meet the needs of the customer 100% of the time while achieving key indicator results that support the departments’ strategic objectives, goals, strategies and measures (OGSMs).



  • Direct and support the daily management and prioritization of team members to meet or exceed all performance standards, including reliability, cost, waste, safety, quality, sanitation.
  • Effectively lead, coach, train and develop approximately 30 non-exempt team members, while fostering a team environment.
  • Pro-actively recommend and implement process improvement initiatives to increase operational effectiveness and efficiencies.
  • Partner with Maintenance, Engineering and Continuous Improvement resources to execute PM, AM, TPM and CCI processes.
  • Integrate high performance culture by effectively utilizing the six systems in daily activities.
  • Interact cross functionally to resolve issues and ensure that customer service requirements are met.
  • Works with teams to develop cultural and business action plans to ensure continuous improvement throughout the plant.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of one year experience supervising employees in a manufacturing / production / industrial environment
  • Minimum of one year experience leading others through a project(s) or initiative(s)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to work across functions and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving capabilities to assess risk
  • Demonstrated understanding of the financial impact of business decisions effecting staffing, product components and inventory
  • Demonstrated ability to be a dynamic self-starter, work independently and apply sound judgment to solve complex problems with incomplete and/or ambiguous information required and to proactively initiate action steps
  • Experience successfully handling multiple projects at once and working under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to resolve issues
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to propose and implement improvements to systems, methods of work and analysis methods and contribute to ensuring that they are continuously adapted to the business requirements.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with strong Excel and PowerPoint skills



  • Experience working in food manufacturing
  • TPM experience
  • Strong mechanical ability and understanding of packaging/processing equipment
  • Knowledge of SAP or other enterprise resource planning tool
  • Experience successfully leading large teams to support business initiatives

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