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Quality Systems Manager (Spice Mill) - Hunt Valley, MD 21031

McCormick & Company


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McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Quality Systems Manager . This new hire will work at the Spice Mill , located in Hunt Valley, MD . The Quality Systems Manager will report to a Quality Manager II.

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.


  • Leads the development, maintenance, and auditing of the plant Quality systems and specific customer driven programs.
  • Leads internal Food Safety Team and maintains all aspects of Food Safety program.
  • Leads the Positive Release Program and mentors a team of < 5 direct reports responsible for assuring material is released to the marked after all testing and verifications have been completed.
  • Revises and distributes procedural changes to the Quality programs as needed.
  • Conducts internal and mock audits and facilitates 3rd party, customer, regulatory, and vendor audits; develops and manages root cause and corrective action program for audit findings.
  • Provides customer required documentation including, but not limited to, monthly / quarterly reports, Certificates of Analysis, and customer complaint/inquiry responses.
  • Leads the plant in determining the annual Quality Program training needs and assists in the scheduling and implementation of these programs plant wide.
  • Primary trainer for GMP, Food Safety, and allergens in the plant.
  • Provides leadership with cause, effect and corrective actions required to resolve deviations from customer standards.
  • Assists in determining disposition of hold materials using opportunities to reprocess out of specification, obsolete or slow-moving materials.
  • Interacts with McCormick corporate and customers at any and all levels required, to establish and maintain effective business relationships.
  • Maintains and updates plant recall program; schedules and conducts traceability exercises.
  • Oversees the plant sanitation and GMP compliance through managing the pest control and environmental control programs and auditing the sanitation procedures.
  • Administers customer complaint process.
  • Administers foreign material control program.
  • Administers allergen control program.
  • Provides Quality leadership to the facility in the absence of the Quality Manager.
  • Manages the Quality Notification Process and including control of raw materials, work in process and finished goods with quality and food safety concerns.


  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or a relevant technical field
  • Minimum 4 years of Quality experience in a food, beverage, flavor, ingredient and/or pet food manufacturing plant
  • Experience leading teams and/or managing direct reports
  • Knowledge and experience working with FDA compliant Food Safety Programs and related required documentation
  • Experience with GFSI
  • Experience reading and interpreting technical documents such as specifications, procedure manuals, and technical data sheets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively interact with all levels within the facility and organization as well as with external auditors, suppliers, and customers
  • Experience working well with all levels of employees, as well as internal and external customers in both individual and team-based situations
  • Experience working independently to organize and track short-term and long-term projects and tasks to achieve successful completion within expected deadlines
  • Experience reacting to multiple and changing priorities and successfully achieving results within a compressed time frame
  • Experience recognizing problems, analyzing them, offering solutions and using logical thought processes when making decisions
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of a three-shift food manufacturing operation
  • Experience developing, coaching and motivating employees in a team-based environment


  • Working knowledge of statistics
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) experience
  • FDA and USDA experience
  • SQF Practitioner Certification
  • PCQI certification
  • SAP Experience


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.



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