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Principal Scientist – Food Service Innov  - Hunt Valley, MD


Core Hours (8.30AM-5PM) 


Research & Development 

 Employment Status:   

Full Time 


202-204 Wight Avenue
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031-0000

 Job Description:   

McCormick & Co., Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor & seasonings

industry, is seeking a full time Principal Scientist – Food Service Innovation

in its World Class Technical Innovation Center (TIC), located at 202-204 Wight

Avenue in Hunt Valley, MD. This position reports to the Director – Food Service



As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick

& Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which

address the needs of employees and their families. Benefits include, but are not

limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life

insurance, 401(k), pension plan, paid holidays and vacations.



McCormick R&D has an unparalleled record of successful innovation creating

flavors for products that matter. Today, more than ever, our team of top

sensory, analytical, and material scientists and research chefs – our innovation

enablers – are helping us develop a new generation of tools to create products

to satisfy consumers’ quests for authentic, premium flavor, to meet the

exploding demand for positive nutrition, and to address the critical need for

sustainable manufacturing and food safety.


Through global integration we are bringing new kinds of expertise and

co-creation to the business. We are advancing intimate consumer understanding to

translate brand essence and need states into product development.



• Leading and participating in the hands on development of custom seasonings,

flavors, coating systems, condiments, novel model food systems, and/or new


• Commercializing products and troubleshooting problems by applying the

understanding of processes and operations for product manufacture

• Managing complex projects to include planning and leading project teams,

defining and assessing project requirements, and designing and managing


• Driving the investigation and discovery of new ingredients and technologies

for seasoning product development improvements

• Leading product development support for key industrial customers

• Validating performance against corporate business goals

• Interfacing and communicating project status with customers and commercial


• Serving as a liaison for technical expertise to other R&D groups,

customers, and to Operations and Quality functions

• Supervising Lab Technicians as needed

• Participating in and representing McCormick in professional organizations



• MS Degree in Food Science required; PhD in Food Science or a related field


• Minimum 15 years experience in the food industry with the majority in dry

seasoning and liquid condiment development required

• Proficiency in product development and commercialization across a wide variety

of finished product application categories including dry seasonings, liquid

condiments, syrups, toppings, dough, and desserts required

• In depth understanding of flavor ingredients and technology along with their

impact on product taste and functionality required

• Knowledge of the food industry and key competitors, food ingredients,

manufacturing processes, quality assurance programs and food regulations


• Understanding of consumer and sensory testing, including its application to

product development required

• Excellent data collection and interpretation skills required

• Experience planning and leading project teams required

• Experience designing and managing experiments required

• Experience interpreting scientific data, including sensory, analytical, and

commercialization required

• Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills required

• Experience effectively collaborating and maintaining relationships across

levels and functions within own organization and with outside customers and

vendors required

• Proven ability to influence others, including internal colleagues and external

customers required

• A passionate interest in food required

• A high degree of ownership and professional commitment required

• Experience with SAP preferred

• Experience with product formulary and retrieval systems preferred


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