Job Number:   


 Job Title:   

Principal Scientist - Food Servic - 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 Vice President – Food

Service Innovation.


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 the development of custom seasonings, flavors, coating systems,

condiments, novel model food systems, and/or new ingredients

• 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


• Supervising a Lab Technician

• Participating in and representing McCormick in professional organizations



• MS Degree in Food Science required

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

seasoning development

• Strong understanding of seasoning/flavor delivery systems, ingredients and

flavors required

• Strong understanding of ingredients including performance attributes (flavor,

functionality, and quality) and major vendors

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

product development required

• Excellent data collection and interpretation skills

• 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 across levels and functions within own

organization and with outside customers and vendors required

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


• 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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