McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor and seasonings, is seeking a full time McCormick Kitchens Culinary Manager within the US Consumer Products Division (CPD) at its brand new headquarters on Schiling Road in Hunt Valley, MD. This Manager will report to the Culinary Development Director.
With more than $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. For more information, please visit www.mccormickcorporation.com. McCormick makes every moment and meal better.
As a company recognized for exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services including, but not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, paid sick days and paid vacation days.
This Kitchens Culinary Manager will manage the employees and activities of the McCormick Kitchens to drive innovation and deliver product, recipe and content development supporting our family of brands, Club and E-commerce Channels. Proactively, this Manager strategic plans, evaluates, and executes Innovation, Marketing, Public Relations and Sales plans that incorporate the principles and best practices of content development as well as recipe marketing that drive results. S/he also delivers and influences business-building food ideas to exceed consumers' expectations.
Works cross-functionally to provide culinary expertise through the product and content development processes. Ensures Kitchens' voice is present from front-end design through final content/product delivery. Works closely with Brand, Innovation, Digital, Shopper Marketing, Public Relations, E-commerce, Licensing, Product Development and other teams to deliver best in class products, recipes and content.
Actively provides culinary and strategic leadership for McCormick Kitchens projects. Supervises the development of gold standard recipes and culinary prototypes for new product concepts, line extensions and digital content including photo and video shoots, info-graphics and article content.
Implements and evolves best-in-class practices/procedures for consumer culinary recipe, content and product development.
Leads team to track and broadly share food/flavor trends with CPD and external agency teams including cuisines, ingredients, preparation methods, equipment, and demographic as well as generational preferences. Leads process of turning insights into action by creating trend-based proto-types to share internally.
Provides on-going coaching, development and management of direct reports to include providing feedback on performance, setting Objectives, Goals, Strategies & Measures (OGSMs) to drive business initiatives and creating Development Plans to ensure professional growth and career progression.
Bachelor's Degree in Culinary, Culinary Nutrition, Culinary Science, Consumer Science or other applicable discipline such as Marketing or Business
Minimum 10 years of culinary experience to include significant recipe and product development as well as a concentration in CPG consumer test kitchens
Experience creating branded retail consumer-centric recipes and content including photo and video shoots
Experience managing a team of direct reports
Experience working with Brand Management, Innovation, Sales and Digital Teams for product and content creation as well as sell-in process participation
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work well under tight deadlines and collaborate cross-functionally
Experience leading and influencing to continue moving a department forward and obtaining favorable results for the business
Experience managing complex projects and applying excellent problem-solving skills to effectively deal with limited or ambiguous details/information
Excellent presentation skills and proficiency speaking in front of groups to include senior leaders
Willingness and ability to travel approximately 20-25% of the time
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.