McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Associate Project Manager III. This new hire will work in our Global Headquarters located in Hunt Valley, MD. The Associate Project Manager III will report to a Commercialization Director.
With more than $5 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and food-service 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. 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. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays and vacations.
This Associate Project Manager III will be responsible for management and cross-functional coordination of US Consumer projects such as new product innovation, product/packaging changes and optimization projects. This position provides project leadership and support of business-critical projects, including process gap identification and solutions, with cross-functional project plans. The candidate should be able to handle multiple priorities, in a fast paced environment. Strong project management is a requirement.
•Provides project leadership and support of business projects to deliver new product innovation, product/packaging changes, optimization projects and product deletions. •Assess business process to identify gaps and solutions to improve commercialization efforts. Optimizes processes for new products, line extensions, product changes, product deletions, Speed to Market initiatives, coordinated efforts of Marketing, Sales, Global Data and Supply Chain. •Identifies project risks and develops risk register to highlight mitigation strategy and contingency plans as needed. Application of PMP framework. •Develop root cause and corrective actions of recurring product, process and service issues. •Provide project support for sales collateral data gaps and independently lead implementation. •Ensure that new product processes and accountabilities are understood and that there is organizational alignment and input to the project plan.
•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing or related discipline.
•4+ years progressive, broad based marketing/supply chain/commercialization experience.
•2+ years of strong cross-functional project leadership experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects preferably a cross-functional team.
•Demonstrated ability to engage and influence cross-functional and make recommendations as needed.
•Demonstrated strong, sustained high performance coupled with ability to lead people and change effectively. Ability to lead in a matrix organization without a formal line reporting structure.
•Handle multiple priorities simultaneously and foresee and address issues before they become significant obstacles.
•Ability to work in ambiguous situations and be comfortable with the unknown. Demonstrated willingness to ask questions.
•Proven superior Project Management skills. PMP preferred.
•Strong skills in Microsoft including Microsoft Project, Excel, Power Point
•Sound understanding of concepts, principles and practices in Marketing and Sales and a working knowledge of practices in other areas including Sales, Finance and Supply Chain.
•Good analytical skills as well as evaluative judgment based on the analysis of factual and qualitative information in complicated or novel situations.
•Ability to filter, prioritize, analyze and validate potentially complex and dynamic material.
•Strong cross-functional leadership, communication, and teamwork skills.
•Ability to travel as needed (5%)
•Bi-lingual in Spanish •MBA degree •MS Project, Project Management Professional (PMP) •Consumer Manufacturing experience a plus -general knowledge of stage gate process
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 sponsorship's upon hire or in the future