Quality Team Manager

McCormick   •  

Springfield, MO

Industry: Food & Beverage


Less than 5 years

Posted 336 days ago

s an employer recognized for exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families.  McCormick’s benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), defined contribution plan, paid holidays and vacations.



Under the general direction of the Quality Manager, the Quality Team Manager will lead, engage and develop employees in the quality lab to ensure continuous manufacturing of products consistent with established standards and/or customer specifications.  The Quality Team Manager will work within the McCormick High Performance Cultural Framework; actively teaching, coaching, developing and mentoring team members while demonstrating a deep respect for the capabilities of all people.



  • Leads and manages the Quality Laboratory to achieve key indicator results that support the French’s strategic objectives, goals, strategies and measures (OGSMs)
  • Provides direction and supports the daily management and work prioritization of direct reports across all shifts to achieve flawless process and product quality goals
  • Provides support, including training, troubleshooting, and equipment maintenance, to the production laboratories
  • Leads, develops and empowers Lab Technicians engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, lab facilities, and products
  • Creates and leads the structure of High Performance to engage the team to utilize continuous improvement and lean tools to optimize results within the quality team
  • Assures compliance with Corporate QA/QC policies and procedures, as well as Federal, State, and local regulations
  • Manages fiscal responsibility to ensure the department spend is consistent with business requirements
  • Investigates, identifies and communicates documented root cause and corrective actions for out of specification finished products
  • Maintains customer quality satisfaction through inspection of raw materials, in-process materials, production processes, environmental conditions, and finished products
  • Ensures the timely compliance to all internal, corporate, divisional, and customer correlation/calibration programs
  • Conducts and participates in customer visits and audits as needed




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or another technical field
  • Minimum 3 years of QA / QC experience in food, beverage, and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing plant environment(s)
  • Minimum 1 year of experience managing / supervising direct reports
  • Demonstrated understanding of how day to day decisions affect business results, customers, staffing, materials, processing and maintenance
  • Experience reacting to multiple and changing priorities and achieving results within a compressed time frame
  • Experience recognizing problems, analyzing them, offering solutions and using logical thought processes when making decisions
  • Experience reading and interpreting technical documents such as specifications, procedure manuals and technical data sheets
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience writing technical procedures 
  • Ability to work flexible hours to manage a 3-shift operation




  • Knowledge of and experience working with HACCP Programs
  • Experience developing, coaching and motivating employees in a team based environment
  • Working knowledge of statistics
  • Experience in an FDA regulated facility
  • Experience working with SAP software system
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to determine root cause and delivered corrective actions
  • Willingness to relocate for future assignments