Job Expired

This posting has expired and applications are no longer being received and this job does not show up on the main job list.

Department Manager Materials MGMT

by McCormick Canada

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 06, 2022
McCormick Canada

Job Description

Department Manager Materials MGMT

McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.


The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 


McCormick Canada is currently looking to hire a Materials Department Manager to join our Operations team. This position is located at our London, Ontario office.



As a key member of the London plant leadership team, reporting to the Plant Manager, the Materials Department Manager is responsible for achieving key performance indicator results that support our strategic objectives. The incumbent is responsible for plant purchasing/material planning, scheduling and inventory management activities and works with internal and external teams to meet customer service objectives. This role is responsible for balancing inventory, service, and cost objectives, driving collaborative supply chain improvements and supporting overall plant objectives. Maintains and continuously improves supply chain processes and systems to meet the changing needs of the business


•    Leading and developing direct reports while fostering a team environment.
•    Analyze, manage and report KPI’s related to the materials management team. Identify improvement opportunities and drive execution.
•    Leads plant material planning & production scheduling teams responsible for creating, maintaining and executing to an optimized operations plan to ensure it meets customer requirements and plant efficiencies
•    Proactively identifies potential shortage/raw material issues in advance and works collaboratively with cross functional teams to mitigate service risk. Escalates swiftly and drives for resolution.
•    Works with appropriate internal and external contacts collaboratively to communicate and address issues that can impact customer service. Assesses situations, determines, and provides recommendations to resolve issues.
•    Drives inventory reduction and improvements in inventory control.
•    Leads projects to reduce cost, improve service, and mitigate risk.
•    Supports and develops McCormick’s high-performance work organization (HPO) to ensure information flow, personnel development, problem solving, goal setting and process improvements are an integral part of the daily activities

•    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or Logistics
•    APICS CPIM certification
•    Min. 7-10 years’ functional experience in Materials or Supply Chain Management required.   
•    Min. 7-10 years’ experience leading teams and/or direct reports required
•    Demonstrated significant and relevant skills and results in functional area
•    Strong leadership experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects and people
•    Proficiency with SAP, and Microsoft Office suite
•    Demonstrated experience building teams to drive collaboration and engagement
•    Intimate understanding of how supply chain works and how to drive improvements. Works collaboratively with cross functional teams to drive results.
•    Demonstrated experience responding to multiple and changing priorities and achieving results while under pressure
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively interact with all levels within the organization required.
•    Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills 
•    Self-starter, high attention to detail and a proven ability to work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.


Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.


Apply now