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Crew Leader (Production)

McCormick UK Limited
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Competitive salary
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Crew Leader (Production)
Shift pattern: 3 on 3 off

This is a great opportunity to join our team and continue the great work in bringing to life our condiments manufacturing facility, located in Peterborough, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers.

• Lead an assigned Shift for packaging/processing line(s) or unit(s) with overall responsibility of safety, quality, and performance across the assigned shift. Ensure assigned area performs as expected by ensuring overall standards are maintained.
• Provide coaching and development of team members and facilitate and encourage teamwork.
• Set the direction of shift team and ensure overall performance of the department to meet objectives for safety, quality, process reliability, productivity, food safety, sanitation, GMPs, customer service.
• Assign responsibilities during the shift, plan crew structure and replacements, shift pattern, holidays.
• Participate in and/or lead cross-functional improvement teams and other HPO (High Performance Organization)/ TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) activities.
• Ensure product meets standards by reviewing the compliance, the necessary means and equipment are available, functional, and safe.
• Participate in or lead root cause analysis, including recommending and implementing resolutions.
• Communicate daily with Team Managers & team to follow up on corrective action assignments.
• Participate in onboarding and early development of team members.
• Perform Technician job duties if needed.
• Act as stand-in Team Manager if needed.
• Coordinate shift activities that ensure safety, quality, and consistency to product/process.
• Use HPO competencies to holds self and team accountable for following processes, standards and achieving results.
• Facilitate DDS (Daily Direction Settings) meetings.
• Facilitate and promote teamwork & team discussions.
• Communicate effectively, orally/written, up, down and across the organization.

• Previous Leadership and Manufacturing experience.
• Understanding of manufacturing environment and how Plant performance impacts Supply Chain function, customers, and consumers.
• Proven experience in problem solving, resolving minor mechanical and/or processing problems and making necessary adjustments.
• Ability to provide daily direction and coaching/ conflict resolution.
• Strong understanding of PDCA methodology.
• Ability to facilitate and/or participate in problem-solving discussions with team or cross-functional teams
• Strong coordination ability.
• Knowledge of Office 365 & SAP or other enterprise resource planning tool.
• Mechanical aptitude.
• Presentation skills.
• Maintain professionalism and flexibility in uncertain or stressful encounters.
• Ability to complete root cause analysis and implement or develop recommendations for counter measure(s).

At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet. Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With over 14,000 employees around the world and more than $6 Billion in annual sales., the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

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, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

Thank you for your interest at McCormick and time you invested in your application. Please note, all applications are being thoroughly reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team and only selected candidates will be contacted.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavour and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry.

 Our UK business manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products for retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. We create flavours for a wide range of applications, such as beverages, snacks, dairy, bakery/confectionary, savoury, performance nutrition, and health.

 McCormick has had a presence in the UK for nearly 40 years. We have three sites across the country–our EMEA headquarters in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and innovation centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (which is on track to become McCormick’s first Net Zero carbon building), and our plant in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

 Our brands and our products are trusted sources of flavour in millions of kitchens across the country—in homes and in restaurants. Our UK brand portfolio includes Schwartz, Frank’s RedHot, French’s, Cholula, Herdez, and OLD BAY.

Partnerships with farmers and suppliers around the world allow us to provide great-tasting, quality spices with consistency that you can trust. Our herbs and spices come from around 80 different countries.

 At McCormick, we stand together for the future of flavour, and we bring that commitment to work every day in the UK to deliver top-tier growth and quality from our global business.

 As a people-first culture, we encourage development in many ways, respect everyone’s differences and contributions, and do what’s right to develop our employees and to better our world.


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Haddenham Business Park
Pegasus Way
HP17 8LB
United Kingdom

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