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McCormick | Commerce, CA
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Job Description

Mojave Foods Corporation, a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Inc. and nationwide manufacturer & distributor of Hispanic Consumer Products is seeking a full time Administrative Assistant / Receptionist in its consumer plant located at 6200 E. Slauson Ave in Commerce, CA. This position will report to the Human Relations (HR) Business Partner.

With more than $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick operates 9 plants in North America including US plants in Atlanta (GA), Commerce (CA), Gretna (LA), Lakewood Township (NJ), Irving (TX), Hunt Valley (MD) (3 locations) and South Bend (IN) along with international plants in London, Ontario and just north of Mexico City, Mexico.

With more than $100 million in annual sales, Mojave manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the Hispanic Community - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Additionally, we market leading brands including El Guapo, McCormick Produce Partners, McCormick Mayonnaise, as well as a range of McCormick tea, herb, spice and seasoning products. Every day, Mojave Foods is a place where you can transform, collaborate, and contribute to progress. McCormick brings passion to flavor™-! To learn more please visit us at www.mojavefoods.com and www.mccormickcorporation.com. .

Mojave Foods offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services that address the needs of employees and their families.


Under the general direction of the HR Business Partner I, the Administrative Assistant will provide administrative services related to the operation of the company's main reception office to include assisting the General Manager and other Department Managers with clerical / administrative tasks.


* Provides front desk receptionist coverage in a professional courteous manner to include answering questions about Mojave Foods / McCormick, providing callers with the address & directions, transferring calls, and greeting & directing visitors and vendors
* Provides administrative support to the Senior Level Managers such as managing calendars, arranging travel for employees and candidates, handling expense reports via Concur, assisting with PowerPoint presentations, maintaining Excel spreadsheets, and scheduling / coordinating meetings through Outlook.
* Monitors visitor access by maintaining the visitor sign in book
* Issues passes and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
* Takes and delivers messages or transfers calls when appropriate personnel are unavailable
* Receives, date stamps, sorts and routes mail, maintains and routes publications, weighs and prepares outgoing mail, operates automatic postage machine, and maintains records on postage and reorders postage at minimum balance
* Services employee through badge administration, payroll and benefit form request distribution, and service award requests
* Utilizes MS Word to creates memos, correspondences, reports and other documents
* Coordinates luncheons across departments for Mojave Leadership Team meetings, KPI Reviews, Corporate Audits, Customer Visits, and more
* Performs other clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, collating and sending/routing faxes
* Runs various reports (BOS cards, safety trends, production efficiencies, etc), completes employment verifications, maintains bulletin boards, drafts and distributes employee communications and orders office supplies & employee gifts
* Updates and maintains the training database, emergency evacuation list and phone numbers contact list


* High School diploma or equivalent
* Minimum 2 years of administrative / office support experience
* Bilingual in Spanish and English
* Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
* Excellent verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal skills
* Basic analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills
* Excellent relationship and team-work skills
* Interpersonal and telephone skills with the ability to respond effectively to incoming calls and requests
* Sense of urgency to ensure tasks are done efficiently and timely
* High energy and a strong desire to meet the needs of internal and external visitors/customers
* Professional, positive, service-oriented behavior in all interactions
* Proven ability to exercise discretion and handle confidential material and information
* Excellent attention to detail and high degree of accuracy


* Administrative / support experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment

McCormick and 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.

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (McCormick) is a diversified specialty food company and manufactures, markets and distributes flavor products, including spices, herbs, extracts, seasonings and flavorings, and other specialty food products to the entire food industry. The Company's major sales, distribution and production facilities are located in North America and Europe. Additional facilities are located in Central America, Australia, China, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa. The Company operates in two business segments: consumer and industrial. In February 2008, the Company acquired Billy Bee Honey Products Ltd. On July 31, 2008, the Company completed its previously announced purchase from Conopco, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Unilever N.V.