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HR MANAGER II - Gretna, LA (On-site)

GRETNA, LA, US, 70053

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. Zatarain's, a leader in New Orleans cuisine owned by McCormick, is seeking a Senior HR Business Partner/Manager at its facility located in Gretna, Louisiana.

With $5 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated 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. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better™. To learn more please visit us at


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


Under the direction of the SR HR Director of Human Relations this position acts as a strategic business partner to internal customers and their respective leadership teams in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that support and enable the orgnaization's short and long range goals and objectives. Develops a consistent approach and process to implement HR programs and practices across Corporate Functions and/or Global Shared Services. Position may manage or provide mentorship to team members.  This role reports into the site daily.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership and direction through partnership with client groups to establish relevant functional goals and objectives; recruit, train, coach and mentor employees; support consistent adoption and adherence of programs, policies and procedures across partnership areas; identify and define employee engagement opportunities; and provide input into departmental structure & design.
  • Acts as the horizontal process owner to develop, implement and administer HR programs, policies, procedures and practices consistently across client groups in support of McCormick’s philosophy and core values (i.e., High Performance, Workforce Planning, Performance Mangement, VOE, OGSMs, Talent Management, Development Planning, Compensation programs, etc.). Ensure consistent adoption and adherence of programs, policies and procedures across partnership areas.
  • Drives HR process improvement, special projects and effective change management programs/initiatives from idea through implementation. Applies sound judgment, and considers global impact, when developing solutions.


Required Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related field

· Minimum 6 years of HR experience preferably in a manufacturing plant environment

 Minimum of  2 years of direct leadership responsibility? 

· Experience -coaching/counseling across levels and functions

· Experience managing multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously & executing successfully to completion

· Strong team work skills to include experience collaborating with cross functional teams defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions and delivering workable solutions Experience successfully leading others, developing staff, and influencing change

· Ability to work flexible hours across three shifts to meet business demands


Preferred Qualification

· PHR/SPHR Certification

· Experience working in a manufacturing facility

· Experience managing direct reports

· SAP experience




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.


As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 


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.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans