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Geneva, IL, US, 60134

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time HR Business Partner II supporting McCormick's North America Flavor Solutions team. This hybrid role will be based in our FONA site in Geneva, IL and has the opportunity to work remotely up tp 50% of the time. The HR Business Partner II will report to the HR Director, North America Flavor Solutions. 


With more than $6 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better

As a company recognized for exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays and vacation.


The Human Relations Business Partner consults with Senior leaders and employees to identify the people strategy and provide HR partnering for rhe Flavor business, supporting Sales, Marketing and Product Development teams. This position creates and executes the direction, development, and implementation of effective employee relations, recruiting and selection processes, and training programs.  



  • Serves as a strategic business partner providing guidance to managers in the interpretation of company policies, procedures, and programs consistent with McCormick’s philosophy and core values
  • Ensures an effective performance management process, coaching staff and managers on total compensation, annual reviews, and workforce planning 
  • Leads recruitment and selection activities including working with functional leaders to determine position requirements, preparing postings, participating in the screening and selection process, and providing feedback and guidance to hiring managers
  • Partners with the business to provide counsel to managers and leaders regarding employee relations issues, interpretation of employment laws, and company policies and procedures. Applies judgment and creativity when drawing conclusions and developing solutions
  • Analyzes and makes recommendation decisions to support department people goals
  • Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed
  • Spearheads HR processes including talent assessment, employee engagement surveys, performance management, and variable compensation planning with support of the centers of excellence.



  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Human Resources, Business, Psychology or another related field
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience in HR or a closely related field
  • Minimum 4 years of leadership responsibility, including projects/processes
  • Strong verbal, written, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong PC skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • HRIS experience
  • Experience coaching /counseling across levels and functions
  • Tact, confidentiality, diplomacy, and ability to influence without direct authority
  • Experience successfully managing projects and programs
  • Strong teamwork skills with experience collaborating with cross-functional teams


  • PHR or SPHR Certification
  • Experience supporting integration efforts for a CPG/Retail company
  • SAP experience
  • Experience managing exempt and non exempt employee groups
  • Previous experience supporting a Sales team 


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, 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: Chicago