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HR Business Partner

Date: 12-Sep-2021

Location: HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Company: McCormick & Company

HR Business Partner

Haddenham, UK


Representing HR as a member of the site leadership team, the role plays an important part in embedding our McCormick culture, designing and executing the people roadmap for the aligned functions in Haddenham, UK.



  • Play a critical role as consultant, connector, collaborator and communicator, working closely with leadership and employees on a broad range of organisational, HR, and employee topics and initiatives
  • Work with leadership to build and drive the HR agenda in support of business growth, capability advancement, and maximising engagement as it contributes to a high performance organisation
  • Ensure organisational capability enables achievement of goals through robust organisation design, talent acquisition, development, and performance and talent management processes and activities
  • Provide consultative HR expertise to functional and project/program teams on implementing and delivering the people requirements for business initiatives
  • Collaborate with the UK and EMEA regional HR Business Partner organisation to provide value-added HR support for regional and local initiatives; Operationalise strategic global and regional HR initiatives/programs for implementation at the site
  • Collaborate with global HR centres of expertise (Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, and Organisation Effectiveness) to successfully deploy HR processes and programs
  • Collaborate with the McCormick People Services (shared services organisation) providing HR administrative and operational services to EMEA locations and employee populations
  • Participate in Regional and Global HR Projects which support Operational Excellence Programs
  • Work in partnership with leadership, legal, and HR teams to manage complex employee relations issues



  • Proven experience delivering as HR business partner; demonstrated ability to establish productive partnerships with aligned client leadership and extended employee organisations
  • Strength building trust and confidence with leadership and employees; ability to balance advocacy for the company and its employees as it contributes to our People-first, high performance organisation and culture
  • Strategic, consultative, client- and employee-centric approach to HR activities
  • Strength in innovation, collaboration, and creative problem solving
  • Demonstrated agility and flexibility in adapting to new teams, cultures, organisational contexts
  • Demonstrated learning agility to adapt and learn new capabilities, processes, approaches, etc.
  • Strength in organisation and planning; capable of managing multiple, concurrent client group/team alignments
  • Experience leading change initiatives to successful conclusion
  • Experience of coaching leaders in delivering effective people solutions
  • Ability to influence without formal authority and build relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Sufficient knowledge of current UK employment legislation and applicable policy and procedure
  • Proven experience of managing employee relations in accordance with company policy and legal requirements;
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SAP
  • HR-related qualification