HR Business Partner for Finance and Corporate


HR Business Partner for Finance and Corporate

Haddenham, UK 




Reporting to the HR Director of Global Enabling Functions, the HR Business Partner II 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 organization’s short- and long-range goals and objectives. This role will be expected to work within a global team, developing and executing a consistent approach and process to implement HR programs and practices across Global Enabling Functions, including Finance, Legal, and Communications.


This position will be a hybrid role with the requirement to work out of our Haddenham office for a minimum of 50% of each month.



  • Provides leadership and direction through partnership with client groups to establish relevant functional goals and objectives.
  • Recruits, trains, coaches and mentors employees.
  • Supports consistent adoption and adherence of programs, policies and procedures across global teams
  • Identifies and defines employee engagement opportunities.
  • Provides input into departmental structure & design of supported areas
  • 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 Management, VOE, OGSMs, Talent Management, Development Planning, Compensation programs, etc.).
  • 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 and implementing solutions.



  • BSc in Business, Human Resources, Psychology or related field.
  • Professional experience in HR or closely related field.
  • Must understand and have experience navigating cross-functional, global support services
  • Strong knowledge of current UK employment legislation and keeps abreast of Human Resources legislative requirements by participating in professional industry organizations.
  • Knowledge of broader European or Americas employment legislation, or experience working in a Global HR role a plus
  • Very strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Developed, polished communication skills (written and oral).
  • Conveys credibility in order to influence and appropriately challenge business decisions; escalates concerns as necessary.
  • Ability to present complex information and represent HR function in a variety of meetings
  • Ability to maintain very high level of interaction across all functions and employees within business.
  • Experience operationalizing strategy and partnering on projects with strong change management experience
  • Experience with diverse client groups and agility to work with matrixed functional areas and stakeholders.
  • Experience of coaching leaders to deliver effective people solutions.
  • Ability to influence without formal authority at all levels of the organization and build strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven experience in delivery and execution of effective talent development strategies.
  • Ability to work with a good balance of autonomy with strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skill as well as strong personal and team leadership and business sense. Excellent customer focus, ethical behavior, and professional maturity.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, Power Point ETC.  #LI-DNI






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.


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