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 HR Business Partner – Commercial functions

Haddenham, UK


As proactive member of the UK Commercial Leadership teams, the role plays an important part in embedding our McCormick culture; driving and executing the people roadmap for the commercial functions in Haddenham, UK.



  • Drive the HR agenda for the Commercial teams in Haddenham, UK which support business growth, builds capabilities and drives engagement, in partnership with managers.
  • Supports with organisational design and resource capability are in place to enable achievement of business goals through robust recruitment and development processes.
  • Work in partnership with the team to ensure effective management of complex employee relations issues.
  • Work closely with HR expert functions (Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition and Internal Communications) to ensure appropriate deployment of HR processes (Talent review, Employee Engagement Survey, Annual Salary review, Learning and Development, etc).
  • Work closely with our McCormick People Services Centre, who provide HR administrative and transactional services to our EMEA locations.
  • Provide HR expertise to business and commercial functions on implementing and delivering people aspects of business programs.
  • Operationalize strategic HR initiatives/programs and execute usually at a country or site level, and multi-site and multi-country as required.
  • Participate in Regional and Global HR Projects which support Operational Excellence Programs.



  • HR related qualification;
  • Proven experience of delivering in a HR business partner capacity within a commercial/consumer environment is essential;
  • Prior experience of driving change initiatives to successful conclusion;
  • Experience of coaching commercial leaders to deliver effective people solutions;
  • Strong knowledge of current UK employment legislation;
  • Proven experience of managing employee relations in a fast-paced global matrix environment;
  • Ability to influence without formal authority at all levels of the organisation;
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organisation;
  • Proven experience in delivery and execution of effective talent development strategies;
  • Ability to work remotely with a good balance of autonomy and reporting;
  • Good knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SAP


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.