You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are looking to hire an Associate Counsel  immediately in a Hybrid (50/50) capacity at our Global Headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland.   This is not a remote role.


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance


 POSITION OVERVIEW:   As part of McCormick’s Corporate Legal Team, this position is an exciting opportunity to join a collegial, dynamic legal department and work with other members of the legal team, including Legal Department leadership. The successful candidate will be a motivated and relationship-driven problem-solver, and will provide clear, timely, and practical counseling to business leaders on a variety of legal matters, including reviewing, negotiating, and drafting procurement-related contracts.


  • Review, draft, analyze, negotiate, and interpret a high volume and broad range of complex procurement contracts, including, packaging, raw materials, co-manufacturing contracts, master services agreements, marketing agreements, professional services agreements, equipment purchase agreements, construction contracts, software license agreements, and SaaS agreements.
  • Assist in the analysis of claims and resolution of contract disputes and other complex contract issues.
  • Develop and maintain contract templates and standard provisions for use in procurement transactions.
  • Advise business stakeholders and Procurement Category Managers on commercial and legal risks.
  • Function as a business partner to Procurement Category Managers and business stakeholders to effectively manage commercial and legal risks in contracts.
  • Educate business stakeholders and Procurement Category Managers on critical contract provisions, including, indemnification, limitation of liability and intellectual property concerns.
  • Ensure that procurement-related contracts comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
  • Collaborate with management on key legal issues to facilitate risk assessment and pragmatic decision making and to develop viable business solutions to potential legal issues.
  • Participate as the legal representative on various cross-functional projects and initiatives and work collaboratively with key functional groups within McCormick. 


  • Juris Doctorate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited law school; Admitted to the bar and licensed to practice law in at least one state.
  • 3-5 years of substantive legal experience reviewing, drafting, negotiating, and advising clients on a variety of contracts and contract related matters, including professional services agreements, master services agreements, lease agreements, and supply agreements with a corporate legal department or a nationally recognized law firm. 
  • Willingness and flexibility to learn and master new and different legal practice areas.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and manage an array of legal issues.
  • Ability to develop, foster, and maintain long-term effective working relationships at all levels of the Company.
  • Ability to manage multiple matters, follow through, and provide sensible, responsive, and practical advice in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written), and people skills; sound legal and business judgment.


  • Experience with a range of procurement related contracts and/or commercial contracts, including cross-border.
  • Initiative-taking, practical, problem solver with strong business acumen.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with internal business stakeholders and leadership, with a demonstrated ability to influence outcomes positively.
  • A collaborator with the ability to efficiently manage a significant volume of transactions.


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.


McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. You must be lawfully authorized to commence work upon being offered employment.


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.

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