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Director, Communication & Change Management

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Director, Communication & Change Management to join our Organizational Effectiveness team. The Director, Communication & Change Management will report to a Senior Director, Global Change Management. This new hire will be based out of McCormick's global headquarters located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and will be eligible to participate in our hybrid work program (50% onsite and 50% remote per month). 

 

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."

 

As a company recognized for its 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 vacations.

 

Position Overview

The Director, Communication & Change Management will be responsible for leading communications, leadership alignment, engagement, and transformational initiatives in partnership with senior business, global, regional, and functional leadership globally. The role will also be responsible for designing and implementing change management communications in an effort to drive employee engagement to support enterprise transformational initiatives and the functional business strategy/culture in alignment with Global Employee Communications and Organizational Effectiveness

 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead and oversee a Communications and Leadership Alignment Strategy (Content Themes & Governance, Audience Segmentation, Editorial Calendar, Channel Strategy and Development, Messaging) for the global function/transformational initiative across employees and external partners.
  • Provide strategic communications partnership and lead message development and execution for executive and functional/initiative leadership. Develop clear and compelling Communications for the function/initiative, based on a keen appreciation of the strategic business intent to: drive understanding of and engagement on priorities and key initiatives, ensure consistency and alignment of internal communication activities and communications to external partners across function/initiative to build a strong voice and visibility for the function/initiatives, and ensure consistency and alignment of internal communication activities and communications to external partners across function/initiative to build a strong voice and visibility for the function/initiative.
  • Support OCM leadership and provide change management expertise for function/transformation initiatives to align communication and engagement interventions necessary to mitmitigate  change impacts.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of plans, platforms, and deliverables and drive continuous improvement for future deployments and initiatives.
  • Provide graphic design/creative support and leverage technology/innovation to deliver communications and program branding effectively, including collaborating with vendors (e.g., graphic design, video production, translation), as appropriate.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Communications, Psychology, Business, or related professional area)
  • 10-12 years minimum of business and communications experience across multiple disciplines, inclusive of leading end-to-end large-scale organizational change and internal/external communications in an international environment
  • Influencing skills as the role interacts across different levels of the organization and contributes to developing leadership communications skills. 
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and lead without formal authority. 
  • Experience with Change Management, Project Management, Full Lifecycle Deployment and Design Thinking

     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Change Management Practitioner (Prosci) or Certified Change Management Professional (ACMP)
  • Experience managing changes and engaging stakeholders associated with complex, global ERP/systems implementation 
  • Experience consulting with business leaders, providing communication and change management support
  • Demonstrated success working in a complex, deadline-driven environment

 

 

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. 

 

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WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

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: Baltimore