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Director, Global DE&I


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Director of Global DE&I. The Director, Global DE&I will report to the VP, DE&I. This new hire will work at McCormick's global headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD and will be eligible to participate in McCormick's 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.




The Director of DE&I will report to the VP of DE&I and will be responsible for developing and implementing various programs designed to advance the company’s commitment for a more inclusive workplace.  Following are critical   business areas of support and leadership:


  • Work Environment: The person in this role will create, facilitate and implement programs designed to address and advance discussions on gender equity, disability, gender orientation, and generational differences at a global level. They will interface with HR Business Partners and other HR Centers of Expertise to assess business needs collaborate on projects, educate, and deliver programs that drive corporate culture change.  
  • Work Environment:  The individual will be responsible for interfacing with the HR Operations Team on the review and assessment of policies and processes in place.  They will be responsible for making recommendations on modifications to improve workplace equity and ensure fair practices. (i.e. review of Hiring/Promotion Processes, Human Rights Policy, LGBTQ/Transgender guidelines, etc.)
  • Workforce: Will partner on the design, interpretation and use of Employee Engagement survey data to assess patterns and recommend DE&I programs to support the businesses. They will play a critical role in collecting reviewing and assessing Human Capital Dashboard data and surfacing trends that may need to be addressed.  The individual will be responsible for data collection and trend analysis interpretation of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Index Survey, Diversity Inc. and Human Rights Equality Index Surveys,etc.
  • Work Force: Lead development and execution of programs in partnership with HR Business Partners and COE members, designed to enhance diversity awareness in the workforce, improve work environment inclusion and enhance the marketplace
  • Operations: The individual will not have direct reports but will work with vendors (10) and employee groups to support projects/initiatives that will be executed. Will co-facilitate various programs, as well as lead enterprise initiatives.  The individual will provide input to the overall DE&I strategy. May be asked to represent the company at external events on diversity committees.
  • Other: Will utilize external network of DEI relationships, contacts, and best practices to ensure that McCormick continues to implement initiatives keeping us competitive in the market.  Will assist in educating the HR and broader McCormick employee base in DEI vision, initiatives, and priorities.  Will work closely with VP, DEI and Corporate Communications team on messaging and ongoing information sharing


The director must have strong relationship skills and the ability to  translate ideas/concepts into practical and measurable solutions that support the leaders’ understanding of diversity and inclusion business needs as it relates to workforce development and the sustainment of a positive work environment where employees feel valued for their skills and talents. The individual needs to be able to develop and execute customized business solutions focused on removing cultural barriers, guidance on intersectionality and addressing gender/gender orientation issues.


Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Business, Human Resources, Communications, or other related field of study
  • 8+ years of experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Management.  Other experiences Human Resources, Employee Relations, Corporate Culture Change Management
  • Proven record of leading and implementing large scale global programs, in the diversity, human resources, or change management space.  
  • Working experience in managing, leading and coaching on diversity, equity and inclusion such as race, nationality, intersectionality, gender orientation, gender differences and disabilities.
  • Ability to negotiate and manage vendors as well as pull together larger scale proposals and presentations.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to create a safe space and work with individuals of various backgrounds and walks of life.
  • Ability to partner and collaborate across multiple functions
  • Ability to interface with frontline employees and senior leaders globally.
  • Able to operate strategically and tactically
  • Strong Business Acumen
  • Intercultural Project Management Skills: Ability to design, develop various programs and initiatives focused on diversity/intercultural topics such as gender/gender orientation/ race/ disabilities etc. and deliver to frontline employees and executive leaders.
  • Strong Analytical Skills: Has demonstrated strong understanding of conducting and using benchmarks and data to measure impact of initiatives. Able to develop reports, and present metrics. Familiarity with talent acquisition and talent development processes as well as employee relations processes and impact.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certifications in Diversity Management, Employee Relations, Executive Coaching, Change Management and/or Human Resources
  • Able to travel globally up to 20%.


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. 






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