Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer


At McCormick & Company, we create differentiating flavors consumers prefer with unmatched quality, science, innovation, and service. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better™ 


We are 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 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.


We are seeking a full time Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. This position is based at McCormick’s worldwide headquarters located in Hunt Valley, Maryland on a hybrid schedule. The Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer will report to our Chief Human Relations Officer. Relocation will be provided if needed.


About You:

You are a connector who puts people first and values the lasting partnerships you will build. You are an active listener who cares about the stories people share and are energized by communication and collaboration. You love learning new things and are known for bringing innovative perspectives and questions to the table. You are passionate about creating new processes, systems, and best practices that help your internal partners do their best work.


About This Role:

We are seeking a highly experienced and visionary Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer to lead and champion our global diversity and inclusion strategy and initiatives. In this strategic role, you will collaborate closely with the Executive Team, Global HR Leadership Team, and employees at all levels to develop and implement programs that promote a sense of belonging, equity, and inclusion. The Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer will play a critical role in continuing to shape our company culture, strengthening our commitment to diversity, and driving positive change within the organization.


What you will be doing:

  • Strategy Execution: Develops and implements the DE&I vision and strategy in alignment with the enterprise growth, performance and people roadmap and organizational values. Partners closely with the CHRO and Global HR Leadership Team to ensure People priorities align with diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, including recruitment, career support and progression, policies, compensation, performance, leadership development, as well as employee engagement, retention, and belonging. Ensures measurement of programs and utilizes data to drive actionable insights.
  • Internal Stakeholder Management & Development: Oversees the Global DE&I Council, Global Employee Ambassador Groups (EAGs) and other DE&I focused groups. Plays a leading role in DE&I-related internal communications and leads the annual Global Employee Town Hall planning & execution. Advises top management, senior leaders, global HR team members, and all employees on diversity, equity, and inclusion related matters. Champions learning & development initiatives to increase knowledge and capability across the organization.
  • External Stakeholder Management & Development: Oversees external partnerships, contributes to industry groups, and directs survey and benchmarking processes. Consults with Commercial and Corporate teams on customer and market-related matters as well as Purpose-Led Performance initiatives. In partnership with Global Communications, plays a key role in DE&I-related external communications and social issues/crisis management.
  • Management of the DE&I Center of Expertise: Oversees the structure, ways of working and development of direct team members as well as indirect resources globally. Accountable for budget, goal setting, performance management, and development for the COE. Develops and maintains policies and processes to govern and guide the organization. Partners closely with other HR COEs in the areas of talent management, learning, total rewards, employee engagement and wellbeing, and employee relations.
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusions programs: Collaborate with Global Talent &Learning, Global Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partners to manage, review and update policies, procedures, and practices to ensure fairness, inclusivity and equitable workplace.


What you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Deep knowledge of global DE&I managing large, complex programs, generally gained through a minimum of 10 years of experience working in DE&I
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated global leadership experience in a D&I role.
  • Minimum 3 years of significant experience interacting with executive teams and/or boards of directors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural values and norms of various communities and global perspectives, particularly historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing global diversity and inclusion strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and build trust across all levels of an organization and cultures.
  • Active listener, clear communicator who is comfortable having difficult and courageous conversations.
  • Energetic and action-oriented leader with excellent judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to exercise influence and diplomacy, establishing effective relationships in a matrixed organization.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of personal and business integrity and confidentiality and to exercise discretion in handling sensitive situations.
  • Willingness to actively participate in the work and see initiatives through to completion.


We understand that not everyone will match each of the above qualifications. However, we also realize that everyone has unique experiences that can add value to our company. Even if you think your background might not perfectly align, we'd love to hear from you!


At McCormick & Company, our inclusive culture speaks for itself. Here are a few of our awards:

  • Newsweek America’s Greatest Workplaces
  • 100 Best companies to work for
  • Diversity MBA’s 50 Out Front: Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers.



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.

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