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Global Process Owner - Governance, Regulatory, and Controls


McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Global Process Owner for the Business Transformation team. This new hire will work at McCormick's global headquarters, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The GPO will report to a Senior GPO.  

With more than $4 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. We create differentiating flavors consumers prefer  “ To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor”.  Our Vision: A World United by Flavor-where healthy, sustainable, and delicious to 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.



The Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) GPO will lead the transformation, improvement, and implementation of the GRC capabilities within the scope of Business Transformation at McCormick. This leader will work with Executive Stakeholders including Corporate Controllership and Internal Audit, Global Process Design Teams, Subject Matter Experts, IT Business Solutions teams, and other internal and external partners to drive and deliver the GRC vision and design while providing assurance to the Enterprise that SOX requirements, Security, and GRC systems are complaint with internal and external requirements. GRC at McCormick encompasses Business Process Controls, Information Technology (IT) General Controls, Security, and SAP GRC system implementation.  This position will collaborate closely with the Director of Internal Controls in alignment with Corporate Controllership to identify and recommend the process improvements, policy changes, and technology enhancements required to achieve this vision on-going.



  • Leads the transformation, improvement, and implementation oversight of the end to end GRC capabilities within the scope of Business Transformation at McCormick. These capabilities encompass Business Process Controls, IT General Controls, Security, and SAP GRC (including IAG).
  • Partners closely with Corporate Controllership, Internal Audit, IT Executive Stakeholders to ensure the designed Controls Matrixes meet all required SOX (Business Process and IT General Controls) criteria and that Risks related to Security are minimized/ or eliminated.
  • Partners closely with IT leadership to ensure that the current implementation of SAP GRC (including IAG) is completed in line with the project parameters and that security is maintained as part of the implementation.
  • Ensures consistency across functions, processes, and regions to provide assurance that controls are designed, tested, and delivered consistently across the enterprise.
  • Ensure that interim controls requirements through the SAP S4 Hana implementation globally are documented, maintained, and communicated effectively.
  • Develop persuasive and impactful presentations conveying complex ideas in a simple manner; manage stakeholder expectations including global, executive audiences.
  • Consults with the work stream teams to ensure business decisions regarding design of the Global solution meet the Company’s Controls Requirements.
  • Helps Connect the global business strategy and IT Security Strategy for GRC across workstreams with adherence to standardized global business processes.
  • Monitor milestones, deliverables, and budget; create visibility to program deliverables and escalate for efficient and effective proactive resolution of obstacles.
  • Works with business stakeholders on issue resolution and where required, the issue and decision processes.
  • Manages, leads and develops the GRC team to ensure high-performing talent, succession depth and diverse and inclusive teams.  Leads and supervises assigned SME’s for designated process team support.
  • Demonstrates the competencies including strategic thinking and leadership, faster-decision making, personal accountability, actionable insights, agility to achieve objectives. 
  • Establish direction and provide inspirational leadership to program / project team members to generate momentum to build success.
  • Develop and implement communications, training, and change roadmap to achieve program success – including adoption.
  • Create and connect employees across the global organization to the vision, mission, objectives and measures of success for global and/or regional program deployments.
  • Effectively manage diversity and inclusion in complex global initiatives where employees and partners work across geographies, time zones, and cultures.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Personal and Project Leadership: Bias towards action, high level of personal accountability, and exceptional organization skills; Takes ownership of deliverables from start to finish; Manages issues through to resolution.
  • Exceptional Communication Skills: Written, Verbal, and Presentation
  • Strong Business Partnership: Ability to influence cross functional process teams to problem solve and manage escalations as needed, while remediating conflicts and challenges.
  • Transformational Change Management: Agile, flexible and a change champion. Can effectively lead large teams through transformational change.
  • Drives Simplicity in a Complex Environment: Effectively navigates complexity in work, organization, and stakeholders to achieve results.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10-15 years’ experience in Internal or External Audit (SOX), Corporate Accounting/ Corporate Controllership, or similar experience
  • Understanding of Controls requirements across a broad set of diverse business processes including but not limited to: Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report, Payroll/ HR, Distribution, Manufacturing, etc.
  • Demonstrated Understanding of Business and IT Controls, Risk Management, and SAP Security for a Multi-National Corporation
  • Understanding of Mitigating Controls, Compensating Controls, Controls Risk Matrixes, and the associated supporting controls documentation and testing requirements for a Multi-National Company
  • Understanding of SAP Role Security Requirements, Separation of Duties (SOD)
  • Knowledge of technologies, techniques and practices for the evaluation of SOX (Business Process Controls & IT General Controls) and SAP Security requirements for a large, multi-national company
  • Prior experience working in an SAP based environment
  • Demonstrated global program management and strong project management abilities.
  • Effective leadership managing virtual resources within a global business environment



  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and/ or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA)




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