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McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time HR Business Partner II. This new hire will work at Global Headquarters, located at 24 Schilling Road in Hunt Valley, MD. The HR Business Partner will report to a HR Director. 


With more than $5 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 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


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.



Reporting to the Global Enablement (GE) HR Director, the Americas Global Enablement (GE) HRBP is responsible for partnering with GE Leaders and Managers to deliver the GE People strategy in alignment with the overall organization People strategy.  This role assesses and anticipates the Americas GE HR-related business needs and works within the GE and Business Transformation HR Team and the McCormick OneHR model to develop strategies and plans to achieve business objectives.  This role is expected to influence GE Leaders and Managers through change, and, through actionable insights and anticipation of market trends, develops and successfully delivers on key people initiatives.



  1. Provides HR business partnership to develop the People strategy for a unit, function, or site. Strategizes and collaborates with sites/functions, HR centers of excellence, HR shared services (People Solutions) teams to execute plans that deliver business goals. Leverages analytics to identify trends and leverages strategies, solutions, programs, procedures or policies that lead to increased engagement and business performance.
  2. Ensures robust operationalization of the six systems of high performance, including goal-setting, performance-management, communication and information-sharing, learning and development, problem-solving and decision-making, and rewards and recognition.  Partners to shape organizational effectiveness.  Champions and leads change to deliver continued business growth.  Facilitates and promotes McCormick’s Winning Ways of Working.
  3. Drives healthy and positive organization culture to maintain McCormick as a Great Place to Work.  Leverages measures of engagement, and leads the unit/site in identifying, designing and executing strategies that ensure a healthy, inclusive, and positive organizational culture.  Advocates for employees and ensures employee involvement and voice. 
  4.  Drives 1- and 3-year talent and succession plan for function/site team.  Partners with internal and external organizational resources to deliver high impact recruitment, retention and development initiatives.  Facilitates all facets of organizational design, including strategy, job content, job evaluation, and set-up of structure and people in data management systems.    Ensures unit/site organizational design and resource capability is in place to enable achievement of business goals (structure, headcount and costs, recruitment needs).
  5.  Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations. Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, protecting the company from the consequences of violating employment and labor laws.  Resolves sensitive matters and ensures alignment with McCormick values and policies.   


Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree required, with BSc/BA in Human Resources or related field preferred
  • 5-10 years of HR experience across multiple areas of HR, with 3+ years partnering with, managing, or providing consultation to a customer group Experience operationalizing strategy and partnering on projects and change initiatives
  • Experience with diverse client groups and agility to work with matrixed functional areas and stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills including; superb communication, action-orientation, and proven consultancy skills (analysis, problem-solving, facilitation, developing and operationalizing business cases)
  • Ability to build trust and credibility across each level within organization
  • Cultural astuteness, integrity and sound judgement
  • Strong knowledge of employment legislation and corporate guidelines related to all employment practices
  • Ability to predict and adapt to changing business trends
  • Ability to understand trends, prove via data, translate into actionable insight and influence changes
  • Strong business and financial savvy
  • Design thinking abilities
  • Proven customer engagement abilities


Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • MBA or Master’s degree in Human Relations or related field preferred 
  • SHRM, HRCI or World at Work Certification(s), Change Management Certification and/or Project Management Certifications; commensurate licenses or certifications for other organizations and countries
  • Work experience in associated HR fields: Compensation & Benefits, Talent Management, or Organization Effectiveness


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