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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 in a hybrid model at the Global Corporate Headquarters, located at 24 Schilling Road, Suite 1 in Hunt Valley, MD. The HR Business Partner II will report to the Director of Human Relations. 

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 vacation.





Position Overview

Under the direction of the Director of Human Relations this position acts as a strategic business partner to internal customers and their respective leadership teams in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that support and enable the organization’s short and long range goals and objectives. Develops a consistent approach and process to implement HR programs and practices across Corporate Functions and/or Global Shared Services. Position may provide mentorship to team members.



Key Responsibilities       

•             Provides leadership, consultation and direction through partnership with client groups to establish relevant functional goals and objectives; recruit, train, coach and mentor employees; support consistent adoption and adherence of programs, policies and procedures across partnership areas; identify and define employee engagement opportunities; and provide input into departmental structure & design.  

•             Acts as the horizontal process owner to develop, implement and administer HR programs, policies, procedures and practices consistently across client groups in support of McCormick’s philosophy and core values (i.e., Compensation Programs, Career Framework, Workforce Planning, Performance Management, Engagement Survey Results, Goals, Talent Management, Development Planning, etc.). Ensure consistent adoption and adherence of programs, policies and procedures across partnership areas.       

•             Drives HR process improvement, special projects across America’s Commercial Team to drive impact and scale.  Leads project management and effective change management programs to ensure critical stakeholder and sponsorship alignment from idea through implementation. Applies sound judgment, and considers global impact, when developing solutions.           


Required Qualifications

  • BSc in Business, Human Resources, Psychology or related field.
  • 6+ years of professional experience in HR or closely related field
  • 2+ years of direct leadership responsibility
  • Must understand and appreciate cross-functional, global support services in order to be a successful business partner
  • Keeps abreast of Human Resources State and Federal laws by participating in professional industry organizations.
  • Has led successful implementation and adoption of cross functional/business unit HR Projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - leadership, interactions, communication, influence   
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Conveys credibility in order to influence and appropriately challenge business decisions with levels of leadership; escalates concerns as necessary
  • Ability to present complex information and represent HR function in a variety of meetings, both internally and externally.
  • Varied from employees, managers, leadership team, customers, vendors and peers, etc. Position requires very high level of interaction across all functions and employees within business. Ability to work in a collaborative environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A sense of urgency
  • Proven ability to manage large scale projects and people, and organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines with results
  • Strong personal/team leadership
  • Successful Change Management experience on large scale projects
  • Able to quickly gain a stout knowledge of the business you support in order to ensure people efforts align to business strategies, ensuring that decisions made do not have adverse impacts on direct business or other areas of the business.
  • Customer focused approach
  • Unwavering ethical behavior and professional maturity
  • Technical proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as HRIS systems requiring data reporting and analytics.






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