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INVESTOR RELATIONS MANAGER

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Investor Relations Manager. This new hire will work in McCormick's Global Headquarters, located at 24 Schilling Road, Suite 1 in Hunt Valley, MD. The Investor Relations Manager will report to the Director, Investor Relations.

 

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across nearly 170 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, grocery, 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.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for the execution, under the direction of the Investor Relations Director, of Investor Relations (IR) & Investor Services (IS) strategy and programs that enhance McCormick's image and reputation among its constituencies, both the institutional and retail investment community as well as employees. This includes involvement in preparing the external, as well as internal, communication materials for the SVP of Corporate Strategy and IR, CEO, CFO, and other Management Committee executives to use for quarterly earnings calls, acquisitions, annual report, investor meetings, conferences, and ad-hoc questions. Internal communications responsibility for summarizing relevant external events, such as industry news, peer earnings and announcements and providing to Management Committee and BOD as well as ownership and communication of the consensus models and shareholder ownership.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for developing and preparing executive level reporting for the McCormick Management Committee, and BOD as necessary on McCormick’s investors, including factors affecting the stock price, trading activity, financial and ESG performance vs. peer companies and shareholder ownership. This also includes maintaining consensus models and communicating them to management including analyses of consensus versus actuals.
  • Participate in preparing the communication materials for McCormick's quarterly financial results, which include conference call script and presentation, press release, audit committee deck and internal communication materials. (e.g., employee letter and general meeting presentation). Includes the coordination, preparation, and communication of materials to provide IR and McCormick leadership industry perspective, sell-side sentiment, and reference materials to effectively handle external inquiries. Proactively address issues and participating in responding to investors, as deemed necessary.
  • Manage IR processes including technical aspects of the quarterly conference call, annual report, proxy statement, annual shareholders meeting, analyst/industry conferences, investor visits, stock transfers & shareholder recordkeeping and non-deal roadshows. This includes project management, direction of any associated internal resources as well as external providers, development of presentations and executive preparation materials. 
  • Develop and advance the information available to investors via the company’s IR website. Keep the McCormick IR content management information system current, as applicable, for both voting and non-voting shareholders. As applicable, under the direction of the IR Director, represent McCormick to shareholders, research analysts and potential investors through formal meetings and phone calls. 
  • Manage or participate in the routine monthly, quarterly, and year-end IR accounting, forecast and budget activities. Activities could relate to cost centers, compensation committee activities, equity awards and stock compensation, shares outstanding, dividend analysis and payments and the applicable tax related activities or reporting associated with these activities.
  • Develop core competencies as well as IR technical knowledge of the financial markets and NYSE requirements as well as equity transactions and processes. Manage IR liaison processes as needed between shareholders and any applicable outside agencies.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS/BA Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field; MBA preferred
  • 8+ years progressive financial/business experience with demonstrated sound accounting knowledge
  • CPA Preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with external and internal customers
  • High degree of ownership and professional commitment
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in high pressure, sensitive situations within strict timelines
  • Broad knowledge of McCormick and the ability to speak to it externally
  • Investor Relations, Research Analyst and/or Equity accounting experience a plus
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office products; FactSet experience a plus
  • Highly detail oriented, self-starter who can work both independently, with a team and with internal partners as well as external vendors and shareholder representatives (e.g., attorneys, financial planners, foundations, etc.)
  • Ability to influence without formal authority
  • Initiative to recommend process changes to improve efficiency. Required to work with all employees of all levels with highly sensitive and confidential compensation information.
  • Must have multi-cultural sensitivity
  • Organization, personal/team leadership, and problem-solving skills

 

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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. 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

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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