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Senior Director, Global External Communications & CSR

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Senior Director, Global External Communications & CSR. This new hire will report to the Chief Communications Officer. 

 

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 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 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 OVERVIEW:

The Senior Director of Global External Communications & CSR will be responsible for managing McCormick’s Global corporate external media strategy and global public relations activations, as well as the company’s Sustainability and ESG Reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy efforts, and Crisis Communications.  This role will also serve as the primary Business partner on Financial, Policy and Customer communications. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for driving relationships with Top Tier media to deliver positive news coverage. 
  • Drives performance with a robust measurement program benchmarked against Peer Companies across regional and global markets.
  • Works with the Chief Communications Officer and Executive Leadership team on speaking engagements and executive communications. 
  • Oversees the external reporting of the company’s ESG, Sustainability and Purpose-Led Performance initiatives across all corporate platforms.  This role also leads the company’s global CSR and Philanthropy efforts. 
  • Leads the strategy, planning and execution of Crisis, Financial, Policy and Customer communications globally in partnership with Global Functional Leaders.
  • Builds and manages A+ Corporate Communications and CSR team.
  • Collaborates and partners closely with Corporate Branding and Internal Communications Centers of Excellence as well as Global Functions. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, or other related field of study.
  • At least 10 - 15 years of Public Relations and/or Communications experience required. 
  • Experience in Public Relations with strong business acumen and business writing capabilities.
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills.
  • High level of interaction internally and externally—may serve as face/voice of MKC to media.
  • High level influencing, particularly with media regarding coverage of the company, internal stakeholders, and executive leaders.
  • Ability to work effectively globally and across multiple functions and multiple levels.
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience working in corporate communications for a Fortune 500 company and/or the CPG industry.  
  • Experience managing global PR/media, leading sustainability/ESG Reporting and CSR/Philanthropy.

 

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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.


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore