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McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time VP, Total Rewards.  This new hire will work at McCormick's Global Headquarters, located in Hunt Valley, MD. The VP, Total Rewards will report to the Senior VP, 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 looks to unite the world through flavor - where healthy, sustainable, and delicious go 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.

At McCormick, we stand together for the future of flavor, and we bring our commitment to work every day. We encourage growth, respect everyone’s contributions, and do what’s right to grow value for our business and our world.

We're looking for an experienced and proven leader to join our global Human Relations team as our VP of Total Rewards.  You will combine your expertise in Total Rewards with an understanding of McCormick’s culture, products, and business priorities to design Total Rewards programs that attract, reward, and retain the best talent globally. We’ll look to you to balance thought leadership and pragmatism, steer through rapid change, and get hands-on when needed to drive positive change throughout the company.


Job Summary

Reporting to our Global Head of HR, the VP of Total Rewards will lead our total rewards strategy, building on and evolving our current total rewards philosophy and programs across compensation, benefit, and well-being. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of creating innovative, industry competitive reward strategies and programs and will be comfortable operating in a global, matrixed organization. The ideal candidate will have depth of expertise in designing total reward models across different geographies and employee segments, including manufacturing and sales, and will have experience with executive compensation program design and governance. This leader will possess strong executive presence as they will interact extensively with the compensation committee of the board of directors and members of McCormick’s executive management committee.


  • Lead the strategy, design and execution of the company’s global compensation, equity, and benefits programs to enhance the employee experience
  • Leverage knowledge of market conditions and competitive talent landscape while driving fairness and compliance in pay practices and policies
  • Provide strategic oversight of executive compensation, including preparation for and participation in board level discussions
  • Direct studies and analyses and engage resources such as external consultants, as needed, to develop and refine programs
  • Establish and measure key compensation and benefit program metrics to understand the effectiveness of the total rewards strategy
  • Drive employee awareness and understanding of all compensation and benefit programs
  • Serve as member of the Investment Committee to manage the investment of over $700 million of trust fund assets
  • Collaborate and partner with regional HR and business leadership to understand key concerns in attracting, motivating and retaining high quality, diverse talent
  • Oversee a team of 13, ensuring that all members are provided with clear expectations & direction and are empowered and held accountable to achieve their goals and perform their jobs
  • Collaborate with other Centers of Expertise, the HR Business Partner organization, and the HR shared services function to understand insights and ensure successfully delivery of total reward programs

Core Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to establish credible relationships and communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership presence, with the ability to empower, energize and encourage the team to overachieve
  • A “roll up your sleeves” mentality with the ability to pivot easily between strategic and tactical
  • Demonstrated strategic, analytic, and financial skills that translate into actionable, results-oriented plans
  • Expertise in handling multiple priorities and navigating in a matrixed environment through collaboration and influence
  • A demonstrable track record of crafting and implementing total rewards strategies that align employees with shareholder value
  • An enterprise-wide thinker, with a lens on how decisions made within one site or unit may affect others across the business


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • 15 years of experience in Compensation and Benefits, including Equity design, Sales Compensation, and Executive Compensation in global, public company
  • Ability to travel up to 20% domestically and globally
  • Experience in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures preferred
  • Professional certification in compensation and/or benefits preferred



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.

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