McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.


The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Human Relations Business Partner II the primary purpose of this position is to act as a strategic business partner to internal customers and their respective leadership teams in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that support and enable to organizations’ short and long range goals and objectives.


Key Responsibilities

· Provides 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., High Performance, Workforce Planning, Performance Management, VOE, OGSMs, Talent Management, Development Planning, Compensation programs, etc.). Ensure consistent adoption and adherence of programs, policies and procedures across partnership areas.

· Drives HR process improvement, special projects and effective change management programs/initiatives from idea through implementation. Applies sound judgment, and considers global impact, when developing solutions.


Acts as first point of contact for Employee Relations matters which includes:

· Providing coaching, guidance and support to leadership in employee relations matters, guiding principal-based decisions

· Conveying HR policies and procedures, staying aware of legislative changes and making improvements to policies as identified

· Responding to employee relations matters though completing investigations and required documentation with attention to detail

· Directing employee enquiries to other support functions such as our Shared Service team, when appropriate

· Assisting with programs and activities to improve employee engagement through initiatives, change management and employee surveys


Support internal and external hourly recruitment activities including:

· Providing support to Operations Team ensuring adherence to recruitment practices and applying principal-based decision making were required

· Completing system workflow processes and creating offer letters

· Facilitating HR orientation for all new hires

· Responsibility for all work placements, internships and Summer Student Program


Manage several HR programs, including:

· Overseeing Rewards & Recognition Programs, such as service anniversaries and our Power of People program

· Facilitating Performance Management Process, including calibration of performance scores, talent review and succession planning

· Leading other HR program initiatives as required


Supporting the HR team, the HRBP l is responsible for several key administrative duties such as:

· Tracking Operations metrics and identifying trends, solutions

· Maintaining employee personnel files and other HR records

· Completion of adhoc employee letters as well as other general written and electronic employee communications

· Providing necessary information locally and to corporate partners as requested


Required Qualifications

· University Degree in Business, Human Resources, Psychology or related field

· CHRL designation

· Minimum 5 years of related progressive HR experience

· Employee relations and investigation experience

· Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills

· Proven ability to manage projects and people, and organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines

· Strong personal leadership and business sense

· Strong customer focus

· Strong ethical behavior and professional maturity

· Ability to travel to local sites as needed


Throughout the selection process, accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.  Please notify H.R. if required.


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.