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HR Business Partner for Finance and Corporate

McCormick UK Limited
Haddenham, Aylesbury
Competitive salary
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Human Resources

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HR Business Partner for Finance and Corporate
Haddenham, UK (hybrid model)

Reporting to the HR Director of Global Enabling Functions, the HR Business Partner II 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. This role will be expected to work within a global team, developing and executing a consistent approach and process to implement HR programs and practices across Global Enabling Functions, including Finance, Legal, and Communications.

This position will be a hybrid role with the requirement to work out of our Haddenham office for a minimum of 50% of each month.

- Provides leadership and direction through partnership with client groups to establish relevant functional goals and objectives.
- Recruits, trains, coaches and mentors employees.
- Supports consistent adoption and adherence of programs, policies and procedures across global teams
- Identifies and defines employee engagement opportunities.
- Provides input into departmental structure & design of supported areas
- 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.).
- 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 and implementing solutions.

- BSc in Business, Human Resources, Psychology or related field.
- Professional experience in HR or closely related field.
- Must understand and have experience navigating cross-functional, global support services
- Strong knowledge of current UK employment legislation and keeps abreast of - Human Resources legislative requirements by participating in professional industry organizations.
- Knowledge of broader European or Americas employment legislation, or experience working in a Global HR role a plus
- Very strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
- Developed, polished communication skills (written and oral).
- Conveys credibility in order to influence and appropriately challenge business decisions; escalates concerns as necessary.
- Ability to present complex information and represent HR function in a variety of meetings
- Ability to maintain very high level of interaction across all functions and employees within business.
- Experience operationalizing strategy and partnering on projects with strong change management experience
- Experience with diverse client groups and agility to work with matrixed functional areas and stakeholders.
- Experience of coaching leaders to deliver effective people solutions.
- Ability to influence without formal authority at all levels of the organization and build strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
- Proven experience in delivery and execution of effective talent development strategies.
- Ability to work with a good balance of autonomy with strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skill as well as strong personal and team leadership and business sense. Excellent customer focus, ethical behavior, and professional maturity.
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, Power Point ETC.


At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet. Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With over 14,000 employees around the world and more than $6 Billion in annual sales., the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

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, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavour and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry.

 Our UK business manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products for retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. We create flavours for a wide range of applications, such as beverages, snacks, dairy, bakery/confectionary, savoury, performance nutrition, and health.

 McCormick has had a presence in the UK for nearly 40 years. We have three sites across the country–our EMEA headquarters in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and innovation centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (which is on track to become McCormick’s first Net Zero carbon building), and our plant in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

 Our brands and our products are trusted sources of flavour in millions of kitchens across the country—in homes and in restaurants. Our UK brand portfolio includes Schwartz, Frank’s RedHot, French’s, Cholula, Herdez, and OLD BAY.

Partnerships with farmers and suppliers around the world allow us to provide great-tasting, quality spices with consistency that you can trust. Our herbs and spices come from around 80 different countries.

 At McCormick, we stand together for the future of flavour, and we bring that commitment to work every day in the UK to deliver top-tier growth and quality from our global business.

 As a people-first culture, we encourage development in many ways, respect everyone’s differences and contributions, and do what’s right to develop our employees and to better our world.


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