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Human Resources Business Partner

McCormick UK Ltd
Littleborough, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 Nov 2021

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HR/ Resourcing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Position: Human Resources Business Partner

Based: Littleborough, United Kingdom

This position is up to 12 months fixed term contract to cover maternity leave

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 brings passion to flavor™!


  • Recruitment activities across all functions working with Talent Acquisition and partnering with Hiring Managers to hire top talent in line with HPO competencies
  • Complex Employee relations support / coach Line Managers and MPS throughout employee lifecycle to mitigate legal risk and work in compliance with McCormick policies, procedures and UK Employment Law
  • Lead Occupational Health management referrals for LTS with 3rd party provider and in conjunction with SHE Department and MPS
  • Project & change Management- Co-ordinate site activity as directed by Lead HRBP/EMEA/Global to deliver improvements in line with People Strategy
  • Act as an escalation point for resolution regarding complex pay queries
  • People Management training and development – design and deliver training to improve line manager capability/ HR induction for all new starters
  • Production of weekly and monthly people statistics analysis of key trends/improvements
  • Approve salary changes/organizational changes in MySuccess throughout Hire to retire process
  • Lead Health and Wellbeing activities for site including Mental Health awareness, promotion of EAP and deliver site wellbeing goals as directed by EMEA/Global
  • Lead annual compensation cycle/ ASR for the site below grade 58 in partnership with Compensation & Benefits/MPS, Site Ethical Audits


  • Proven experience delivering as HR business partner; demonstrated ability to establish productive partnerships with aligned client leadership and extended employee organizations
  • Strength building trust and confidence with leadership and employees; ability to balance advocacy for the company and its employees as it contributes to our People-first, high performance organization and culture
  • Ability to influence without formal authority and build relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Sufficient knowledge of current UK employment legislation and applicable policy and procedure
  • 3-5 years HR experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree is desirable
  • Certifications and/or Licenses in CIPD/Coaching qualification/Leadership qualification is advantageous.


At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavour 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 12,400 employees around the world and more than $5 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. 

Find Us
Haddenham Business Park
Pegasus Way
HP17 8LB
United Kingdom
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