Business Relationship Director, Integrated Business Planning & Sourcing

Mccormick Hunt Valley , MD 21031

Posted 4 months ago

McCormick & Company, Inc., a world leader in the spice, flavor and seasonings industry, is seeking a full time Business Relationship Director, Integrated Business Planning & Sourcing. This is position will be located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, or EMEA.

With more than $4 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 makes every moment and meal better

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.


With a focus on Integrated Business Planning, Procure-to-Pay and Strategic Sourcing, the Business Relationship Director (BRD) works with business partners across McCormick seeking to stimulate, surface, and shape demand for capabilities and solutions forming IT's business-aligned roadmap. This individual ensures that the potential business value from those capabilities and assets are captured, optimized, and recognized in partnership with other IT teams. Acts as an internal business consultant by recommending strategic projects that bring business value. Also, provides technical expertise regarding project design, architecture, implementation, and support.

This position is accountable for ERP delivery within own area of responsibility.

The incumbent must be able to communicate technical roadmaps, strategies, capabilities, solutions and trends both inside IT and with business leaders, in a form and level that each audience can consume.

Through effective relationship management, contributes to IT direction by actively partnering with business stakeholders to determine strategic technology direction. They work to identify ways in which they can support and advance business objectives. Additionally, helps shape business demand by partnering with business and IT resources to facilitate the creation of business cases and value plans and ensuring value optimization and communication across teams.

This individual is responsible for the direct management of a global team.


  • Drive the business and IT

  • Partner with business leaders to:

  • Enable them to articulate their function's technology needs and requirements to enable business performance.

  • Measure adoption and develop future roadmap and opportunities.

  • Plan new initiatives, evaluate ideas, and determine how they fit into business capability roadmaps and priorities.

  • Partner with IT Application Delivery to maintain visibility over the portfolio execution.

  • Act as an internal advisor and visionary on emerging technologies by recommending strategic projects that bring business value.

  • Cost center and project budgets

  • Manage budgetary efforts necessary for securing appropriate funding for key efforts. Responsible to drive business case definition for strategic projects.

  • Accountable for the related technology cost center(s), budgeting technology projects and assistance in development of value propositions for solutions.

  • Technology strategy and architecture

  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture and IT Security on architectural strategy and technical innovation plans to support the IT vision with the business teams.

  • Seek innovative solutions and feed them back to the business, weighing all key factors such as business fit, total cost of ownership, technological fit, compliance, security requirements and ease of use.

  • Evaluate new applications for compatibility with current systems, technical requirements, business objectives and corporate strategy.

  • Team leadership and coaching

  • Manage performance evaluation process and development needs of global team members, including developing goals and supporting employees in writing their development plans.

  • Mentor team to shape initiatives and work efforts to seek cost efficiencies and effectiveness for the business.

  • Innovation

  • By actively surveying technology and process innovation, identify, develop and embed technology and strategic capabilities that drive profitable growth and/or provides competitive advantage for McCormick & Co. Drive innovation within the IT organization and the business through on-going evaluations of emerging or value-added solutions.

  • Leverage external sources, network and partnerships to identify best practice and offer progressive solutions that deliver incremental value or create a competitive advantage.

  • Operational Excellence

  • Actively drive and is accountable for team adherence to company and department policies and standards including, but not limited to: Sarbanes-Oxley, IT General Controls and IT Operating Model (ITOM) processes.


  • Academic

  • BA/BSc - Business or Technology field, or related discipline.

  • Experience

  • 12+ years experience in systems solution design, integration or development.

  • 7+ years prior staff leadership experience.

  • 5+ experience in resource and budget planning.

  • 10+ years experience, including 5+ full lifecycle implementations on a global scale, in:

  • Supply Chain Planning (SAP APO and ideally IBP)

  • Procure-to-Pay (SAP MM, FI-AP)

  • Spend analytics

  • Experience in Strategic sourcing.

  • Well versed in systems integration, including Cloud platforms.

  • Process or CPG industry experience.

  • Competencies

  • Team player, demonstrates exemplary leadership and is able to build relationships, interface effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Progressive thinker, able to think and influence strategically across teams.

  • Experienced in managing relationships across multiple cultures and geographies up to the highest levels of the organization.

  • Sharp analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Global business and functional acumen: able to understand the complexity of business on a global scale, embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy, work with the nuances of specific cultures to make informed decisions.

  • Strong time management, organizational and prioritization skills for self and others.

  • Project management skills in technical or business area.

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.


  • MBA Business acumen needed to work business and technology strategies and objectives.

  • Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical or Life Science industry experience.

  • PMP, SAP and/or APICS certification.

  • Hands on knowledge of Ariba and advanced vendor portal capabilities, ideally with implementation experience.

  • Knowledge of traceability (ideally SAP Global Batch Traceability).

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.

See if you are a match!

See how well your resume matches up to this job - upload your resume now.

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Human Resources Business Partner

Zenimax Media, Inc.

Posted 5 days ago

VIEW JOBS 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM 2019-03-06T00:00 We are seeking an experienced Human Resources Business Partner to support ZeniMax Online Studios in Hunt Valley, MD. This position will provide local support in functional areas of Human Resources, including but not limited to recruitment and employment, employee relations and benefits. Responsibilities: Recruiting: Utilize applicant tracking system, post positions, prescreen candidates, schedule interviews, arrange travel and accommodations, check references, manage salary negotiations and conduct new hire orientation. Benefits: Assist with the initial enrollment in health and welfare plans, respond to employee inquiries, coordinate benefits with third party providers and ensure compliance with government regulations. Employee Relations: Partner with employees to communicate various Human Resources policies, procedures and initiatives. Plan employee events and incentive programs. Help resolve employee relation issues in a professional and timely manner. Performance Management: Interact with managers to evaluate reviews and merit process and ensure that reviews are completed and submitted in a timely manner. Training and Development: Develop and deliver training presentations to studio's employees relating to interview skills, performance reviews, management training, and other areas as necessary. Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline * Minimum 3 years HR experience (benefits, compensation, employee relations or performance management) required * Knowledge and experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, preferably Taleo * Employee relations experience * Current knowledge of employment-related legislation * Excellent judgment and discretion * Strong organizational and project management skills * Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing computer applications (Word, Excel, and HRIS) * Ability to work effectively in a highly confidential, very fast-paced environment and solve complex problems * Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills Zenimax Media, Inc. Hunt Valley MD

Business Relationship Director, Integrated Business Planning & Sourcing