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Director People Strategy & Workforce Planning

Posted Date:  Nov 10, 2023
Requisition Number:  120454

Job Location: Hershey, PA

Note: This position can be remote



The Director of People Strategy and Workforce Planning will partner closely with the CHRO, HRLT, VP Strategy as well as other cross-functional senior leadership.  The role will support and enable leadership to make decisions in service of our workforce needs that deliver on Hershey’ strategic priorities. 
What the role must deliver:  

-Comprehensive strategic workforce plan in partnership with Enterprise Strategy team that serves future workforce needs, forecasts workforce costs aligned to the Business Planning cycles and is anchored in enabling our Leading Snacking Powerhouse vision. 
-HR strategic plan and roadmap aligned to executive priorities and overall business goals. 
-People strategies, guided by data, set the HR functional priorities to deliver the business run and change while enhancing the employee experience, improve retention, and drive employee engagement aligned with our EVP​. 


Critical skills: 

-Ability to continuously research trends to inform our strategic priorities including needed skills and capabilities. 
-Ability to develop and implement HR strategies that align with workforce planning mission and long-term objectives.  
- Ability to serve as strategic advisor to ensure alignment of goals to executive priorities. 
-Strong leadership skills to inspire, motivate, and guide the HR team and the broader organization. 
-Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, to engage with senior management, staff, and external stakeholders effectively. 


-Data and Insights Expert: Leverages data and insights to form strategies and measure progress. 
-Results-Oriented Visionary: Achieves current goals while planning for the future with trust and courage.  
-Problem Solver:  Ability to drive work from strategy to execution delivering solutions, implementing seamlessly, and measuring results. 
-Strategic Mindset: Ability to understand business vision and priorities, and translate into integrated tools, processes and actions. 
-Strategic Advisor:  Easily collaborates and consults with senior leaders to build strategic plans and ensure alignment of HR priorities with enterprise priorities. 
-Effective Influencer and Communicator:  Ability to lead, communicate and influence stakeholders at all levels. 


-Depth in workforce planning and talent with the ability to anticipate what it takes to drive meaningful outcomes in the bench, including how to anticipate skills, numbers and timing. 
-Advising Executive and Senior leadership and influencing their thinking through enterprise leadership experiences, with a preference in HR and human capital strategy. 
-Leveraging data for storytelling and informed decision making. 

Educational pedigree: 


Undergraduate from top school 
MBA from top school or MSHR from top school  




Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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