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Manager, Human Resources Business Partner

Posted Date:  Mar 2, 2023
Requisition Number:  117565

Human Resources Business Partner

Position Location: Hershey, PA (hybrid schedule)

Pay Level: 2B


The Human Resources (HR) Manager provides primary HR business partner support for The Hershey Company’s Marketing, R&D, and Marketing COE organizations and leadership. While the HR Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for working with these groups, as part of a larger, flexible team of business partners, the HRBP may, as business needs mandate, support other organizational areas or projects.


The HRBP’s role is to build the leadership capability, organizational capability and culture that enables Hershey to achieve its objectives. This is accomplished by focusing on the delivery of core HR programs and processes (e.g. talent segmentation/planning, performance management, employee engagement), executing new organizational development projects (e.g. training & development programs, M&A integration, organizational design), and providing coaching and advice to Sr. Leaders.  Additionally, the HRBP will engage in employee relations efforts by investigating potential violations of company policy and helping to manage sensitive employee situations (e.g. employee separations) in partnership with our HR COEs.


The HRBP will leverage data and insights to identify opportunities by assessing needs, translating the needs into requirements for the right solutions, and working with the Director HR US Commercial to prioritize strategic projects. The HRBP will work collaboratively with clients, within HR, and across other functions to deliver value.  


Position will require some travel.  



  • Consulting, conducting needs assessments that leverage data, and developing credible business cases and initiative proposals
  • Coaching and advising leaders
  • Designing HR solutions 
  • Planning and delivering HR processes and projects for a business area

Minimum Experience Requirements:  

  •  4+ years’ experience performing in a variety of HR roles with strong generalist experience
  • Experience diagnosing opportunities for organizational improvement using data and insights
  • Experience coaching, advising and positively influencing leaders
  • Project Management experience

Nice to Have Experience:  

  • Led performance management and talent management processes
  • Partnered with learning and development team to build and deliver learning strategy and programs
  • Partnered with talent acquisition to develop short- and long-term talent pipeline strategies
  • Designed and delivered change plans for large scale projects
  • Experience conducting investigations into potential violations of company policy
  • Experience handling sensitive Employee Relations matters


•    Bachelor’s Degree required (a concentration in Human Resources preferred)


Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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