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Manager, Leadership Development

Posted Date:  Sep 15, 2022
Requisition Number:  115571

Manager, Leadership Development

Job Location: Hershey, PA 

Note: This role can be remote with occasional travel to Hershey.

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This position requires that you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (even if working remotely) and present proof of vaccination before beginning employment. If you receive an offer of employment, you will be asked as part of the background check process to upload a copy of your vaccination card.  If you believe you require an accommodation for medical or religious reasons related to the vaccine safety mandate, you may submit a request after you receive an offer of employment. Instructions on how to do so will be provided in your offer letter.



At Hershey, we’re not just a chocolate company. We started with humble roots and a simple five-cent Hershey’s bar. Now, we make more than 80 brands that are enjoyed around the world, including such iconic favorites as Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, Hershey’s Cookies N Crème and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Our founder, Milton Hershey, had a vision to make chocolate accessible to everyone. His dedication to creating a better world continues to inspire our mission statement or as we call it, our purpose, of making more moments of goodness. We are inspired by our long-standing values of togetherness, integrity, making a difference and excellence. These values make our company a special place to work and can be seen in the daily actions of each of our employees around the world.


We are seeking a Manager of Leadership Development accountable for planning and managing the design and delivery of leadership development strategy. This individual will collaborate closely with our key internal business partners, talent professionals within the COE and other stakeholders to translate business needs into impactful leadership development experiences that develop future leaders in Hershey’s leadership pipelines. This role is accountable for end-end oversight and business outcomes of our key leader programs and other leadership competency-building efforts including the design, development, delivery, analysis, measurement, and maintenance of all new and existing global talent programs to ensure these programs provide clear demonstrated impacts and a positive return on overall performance.


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:  

  • Exceptional consulting skills with proven business acumen to address priorities, and challenges
  • Excellent presentation, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively manage the design, development and delivery of LD programs across broad client groups
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to develop a comprehensive plan for leader development that incorporates emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of feedback, talent evaluation and measurement approaches as they apply to leadership development interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically influence and persuade senior leaders
  • Strong business acumen with understanding of basic P&L levers
  • Identifies solutions through effective questioning
  • Digital appreciation i.e. embrace and leverage technology
  • Excellent project management skills to oversee execution of complex communications strategies



Minimum Experience Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 5+ years in an HR, Leadership development or related function
  • Leadership development program design and development experience
  • Must have experience managing large complex projects or programs across global organization
  • Experience and accountability for people, budgets, contract negotiations and outcomes


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Business, Human Resources, I/O Psychology or a related field
  • Multiple different roles in HR such as HR Business Partner experience, Talent Management, Leadership Development etc.


Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, marketing or other relevant field





Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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