HARIBO of America


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The Learning and Organizational Development Partner, or Human Resources Business Partner – L&OD, owns and governs the enterprise learning and development through impactful training programs to engage associates and improve workplace performance. Oversees L&OD initiatives including curriculum creation and talent assessment aligned with the business needs. This role is an agent for change influencing senior leaders and key stakeholders making decisions and recommendations on strategic L&OD initiatives. The original and iconic HARIBO Goldbears, created in 1922, have delighted kids and grown-ups for 100 years!

Located on-site at the HARIBO of America corporate office in Rosemont, Illinois, the Learning & Organizational Development Partner will collaborate with functional leadership at the HARIBO of America corporate headquarters, the factory Training Manager at our brand new manufacturing plant, and various Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to analyze current and future capability needs and design training programs aligned with developing competencies and learning opportunities. Additionally, the Learning & Organizational Development Partner will facilitate and lead in-person trainings and virtual workshops, oversee the LMS/Learning Management System, and develop and execute strategies for associate training, talent development , succession planning, employee engagement and retention.

The ideal Learning & Organizational Development Partner / Human Resources Business Partner will have at minimum of 7 years of experience HR/OD experience implementing learning, training, and development programs, a Bachelor's Degree, proficiency in course development software and LMS / Learning Management Systems, and ideally have experience planning, designing and facilitating effective curriculums, communications, presentations, and trainings for both corporate and manufacturing audiences.


  • Collaborate with functional leadership, factory Training Manager, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to analyze current and future capability needs and design training programs aligned with developing competencies and learning opportunities
  • Ownership of HARIBO’s Learning Management System (LMS) for training tools, deployment and tracking. Identify and partner with external consultants for organizational learning initiatives
  • Provide training and consultative services for mentoring, development, coaching and leadership
  • Facilitate and lead in-person and virtual workshops
  • Track ROI and report on key training metrics
  • Responsible for developing, planning, and executing strategies for associate training and development to support succession planning, engagement and retention
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive HR/OD experience implementing learning, training, and development programs
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in human resources, learning and development, organizational development or industrial-organizational psychology
  • Experience planning, designing and facilitating effective curriculums, communications, presentations, and trainings
  • Course development software and Learning Management Systems (LMS) experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or certifications in related field with executive coaching and training
  • Proven experience driving organizational development through learning, training, and performance management
What can you expect?

You will be part of a successful family-run company with core values that is growing internationally faster than ever before. We nurture long-term associate relationships, work-life blend, rich learning environment, and a tangible impact in the company's success.


Are you looking to make a meaningful impact with your work? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you a people-person with a passion for human resources? Does working in a growing organization excite you? If the answer is yes, then this is the job for you! Working at HARIBO inspires childlike happiness through the impactful work, dedication, and passion for our brand. Come join our team, where our associates are our greatest asset!

The Happy World of HARIBO is more than a business; we’re family. We always have been, since our founding in 1920. For the last 100 years, while we’ve expanded internationally and created over 1,000 confectionery treats, we’ve known our talented Associates are behind our greatest successes. That’s why we’re committed to investing in their growth, development and career opportunities.

At HARIBO, you’re empowered to charter your own path with mentoring and support from colleagues throughout the business. We encourage you to try new things, think of possibilities and aim higher – all while having fun delivering moments of childlike happiness to our gummi fans in the U.S.

Our core values and focus on long-term success continue to guide the way we do business every day. Our success story is rooted in our teams, and giving them the autonomy, support and freedom to make the best decisions for our consumers, customers and each other.

We give back to the places where we live and work. We listen to our consumers and get excited about innovation. We encourage diverse schools of thought and nurture inclusivity. We work to inspire joy through sweet treats that are fun to share. Want to know more about us? Please visit

We’d love to hear more about you.

HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, including protected veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative or email

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