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Stanley Black & Decker Leadership Program (SLP)

Our Leadership Program is a comprehensive, competency-based program designed to develop the next generation of Stanley Black & Decker leaders.

This two-year program offers high-potential, early-career associates the opportunity to complement quality work experiences with exposure to challenging learning and development experiences.

As a participant, you will build the foundation that prepares you for a successful leadership career with Stanley Black & Decker.

You will have the opportunity to begin your career with Stanley Black & Decker in one of our core functional Centers of Excellence:

  • Operations (Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Distribution)
  • Sales, Marketing, and Product Management
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources

At the same time, you will have the opportunity to complement your experience with a comprehensive learning curriculum, developed to strengthen your skills and ensure you have the tools to become a results-driven leader:

  • Commercial Excellence
  • Transformative Lean
  • Financial Excellence
  • Global Supply Management

Along the way, the program offers invaluable experiences for high-potential candidates seeking challenging opportunities to jump-start a career:

  • Global Networking and Exposure—Events bring program members together and enable participants to network and interact not only with each other but also with Stanley Black & Decker associates and senior leaders.
  • Mentoring—Program participants have significant exposure to role models and the opportunity to build relationships with experienced Stanley Black & Decker leaders and professionals.
  • Coaching—Participants receive developmental and performance feedback on an ongoing basis through the Stanley Black & Decker Performance Management process.
  • Community—Participants engage in volunteer opportunities to help Stanley Black & Decker strengthen the community where we live and work.
  • Stanley Black & Decker University—Visit our world-class, state-of-the-art Center with your peers to share best practices and strengthen your skills.
  • Stanley Black & Decker University Online—Leverage our global online learning portal designed to further your professional development throughout your career at Stanley Black & Decker.

Are You a Candidate?

The Leadership Program is selective. We’re looking for highly motivated top performers with a proven track record of success. We expect our associates to exhibit leadership potential, to be results-oriented, and to be driven to succeed.

We look for talented individuals with a bachelor’s degree who demonstrate:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Leadership Qualities and Skills
  • Flexibility and Willingness to Relocate
  • Motivation to Reach Higher Levels at an Accelerated Rate

And we require that each participant be firmly rooted in and committed to our 7 Leadership Qualities:

  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Vision
  • Boundaryless
  • Stretch
  • Speed

To search for open Leadership Program positions, click here and use keyword SLP.