Take the Lead in Your Career

As a participant in the prestigious Stanley Black & Decker Leadership Program (SLP), you’ll gain real-world experience to help you become an innovative and results-driven leader.

The multiyear program offers high-potential, early-career employees a variety of challenging rotational assignments and experiences that give you direct exposure to and interaction with colleagues and leaders across our iconic brands and businesses.

Explore Our Functional Tracks:

  • Global Supply Chain
  • Engineering
  • Technology & Data Analytics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Commercial

The rotational aspect of the SLP exposed me to different tool systems, management styles and differing sets of product design challenges that gave me a diverse portfolio of experiences to draw from in my career.

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Charles J.
Engineering SLP Graduate

Take the Lead

SLP: Jump Start Your Career Here

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What Can You Expect from the SLP?

  • Develop your skills through various projects and assignments to more quickly identify your functional strengths.

  • Be considered for new assignments and opportunities geared toward agile, high-achieving, early-career talented employees (that could include relocation considerations).
  • Get paired with a mentor and gain ongoing coaching that will help you to better identify your strengths, areas for development and career motivators – all geared to help you succeed in your current and future roles.

  • Have the opportunity to network with and learn from various leaders across the organization.
  • Lead the design, development and implementation of a lean project that improves and adds value to your business area.
  • Share and present your impactful project to the global SLP community and internal lean experts.
  • Join a group of cross-functional peers through a series of training events to collaborate and participate in a robust learning curriculum.
  • Committee groups are available to influence the overall SLP community experience and include community involvement, engagement, leader podcast development and more.
  • As an alumni program member, opt-in to participate in the Social Impact Fellowship Program to expand your personal purpose and make an impact in your community.

Functional Tracks

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Global Supply Chain

  • Manufacturing
  • Supply / Demand Planning
  • Sourcing / Procurement
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  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • New Product Design
  • Electro-Mechanical
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Technology & Data Analytics

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Data Science
  • Business Insights
  • Intelligent Automation
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  • Accounting/Controllership
  • Operational Finance
  • Commercial Finance
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Internal Audit
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Human Resources

  • HR Generalist
  • Talent Analytics
  • Learning & Development
  • Talent Acquisition
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  • Digital Marketing
  • Product Marketing
  • Field Marketing
  • Brand Marketing
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Building Careers, Comradery and Connections

For participants of the SLP, mentorship can be an invaluable tool for building career success. See what two participants in the SLP — Fran and Rebecca — are saying about their experiences with mentorship.

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