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Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Hershey Company

SSG partnered with The Hershey Company in an executive search to hire their new Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Debra Simmers. Hershey is an international leader in the snack industry, boasting an extensive portfolio of over 90 brands and annual revenues nearing $11 billion.

With a career spanning nearly three decades, Ms. Simmers is a seasoned human resources executive with a deep expertise in talent acquisition. Her background includes a significant tenure as an HR Business Partner, where she has been instrumental in fostering a culture of urgency, innovation and inclusivity. Her proficiency in leading high-performing teams is marked by her adept use of technology and analytics to develop comprehensive talent strategies.

Before her current role, Ms. Simmers excelled as an Executive Director of Human Resources and Global Talent Acquisition Business Partners at Bristol Myers Squibb. Her impressive track record includes pivotal positions at Celgene Corporation, Axovant Sciences and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where her responsibilities expanded in scope and significance.

As Debra Simmers steps into this significant role, the firm is proud to have supported Hershey in finding the right talent to help them continue creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all their employees. For more information on career opportunities and to join the team that Debra will be shaping, visit Hershey’s career page.

Salveson Stetson Group – Executive Search

Salveson Stetson Group (SSG) brings more than 25 years of executive search experience expanding the capabilities of senior leadership teams for clients across a multitude of industries. Ranked as a Top Executive Recruiting Firm by Forbes, we identify talent that adds to organizational expertise and enhances success.

SSG works with a diverse group of clients, including:

  • Public and private companies
  • For-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Venture- and PE-backed firms
  • Small to mid-market and large companies
  • Global and domestic employers

Industry sectors we serve include life sciences, consumer goods, retail, financial services, and manufacturing. We have an outstanding track record for recruiting strong senior leaders across disciplines with a special focus on HR, finance, non-profit, pharmaceutical, and biotech.

Visit the recent appointments page for the full list of our latest executive search successes.

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