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People Development Manager (Hybrid)


Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Job ID:  51510
Estimated Travel:  25 - 50%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Human Resources



Purpose of the Job:

The People Development Manager works with the business to manage the people development processes and programs for all business functions in Metal North America. This role will take primary direction from the Vice President of Metal- North America and will collaborate with the Group T&D functions as well as the Glass NA PDM.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Leading and facilitating centrally run Ardagh Group Leadership Journey Programs, including AGILE (Ardagh Growing International Leadership Excellence) Leading with Excellence and Leading with Impact
  • Development, facilitation, and logistics planning for Local AGILE First Line Manager/Supervisor training programs.
  • Partnering with HR and Plant Managers to perform gap analyses and design programs that build people management and leadership skills at our manufacturing plant locations
  • Coordination of individual development plans for participants identified through PDR, Succession Planning or AGILE program participation.
  • Process Owner for PDR (Personal Development Review), Succession Management, Cross-Functional Mentoring Program, and/or the Management Trainee Program
  • Project management of organizational development & employee engagement initiatives
  • Development of leadership and management training content for the Ardagh Learning Platform
  • Administration of psychometric tools, 360 assessments, and feedback sessions
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Participation in the global People Development Manager working group



  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills with all organizational levels
  • Strong facilitation skills using adult learning techniques
  • Outstanding detail orientation, organization, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with key business leaders
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership assessment, development, and performance management
  • Key knowledge of the principles and methods of managing organizational change, leadership development, talent management/succession planning, facilitation, coaching, and learning
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change at all levels of the organization
  • Understanding of business functions from a “big picture” perspective
  • Proactive, hands-on, results-oriented style with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Ability to travel as needed to plant/corporate locations, between 25% and 40% of the time; some international travel may be required.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, HR, Organizational Development, Business, or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years of training and facilitation experience
  • 3-5 years of experience using psychometric tools, such as DISC, MBTI, CEB Talent Central, or other
  • 5+ years in a supervisory role, managing others, and/or other demonstrated leadership experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPLP, SPHR, or SHRM-SCP Certified
  • Coach Certification, or participation in a formal coach-training program
  • Work experience in a manufacturing environment



Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Occasional lifting of boxed training materials is required up to 50 lbs.


Work Environment:This job operates in a professional office and training room environment with travel to manufacturing plant locations. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, projectors, and photocopiers.






Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then, we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with yearly revenues of approximately $7 billion. Today, we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Did you know….

  • Ardagh produces many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
  • Metal and glass packaging we produce are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • We produce more than 160 million containers per day across the country?
  • Ardagh Metal Beverage North America produces more than 15 billion cans and can ends annually?
  • Approximately 75% of aluminum ever produced is still in use today?
  • Aluminum cans, with 73%, have the highest recycled content among all beverage containers?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and has a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

Ardagh Group North America has been and will continue to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, creed, religion (including religious dress and grooming), color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these factors is prohibited.

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Nearest Major Market: Chicago