Rachel Horwitz is the Global Learning and Development Director for Mars University, the L&D function of Mars Incorporated. In this role she is responsible for collaborating with global leaders to develop a capability building strategy for Digital Transformation that addresses the learning and development needs of Associates and is aligned with Mars business goals and objectives. Rachel joined Mars in 2011 as an HR Business Partner in Mars Chocolate North America. In 2013, Rachel took on the role of Global Curriculum Design Director leading instructional design within Mars University. She worked cross functionally on design and development of learning curriculum and created a standard instructional design process utilized throughout Mars.
Prior to Mars, Rachel worked in the beauty industry at Estee Lauder Companies and Coty Incorporated as an HR Business Partner. In these roles she was responsible for driving talent development, talent acquisition, associate relations and learning and development for a variety of functions within the organizations. She has a BS in Business from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Industrial Labor Relations and Human Resources from Baruch College in New York City. Rachel lives in New Jersey and has 2 very active boys, she also spends her free time powerlifting and competing in Crossfit.