Job Location: Hershey, PA
The Sr. Mgr. Breakthrough Engineering understands the business strategy and identifies breakthrough supply chain technologies to transform our business system.
The Sr. Mgr. will also serve as a subject matter expert with high level depth and breadth of technical knowledge cross-functionally. Breakthrough supply chain technologies include but are not limited to: robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, flexible manufacturing, "lights out" operations, advanced analytics, internet of things, vertical integration, and new distribution channels.
Provides management with technical advisements in the design and approach to major engineering and project management efforts. Interacts closely with senior management in an advisory capacity and with the managerial staff of Global Operations as an expert project management and engineering resource.
May represent the Company in professional and industrial organizations as required. Leads and manages diverse, and usually large, project teams comprised of both technical and non-technical Company persons, along with a broad composition of external contractors and suppliers. Able to simultaneously manage multiple large and complex projects, devises methods and procedures to ensure project commitments are delivered and communicates business critical project activities effectively to all levels of management.
Project budget and schedule decisions made have the potential to impact the Company. Works independently. Reports to Senior Director, Breakthrough Engineering
Partners with Director to manage the supply chain innovation funnel from conception to delivery. Helps to prioritize work streams for projects within the funnel.
Actively leads and manages large and complex innovative projects of significant dollar amounts that have the potential to impact the Company business.
Able to simultaneously lead and manage multiple large capital projects and manage a large and diverse contractor and supplier base as such capital projects are implemented.
To successfully accomplish capital project objectives, able to lead and direct activities of persons not directly assigned to the project team, e.g., Marketing persons, S&OP persons, IE's, R&D members, etc
Ensures all project implementation activities are in full compliance with all corporate capital control policies and procedures.
Ensures all assigned technical team members are working in a collective manner, work is technically correct for the project scope, and all efforts are executed in a manner to maintain project budget and schedule.
When directing and managing non-THC persons contracted to support the project implementation commitments, represents the Company in a manner as outlined in the Corporate Code of Business Ethics, and ensures all contractors and suppliers adhere to applicable Company safety, security, and contractual requirements.
Actively involved in the development of the future major capital projects that has the potential to impact the Company's business.
Provides technical, schedule, and budgeting advisements during the project development processes.
Provides key engineering functional advisements and direction to GOE management and Global Operations management during project development activities to ensure full project scopes, schedules, and budgets are developed, challenged, and critiqued.
Provides mentoring and coaching to more junior engineers, technical specialists, and project managers to provide opportunities for them to develop critical technical, management, and business skills to create the next generation of GOE technical and leadership personnel.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent experience
20 plus years of major engineering project management experience
Experience with complex supply chains, supply chain systems, and advanced engineering technology
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans
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