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Product Change Specialist

Company: HersheyCareers
Location: Hershey
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Location:  Hershey, PA         

Remote work will be considered




Key Activities

  • Functions as Specialist for Engineering Record (ER) within SAP.   Initiates and monitors workflow; assign subject matter experts and task owners, task oversight, management of key dates, durations, and approvers as appropriate
  • Performs and verifies SAP BOM creation for new and changing items
  • Uses output of impact analysis ("where-used" reporting) to link materials impacted to proposed product changes
  • Sets up and ensures Engineering Records (ER) are created in SAP PLM with correct template based on reason for change
  • Act as a liaison to all functional areas (Packaging, Manufacturing, Research and Development, Quality Assurance, etc.), ensuring data owners are assigned to relevant data structures & objects via ER
  • Governs SAP Engineering Record approvals,  ascertains business critical issues to be resolved for projects to advance, and concludes whether process requirements were met whether process requirements were met
  • Proactively provides insight, direction, and resolution on moderately complex process and system issues. 




Key Interactions

  • Report to: US Supply Chain Operations, Operations Business Development
  • Internal: Project Champions, Project Managers, Functional SMEs, Manufacturing, Master Data Steward
  • External: Suppliers and Contract Packaging and Manufacturing      
  • Skills / Competencies
  • Domain knowledge of end-to-end Product Lifecycle Management processes and master data process and lifecycle
  • Process Excellence & Orientation
  • Established understanding of the structure, hierarchy, and interrelationship of bills of material, material assemblies, and specifications
  • Strong Communication, Collaboration, & Teamwork Orientation
  • Project Management (for overseeing coordination, tasks, etc. for PERs )
  • Reporting & KPI Measurement
  • SAP tool knowledge.  MS Project or other timeline/PM tool a plus
  • Strong Analytical and Presentation Skills – Excel and PowerPoint
  • Capability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities





  • Education: Bachelor's degree preferred. Project Management and/or LEAN/Six Sigma training or certification a plus.
  • Experience: 5+ years of related work experience, preferably in CPG, Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • Exposure to data quality, records management, security and privacy concepts, best practices, and project management tools/technologies is advantageous.
  • Experience related to business process improvement, root cause analysis, and structured problem solving.






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

Keywords: HersheyCareers, Reading , Product Change Specialist, Other , Hershey, Pennsylvania

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