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Operations Specialist Manufacturing Alliances

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

Job Description:

Job Location: Hershey, PA  





Provide support to the Manufacturing Alliance team by identifying ?nancial risks on external suppliers and developing plans for resolution. The Operations Specialist directly communicates with and supports external service providers at multiple locations having a direct impact on attainment and working capital, DDD’s, and minimizing costs by e?ectively   managing inventories and production output. The Operations Specialist is responsible for developing and tracking continuous improvement projects.



Major Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Provide daily support to the Manufacturing Alliances team in the areas of SAP scheduling agreements, schedule lines, inventory control, intermediates, ingredients, and materials sourcing.
  • Create scheduling agreements. Accurately maintain material master records, BOM’s, production reporting and variances in SAP. Work with Finance to validate interplant mix opportunities, provide recommendations, and facilitate SKU relocation.
  • Identify, execute, and track continuous improvement opportunities. Host meetings and        facilitate ideation sessions.
  • Monitor PLM projects and work with Account Manager, Business Development, Marketing, Planning, OBD, Procurement among others to communicate timing and updates about the project. Elevate critical issues as they relate to upcoming new products.
  • Work with co-packing and co-manufacturing facilities to e?ectively manage limited warehouse space and to identify obsolete, defective, and damaged packaging materials to be returned to suppliers for credit.



Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:


  • Knowledge of supply chain management principles
  • Problem-solving, analytical, and communications skills (verbal/written)
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing conditions
  • Solid organization / prioritization skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and facilitate meeting internally and externally
  • Strong PC skills including the use of MS O?ce products (particularly Excel), as well as pro?ciency in using SAP or and databases
  • Strong influential skill and customer service background



Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business emphasizing Logistics, Operations, Supply Chain Management or   equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years in supply chain area with particular focus on manufacturing, planning, sourcing, or continuous improvement.









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 , Operations Specialist Manufacturing Alliances, Other , Hershey, Pennsylvania

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