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Sr Ops Business Project Lead

Company: The Hershey Company
Location: Hershey
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Sr Ops Business Project Lead

Posted Date:

May 15, 2023

Requisition Number:


Position: Senior Operations Business Project Leader

Job Location: Hershey, PA

Job Summary:

With minimal supervision, this position will lead Supply Chain Projects of varied scope and complexity to support the US commercial plans; acting as liaison between Supply Chain & Sales/Marketing.

This position will develop operational solutions, provide recommendations to leadership, and establish and implement execution plans for production capacity expansion, margin enhancement and new item production solutions. They will leverage supply chain knowledge, and technical skills to drive solutions in a dynamic business environment.

They will also provide analytical and project management support to cross functional project teams.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the formulation, evaluation, strategy setting, and presentation of product and process solution alternatives (i.e., product offerings, profitability, and the manufacturing solutions).
  • Leads the development of product line standard cost estimates for business case evaluation.
  • Demonstrates and develops supply chain experience to understand and ultimately provide robust operational solutions.
  • Develops capital projects through completion and serves as a project leader during capital project development and approval.
  • Analyzes operational problems, identifies probable root causes, and recommends solutions.
  • Typical scope of business impact is less than $750MM.

    For this position, the incumbent must be able to manage an array of complex collaboration/technical/business problems, taking proper actions indicated and using the appropriate resources.

    A. Regularly Encountered Problems

    • Change management, integration of new tools, processes, or enhancements to existing technology
    • Business challenges requiring creative manufacturing solutions
    • Demand and Supply Balance - resource management and constraints
    • Financial Hurdle Attainment - leading evaluation and assess financial feasibility of new and changing items cost of goods
    • Adherence to Evolving Processes and Expectations

      B. Actions Utilized to Solve Problems

      • Relationship management
      • Internally developed tools (product cost estimating/screening tool, Product Change Management)
      • Meeting facilitation and timeline/goal setting
      • Project management tools
      • Influencing skills
      • Analysis of operational details and translation into business solutions


        • B.S. Required (Engineering/Science/Technology) or related field.

          M.B.A. Preferred
        • Plant level Manufacturing experience or working knowledge of plant operations
        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
        • Strong presentation skills; experience interacting with senior level leadership
        • Analytical or data analysis skills
        • Technical project management
        • Product cost knowledge and estimating preferred.


          Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

Keywords: The Hershey Company, Reading , Sr Ops Business Project Lead, Other , Hershey, Pennsylvania

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