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Logistics Manager

Posted Date:  Nov 21, 2022
Requisition Number:  116602

Job Location: Hershey, PA   




The Hershey Company West Hershey plant is a Union plant producing products such as White & Milk Chocolate Paste, Kisses, Nuggets, Milk Bars, Almond Bars, Rolo, Syrup & Cookies and Crème in a high-speed complex environment.


The Logistics Manager is responsible for providing leadership to all shifts within the Logistics Business Unit at West Hershey. Directly manages all daily activities and long-term objectives of their area or department, in conjunction with managers across shifts or departments. Responsible for plant and company goals by providing proactive, efficient, and reliable leadership for one to three shifts, seven day working environment.


Independently performs all assignments after being given general instructions as to the results expected. Receives technical guidance on most unusual or complex problems. Takes the lead and initiates resolution of technical, unusual, or complex problems or issues. Exercise discretion in resolving issues and receives supervisory approval on proposed plans for strategy changes and new projects.


Responsibility may extend across more than one location / area or shift.


Independently leads teams and proposes, plans, and executes projects to eliminate the root cause of problems within the Logistics Business Unit. Independently executes projects of extremely high complexity which have a significant impact on the company's current and/or future business interests. Projects may be of a complex nature relating to equipment or people.




Responsible for determining appropriate delegation of assignments, following up and taking ownership of the delegated assignments for 2 salaried production supervisors and 75 hourly employees across all shifts. Establish, monitor, and control the proper implementation and administration of all plant and department procedures.


Coach, direct, train and develop supervisors to work efficiently across multiple career paths while supporting the manufacturing mission. Administers performance management. Establish and plan for all training that will ensure all members of the department are aligned with company, plant, and department objectives. Lead and maintain the team as a world class organization. Coordinate, organize and delivers communication activities, concerning objectives, results, and plans within and between the department and all other plant functions to assure total seamless operations. Makes necessary judgment calls on specific goal alignment to achieve manufacturing excellence.


Ensure that all aspects of SAP are properly implemented and utilized. Analyze data, lead initiatives to change direction based on outcomes. Responsible for execution of projects plant wide.


Oversee the preparation of the annual Logistics budget of approximately $5.7 million, directing the implementation, and maintaining strong budgetary control of direct, indirect and unit costs.


Provide leadership and participates during problem solving across areas / depts. / shifts. Implements recommendations / solutions. These initiatives can involve people, product, or equipment issues. Provide vision and leadership to champion initiatives, drive and implement change to optimize the business focusing on safety, quality, and costs.


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


  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills
  • Ability to provide leadership to supervisors and work with other managers
  • Ability to provide leadership and problem solving in high-speed manufacturing systems
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Budget and cost control skills
  • PC skills: SAP, Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.
  • SAP or other ERP system skills a plus
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent leadership skills 
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Overtime may be required to accomplish goals and objectives


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 


  • B.S. Degree or equivalent experience is required
  • Minimum 8-10 years’ experience in manufacturing
  • Minimum 5 years in a leadership role





Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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