BU Mgr Manufacturing

Posted Date:  Feb 12, 2024
Requisition Number:  121273

Position Title: BU Mgr Manufacturing

Reports to Title: Site Operations Leader

Dept / Function: Manufacturing

Ubicación: Planta Escobedo, NL




The Business Unit Leader, reports to the Site Operations leader, serves as a member of the Plant Leadership Team, and is responsible for providing production leadership in assigned area(s).  This role has full responsibility and accountability for all aspects of managing a Business Unit, including but not limited to people safety; food safety; quality; cost; service; people leadership; maintenance; and project implementation.

This role is also responsible for daily and long-term plant and company goals by providing proactive, efficient, and reliable leadership for two shifts in a seven-day working environment, while effectively collaborating at all organizational levels within and outside of the plant site.  Demonstrated success in this role can provide career advancement opportunities to compete for higher level roles within the Supply Chain, including Plant Manager at other facilities within The Hershey Company’s global network.  This role is usually directly responsible for 12 employees and indirectly responsible for ~900 employees as well as development, management, and delivery of approximately 100M lbs managing a $6M usd annual budget.



  • Responsible for ensuring a culture that places high value on employee safety and food safety including compliance to NOMs, OSHA and FDA regulations.
  • Independently lead teams and execute projects to eliminate root causes of manufacturing failures.
  • Coaches, directs, facilitates, trains, and develops manufacturing supervisors.
  • Effectively work as part of or lead cross-functional teams to deliver against business objectives.
  • Oversees the annual budget preparation, directs the implementation, and maintains strong budgetary control of direct, indirect, and unit costs.
  • Ability to make department assessments, identify problems, develop solutions, as well as articulate a plan to Plant Manager, peers, and direct reports that yields performance improvements.
  • Ensures effective employee relations, measured at least in part through the annual employee engagement survey results specific to the assigned Business Unit.  This should be accomplished through significant floor time and consistent application of work rules.
  • Demonstrates genuine concern for employees’ well-being.
  • Coordinates, organizes and delivers communication activities, concerning objectives, results and plans within and between the department and all other plant functions. Makes necessary judgment calls on specific goal alignment to achieve manufacturing excellence.
  • Accountable for performance management of salaried staff.  Ensures appropriate employment decisions and issue resolution through proper investigation and involvement of key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for management, development and/or assessment of training plans that ensure all members of the department are aligned with company, plant, and department objectives. Leads and maintains the team as a world-class organization.
  • Primary owner of the Continuous Improvement process within the Business Unit in support of goals and objectives of The Hershey Company.  Accountable for adherence to defined processes and systems.
  • Responsible for determining appropriate delegation of assignments, ensuring follow up and taking ownership of the delegated assignments.


Skills and abilities required:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team building skills with the ability to inspire and provide excellent leadership in a high-speed manufacturing environment to broad and diverse workforce teams, including supervisors and large hourly teams
  • Ability to overcome resistance to change, adapt to change, and lead change
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Proven track record of ability to positively motivate others and deliver business results
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Budget creation and application of cost controls
  • PC skills: SAP, Excel, Word, Power Point, social media, and other contemporary internet tools, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), NOMs and OSHA standards
  • Possesses a desire to learn, advance, and grow career
  • Willingness to consider future assignments within and outside of Manufacturing and/or to relocate within The Hershey Company to broaden your experience, develop your career, and to fill critical business needs
  • Experience working with manufacturing management systems and continuous improvement as Lean Manufacturing and TPM.



  • Bachelor’s degree or related technical discipline is strongly preferred.



  • 3-5 years in a leadership role required (Manager)
  • 5 years of experience in manufacturing or equivalent work experience preferred