The Hershey Company is seeking a Project Manager with both waterfall and agile methodology experience to join our team. The primary function of this role is to lead operational and strategic projects for Hersheys commercial teams, including but not limited to sales, marketing, business intelligence and analytics. Have successful track in delivery project through:
Building relationships/trust with project team members
Understanding at a high-level, the solutions and benefits that a project is delivering in both functional and technical terms
Defining and managing scope, resource, timeline, cost, issues/risks
Managing through corporate policy (procurement, legal, capital, finance, audit)
Bringing high level of confidence to deliver business value drivers as defined by PMO guiding principles
PROJECT MANAGEMENT Converts project scope to detailed project plans; provide conceptual framework for plan, define milestones; gathers information regarding effort, resources, budget, technical complexity and translates that information into project specifications. Ensure focus on change management including appropriate cascading of information. Communicates project expectations and progress to Project Team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion (team meetings, team meeting minutes, presentations, design reviews, stage gate meetings, emails, phone calls, face-to-face conversations, project documentation, etc.). Continually manages project expectations with the Project Team Members and other stakeholders; delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate Project Team members. Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the Project Team. Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, project documentation and presentations. Escalates conflicts with the Project Sponsor. Should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate problem-solving and interpersonal skills that facilitate effective interactions within cross-functional teams and with external providers. Able to identify issues and generate solutions or request appropriate intervention. High energy with ability to self-manage and deliver
Bachelors degree in business, Computer Science or related discipline MBA desired.
Minimum of 6 years experience in project management, business systems analysis, software development or deployment, with a minimum of 3 years experience managing waterfall or agile projects.
Very high proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project Office or other Project Management tools
Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication skills and also problem-solving and interpersonal skills that facilitate effective interactions within cross-functional teams
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to support interaction with various levels within The Hershey Company
Composure under pressure. self-starter, and collaborative working style
Ability to influence stakeholders
Ability to manage multiple projects and client interactions concurrently (project management and time management skills)
Attention to detail and strong work ethic
Ability to manage an integrated plan across other project components
Ability to monitoring critical path and dependencies
Ability to collaborate with other project managers and program support to ensure program cohesion and work efficiencies
Deeply experienced with the entire project lifecycle from idea generation through project closure. This also includes the development, monitoring and controlling of project schedules, budget/spend, resource plans, quality plans and communications, as well as standard project management practices
This person is expected to work East Coast hours.
Experience with Clarity and Rally a plus
Experience in Consumer-Packaged Goods and/or retail industry
Manage multiple projects simultaneously (medium-very large revenue-generating projects) for the sales, marketing and business intelligence and analytics space such as shelf-planning, retail execution, retail analytics and reporting, eCommerce, digital marketing, etc.
Experience with technology such as Data Warehousing or Big Data solutions, analytics solution and web development is desired