The Hershey Company Project Manager - Sales Systems in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Job Location: Hershey, PA

The IS Project Manager for Sales Systems will be responsible for managing and overseeing the operation of the project, including setting priorities, facilitating design sessions, setting milestones, reviewing progress, reporting status, re-allocating resources, and resolving conflicts. Assures that the project team is managing the system development process including systems analysis, technical design, coding, testing, turnover to production, acceptance criteria and review schedules. Assures that project team is managing communications, change management, and training. Responsible for managing the project budget, including approval and tracking of all expenditure, and assuring conformance to the Capital Control process.

Interacts with PMO Leadership and Business sponsors in developing the project’s managerial approach including: risk assessment, communications, change management, project team roles, reporting structure, and develops the master project plan. Provides direction to project team and business unit team members. Under direction of a Sr. Project Manager, leads interactions with key project suppliers.

Under the supervision of a Sr. Project Manager, facilitates the overall project proposal development, including discovery, creation of the statement of work, (including project requirements, risk, time and cost of project) and identifies key deliverables of given project.

Represents the project during the project approval cycle in making presentations to management. Prepares and leads steering committee updates on a regular basis, informing sponsors and management of program status and following through on issues.

Maintain extensive knowledge and expertise in project management disciplines, as well at least one business processes and/or technical areas. Learns and applies the Hershey PMO methodology/process in the course of leading projects.

Responsible for solving technical and complex problems for projects. Highest level of influence on projects and key customers. Frequently interacts with executives at Director and Sr. Manager level.

  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:*

  • Education:* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Business Administration, or similar. PMI certification preferred.

  • Experience*: Minimum 8 years’ progressive responsibility within Information Technology or related field, including experience with ERP Transformation, Seibel and SAP Trade Promotion Management

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