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The Hershey Company Lead Automation Manufacturing Solutions in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 109442Job Location: Hershey, PAJob Summary:The Hershey Company is the leading North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery and chocolate-related grocery products. The company also is a leader in the gum and mint category. As a leading consumer packaged goods company, our ability to predict and adapt to a complex regulatory environment while executing strategic projects is critical to our continued success.Reporting to the Senior Manager Automation Mfg Solutions, the Automation Mfg Solutions Lead is a corporate Engineering role that works closely with cross functional leadership teams to set strategic direction for manufacturing automation solutions and tactical plans for the system implementation and delivery of quantifiable business values. The manufacturing automation solution delivery should align with the manufacturing network requirements and the OT Digital strategy. This individual will be responsible for supporting our development and implementation of the automation solutions across Hershey's legacy manufacturing sites and new Agile Fulfillment Center. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to have a high-level understanding of process control network architecture and security requirements to ensure the manufacturing solutions are not compromised. The successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization.Role Responsibilities:Leadership:Demonstrated ability to act as a subject matter expert while leading the implementation efforts of our digital strategy. Leadership results are evidenced in the team as shown by members who are motivated, productive, focused, and confident. Practices personal and team accountability as a leadership trait. Recognized leader with supplier companies, internal customers, and Engineering disciplines. Provides direction to team in area of expertise. Willingness to accept change and to respond at lightning speed to the demands placed by our environment with empathy for all those who are involved.Business Knowledge:Experienced and demonstrated competency in process controls, digital technology, and automation systems up to integration with MES/MOM platforms. Leverage proficiency and knowledge of complex food industry to support manufacturing automation solutions and tactical plans for the system implementation, ultimately identify sound and economical digital solutions.Demonstrates ability to apply operational understanding to provide sound solutions. Capable of supporting the strategic plan to establish automation systems as a standard for continuous improvement within the manufacturing network.Professionalism:Influences relationships, provides subject matter expertise, establishes credibility, and partners with business and operations professionals for the implementation and commissioning of our automation solutions.Innovation:Identifies opportunities to drive the delivery of our digital strategy automation system's platform, knowledge transfer and value generation. Exhibits developed expertise associated with new technical solutions and effectively evaluates, communicates, and builds consensus enterprise-wide.Scope/Scope of Responsibility:Leverages' engineering knowledge, judgment, creativity, and experience to support the overall Vision and Tactical Plans for our Automation systems platform.Provides insight and direction to cross functional teams in the development of sound implementation alternatives (cost estimates, feasibility, specifications, and interpretation of requirements) and recommendations.Provides accountability for the development and enforcement of our automation solutions standards and best practices.Provides guidance with project teams, and internal/external technical resources to assess opportunities for application of innovative designs, performance improvements, technical advantages, speed to market and capital efficiencies ensuring optimum business value is