Intern Supply Planning (Spring 2019)

The Hershey Company - Hershey, PA3.9

Job Location: Hershey, PA

Supply Chain Co-Op 2019

The Hershey Company manufactures the products you've known all your life. We're also among the top company brands in the world and the #1 producer of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products in North America. There are two co-op positions for each role in 2019. One is from January through July and the second one is from July through December. When you apply, you will be able to indicate your preference. Below are the potential Co-Op roles:

Transportation Operations:
Tracking and tracing strategic customer shipments for Hershey and Alliance partners.
Collaborate with Hershey transportation partners to resolve any customer delivery issues.
Work with Logistics Operations Specialists, partnering with Customer Service and our Carrier partners.
Work with Hershey transportation partners on service requirements and process improvements.
Assist transportation planners with planning activities.
Analyze volume and performance reporting and identify trends and opportunity areas.
Other duties as assigned.

Supply Planning:
Inventory Management – Manage/control finished goods inventories for assigned items.
Product deployment from the producing plants
Inventory balancing within the distribution
Product age is monitored
Disposition is provided on items that have reached a critical ship date
JDA Planning Software System Maintenance - Set up and maintain all JDA DRP system settings for new and existing items and make necessary modifications to achieve desired business results.
Shipment Execution Support - Manage product flow using appropriate planning tools for assigned facilities. Work with the third-party operators to balance operational and shipping needs while understanding both the customer service needs for product as well as the third party's operational constraints. Inform the supply planners of issues and work with distribution management and the third party to resolve issues.
Inventory Deployment - Evaluate product needs for assigned co-packing facilities and build efficient and timely loads of intermediate product from Plants &/or DC's to support production schedules.
Load Building - Support the building of loads in Manugistics either directly or in a backup role. Understand the load building tool, load capacities, item attributes and how they influence load building.

Identify Needs - Work with Category Managers, Packaging Development, Packaging Innovation, and Suppliers to provide visibility to supplier capabilities, technologies, items, and assets.
Manage strategic projects – Act as project managers for strategic initiatives with our supplier base. Assist in developing and executing sourcing events for key categories.
Perform analytics – Support the team with detailed analytics, specific to supplier costing models, spend, and continuous improvement opportunities.
Identify Potential Suppliers - Match supplier capabilities with internal needs and innovation pipeline to define highest probability of success.

Demand Planning:
Develop and maintain a 104-week forecast for assigned items, incorporating internal and external inputs.
Generate daily reports requiring analysis of retail Point of Sale insights and inventory levels that drive change recommendations with focus on short term forecast, replenishment and process improvement.
Actively participate in Vendor Managed Inventory efforts focused on achieving inventory and service level goals, evaluating and recommending replenishment levels while creating efficient truck loads.
Ad hoc project efforts focused on performance improvement, process enhancements and improved communication.
Assessments of the business environment, competitors, customers, market trends and the implications to the particular area of responsibility.

Customer Supply Chain:
  • Customer Analytics – Role requires strong analytical skills - the ability to effectively mine both external customer and internal company data. Experience with supply or demand planning will be helpful. Some examples:
  • On Time Delivery Analysis
o Tracking and tracing customer shipment data to identify key focus areas for improvement.

o Work with Hershey transport partners and customer data to identify root cause and action plans to improve on time delivery.

o Partner with customer service team to identify opportunities where order patterns can be improved to reduce complexity and improve service.

o Identify improvement areas within the current processes.

  • Customer Order Pattern Behavioral Analysis – Evaluate customers’ orders and identify trend and opportunity areas that will deliver increase rebates for them and drive efficiency for Hershey
  • Assist Customer Supply Chain Managers – Ad Hoc projects for various top 10 customers ranging from case fill improvement, seasonal service, reporting requirements, etc.
Currently enrolled as a sophomore or above status with a minimum 3.0 GPA
Supply Chain Management, Mathematics or Business majors preferred
Superior strategic thinking and planning
Outstanding analytical abilities
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, etc.
Ability to nurture and contribute to innovation and creative solutions
Strong verbal and written communicator to wide breadth of audiences including senior 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