Manager, Finance / Integrated Business Management (IBM)

Job Title: Manager, Finance / Integrated Business Management (IBM)

Job Location: Hershey, PA

***NOTE: This position can be 50 to 70% remote; however, the ability to commute to Hershey, PA at least 30 to 50% of the time will be necessary.***


The duties of this role include:
  • Provide Finance expertise in Hershey's Global IBM space and participate in special projects related to various areas including, M&A, BoD, FP&A activities, IBM / Process designs
  • Support the strategic vision and plan for Hershey's Integrated Business Management (IBM) continued evolution
  • Audit and evaluate all market IBM processes for adherence to prescribed design
  • Utilize process evaluation tools to understand root causes & opportunities in market processes
  • Recommend activities to IBM country coordinators to ensure consistency and drive continuous improvement for the Global organization
  • Coach teams on installing recommendations after audits are complete
  • Coach and influence market leaders to leverage the IBM process to surface issues, make decisions, commit to actions, and communicate to the larger organization
  • Mentor owners and participants in the various reviews to ensure behaviors are supporting maturity growth in Hershey's Integrated Business Management process
  • Serve as a backup to the IMBR and GMBR activities including pre-meetings with Executives


50%: Provide financial support and business expertise across IBM space and participate in special projects in Finance (M&A, Corporate FP&A, BoD, etc.) and IBM

20%: Collaborate with market leadership to leverage IBM to surface significant business opportunities, make decisions, commit to actions, and communicate priorities to the larger organization. Plan and supporting initiatives

15%: Audit markets using a formal tool to ensure continuous improvement of the current market and implement supporting KPIs

15%: Assist in new implementations of Integrated Business Management around the world and drive continuous improvement for existing IBM processes utilizing the process evaluation tool. Work directly with market leaders and managers to clarify roles and responsibilities, assess organizational capabilities and lead change efforts.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:

Functional Skill Requirements

  • Strong Finance, process orientation and internal/external consulting preferred
  • Strong ability to interface effectively with senior management both verbally and in writing
  • Deep understanding of financial statements and ability to model complex business situations' impact on them
  • Demonstrated skills in interacting, coaching, and influencing at various levels of an organization and across multiple cultures.
  • Demonstrated decision making skills while living the Hershey Values
  • Excellent financial, analytical, problem solving and storytelling skills
  • Expert in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong negotiating, consensus and team skills
  • Understanding of business processes across Supply Chain, Finance, Sales and Marketing, particularly as they relate to achieving Company goals
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, complex environment and manage multiple activities/projects

Position Provides the Following Finance Experience Map Core Experiences:

  • Process Delivery & Optimization:
    • Participate in a formal business process redesign and implementation
    • Create and deliver change management to drive process adoption
    • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • Risk Management, Governance & Compliance
    • Design, implement, and audit processes and controls
  • P/(L) and B/S Improvement
    • Conduct financial analyses to drive day-to-day decision making
    • Meet financial targets of annual or strategic plan by managing risks and opportunities
    • Develop recommendations to optimize cash flow, return on investment, and allocation of resources in alignment with enterprise strategies
  • Business Partnership & Communication
    • Build reciprocal relationships with business partners through various communication channels
    • Partner with business unit to develop actionable insights from financial data and analytics
    • Define and recommend smart investment choices and tradeoffs
    • Create a narrative that influences business partner to make informed decisions that drive balanced, profitable growth
    • Present a narrative that is tailored to the audience to drive decisive decision making

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Analytics or equivalent education and/or experience. MBA preferred.

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

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