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Category Innovations Lead Analyst

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The Hershey Company

Hershey, PA

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Category Innovations Lead Analyst




Job Location: Hershey, PA

The Hershey Company’s Information Services (IS) Department serves as a catalyst for achieving the corporation’s strategic objectives. We continue to push the boundaries in insights and innovation by leveraging technology. Hershey’s Information Services is a global and diverse team, operating with integrity, and working together to make a difference. Every day presents new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. Are you up for the challenge?

The “Sweet” Stuff:*

Opportunities in continued learning, growing, and formal training

Multiple onsite fitness centers

Employees are rewarded with a highly competitive, market-driven package of compensation, well-being, growth, and inclusion.

Position Summary:*

Partner with Hershey Sales & Category Insights team, to develop and lead the solution roadmap for capabilities and tools, driving decision making with customers.

Collaborate with Category Insights & Sales business partners to draft functional and technical requirements that clearly articulate the design, architecture, and business objective, of needed solutions.

Develop presentations, as needed, to provide transparency and alignment of key stakeholders

Prepare design diagrams, test/debug programs, and perform configuration, leveraging an understanding of business process, industry trends, and systems architecture.

Diagnose and track down any functional issues to a root or functional cause, and resolve together with the partnership of technical resources as needed.

Provide support, and post implementation monitoring, during initial rollout of solutions

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members, internal partners, customers, and others utilizing interpersonal and communication skills.

Identify goals and objectives, success criteria, and action items/deliverables for completing projects in conjunction with Product and Solutions Managers.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:*

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or a related field

Must possess three or more of following skills:

o 2 yrs of hands on experience with an OOP language (C# preferred) using an Agile or Iterative software development methodology, writing T-SQL queries, or using tools like Spark and R-Studio.

o 2 yrs experience leading initiatives by analyzing systems design, assessing risk, and calculating business value to influence 3rd party software product selection.

o 2 yrs experience working with relational databases including exposure to at least (2) of the following: database design; creating and modifying scripts/Stored Procedures; developing SSIS packages; or, database performance optimization/tuning in 2012 or later.

o Retail and CPG Industry experience

Must possess a passion for analytical problem solving.

Candidate should have a solid analytical acumen understanding, ie: The ability to frame up and simplify complex issues, finding root causes and hidden problems. Able to think holistically to understand the broader implications of a modern Business Intelligence landscape driven by intelligent systems.

Must possess the ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations.

Candidate should have strong problem-solving and analytical skills, willingness to work on multiple projects under strict timelines, work well in a demanding dynamic environment, and meet overall objectives.

Must possess a high level of personal integrity, the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.

Must have demonstrated a high degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook. Must have experience with analytical tools and flowcharting tools, such as Microsoft Visio, SharePoint and/or Power BI experience.

Must possess a good understanding of software development lifecycle and application lifecycle management.

Must possess a good working knowledge of current Internet, mobile/technology trends, and familiarity with cloud technologies.

Preference will be extended to candidates who have experience scripting in languages like T-SQL, R, or C#

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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Company Profile
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 14,000 employees. With revenues of more than $6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as HERSHEY'S, REESE'S, HERSHEY'S KISSES, HERSHEY'S BLISS, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK, KIT KAT, TWIZZLERS, JOLLY RANCHER and ICE BREAKERS. Hershey also offers premium and artisan chocolate products under such brands as SCHARFFEN BERGER and DAGOBA through the Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China and Mexico while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada.

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