Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
The Hershey Company’s Information Services group is widely regarded as one of the most progressive in the industry. Our innovative IS teams pride themselves on staying ahead of constant change and continually working to deliver technology solutions that enable success and help our customers grow their businesses. More than just a collection of remarkable people, we're an agile team united around our mission of bringing goodness to the world.
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:
Hershey’s Digital Innovation Lab is looking for a creative, curious and technically-oriented Manager to advance Hershey’s horizon on Digital Capabilities that will drive growth and efficiency. This Manager’s focus is primarily in three areas: 1) development and execution of the lab’s long term strategic projects run through the Pennovation Center in Philadelphia; 2) technical consultation with vendors, professors, interns and internal stakeholders; 3) research into emerging technologies and their potential application to the Digital Innovation Lab current and future projects. Projects will tend to focus on the creation of demos, pilots, and proofs of concept illustrating how specific emerging technologies can address current or future Hershey technical needs.
The Manager must be comfortable with all forms of digital technologies, interested in researching the latest advances in emerging technologies including those in AI, Machine Learning, Augmented and Virtual Reality, IOT, Blockchain and future technologies to come. An ability to contribute technically to a project including occasional programming, when necessary, is required. The Manager must be able to communicate Lab projects and her/his point of view (written & oral) in a clear and compelling manner across diverse groups including leaders and Lab visitors. The Manager must also be comfortable with managing Masters-candidate interns as the chief developers of project work products and maintaining Hershey’s presence and relationship with The University of Pennsylvania, Pennovation, and the Philadelphia technical community including technical startup companies.
This job requires a blend of strategic thinking, Hershey business acumen, technical flexibility, curiosity, and technical leadership. This role will extend Hershey’s technical horizon through the investigation of innovative and disruptive approaches for important long-term Hershey use cases.
Strategic Project Development and Execution
Emerging Technologies Research
Pennovation, Professor, and Intern Management
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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