Intern Supply Chain (Summer 2021) Hershey Canada

Intern Supply Chain (Summer 2021)

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Location: Mississiagua, ON



Summer 2021

The Hershey Company

Your career. Your ownership. Together, we’ll make more Moments of Goodness.

Hershey employees get to make real, impactful changes daily. We are looking for thinkers, leaders and challengers – people who initiate and make a true impact. Here at Hershey Canada, we strike the perfect balance between autonomy and support. Our managers are equipped to foster your career aspirations and empower your growth. With resources like e-learning, coaching, cross-functional projects, your personal and professional growth is paramount to the team. Hershey’s people-focused mindset is what makes our culture so sweet.

How will you fit in the big picture?

In this co-op position, the primary purpose is to ensure the successful execution of the supply & demand plan. This position will work closely with the Replenishment, Supply & Demand Planning Teams to understand the goals of the Supply Chain plan and collaborate with distribution, third-party warehousing, customer service, the manufacturing facilities and others to achieve target service-levels to our customers.

What will you do?

  • Analyze the Business:  You will need strong analytical skills and an ability to translate analysis on the business into recommendations affecting forecast variables. Those forecast variables include advertising, promotion, product changes, pricing, new products, retail programs, and other key drivers that could affect the short and long term forecast trends.
  • Strategic Thinking:  You must have a keen view of the external environment including: general trends impacting the business, competitive assessments, and an understanding of both consumers and customers.
  • Risk Analysis:  You must have the ability to develop conclusions and take action using available tools, historical data, and internal/external insights into our critical items process and reporting.
  • Team Work:  You must be able to collaborate across several facets of the organization as well as with key external customers.  Keys to success include communication and alignment of risks and expectations, cross-functional problem solving, and the ability to consider other perspectives.
  • Leadership: You must exhibit strong leadership qualities and a tenacious attitude.  The successful candidate will feel comfortable taking a lead role cultivating assigned projects and sharing key recommendations with different leaders within the Hershey supply chain.

Skills, Knowledge and Education Requirements

  • You are enrolled in a business/Supply Chain/Operations or mathematics as a post-secondary field.
  • You actively seek fresh angles, think outside the box and innovate.
  • You can look at an analytical dashboard and gain insights without breaking into a cold sweat. You recognize when there’s enough analysis and discussion and you jump into action.
  • You proactively create authentic relationships with other functions and senior management to discuss challenges and incorporate their perspective, creating trust and a mutually beneficial solution.
  • You have an eye for identifying best practices and market trends. You use these information to bring insight.
  • You think like a business owner. You connect the dots and recognize how business decisions impact the organization.
  • You own and organize your processes neatly from end-to-end. You know how to get the job done while creating the future.
  • You see more than one solution to a problem and provide actionable insights. You display consistent strategic thinking and planning.

Benefits & Perks of working with us:

  • Flexible Working Arrangement
  • Fantastic reward and recognition programs
  • Access to delicious world-renowned chocolate and candy
  • Working in a LEED certified and open concept environment

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