JOHOR BAHARU: The Hershey Company, which is in the midst of building its RM816 million manufacturing plant here, will start recruiting staff by mid-year.
During the remainder of the year, the company would hire nearly 100 employees to fill a range of key positions that are critical to the plant’s operations, including that of senior management team, engineers, maintenance technicians and skilled specialists.
Hiring would continue in 2015, when about 300 manufacturing vacancies become available, the company said in a statement yesterday. Hershey, which is the largest and one of the oldest confectionery companies in the US, is a globally recognised, multinational company that is heavily focused on growing its business across Asia and around the world.
“Our employees are the heart of our company and we invest heavily in training, continuous learning and team development.
“Hershey also stresses work life balance, as well as, corporate social responsibility programmes and giving back to the community as part of our corporate values,” said Terence O’Day, senior vice-president and chief supply chain officer.
He said new employees in Malaysia would benefit from exceptional programmes and the opportunity to grow their careers with an iconic American company. The new plant would include state-of-the-art automated candy-making equipment, including proprietary systems developed to Hershey’s specifications.
“The new jobs at the plant provide opportunities for new employees to work with some of the latest manufacturing technology,” it said, adding that plant construction was expected to be completed by early 2015.
Hershey would provide employees with thorough training and development programmes, including both classroom and online learning simulations.
The company also planned to partner local universities on programmes and courses that would support employee career development, giving new employees valuable career skills.
To smoothen the Johor operations, the company also announced Subas Visvalingam as Site Director for its manufacturing plant in Johor.
Subas, who joined Hershey in 2011 and has 20 years experience in manufacturing leadership, would lead all day-to-day operation ns at the new plant, which represented Hershey’s single-largest investment in Asia.
“He (Subas) has demonstrated outstanding supply chain leadership during his tenure with the company and he is the right choice to lead the plant during the critical start-up phase.
“This new facility will be an important link in Hershey’s global manufacturing network as we expand to meet the growing demand for our products across Asia,” O’Day added.
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