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Industrial Engineering Manager

Haribo Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Haribo Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Pleasant Prairie, WI, USA
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2024
HARIBO’s brand new gummi factory is growing! We are adding an Industrial Engineering Manager to establish and champion a data-driven plant performance management process and culture. Reporting to the Plant Director, the Industrial Engineering Manager will lead operational improvements for HARIBO’s new state-of-the-art food manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin (Kenosha area in southeastern Wisconsin).

As an individual contributor, the Industrial Engineering Manager will create industrial engineering capabilities in the plant to find ways to eliminate wastefulness in the production process by devising efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, material, information and energy to make our world famous gummi candy products.

The original and iconic Goldbears, created in 1922, have delighted kids and grown-ups for over 100 years! Our associates are our most valuable asset. At HARIBO of America we are committed to a comprehensive benefit program that helps our employee stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a positive work life balance. We provide fully paid health insurance premiums and generous HSA contribution, 11 paid Holiday plus Paid Time Off/PTO, competitive 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. Additionally, we offer community involvement opportunities and career growth opportunities.

  • Develop and lead all aspects of the Industrial Engineering functions in Manufacturing, including preparing budgets, estimate project costs, ramp-up time frames, materials planning, and staffing
  • Optimize complex processes and systems to minimize rework and waste
  • Lead project schedules, budget adherence, and communications with all stakeholders
  • Empower team members to create a healthy and inspiring work environment with open communication by listening to feedback and resolving any issues or conflicts
  • Analyze impacts of new business affecting the site, including feasibility, conversion costs, capital impact
  • Own the capital budgeting process for the Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin facility
  • Supports the utilization of Lean Manufacturing
  • Undertaking spatial utilization and work-flow studies

  • 5+ years experience in in an Industrial Engineering, or similar type of role, in the food manufacturing, food processing, chemical, or pharmaceutical industries
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related engineering specialty
  • Demonstrated high-level of proficiency in in MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience building a continuous improvement culture that is people-centric
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturing environment strongly preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Strong leadership ability and the demonstrated ability to influence with data
  • Comfortable presenting to all levels of the organization including senior leadership

What can you expect?
You will be part of a successful family-run company with core values that is growing internationally faster than ever before. We nurture long-term associate relationships, work-life blend, rich learning environment, and a tangible impact in the company's success.
Are you looking to make a meaningful impact with your work? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you a people-person with a passion for industrial engineering? Does working in a growing organization excite you? If the answer is yes, then this is the job for you! Working at HARIBO inspires childlike happiness through the impactful work, dedication, and passion for our brand. Come join our team, where our associates are our greatest asset!
The Happy World of HARIBO is more than a business; we’re family. We always have been, since our founding in 1920. For the last 100 years, while we’ve expanded internationally and created over 1,000 confectionery treats, we’ve known our talented Associates are behind our greatest successes. That’s why we’re committed to investing in their growth, development and career opportunities.
At HARIBO, you’re empowered to charter your own path with mentoring and support from colleagues throughout the business. We encourage you to try new things, think of possibilities and aim higher – all while having fun delivering moments of childlike happiness to our gummi fans in the U.S.
Our core values and focus on long-term success continue to guide the way we do business every day. Our success story is rooted in our teams, and giving them the autonomy, support and freedom to make the best decisions for our consumers, customers and each other.
We give back to the places where we live and work. We listen to our consumers and get excited about innovation. We encourage diverse schools of thought and nurture inclusivity. We work to inspire joy through sweet treats that are fun to share. Want to know more about us? Please visit
We’d love to hear more about you.

HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, including protected veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.
HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative or email