IT Manufacturing Solutions Analyst (SAP)

HARIBO of America Manufacturing, LLC   Pleasant Prairie, WI   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on July 3, 2024
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HARIBO of America is excited about hiring new positions for our new manufacturing facility located in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Reporting to the Director of Finance Operations & PMO, the IT Manufacturing Solutions Analyst will be responsible for technical manufacturing solutions within a food production environment. This includes process improvement and monitoring, contributing to rollouts and change requests as it pertains to the success of the business. The IT Manufacturing Solutions Analyst will leverage their database and operating system knowledge while contributing to the continuous improvement of HARIBO’s manufacturing processes. This role will adhere to HARIBO’s IT governance guidelines and be key part in the successful technological development within the IT matrix organization. 

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.


  • As part of the global Haribo IT organization, you will strengthen our local IT team in the greater Chicago area as a professional IT consultant for shop-floor and manufacturing processes and IT solutions and you will help us to shape the successful growth of our business in the USA.
  • As a process expert you will ensure that our important Make to Order process in "your area" run excellently and make sure that our processes are moving in a correct way.
  • You support our local user community in the plant with professional first-level support in day-to-day business, proactive training to stabilize our manufacturing processes and you guide our local power user organization in your process area in SAP S4 HANA make to stock processes and MES solutions.
  • The contact of this challenge is to have an overall knowledge from MES Layers into Work Orders to finished products in a modern existing new environment within our US premises.
  • As a team member of the global IT organization, you have the opportunity to join our MES system rollouts worldwide, you implement global and local change requests, and you are part of our team development journey in the worldwide IT organization.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Information Technology, computer science, engineering or equivalent experience is required.
  • 3+ years of experience in implementing and operating manufacturing execution solutions or shop-floor applications is required.
  • Proved ability to work local, think global and collaborate in an IT matrix organization is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of understanding and developing processes with an international team to a next level (Digital approach within Operations) is preferred.
  • Overall knowledge from MES Layers into work orders to finished products in a modern existing new manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Experience with the Windows operating systems as well as Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, C# is preferred.
  • Experience with databases and SQL knowledge, as our data is primarily located on MS-SQL servers, is strongly preferred. 


  • Result-driven with excellent judgment, decision making, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication abilities.
  • Ability to work proactively and to drive processes.
  • Strong time management and project management skills.

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.

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 manufacturing and technology? Does working in 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!

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