Jessica Gerhard, The Hershey Company

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Director, Demand Planning & Customer Supply Chain

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Jessica Gerhard is the Director, US Demand Planning & Customer Supply Chain for The Hershey Company.  In this role, Jess partners with Hershey’s retailers and customers to create joint value and to co-plan for future growth.  As informed by customers’ plans, she is responsible for developing a granular forecast that is used for upstream supply chain operations.  Additionally, Jess collaborates directly with her commercial and external partners to unlock future opportunities across the holistic value chain.

Jess has served in increasing roles of responsibility throughout her 15-year service at The Hershey Company, including operations planning, supply chain strategy, and procurement.  Most recently, Jess led a customer replenishment team that was tasked with ensuring supply chain execution across a distributor and retailer network.

Jess has a Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in supply chain from The Pennsylvania State University.  She resides in central Pennsylvania with her husband and two young sons.