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Welcome to the HARIBO of America Job Market Page

HARIBO of America is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Applications are encouraged from individuals regardless of an applicants’ race, religion, color, age, gender, ancestry or national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected group status.

We are interested in candidates that have high standards of performance and demonstrate potential to grow with our business and team. A few core competencies we recognize and seek to develop include entrepreneurship, drive for results, learning agility, and excellent communication skills. We unleash our fullest potential by hiring fun people with positive attitudes who thrive with high levels of engagement.

If you are interested in any job openings and meet the necessary requirements, please visit our career page at HariboOfAmerica.ApplyToJob.com

 

 

 

Danelle Wildermuth

Joined April 2018

“I joined HARIBO because of the great opportunity for growth within a highly collaborative and positive organization. The people here make this a truly great place to be. I am so excited to see how this successful company will evolve while maintaining its history of valuable teamwork and quality."​

In the summer, Danelle can be found at the ball diamond every weekend playing softball in the city leagues. She is an avid theatre goer who also loves all things outdoors. Still a Minnesota girl at heart, she loves the lake and any opportunity to camp or be in the park...so Chicago offering essentially everything makes it the perfect place to call home.

Marcus Combs

Joined April 2018

"I wanted to have the opportunity to have a role in driving the tremendous growth and culture of this company. I believe in the people here at HARIBO; I am excited about being close to so many functions to learn and influence the future."

Marcus enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys cooking, barbecuing, biking and rooting for his daughter in her numerous activities. 

Lana Jones

Joined March 2018

"I joined HARIBO because it'​s a brand that I believe has enormous potential in the US. I was very impressed by the spirit of partnership and commitment to growth I saw from HARIBO on the merchant side and had to be a part of the great things to come in the US market!"

In her free time, you can find Lana curled up with a good book, exploring her neighborhood with her two dogs, or trying out restaurants throughout Chicago with her husband and friends. 

Jennifer Drake

Joined March 2018

"I was really drawn to the amazing culture HARIBO has to offer. I love that not only do they celebrate the company’s successes, but all the associates as well."

In her spare time, Jennifer teaches several fitness classes and enjoys spending time with her husband and baby boy, while finding new fun (baby friendly) spots in Chicago.

Jose Freijanes

Joined March 2018

“How many times in life do you get an opportunity to join a company at the beginning of a BIG growth explosion? Not very often. Once I began meeting the people, I was completely sold. I am so excited to be joining this incredible company at this incredible time.”

Jose enjoys spending time with his family and watching his daughter Sydney play softball. 

Melissa Bley

Joined February 2018

"I joined HARIBO because I am looking forward to accelerating the growth of this awesome brand! Nothing could be more exciting than the opportunity the US market has right now."

Melissa completed her 6th Chicago marathon this past fall. She recently became yoga certified and is looking forward to teaching a sculpt class soon. You can find her volunteering at the Lincoln Park community shelter, hosting dinner parties for friends, and traveling around the world. 

Rashida Abdelrahman

Joined February 2018

"HARIBO stood out as a company experiencing some hard earned growth and success, which made me realize my interest of becoming part of it to help achieve my own growth and success."

Rashida enjoys spending time with her kids, cooking, experiencing new places and adventures! 

Jennifer Reinke

Joined February 2018

"I joined HARIBO because I love the people – this is a fun, smart, go-getting bunch! It is a pleasure and an honor to work with people who make work feel more like play.​"

Jennifer loves reading, cycling, camping, road trips, hiking, and trying out new things with friends. In 2017, she went on a Route 66 road trip, traveled to Iceland, and also traveled to France!​

Timothy Kolman

Joined December 2017

"Growing up, I cherished Gummy Bears as they were a treat at home. Having the opportunity to come on board for a global brand that I am a big fan of, HARIBO, was very exciting."

Tim spends his time away from work with his family, friends and 2 dogs.  Tim is a fitness and food enthusiast who loves sports, the outdoors and the holidays.  ​

Katie Kowalczyk

Joined in October 2017

“HARIBO checked off all of the criteria I was looking for in a career; great people, fun products, a global company, and a focus on growth and innovation!”

I love football! - When I'm not watching football, I enjoy exercising and spending time with my husband and our two cats.

Timothy Lamanno

Joined in October 2017

“I joined HARIBO because it’s exciting to join an organization with an amazing brand, smart and energetic associates, and limitless potential for growth.”

Tim enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter; especially going for long walks with their dog and going to the park. Tim also enjoys soccer and hockey, traveling, and playing guitar.

Jaclyn Heuser, Accounts Receivables Specialist

Joined in September 2017

“I joined HARIBO because of the ability to grow with a company that not only values your input, but the integrity of its brand and the importance of a quality environment."

In her spare time, Jaclyn travels throughout the United States to play original music on trumpet, guitar, and piano.

Emmanuel Green, IT Administrator

Joined in September 2017

“HARIBO really cares about their associates and their families, and there is no other place like it.”

Emmanuel loves video gaming, music, politics, and spending lots of time with his four children.

Christopher Avery, Vice President of Customer Marketing

Joined in August 2017

"It is evident to me that there is a strong and positive corporate culture that rewards an entrepreneurial approach, appreciates Associates for their skills and competencies and places emphasis on teamwork & collaboration, both internally and externally. For these, and other reasons I joined H and look forward to assisting the team further build on their outstanding performance results!"

I am a passionate sports enthusiast and am fortunate to be a Chicago Bears Season ticket holder.  (Yes, I stick with them through the good times & bad.). My emotions at Bears games have been documented and shared with the greater Chicagoland area on more than one occasion via the Chicago Tribune. And yes, I have occasionally been known to paint my face & go 'all in' for those big games!

Besa Ramadani, Sales Financial Analyst

Joined in July 2017

"From the moment I walked in, I felt right at home! Everyone is friendly and always willing to help."

I enjoy cooking and baking on the weekends for my family. 

Lindsey Honea, Customer Category Analyst

Joined in July 2017

"I am excited for the growth opportunities at HARIBO."

In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her two nephews. 

Wesley Harris, National Account Manager

Joined in July 2017

"I joined HARIBO because of the people and the culture and all of the growth potential in front of this company. I wanted to have a chance to be a part of something special."

Wesley is an avid sports fan, and is especially passionate about soccer, and continues to play whenever he can. He loves to travel and experience new places and cultures with his family.​

Hanne Fust, Executive Assistant/Business Development Analyst

Joined in June 2017

“I love working for a company that is still family owned!”

Hanne loves to run and has already registered for the Chicago Half-Marathon that will take place in September. 

Marina Mincheva, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager

Joined in May 2017

“HARIBO is a family owned, international company with a passion for quality and a focus on taking care of people – all key elements for taking my career to the next stage” 

Marina loves hiking and traveling. Marina and her husband enjoy going to music concerts, tennis tournaments and standup comedy shows.

Meredith Blackburn, National Account Manager

Joined in March 2017

"The company has global scale and provides an opportunity for significant growth.  HARIBO is a family company that values its employees which is important to me."

Meredith loves traveling with her husband, cooking and spending time with her puppy Pearl.  She enjoys giving back, believes in paying it forward, and values memories and experiences more than tangible gifts.  Meredith is always looking for a new adventure.

Ryan Harris, National Account Manager

Joined in March 2017

“I joined HARIBO because of the growth opportunities and tremendous culture.  I immediately felt right at home and excited to be a part of such a dynamic and growing organization.”

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys being with his family as well as coaching and watching the many sports activities of his three children.

Georgia Tottas, Executive Assistant

Joined in February 2017

“I felt excitement from the minute I walked into the door for the interview. Now that I have been here for a while, I am impressed with the exceptional team work from all associates!"

Georgia is excited that her kids will be spending the whole summer in Greece with the family, and especially their cousins!

Kelly Thompson, Sales and Demand Planning Analyst

Joined in February 2017

“I liked the family atmosphere and how everyone is willing to work towards the same goal and get the job done."

While she is not busy working, Kelly is working out or spending time with her family!

Lacy Cortez, Operations Finance Manager
Joined in October 2016

“I am very impressed by how much HARIBO values their associates. Everyone has been very nice and welcoming. I am excited to be part of the team”


Lacy is on the athletic board at her son's school and enjoys coaching volleyball. She stays busy with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. Lacy and her husband enjoy vacations and creating memories with their kids and extended family. 

Katie Jacobs, Regional Manager, Southern Region
Joined in October 2016

"The history and culture is what attracted me to HARIBO, and then I met the people that work here. They are full of drive, passion, and energy! I am excited to be working for a company that has a collaborative, and supportive family-like work environment."  


Katie enjoys photography, sports, working out, spending time with her family & dogs, and living in the Lone Star state of Texas. Katie is pictured here with her two dogs, Delilah and Reggie in her home town of Texas.  

Alexandra "Lexie" Bennett, Process & Project Management Office Manager
Joined in October 2016

“I love that it is a small company and being the Process & Project Manager allows me the opportunity to work with different associates in various departments and help make their projects run smoother.”


Lexie loves photography, crafts, trying new foods, and traveling to new places with her spouse. They recently traveled to Scotland over the summer, where she is pictured here.

Ekta Mahajan, Supply Chain Manager
Joined in July 2016

“I love the people at HARIBO. I like the energy and diversity here. Everyone being relatively new to the company, they bring in diverse experience and ideas to help achieve the goals of the company.”

Ekta loves travelling and has visited 18 countries and 6 continents so far! Rome, Italy has been her favorite thus far. She likes knowing the different cultures and history of the places she travels to.

Best and Brightest® has named HARIBO among 101 Best and Brightest in Chicago and in the Nation.

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