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Plant Manager - Affton, MO

Requisition ID 14593
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Recruiter #LI-AR1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry
A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.
Where You'll Work

Our Affton, MO location is part of our Sweet Division and creates all kinds of tasty treats! In this confectionery site, we make chocolate and cocoa coated sweets, and fillings for other bakery products. Our team prides itself on being collaborative and having a healthy culture where working hard and doing a good job is recognized and appreciated.

What You'll Do

The Plant Manager position is located in Affton, MO. This plant is in our Kerry Sweet division and has roughly 190 employees. The Plant Manager is responsible for the overall management of the site, reporting directly into the VP of Operations. Searching for a strong leader who has a Continuous Improvement (CI) mindset, who will encouraging employees and pave the way for them to improve themselves, and exploring new and improved ways of improving performance.

 On a high level, you’ll:

  • Control all costs that directly affect the plants performance
  • Mange a team of ~ 6 direct reports 
  • Maintain plant infrastructure for future viability and growth
  • Build relationships with customers at all levels
  • Ensure plant inventory is managed appropriately
What You'll Need
  • Degree in Engineering, Food Science or Business or related degree is required 
  • Minimum 5+ years of progressive experience  within food, beverage or pharma industry required
  • Minimum 10 years of management experience including hiring, training, performance reviews, career development and forming high performance teams 
  • Minimum 8+ years of experience managing a plant budget and P&L
  • Minimum 8+ years of experience developing and adhering to weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly KPI's

8155 New Hampshire Saint Louis, MO 63123

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Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

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