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Production Supervisor - Night Shift - Affton, MO

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.

About the role

The Production Supervisor is responsible and accountable for the smooth running the overall plant supply chain function, specifically including:

Key responsibilities

  1. Involved in the plant’s schedule planning activities specifically
    • Consulted for the schedule confirmation process including raw materials, bom and non-bom packaging requirements, sequencing review and sign-off
    • Responsible for all activities relating to people availability in the resource scheduling process
    • Consulted for equipment availability within the resource scheduling process
    • Responsible for the schedule review process
  2. Fully accountable for the area of line-start up including
    • Health & Safety, raw material and packaging checks, environment/ancillary checks, line set-up confirmations and audits, completion of paperwork within the Pre-production Checklist Process
    • Equipment readiness and activation within the Line Start-up and Auditing process
  3. Involved in the area of BOM Production, including
    • Consulted in the process steps of raw material and packaging collection and scanning, completion of compliance checks and document time registration within the BOM Production Process
    • Consulted in the raw material addition and accountable for process step confirmation within the recipe/process sequencing process
    • Accountable for problem identification within the BOM Production Process and responsible for the escalation of problems were applicable and accountable for the problem resolution and countermeasure activities
    • Accountable for environment/ancillary checks (Golden 6), quality parameters completion, critical control point chacks and traceability documentation completion in the in-flight Quality Check Process
    • Responsible for the adherence of visual standards
    • Consulted in the process of foreign body controls and monitoring of control processes
  4. Playing an integral part within the Line/Area Performance Management:
    • Responsible for QSHE Reviews and Production efficiency reviews within the process of line/area performance management
    • Involved in the Daily Huddle
    • Responsible for the functional meeting and involved in the daily site meeting and functional master schedule review processes
    • Responsible for the attainment to plan review process and escalation procedure and consulted in case of adjustments to plan based on breakdown
    • Accountable for the Level 1 Layered confirmation process and responsible for the Level 2 Layered confirmation process
  5. Involvement in the area of Production Completion, including
    • Consulted in the Order Completion Process in SAP
    • Accountable for the Production run quality and quantity review
    • Consulted in the processes of put away for finished goods, ancillary equipment and cleaning
    • Accountable for the Yield, Waste and Performance Review as well as the CIP Review Process
  6. Responsible for the Training & Development Plans within the People Management Process and consulted in the performance management, disciplinary and absence management processes
  7. Responsible for understanding requirements for overtime and application for overtime
  8. Accountable for Breaks and Changeovers within the Shift Management Process
  9. Consulted in the Work Permits Process
  10. Responsible for the execution of internal and external audits and the audit de-brief process and consulted in the close out process of audit non-conformances
  11. Responsuble for non-standard investigations including complaints, Health & Safety, Bottleneck analysis and intalex investigation processes
  12. Responsible for daily escalated communications
  13. Responsible for placing orders of one-off purchases on COUPA
    • Consulted in the Performance Management Process within the Standard Plant area

Qualifications and skills

Authentic Leadership:

  • To be respected and seen as a credible source of knowledge by Senior Stakeholder & Plant Leadership Team(s) is essential.
  • Demonstrable track record of influencing and coaching leaders within the organisation.
  • The ability to credibly influence key stakeholders on the need for change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with and lead a team to success.


  • The ability to work and communicate with all functions and levels within the business, conversing knowledgably to positively influence the change culture of the Plant and region.
  • Ability to identify and communicate effectively with key delivery stakeholder across the business.

Building Effective Teams:

  • Demonstrable ability to create a High Performing Team environment through coaching and facilitating.
  • Have significant experience in change management.
  • Strong coach and people developer, keen to improve the skillsets and capabilities.

Challenging Mindset:

  • Have a natural ability to ask challenging questions.
  • See the ‘bigger picture’ and understand how to prioritise to deliver the ‘whole’ programme not just the project.
  • Be able to support and challenge where appropriate at all levels.

Project Management:

  • Have proven project management experience with practical knowledge of PM tools and techniques to support delivery.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Have a working knowledge of lean principles and a vision for continuous sustainable improvement.
  • Ability to collaborate across different departments and functions to leverage their expertise.

Business Acumen:

  • Ability to get to know a business quickly – Get to know plant specific characteristics and key stakeholders
  • Have strong financial acumen and grasp on how to translate operational improvements into financial impact.
  • Be rigorous, action and results oriented as well as open-minded and imaginative for change.


  • Knowledge & experience of SAP is desirable.

Ability to use technology to both unearth potential within the business and support sustainability of design solutions implemented. 

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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