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Manager Warehouse Operations

Requisition ID 22271
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Supply Chain 
Recruiter #LI-JF1
Posting Type LI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

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 Calhoun, GA location is part of our Meat division and uses unique proprietary technology developed by Kerry to create breading and coating blends for our customers and products. We're excited to install two additional lines in 2020, contributing to the growth of our business and future! 

What you'll do:


The person will hold responsibility for delivering Safety, Quality, Service and Cost excellence for assigned warehouse/warehouses operated by third party partner (3PL). 


Specific Responsibilities:

Operations Management-

  • Strategically plan, digitalize, and improve processes and systems to manage warehousing, transportation, operations, communication and customer experience.
  • Drive partnership and establish governance, reporting, & regular cadence of communication with key stakeholders including Sales, Customer Care, Plants, Finance, ICT, Supply Planning, Transportation, Inventory teams and 3PLs to cultivate a culture of customer service excellence.
  • Manage warehouse space utilization, work schedules, cycle counts, inbound, outbound practices, resourcing and communication to drive efficient operations.
  • Implement Lean Principles at every possible opportunity.
  • Deliver KPIs related to Customer Service, 3PL performance, Transportation performance, Claims, Inventory Accuracy, Stock-at-risk and Cost targets.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety policies and procedures are in place and adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure compliance with all necessary legislative practices, procedures and industry codes. 

Project Management-

  • Lead the execution of network strategy initiatives, new warehouse introduction, systems implementations and business process improvements.
  • Accountable to lead project integration ensuring all Safety, Quality, Service and Cost objectives are met.
  • Monitor progress of project milestones with all team members and provide status reports.
  • Manage project changes and ensure they are captured, documented and assessed.
  • Live Kerry Values establish great team and great place to work culture.
  • Lead and manage the Warehouse team providing regular goals, performance feedback and coaching to help the team meet their requirements.

What you'll need to be successful:


  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in warehousing, logistics and supply chain with increasing levels of responsibility in a manufacturing environment appropriate to food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals or a closely aligned sector in North America.
  • 5+ years in senior management position.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Operations/Industrial Management, Engineering or Supply Chain
  • APICS certification is a plus.

Technical Skills

  • Formal training in Warehousing and Logistics and Lean Principals is a requirement of this role.
  • Previous experience in a similar role and be able to showcase your successes.
  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing.
  • Have experience with sizeable companies in SAP environment

Leadership Competencies

  • Exceptional leadership and influencing skills.
  • Transformation and change management skills.
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Advanced analytical and data management skills.
  • Collaboration and stakeholder management skills.
  • Problem Solving and Project Management skills.

221 Salem Rd. SW Calhoun, GA 30701; #foodmanufacturing #warehousemanagement #warehouseoperations

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 .

Nearest Major Market: Calhoun

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