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QA Manager - Beloit, WI

Requisition ID 7009
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Posting Type DNI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds 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.
About the role

Where you'll work

This is a unique role that requires 30-50% travel to support one of our major brands. As a Quality Assurance Manager - Brands, you'll work near the Beloit, WI headquarters and travel to a variety of co-manufacturer sites.



Key responsibilities

 This role is the primary contact for one of our major brands, and a close working relationshiup with co-manufacturer is the type of professional who will be successful in this role. The Quality Manager is critical to build a Food Safety and Quality culture, elevate the program to meet and exceed regulatory and quality expectations, and execute Quality initiatives across the unit.


Can you communicate on the fly and make quick decisions?

At Kerry, you’ll work in a fast-paced environment as the subject matter expert developing strategies in food safety, sanitation, customer service, and overall performance in quality.


You’ll investigate and solve complex issues, make decisions quickly with little information, and train and mentor your team. The work can be challenging at times, executing against the demands of this fast-paced high growth plant.


We need your confidence and expertise to develop the correct strategies, SPC programs and communicate effectively with customers. Demonstrate competencies in process capabilities and process performance through statistical measurements such as Cpks and CPs.


QA Manager requires working along cross-functional teams, leading and developing teams through communication, training and accountability.


Main goals of the role:


  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Ensuring appropriate regulatory compliance
  • Review process validation studies for RTE status (includes working with Food Safety Analysis Team in Beloit)
  • Root Cause analysis and CAPA tools


Qualifications and skills

What you'll need

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an applicable field of study such as Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or similar Science/Engineering
  • 7+ years of quality experience in a food/beverage manufacturing environment and / or R&D for a manufacturing environment
  • 7+ years of relevant GFSI standards experience such as SQF, BRC, IFS or FS 22000.
  • 7+ years of experience in Food Safety regulations, FSMA, and industry and market trends.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills and we prefer experience with LIMS, MAPIX, SAP

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: Madison

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