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Sustainability Operations Lead

​Requisition ID: 52254 
Position Type:
(US)Full Time 
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About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Partners and collaborates with Integrated Operations Leadership (Manufacturing, Engineering, & QSHE) to ensure manufacturing sites have the capabilities and programs to deliver environmental sustainability targets.
  • Develop suite of initiatives, target adoption rates and lead deployment across Kerry’s manufacturing network.
  • Provide technical process expertise to advise/consult on environmental sustainability and provide governance to the adoption/implementation of best practice policies, procedures and standards that support continuous improvement.
  • Partner with site leadership to conduct maturity assessments to Kerry’s Performance Management System and gap assessment to ISO50001 Energy Management System for possible future implementation.
  • Partner with Finance to tag, track and report on Sustainability impact across the regional opportunity pipeline.
  • Collaborates on regional strategy to continuously improve environmental sustainability across the manufacturing sites.
  • Champions and promotes long-term sustainability best practices.
  • Identify, partner and embed Sustainability champions within Kerry’s manufacturing network.
  • Remain fully flexible and open to change to meet business requirements and demands.
  • Role Model Kerry Values.

Qualifications and skills

  • 5+ years in manufacturing managing/optimizing/maintaining Utility Systems preferable in the food & beverage industry.
  • Degree in engineering (preferred), environmental sciences, or equivalent experience.
  • A strong understanding of energy, steam, air, refrigeration and/or water system designs.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to determine actionable projects that achieve results.
  • Strong knowledge in energy and/or water mass balance creation.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing ISO 50001 Energy Management System (preferred).
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects to meet overarching objectives.
  • Must be able to travel 50% of the time.

Compensation Data

The typical hiring range for this role is $105,129 to $159,134 annually and is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, location, etc.  In addition to your pay, Kerry offers benefits such as a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and retirement contribution (all benefits and incentives are subject to eligibility requirements).

​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. Additional information can be found at: Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal (                              

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.      

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