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Quality Supervisor

Requisition ID 35515
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Recruiter #LI-ME1
Posting Type LI


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

This position will be based in the Midwest supporting our Chicago and Nixa vinegar production facilities and requires 30% travel. Responsible for supervision and management of the Quality program at these two locations including but not limited to the following: all QA matters at the sites and include HACCP and FSMA program adherence, laboratory management, training, maintenance of product and raw material quality records and testing procedures, informing stakeholders of quality issues, and compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and Kerry Standard Operating Procedures. SAP Superuser.

What would you do?

  • Supervision of Quality program. This includes reviewing and evaluating quality records and programs, conducting audits, training.
  • Conduct laboratory analyses and investigations, develop and apply new techniques.
  • Notify key stakeholders of identified issues and ensure proper communication. Provide technical support for resolution of quality problems with operations.
  • Maintain files of test results and product dispositions. Support SAP.
  • Maintain and update product specifications including customer specifications and raw material specifications to reflect any changes or product use requirements. Ensure finished product and raw materials are tested per Kerry specification. Monitor test results in relation to these specifications.
  • Development and adherence to Quality SOP’s.
  • Support the plant Food Safety & Quality System to produce safe quality food, acting as SQF Practitioner or equivalent GFSI manager (BRC, FS22000).
  • Prepare test schedules and procedures, solutions, and reagents for use by laboratory personnel in conducting tests. Maintain Good Laboratory Procedures (GLP’s) including calibration. Order laboratory supplies.
  • In conjunction with the Quality Manager, update and support food safety programs and food safety systems: HACCP, sanitation, and environmental monitoring program. Maintain the quality systems for the plant. Ensure work instructions, SSOPs, procedures and other pertinent documentation is up to date. Recommend revisions plant work instructions as needed.
  • Participate in quality complaint investigations. Verify corrective action completion and continued conformance.
  • Perform and/or participate in internal audits while ensuring compliance to internal quality policies and applicable local regulations through the audits, observations, process reviews, and development of corrective actions with site management.
  • Support facility during inspections, customer audits, communications, commercializations, and other interactions with regulatory agencies or customers.
  • Provide technical assistance to quality assurance and operations.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

What will you need to be successful?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or similar science/engineering.
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in a relevant position in Food Quality in the Food manufacturing industry.
  • Knowledge of relevant GFSI standards such as SQF, BRC, IFS or FS 2200.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Feed Safety regulations, FSMA, and industry market trends. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in verbal and written form with a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Effectively organize and manage numerous work tasks of a diverse nature.  Strong computer skills, (Microsoft Office).

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: Chicago

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