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Operations Manager

Requisition ID 23401
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
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

Provide leadership and direction for all plant operations to achieve continuously improving results in the areas of quality, cost, service, and safety. Oversee the Plant Operations which include Production, Warehousing, Quality, Maintenance, Materials Management, Safety, etc.

Key responsibilities

  • Create and communicates a clear vision for the future to inspire and drive the business to achieve and surpass business goals and objectives (such as Safety, Productivity, Inventory levels, etc)
  • Develop strategies for growth, set stretching but achievable targets and monitor performance to target for each functional area: Operations Engineering/Maintenance, Planning, Purchasing, Quality, Inventory Control, Safety
  • Responsible for production improvements and efficiency of operations, demonstrate an ability to identify and drive continuous improvement initiatives. Use process mapping to support Process Optimization
  • Seek opportunities to optimize cost and demonstrates an understanding of all cost drivers and their impact • Work closely with Human Resources on staffing needs and budget
  • Responsible for corporate and plant level safety, quality and financial initiatives and on-going training and compliance
  • Understand the key success factors of the business, exercise sound judgement and inspire confidence in our customers. Learn EUM and gain an insight understanding of customer strategic objectives
  • Interact with external parties including government agencies. vendors, and insurance companies
  • Foster a successful, accountable 1Kerry oriented work environment

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Mechanical/Chemical Engineering or Food Science preferred
  • Understanding of USDA/FDA regulations, as well as HACCP, GMP’s, SOP’s, AIB, Organic, and Hazard Analysis
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive experience in Manufacturing environment
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of other languages is a plus
  • Openness to the opportunities in Developed and Emerging Markets is a plus

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: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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