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Technical Manager

Requisition ID 33744 
Position Type FT Fixed Term 
Recruiter #LI-OO1 
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 25,000+ 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


We have a great opportunity for Technical Manager to join the Kerry Taste & Nutrition team on a Fixed Term 12-month contract.


To provide relevant expertise in the leadership, deployment and transfer of recognised 'best in class' quality standards and skills to enable Kerry Coleraine to fulfil the business plans targets.

The successful candidate will sit on The Senior Leadership Team for the Site and ensure continued evolution and development of a continuous improvement Quality culture.


Key responsibilities


  • Implement, maintain, and update all Food Safety and Quality Systems as per the business needs to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Set and monitor Quality KPI’s for the business and use these to drive site standards and improvements.
  • Proactively review and challenge standards throughout the business to promote a high level of adherence and identify areas for improvement.
  • Lead and motivate the Quality team ensuring clear definition of roles and responsibilities.


  • Manage individual performance by setting clear performance indicators, individual objectives and setting a structured working menu for each role. Performance and Development reviews to take place on a regular basis.
  • Drive the site Quality strategy to ensure a Green rating for all 3rd party/customer audits/visits, launches and site approval activity is achieved.
  • Works closely with other Kerry Group sites and incorporates Group Codes of Practice and initiatives into site systems and standards.


  • Drive a robust Quality and Safety culture and focus on site.
  • Build strong value adding relationships with suppliers and cross functional departments.
  • Partner and network with other organisations to help develop best practice e.g. Customer Technical managers, Local Government Authorities, and 3rd party bodies.

Qualifications and skills


  • A 3rd qualification in a scientific / food technology discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of managing a Quality function within a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent Organisational and Project management skills
  • Ability to identify, implement and lead change on site through challenging, leading and influencing managers and cross functional teams.


  • Customer focused - demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills (verbal & written)
  • Proficient written, numerical and verbal skills. Numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data and present in report format with logical sequencing.
  • Knowledge of specific customer standards as they apply to the site

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