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Production Manager - Harrisonburg, VA

Requisition ID 22484
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function General Management/Senior Executive 
Recruiter #LI-AC1
Posting Type LI

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

Where You'll Work

Our Harrisonburg, VA, location is part of our Taste division and creates a variety of stock broth, soups, and bases. 

What You'll Do

The Production Manager is fundamental to our team. You’ll be overseeing be overseeing operations at the food manufacturing site and you will have 3 direct reports, across all shifts and report to the Plant Manager.
On a high level, you'll:

  • Manage, supervise and oversee all aspects of operations at the site and provide leadership and direction as necessary to sustain company growth, establish procedures for maintaining high standards, product quality, reliability and safety. He/she will promote quality improvement efforts, and evaluate and develop improved techniques while maintaining an exemplary safety record.  
  • Directly responsible for the day-to-day plant operations and achievement of the Business Plan Objectives with focus on safety and product quality.
  • Identify and satisfy customers’ needs consistently and proactively with the goal of on-time deliveries all the time.
  • Responsible for adherence to Quality Management Systems, while incorporating the Total Quality Management Philosophy.
  • Maximizes peak performance by fostering a cohesive working environment by stressing the team approach. Ensures the continued development of the location’s personnel so as to ensure that each individual reaches his/her full potential within his/her existing position and beyond in conformance with the Corporate Succession and Manpower Plan.

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an applicable field of study 
  • 5 + years of Management experience such as: Production Manager and/or Production Superintendent
  • 5+ years of experience within manufacturing. Food, beverage, and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in developing/implementing continuous improvement initiatives and accountability programs and adhere to budgets.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer and application skills such as SAP, MAPICS, LIMS, etc

1711 North Liberty Street Harrisonburg VA 22802 #production #foodmanufacturing 


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: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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