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Materials Supervisor

Requisition ID 49115
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

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.

About the role

A successful Materials Supervisor is responsible for monitoring, directing, and growing an inventory team. He / She will be focused on initiating and conducting cycle counting duties to ensure all materials are properly verified in the daily / weekly reporting structure. They will maintain inventory accuracy through proper processing of material reports and transfers. Supervisor will be responsible for managing stock at risk inventory and reporting. He / She will assist their team by physically guiding and directing them in proper order to maintaining accurate inventory and managing book to book inventories with 3PL. He / She will report directly to the Materials Manager and keep them abreast of all inventory discrepancies.

Key responsibilities

To be successful as the Materials Supervisor, you should be able to critically assess and maintain inventory accuracy, not only at the primary facility but also external warehouses.

Area of Responsibilities:

Cycle count materials based on the “ABC” grouping system which will be monitored by the Department Manager

Research inventory discrepancies and submit accurate inventory / bin location reports.

Assist in determining root causes on inventory discrepancies and help implement corrective actions to eliminate repetitive errors.

Responsible for answering Customer Service, Warehouse, Production and Engineering inquiries in a timely manner.

Complete ownership of all areas of managing inventory details

Always maintain a clean and organized work area

Own physical inventory charter created by Management for mid and annual counting / auditing

Complete 3PL (external warehouse) Monthly Book-to-Books

Oversee the development and execution planning to reduce/remove rework or obsolescence inventory

Lead inventory meetings when called on

Ability to drive an order picker and other warehouse equipment carefully and safely.

Qualifications and skills

Minimum 3-year experience with inventory experience as “Owner” of inventory
Excellent communication skills.

Strong organization and documentation skills.

Strong research and analytical skills.

Able to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and achieve set targets

Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial

Ability to lift 50 lbs

Ability to squat, sit, stand, walk, reach daily and as needed to perform all job functions

Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

Must be able to work in a team, as well as independently

Perform different job functions within the organizations warehouse department

Must be able to follow procedures, best practices and report unsafe and unprofessional behavior

Prepare reports and updates as and when required

Other duties assigned by Management


The typical hiring range for this role is $73,758 to $108,755 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. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                       

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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