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Materials Supervisor

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

To be successful as the Materials Supervisor, should be able to critically assess suppliers, products, and services, and provide to correct channels costing, MOQ, and Lead time of product. Ultimately, an outstanding Materials Supervisor has a keen sense of business and maintains meticulous transaction records.

What would you do?

  • Overseeing the transport of materials to and from departments and ensure material needs are met throughout the organization
  • Selecting the most suitable suppliers in terms of goods, services, reliability, product quality, and cost-efficiency.
  • Monitoring of safety stock and min/max levels and adjusting as required
  • Oversee the development and execution planning to reduce/remove rework or obsolescence inventory
  • Implement contingency plan to minimize and/or cover any ad-hoc issues (quality, shipment delay ..etc)
  • Acts as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
  • Provide guidance to team alignment by evaluating supplier performances
  • Work directly with Material Planner to execute MRP on a weekly basis and monitor / review materials requirements (raw materials and packaging materials)
  • Support relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may have an impact on business operations (i.e. production scheduling adherence)

What will you need to be successful?

  • Degree in business administration, procurement, or a related field preferred but not required
  • 2-3 years Previous experience leading a team, functioning as Materials / MCO Agent, or providing guidance in a similar position preferred.
  • Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organization and documentation skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Able to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and achieve set targets

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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