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Plant Manager (Alton, IL)

Requisition ID 27566
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function General Management/Senior Executive 
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.

What you'll do:

Supervises and coordinates activities of Vinegar plant. Responsible for Production, personnel management, regulatory compliance, inventory management, transportation and delivery of product to market place, Capital expenditures, continuous improvement, recordkeeping and benchmarking.


  • Coordinate with Corporate for production schedule, inventory planning and reporting.
  • Monitor Federal, State and local laws and regulations and ensure plant compliance (in coordination with Corporate). Maintain permits, reports and other legal documents related to the plant legal compliance.
  • Supervise all plant capital expenditures. Oversee all spending and reporting to Corporate.
  • Develop and maintain plant operating budget, product standard cost and other plant accounting as required.
  • Coordinate with Corporate HR department to manage all plant personnel issues.
  • In direct supervision of the plant superintendent (plus vacation relief):
  • Monitor all plant activities on fermentation, filtration, transfer and storage operations and schedule activities to fit within plant staffing guidelines and product requirements.
  • Monitor and oversee all operations to insure compliance With Plant Quality Assurance Programs
  • Support Plant Zero Defects Quality Program.
  • Maintain record keeping in accordance with current quality assurance requirements.
  • Insure customer product, service necessities, and shipping forms requirements are met.
  • Monitor inventory levels of all critical raw materials and place orders in a timely manner to insure smooth operation and storage utilization.
  • Proper supervision and preparation of Plant inventory and closing records required.
  • Perform necessary accounting entries to record production and inventory on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Schedule and reconcile daily pumping operations and records to maximize plant operating efficiency and avoid delays due to traffic in shared pipelines and processing equipment.
  • Ensure all pumping and production records are properly entered to allow product tracking and recall procedures.
  • Perform lab analysis and equipment calibration, as required, to accomplish plant operating objectives.
  • Oversight, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment necessary.
  • Supervise coordination of truck loading and scheduling activities with all carriers and insure the necessary specialty products are available when required for loading.
  • Schedule, coordinate and oversee normal maintenance functions required for the plant.
  • Strong mechanical skills, background and the ability to trouble shoot, program, and maintain electronic controls required for job functions and planning and executing plant capital projects.
  • Familiarity with electrical processes and circuitry including installation, operation and maintenance is needed.
  • Other duties as required and requested by Corporate.

What you'll need to be successful:


  • A four year college degree in a technical field (Biology, Microbiology, Food Science etc.) or business and administration field is required.


  • 8-15 years experience in food or related manufacturing is required. Experience including two to four years of fermentation (wine, beer, ethanol etc.) is preferred.


  • Computer Skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, some experience in access, PowerPoint, and other software programs a plus.
  • Strong mathematical skills are required for formula creation, use and spreadsheet development are needed. Complex spreadsheets and nested conditionals will be required.

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: St Louis

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