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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Requisition ID 36878
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Recruiter #LI-PO1
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 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.

Key responsibilities

  • Drive the implementation of the CI strategy/culture aligning with the strategic and business goals
  • Identify opportunities for improvements and assist in implementation (with cross functional teams)
  • Coach employees in problem solving methods and encourage learning/development
  • Develop CI trainings and facilitate courses for employees
  • Be willing to "get dirty" by working with the production floor employees
  • Drive the CI culture (specifically 5S, KPI structure, standard work and problem solving)
  • Be able to work with a cross-functional teams & communicate with them at their level (plant floor to senior management)
  • Be flexible in working off-hours to support all shifts

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor's degree preferred (specifically in Engineering)
  • 2-4 years experience in CI
  • 2-4 years experience in manufacturing (food industry is a bonus but not necessary)
  • Ability to travel up to 25% 
  • Ability to facilitate groups of people
  • Ability to coach/mentor/inspire
  • Be a leader & encourage others
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Be a key driver in improving CI culture
  • Team player
  • Willingness to learn & develop

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 .                                                                                                         

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