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APMEA Graduate Opportunity - Engineering / Process

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Date: 11-May-2019

Location: Johor Bahru, 01, MY

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 4639
Position Type Kerry Graduate
Recruiter #LI-KB1
Posting Type LI

 

At Kerry, our mission is to help nourish and delight consumers across the globe. Since our start as a dairy co-operative in Ireland in the 1970s, we've grown to employ over 24,000 people in more than 30 countries. Although we continue to provide dairy to the world, our expertise and offerings now include the customisation and production of ingredients, flavours and technologies across the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry.

All day, every day, we draw on our values of Commitment, Teamwork, Excellence, Entrepreneurship and Value Creation as we partner with other industry leaders to bring better food, beverage and pharma products to consumers around the world. With over 4,500 employees across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Kerry has many exciting opportunities at our many Development & Application Centres, Sales Offices and Manufacturing sites. Spread over 18 countries – and growing – Kerry plays a large role in supplying food & beverage solutions to this diverse region.

 

About the Role

 

This role has responsibility to co-ordinate and drive the delivery of operational targets, initiatives and improvements at one of our manufacturing facilities. You will be required to support department managers in delivering factory performance improvements through the facilitation of Site teams using lean tools and techniques. Initially with a very hands on approach to developing capability and leadership skills, you will develop into a People Manager with potential Shift Management responsibility. You will have specific project tasks related to driving the introduction of aspects of strategic change as the business continues to grow. Your direct Line Manager will be the Production Manager, but you may also receive instruction from the Operations Manager or other Managers as appropriate. You will have real opportunity to engage right across the business and make a difference early in your career. You will be supported and work alongside one of the most experienced food manufacturing teams in the world.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Key responsibilities of the role are summarised below and are subject to change according to business needs:

  • Support the Site Strategic Agenda and the successful implementation and maintenance of the Kerry Manufacturing Standard (Site Audit Standard).
  • Identify, manage, and execute initiatives to deliver significant improvements in the areas of:
    • Safety
    • Quality
    • Delivery / Service
    • Operating efficiency (Labour, Process Lines & Cost Optimisation)
    • People Management
    • Materials control and efficiency
  • Facilitate and support management teams (and other teams) involved in major transformational projects (e.g. re-engineering the major Site business processes).
  • Ensure all direct reports are fully trained and equipped with the necessary skills to operate in an environment that promotes safety and well-being.
  • Support the Site Lean Programme to ensure the effective training and deployment of the principles, projects, tools and techniques (as appropriate) and KPIs etc.
  • Maintain awareness of best practice and modern improvement techniques.
  • Ensure familiarity is achieved with Kerry’s preferred method of problem solving (root cause, 8 step etc.)

 

Person Specification

 

  • Minimum second upper honours or its equivalent in Food Science, Manufacturing and Engineering or related specialization
  • Fresh Graduate or with less than 1 year working experience who is able to demonstrate a keen interest in a fast-paced Manufacturing environment
  • Active involvement in co-curricular activities
  • Graduate who is familiar with lean / CI principles and with some awareness of best practice is preferred
  • Can demonstrate clear experience of successful leadership in their academic and nonacademic development.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Proven record of delivering on projects and achievement of results
  • Motivated self-starter with the determination and drive to succeed
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Strong ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Willingness to travel or relocate across the global Kerry organisation is a key requirement

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