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Factory Manager

Requisition ID 2284
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter CO1
Posting Type LI

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.

About the Role

You will be responsible for managing people, production and processes. You will be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills as well the ability to deliver outstanding results without compromising safety and quality of people, plant and processes respectively.

Key Responsibilites

  • Achieve objectives as laid out by the Operations Management team - the objectives include direct or indirect operations such as daily output, quality, waste, safety, sanitation and operational cost
  • Lay out instruction clearly, communicate changes and guide Production Managers to execute procedures through related documents to effectively communicate the executive team on time
  • Achieve standard plant operations targets, taking charge of the co-ordination and control of wet blending processes, packing process, packaging and other related processes onsite to meet customer requirement - on time with the right quality and cost
  • Cover responsibilities which encompass production control, stock control, quality control and the call out for replacement & maintenance of production equipment
  • Visit the plant floor frequently to coordinate and monitor production, direct the resolution of production delays, and oversee other production related issues
  • Work closely with Managers of other Business Units such as Quality Assurance (QA), Procurement, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain, in order to plan and coordinate production and implement corporate goals and policies
  • Ensure data entered is accurate and reflects plant performance. Any comments and / or findings are to be communicated to Manufacturing Manager immediately for further actions
  • Champion all short- term projects to meet operational excellence and to meet internal or external customer expectations. This shall include performing any task assigned by the management from time to time
  • Continuously place importance in the organizational goals and visions in relation to: •Plant Inventory Management (Raw Material, Finish Goods, Rework materials, Packaging)
  • Operational Excellence (Quality, Downtime, Wastage, Yield, Customer Complaints)
  • On-time Paperwork Submission and Document Control
  • Process Performance (CIP, GMP, etc)
  • Audits (Quality, Safety, Environment, GMP)
  • Compliance to all policies, regulations, and law set forth by federal & state, AIB, HACCP, KERRY, SEDEX, Customer Audits and necessary guidelines
  • Management of Plant Personnel and cultivate leadership values

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Food Science / Microbiology
  • Minimum 10 years’ related manufacturing experience – must have some background in Food or Pharma
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a managerial role - Food related Managerial is most desirable
  • Technical knowledge in Food Hygiene standards, HACCP and AIB requirement
  • Experience in food manufacturing industry with knowledge and experience in spray drying is a distinct advantage
  • Strong leadership with excellent communication skills
  • Customer service orientated
  • Analytical with good problem solving ability
  • Ability to adapt to a changing and quick paced environment
  • Good business acumen and commercial understanding
  • Process and procedurally oriented

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