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Senior Supply Quality Technologist

Requisition ID 13174
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-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.



Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership



About the role

Supply Quality plays an important role in Kerry's ability to deliver quality that will satisfy our customer's needs and ensure that we supply the highest quality while also conforming to established requirements.  Senior Supply Quality Technologist plays a crucial role in legislation and food safety requirements and compliance of global raw material categories. The role will also involve in communicating and implementing policies and procedures to ensure all tasks conform to the business needs, legislation and regulations applicable within the region and global customer expectations.

Key responsibilities
  • Responsible in legislation & food safety requirements & compliance of global raw material categories
  • Communicate & coordinate raw material sign off with suppliers
  • Audit & management of all enablement tools & interim solutions to ensure governance programs are adhered to
  • Work closely with Global Buyers, FSA team, Category Technologist, Regulatory Affairs on global raw material specification sign off & change management control
  • Review design & implement new ICT solution to create & manage raw material specifications to ensure global scalability to all raw material
  • Review design & implement system/s to support Procurement tenders & long-term solutions
  • Support internal audit practices in Kerry Sites for better compliance with new food standards requirements.
  • Support SQ business Initiatives, project execution & implementation of strategy which may include supporting functional structure
  • Support Centre of Scale (CoS) initiatives & supplier risk assessment & raw material relationship management
  • Support development & implementation of raw material food safety guidelines & lethality validation for focused supplier audits
  • Build & implement embedding one way of working globally through creation of SOPs & change control per approved business process
  • Support supplier audits per audit (target per agreement with Regional Lead), to follow up for CAPA, close audit request per auditing SOP
  • Tracking of raw material non-conformances & leveraging internal communication for CoE focused audits
  • Support supplier & raw material risk assessment & verification program
  • Evaluate, benchmark & trend process controls, food safety, quality & legislation compliance  
  • Develop & implement project plans, KPIs, Dashboards & communicate to regional peers
  • Support in defining & delivering training programs
  • Support horizon scanning of emerging food safety, food fraud, legislations and supply quality trends and provide recommendations to the organisation regarding risks and solutions 
Qualifications and skills
  • Minimum Bachelor of food science, chemistry or related degree
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in food industry, food legislation, process technology and quality control systems
  • Strong background in food safety and raw material legislation compliance
  • Strong project management
  • Knowledgeable in supplier-raw material management
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and complaint resolution skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams at multi-levels within the organisation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

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