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Supply Quality Technologist

Requisition ID 12876
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.  Supply Quality Technologist plays a crucial role in supplier qualification process and risk assessment. 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 and food safety requirements and compliance of global raw material categories
  • Responsible in communicating and coordinating raw material sign off with suppliers
  • Works closely with global buyers on global raw material specification sign off and change management control
  • Support Centre of Scale (CoS) initiatives and supplier risk assessment and supplier-raw material relationship management
  • Support development and implementation of raw material food safety guidelines and lethality validation for focused supplier audits
  • Supports implementation and embedding one way of working globally thru creation of SOPs per approved business process
  • Supports supplier audits per audit (target per agreement with Regional Lead), to follow up for CAPA, close audit request per auditing SOP.
  • Tracks raw material non-conformances and leveraging internal communication for CoE focused audits
  • Support supplier and raw material risk assessment and verification program
  • Continually evaluate, benchmark and trend process controls, food safety, quality and legislation compliance  
  • Develop and implement project plans, KPIs and communicate to regional peers
  • Support internal audit practices in Kerry Sites for better compliance with new food standards requirements.
  • Support Supply Quality Business Initiatives, project execution and implementation of strategy which may include supporting functional structure
Qualifications and skills
  • Minimum Bachelor of food science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering 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 food legislation compliance
  • 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, communications skills
  • Able to work individually and as a team player  

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