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Sanitation Manager

Requisition ID 22986
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Health, Safety and Environment 
Recruiter #LI-DT1
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.

Where you'll work:


At our Melrose Park, IL, plant we feel good about our various batters and breading products that make our food taste better. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you.

What you'll do:


As a Food Sanitation professional at Kerry, you’ll focus on the food sanitation process including continuous improvement, training, retraining, sanitation procedures, design of equipment. The Sanitation Manager implements and maintains programs related to sanitation, pest control and production.  This position would report to the Plant Manager and responsible for overseeing and developing both exempt and non-exempt direct reports for a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week food manufacturing operation. 

Do you have keen observation skills, problem-solving mentality, and desire to work with cross-functional teams?

The importance of food safety and sanitation cannot be underestimated. Bacteria overcome many hurdles and try to become super stars. Are you the hero who has the knowledge to reduce and eliminate food safety risks and the ability to take on the following responsibilities?

  • Mitigate food safety risk and preventing hazards from entering products.
  • Experience with implementing appropriate operating procedures for sanitation protocols (SSOPs)
  • Create and maintain the master sanitation schedule and Implement a multi-step sanitation approach
  • Dispense and deliver appropriate chemicals
  • Create a thorough hygiene program, pest control program, and allergen programs

What you'll need to be successful and safe:


To get the most of this role at Kerry you’ll need to come with knowledge in sanitation, ability to influence up, and we’d prefer if you had manufacturing experience.  You’ll also meet these minimum requirements: 


  • Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited university (biology, microbiology, food science, chemistry) or experience in lieu of education (science related)
  • 5-8 years of food sanitation experience including:
  • 5-8 years of experience with food safety systems and food manufacturing.
  • 5-8 years of experience in leading others.

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 .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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