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APMEA Graduate Opportunity - Quality Assurance

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Date: 11-Apr-2019

Location: Nantong, 32, CN

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 4626
Position Type Kerry Graduate
Recruiter #LI-KB1
Posting Type LI


About Kerry

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 Quality Standard (Site Audit Standard).
  • facilitate the products quality and audit lab with an aim to optimize and improve the products quality, lab process optimization and working efficiency
  • Conduct microbiological inspection on Raw Materials, Semi-finished goods, Finished goods state standards and regulations. Well maintain and control the authenticity, accuracy, and in time of the inspection results. Inform the manager immediately when experimental incident happens.
  • Make records during the inspection process, fill in inspection reports, and inspect qualified raw materials, semi-finished products, etc.
  • Responsible for production workshop environment, health and ensure the product quality.
  • Coordinate quality system document preservation and tracking
  • Identify, manage, and execute initiatives to deliver significant improvements in the areas of:

o   Quality insurance and control and system

o   People Management

o   Materials control and efficiency

  • Facilitate and support management teams (and other teams) involved in major transformational projects.
  • 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:  

We are looking for promising Graduates with the following skills / qualifications, and demonstrating the following attributes, to succeed in Kerry:


  • Minimum second upper honours or its equivalent in Food Science, Manufacturing, 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
  • Ideally familiar with lean / CI principles and with some awareness of best practice.
  • Can demonstrate clear experience of successful leadership in their academic and non-academic development.
  • Demonstrates a passion for Food.
  • Excellent communication skill and good command of English (written and verbal)
  • Exceptional problem solving skill
  • Proven record of delivering on projects and achievement of results
  • Motivated self-starter with the determination and drive to succeed
  • 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