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Kerry Taste & Nutrition 2019 Supply Chain Graduate (Ireland)

Requisition ID 91
Position Type Kerry Graduate
Career Function Purchasing/Procurement


We are Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company. We understand that consumers want delicious products made from trusted, authentic foods and flavours. Every day millions of people throughout the world consume foods and beverages containing our taste and nutrition solutions. We add protein to your post workout shake, we reduce sugar, while maintaining great taste and we have the know–how to replace the "baddies" in foods with wholesome ingredients. Join us and be part of the future of food.

Supply Chain is at the heart of all operations from sourcing raw materials right through to delivering the end product to our customers. Working closely with our customers and our internal colleagues, we are able to manage one of the most complex supply chains.


As a Supply Chain graduate, you will play an essential role in internal coordination between Production, Finance, Procurement and Customer Service, to ensure that Kerry can meet its customers’ demands through efficient balance of materials and the finished goods supply chain.


You will support the management of the Supply Chain team, improving its effectiveness by implementing relevant Supply Chain principles, and challenging current practices.


You will also have the opportunity to work on projects to ensure best practice Supply Chain roll out, while contributing to further site-wide challenges and other initiatives that have impact on Supply Chain across the business.


Previous graduates in Supply Chain have progressed into Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and Purchasing Management.


In addition to the Supply Chain Graduate Development Programme, Kerry is also committed to your growth as a Supply Chain professional. We will support you to achieve either your CIPS or APICS professional qualification.


 What we are looking for:

·         Minimum 2:1 degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business, Management or a related discipline;

·         Fluency in a second European language, preferably Italian, French or Polish would be a distinct advantage;

·         Exceptional problem solving skills;

·         Proven record of delivering on projects and achievement of results;

·         Motivated self-starter with the determination and drive to succeed;

·         Strong leadership and communication skills;

·         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.


Please note: Kerry is a global organisation with operations worldwide. By applying to this position you are indicating your location as a preference. We will take this into account; however with all of our graduate programmes we encourage our applicants to be open minded and flexible.

Joining us means being supported by, and learning from, talented people who really care about what they do. You’ll get bags of responsibility early on, and we’ll be open to your ideas. And because we’re always looking to the future, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. Our current CEO joined us as a grad. How far will you go?

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