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Director of Manufacturing

Requisition ID 3840
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Recruiter AD1
Posting Type LI
Career Builder CB 

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.

About the role

If you’re looking for career advancement opportunities, a fun, challenging role as Director of Manufacturing  and overseeing 5 to 7 direct reports, then this is the position for you!   With over 45 plant across North America & Canada, the plant in Norwich, NY, is a part of our Kerry Applied Health & Nutrition (AH&N) Division and has roughly 125 employees. This site is responsible for hydrolyzed protein, lactose, and some blending & coating.

Key responsibilities

You will set the tone and be is responsible for the overall management of the Plant, reporting directly into the VP of Operations. If you have a track record of strong leadership, developing high performing teams, engaging with the plant personnel and bring pride in continuous improvement, we want to hear from you! 


  • You will be the driver for all manufacturing operations including the safety, production efficiencies, quality, customer service, employee development and financial performance of the plant
  • Hold the facility accountable by managing and executing plant processes to attain plant production and quality targets and ensuring achievement of all unit Key Performance Indicators.
  • Delivering continuous improvement processes to ensure safety, quality, cost, and customer service goals are met and propel the plant and your career forward.
  • Creates and maintains an engaged and team-oriented workforce to meet business demands

Qualifications and skills

If you’re up to the challenge and have the following qualifications and background, please apply.


  • B.S. degree required, MBA preferred with additional education in Engineering and Finance.
  • Progressive experience (7+ years) within food, beverage or pharma industry required 
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in a Plant Manager Role
  • Demonstrated success as a change agent & developing/implementing continuous improvement initiatives and accountability programs
  • Demonstrated success assessing, developing and retaining top talent


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 .                                                                                                            

Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request. 

Nearest Major Market: Binghamton

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