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Senior Materials Manager

Requisition ID 12632
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Supply Chain 
Recruiter KW1
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:

Our Norwich, NY location is unique when it comes to Kerry. At the Kerry Bio-Science Center, we are a leader in manufacturing hydrolyzed protien for the global food and pharmaceutical industry. Our finished products are used in raw materials in the majority of the top 25 Blockbuster drugs. We have approximately 120 employees at this location that perform various tasks such as production, maintenance, warehouse/logistics, HR, supply chain and quality.

What You'll Do:

This role will be part of the Senior leadership team. The role has ultimate responsibility for the management and improvement of the supply chain function on site and will develop and lead the planning, warehousing, logistics, and purchasing teams aligning them with business and customer expectations. Additionally, the role manages a set of supply chain KPI’s set by functional leadership.Here are some of the key responsibilities:


  • Manage the various aspects of all supply chain activities, ensuring the delivery of value-add service to the business.
  • Manage supply planning, raw material call-off, scheduling, and transport roles within the department.
  • Management and delivery of agreed Supply Chain KPI's and process compliance and to drive process improvement to best practice.
  • Lead/direct the team in the process of developing a demand plan which flows into the planning process, aligning procurement, raw material call-off, and manufacturing activities to resource allocation while meeting customers’ expectations.
  • End-to-end inventory management and stock control.
  • Ensure all costs are controlled adequately and in line with budget.
  • Preparation of monthly/weekly reporting pack with relevant metrics and KPIs.
  • Manage the site monthly supply review.             
  • Manage Supply Chain budget and identify opportunities to reduce cost.              
  • Ownership of end-to-end local logistics execution.         
  • Management of people under the role’s responsibility with identification and promotion of talent.
What You'll Need:

The successful candidate will demonstrate a combination of the leadership competencies, technical skills, and experience and personal competencies outlined as follows:


  • Vision & Strategic Thinking; People & Self Development skills                                                                       
  • Bachelors Degree is required, Masters or APICS certified is a plus
  • 5+ years experience in a Materials Manager role required, preferably in food/beverage or pharma industry                            .        
  • A deep knowledge of Supply Chain management with the ability to think logically in a fast-changing environment is essential                                                   
  • Strong knowledge of ERP systems is essential; SAP experience is preferred                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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 .                                                                                                         

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