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Food Manufacturing Sanitation Manager

Requisition ID 22175
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Posting Type DNI

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

Kerry is seeking an experienced, senior level professional to lead our Food Safety and Sanitation programs. The incumbent in this position directs the development of programs, policies and procedures in support of essential business and manufacturing strategies and practices.

Key responsibilities

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist in the development and execution of company’s strategy for Food Safety and Sanitation in coordination with leadership and in-line with overall company-wide strategy.
  • Drive effective and efficient Food Safety Management Systems including global harmonization and standardization, while ensuring EQMS is established well with appropriate business processes.
  • Lead sanitation teams iacross division to ensure compliance and sharing of best practices.
  • Collaborate with key, cross functional stakeholders to manage priorities.
  • Oversee the performance through site metric assessments.
  • Compile data to support investment needs
  • Provide hands on support to sites requiring support

Qualifications and skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required in a science, engineering, or technical field. An advanced degree is a plus (PhD, M.S. or MBA) as well as professional certifications (i.e. Six Sigma, ASQ certifications).
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant Food Safety/Quality/Sanitation experience with at least 10 years succeeding in leadership roles.
  • Prior experience with overall responsibility for directing a Food Safety organization and setting strategic direction for the company's policies and procedures.
  • Strong team orientation and team building; ability to mentor and develop members of the team.
  • Solid industry contacts and meaningful relationships with Food Safety and Quality professionals.
  • Successful record of identifying and analyzing complex problems, recommending actions, and seeing through from concept to completion.
  • Proven ability of achieving aggressive business and operational goals.
  • Able to work effectively in a complex, matrix work environment.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and outstanding work ethic.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally.

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: Rochester MN

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