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Food Manufacturing Sanitation Manager

Requisition ID 22175
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Recruiter #LI-AJ1
Posting Type LI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

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

Our Rochester, MN location is part of our Applied Health and Nutrition Division and specializes in fermented ingredients for products related to the bio-science industry. Our team is proud of the work they do and have a focus on clean label or natural products ensuring freshness.

As a Food Sanitation professional at Kerry, you’ll focus on the food sanitation process including continuous improvement, training, retraining, sanitation procedures, design of equipment. The Sanitation Manager implements and maintains programs related to sanitation, pest control and production.  This position is responsible for overseeing and developing both exempt and non-exempt direct reports for a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week food manufacturing operation. 

What would you do?

  • Ensure the facility is compliant with customer and governmental requirements for cleanliness while maintaining the highest safety and quality standards.
  • Manage relationships with vendors including chemical suppliers, pest control companies, and others as needed.
  • Lead sanitation employees to clean facility using approved chemical solutions.
  • Maintain chemical inventory.
  • Participate and lead cross-functional teams with production & quality.
  • Review existing sanitation programs, recommend, develop, and implement new or improved programs.
  • Maintain master cleaning schedule for plant meeting GMP and Kerry guidelines
  • Responsible for sanitation of plant, warehouse, and plant ground.

What will you need to be successful?

  • 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 5 years of relevant Food Safety/Quality/Sanitation experience with at least 2 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.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in developing and improving food safety and sanitation programs.
  • Strong team orientation and team building; ability to mentor and develop members of the team.
  • Experience managing Food Safety Management Systems (HACCP, FSSC-22000, ISO 9001, etc.)

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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