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Quality Manager

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

With over 45 plant across North America, the Rochester, MN plant is a part of Applied Health & Nutrition division. You'll have the opportunity to work in a fast paced and fun environment. We feel good about our products that make our food taste better. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you!

What you'll do

  • Operates department in accordance with all corporate and local safety policy guidelines. 
  • Works with Production and Product Development to identify the root cause of quality issues and appropriate corrective action. 
  • Works with all Departments at the Plant to develop and continually improve Plant Systems, procedures and documentation. 
  • Provides feedback to the plant through internal audits and documentation review on the plant’s adherence to its systems and procedures.
  • The position reports directly to the Quality Assurance Director. 
  • The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Dynamic, self-driven and capable of working on your own initiative is a key attribute for this role.

What you'll need

  • Approves all written responses as required for customer communications (e.g. audit responses, complaint responses).
  • Reviews, approves and distributes raw material, packaging and finished product specifications.
  • Authorizes all facility changes following site change management processes.
  • Leads the effort for investigations through root cause analysis towards the development of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Performs customer specification reviews against standard product offering and process capability.
  • Develops stability data for existing products and new commercializations; including data to support packaging changes.
  • Approves the artwork and master copy for the labeling of all new and existing products.
  • Ensures the Plant systems, master documents, product documentation and products comply with the relevant Company, Customer and Regulatory cGMP requirements.
  • Provides feedback to Production on the quality of products produced through the issuance of Quality Alerts and Discrepancy reports.
  • Works with Production, Logistics and Product Development on new product transfer into the Norwich Plant.
  • Responsible for the Food Defence and Crisis Management Plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring and promoting operational safety, environmental protection and employee health/industrial hygiene within all Departments to comply with federal, state, local and Company rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for providing monthly facility training on relevant quality topics.
  • Responsible for interviewing, selecting, training, evaluating and disciplining employees.
  • Responsible for advancing the development of employees for the succession plan.
  • Lead a team of quality assurance and quality control leaders to ensure products are manufactured according to policy and in compliance with regulations and customer requirements.
  • Development and execution against a defined quality improvement plan organized by priority


Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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