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Manager of Operations Excellence (Warehouse)

Requisition ID 22272
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Supply Chain 
Posting Type DNI

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.

Where you'll work:


Our Rome, GA location is part of our Meat division and uses unique proprietary technology created and developed by Kerry to create breading and coating blends for our customers and products. This team is close-knit with a family like feel, taking pride in their relationships and the results they produce each day! With a recent 125 million dollar investment, this site will soon be one of the most advanced and modern food manufacturing facilities in the world. Join us on our journey!

What you'll do:


Matrix reporting to the Director of Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution North America and Operations Leader, the Warehouse Operations Manager is an enhanced role created to drive “forward looking” supply chain approach in the organization.  He or she will have the transformational leadership, passion for supply chain/logistics/warehousing, business acumen, stakeholder relationship, and relentless customer service mindset necessary to deliver a transformational change. The person will hold responsibility for delivering Safety, Quality, Service and Cost excellence for assigned warehouse/warehouses operated by third party partner (3PL).

Specific Responsibilities:

Operations Management

  • Strategically plan, digitalize, and improve processes and systems to manage warehousing, transportation, operations, communication and customer experience.
  • Drive partnership and establish governance, reporting, & regular cadence of communication with key stakeholders including Sales, Customer Care, Plants, Finance, ICT, Supply Planning, Transportation, Inventory teams and 3PLs to cultivate a culture of customer service excellence.
  • Manage warehouse space utilization, work schedules, cycle counts, inbound, outbound practices, resourcing and communication to drive efficient operations.
  • Implement Lean Principles at every possible opportunity.
  • Deliver KPIs related to Customer Service, 3PL performance, Transportation performance, Claims, Inventory Accuracy, Stock-at-risk and Cost targets.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety policies and procedures are in place and adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure compliance with all necessary legislative practices, procedures and industry codes. 

Project Management

  • Lead the execution of network strategy initiatives, new warehouse introduction, systems implementations and business process improvements.
  • Accountable to lead project integration ensuring all Safety, Quality, Service and Cost objectives are met.
  • Monitor progress of project milestones with all team members and provide status reports.
  • Manage project changes and ensure they are captured, documented and assessed.

What you'll need to be successful:



  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in warehousing, logistics and supply chain with increasing levels of responsibility in a manufacturing environment appropriate to food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals or a closely aligned sector in North America.
  • 5+ years in senior management position.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Operations/Industrial Management, Engineering or Supply Chain
  • APICS certification is a plus. 

Technical Skills:

  • Formal training in Warehousing and Logistics and Lean Principals is a requirement of this role.
  • Previous experience in a similar role and be able to showcase your successes.
  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing.
  • Have experience with sizeable companies in SAP environment 

Leadership Competencies:

  • Exceptional leadership and influencing skills.
  • Transformation and change management skills.
  • Strong business acumen and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Advanced analytical and data management skills.
  • Collaboration and stakeholder management skills.
  • Problem Solving and Project Management skills.

5 Douglas St, Rome, GA 30161; #foodmanufacturing #warehousemanager #supplychain

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: Rome

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