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Materials Manager - Rome, GA

Requisition ID 34323
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Supply Chain 
Recruiter #LI-PO1
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.

About the role

Oversee and manage all planning activities related to materials management and inventory control in the manufacturing environment.

What would you do?

  • Food safety and quality is Kerry’s priority so it’s important to adhere to all Food Safety/Quality SOP's while also accurately completing required Food Safety & Quality records.
  • Develop strategic inventory and planning vision for the site.
  • Develop safety stock, minimum order quantities, optimal production quantities for raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
  • Monitor slow moving and obsolete inventory and develop a plan to deal with accordingly.
  • Develop, monitor and publish department and site KPI's and set goals for improvement.
  • Drive best practices for inventory management and reporting.
  • Responsible to ensure appropriate control mechanisms are in place and achieve exceptional levels of inventory accuracy, material availability, and service goals.
  • Develop and manage purchasing and scheduling staff.
  • Maintain cross-training program to assure highly qualified backups for every function. 
  • Drive a culture of operational excellence throughout the organization.

What will you need to be successful?

  • Degree in Business or equivalent field. MBA preferred though not required.
  • 10 years of professional experience in Supply Chain preferably in large companies.
  • Strong SAP working experience is considered a plus.
  • Proven experience with people management.
  • Previous work experience within a food manufacturing and distribution environment.
  • APICS Certification preferred though not required.
  • Organizational skills & excellent communication skills are essential.

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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