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Production Manager

Requisition ID 40703
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
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

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

Manage the production team on a daily basis and direct spend associated with production.

Key responsibilities

  • Efficiently execute the production schedule.
  • Develop and maintain efficient SOPs in collaboration with the site engineers.
  • Develop and maintain qualified personnel within the plant production department, both supervision and operators.
  • Communicate and enforce regulatory & Kerry standards within the plant.
  • Drive operational efficiency initiatives.
  • Manage the plant production department within budget.
  • Positive working environment driving a continuous improvement theme.
  • Work in collaboration with HSE officer to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Responsible for manufacturing product to specification.
  • Responsible for the food safety and quality of all products manufactured in the plant
  • Responsible for all process orders variances.
  • Responsible for the development of the production supervisors and the manufacturing team.
  • Responsible for the inventory and traceability of all process orders manufactured.
  • Ensure food safety programs are instituted and followed.
  • Management through KPIs.
  • Practice GMPS.

Qualifications and skills

  • HACCP and food safety experience.
  • Continuous improvement understanding.
  • Thorough understanding of unit of operations.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing methodology.
  • Team leadership and development.
  • Problem solving.
  • Ability to strive for excellence in all areas; focus on effective internal and external customer-supplier relationships.


  • BS/MS in Engineering, Business, or Food Science

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience within a food manufacturing and distribution environment.
  • HACCP and Food Safety experience.
  • Experience in food, chemical or pharmaceutical industry
  • Analytical skills.
  • Skills in motivating, coaching & influencing others.

 Working Conditions:

  • Food manufacturing plant
  • Warehouse environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in hot, cold or wet environments.
  • Ability to work overtime and use a flexible schedule.

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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