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Production Supervisor (nights)

Requisition ID 40773
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

The Production Supervisor oversees the production team, with up to 20 direct reports, and develops a quality team that provides batters and breader products for our customers. The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced leader with safety as a top priority, versed in coaching and developing employees. Additionally, this position requires an eye for process efficiencies and continuous improvement and the ability to collaborate with other teams, coordinating production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control departments to achieve sustained and improved efficiencies.

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.
  • 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 financial performance of process orders variances.
  • Responsible for the organization and facilitation of training.
  • Ensure food safety and quality of products during the shift.
  • Responsible for inventory.
  • Management through KPIs.
  • Responsible for the team’s development and performance.
  • Responsible for the plant to be SQF at all times.
  • Practice GMPS.

The above listed duties are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or duties required. Incumbents will be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and skills

  • Continuous improvement understanding.
  • Thorough understanding of unit of operations.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing methodology.
  • HACCP/food safety experience.
  • Experience in food, chemical, or Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Team leadership and development.
  • Problem solving.
  • Organizational skills & excellent communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to strive for excellence in all areas; focus on effective internal and external customer-supplier relationships.


  • BS/MS in Engineering, Business, Food Science or equivalent combination of education/experience.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience within a food manufacturing and distribution environment.
  • 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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