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Quality Manager

Requisition ID 34411
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality 
Recruiter #LI-ME1
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

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!

The incumbent of this position will lead day to day food safety/quality programs and team to drive excellence.

What would you do?

  • Have responsibility for the day to day food safety and quality system including oversight of validation and verification.
  • Responsible for all quality functions including food safety, sanitation efficiencies, customer service, and overall performance of the quality department.
  • Ensure effective food safety compliance and work with plant management team to implement programs to mitigate risk. Manage and lead HACCP program and team at site level, ensuring that Good Manufacturing Practices, preventive controls and pre-requisite programs are in place and effective.
  • Develop and maintain food safety and quality systems including QC & QA. Develop, review and align procedures with corporate policies, through GQMS (Global Quality Management System) with a drive towards best practice, internal audit practices, and procedures for improvement to prevent non-conformances.
  • Enforce Kerry standards in the areas of ingredients and product standards, process specifications, formula compliance, and regulatory compliance.
  • Track, report, and review agreed upon KPI’s. Develop and lead the plant Quality Improvement Plan. Partner cross-functionally and actively drive for process improvement.
  • Develop and maintain qualified personnel within the plant Quality department, through training, communication, and accountability. Manage the department within budget and utilize resources effectively to meet needs of the business on a timely basis.
  • Be proactive and responsive in addressing customer complaints and resolving problems, communicating effectively on technical issues and leading the root cause analysis. Develop and verify corrective actions.

What will you need to be successful?

  • Bachelor of Science in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and improving food safety and quality programs.
  • Must be knowledgeable in HACCP, SQF or other GFSI scheme, PCQI.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Quality, preferably in the food manufacturing industry.
  • Demonstrated leadership in driving change and collaborating with cross-functional site leadership teams to solve problems, lead root cause analysis, enhance sanitation programs, conduct robust internal audit, drive corrective and improvement actions, and uphold food safety and quality standards.
  • Must have great communication and leadership skills to develop team, inspire others, and conduct critical customer communication.

What is in it for you?


About our Meat business
We marry market research and sustainability techniques with a transparent supply chain and culinary know-how to help our customers deliver unrivalled consumer experiences. Our team is committed to develop innovative meat and meat alternative products with consumer-led insights and a team of experienced chefs, food scientists and research and development experts. Together, we can unlock growth and create unrivaled consumer experiences.

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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