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Lider de Sistemas de Calidad LATAM

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 role is responsible of giving the support and help shape the QS Systems strategy in LATAM by being accountable to Manage INTELEX System, supporting and leading the EPM implementation, Develop and align QS Regional procedures and other regional documentation, support QS programs along the Region.

For the Intelex System, this role is responsible to Keep up dating the Regional INTELEX assuring compliance with the Food Safety, Security and Quality Certification System, provide technical support to all sites in LATAM in implementing (acquisitions) and maintaining INTELEX.

Key responsibilities

  • Be the Subject Matter Expert for QSHE Systems  LATAM (INTELEX, SAP QM & EPM QSHE)
  • Collect Subregional data per the agreed schedule
  • Monitoring INTELEX performance and communicate to the management team by executive reports and meetings.
  • Remain aligned with Global in the guidelines, participate in change management meetings and initiatives as needed to enhancement.
  • Train super users and assist with technical issues: Support and act as main point of contact for site system admins when an issue/defect occurs in the system i.e. review the issue, fix it if possible or communicate to Intelex if not able to fix it. Escalate and raise service desk tickets to Intelex Support. Identify and solve problems related to systems (INTELEX, SAP & EPM).
  • Train all users and implement INTELEX for acquisitions. Plan rollout and support go live.
  • Develop QS Regional procedures and other global documentation (aligned with global standards/policies) and deploy them.
  • Participate on QS conference calls and training representing LATAM and communicated to the global leads the needs of the region.
  • Responsible to develop a training plan and carry it out to the right people at each manufacturing sites and administrative areas. Responsible to help with the implementation of programs and policies in the plants by training, couching the site administrators, Food Safety, RCAAP, nonconformance and complaint coordinators.
  • Structure the QS Regional documents to meet with GFSI certification requirements, G customer certifications and audits.
  • Review, align and translate the QS global standards and Policies as needed for the Region.
  • Manage QHSE Systems cross functional relationships including ICT, Finance, Operations etc.
  • Support on the development functional excellence across Food Safety and QSHE coordinator ensuring excellence and standardization on the region.
  • Lead and support all global business system activities as usual.

Qualifications and skills

  • Strong background in food chemistry, microbiology, food packaging systems and food engineering
  • Applicable food processing technology expertise
  • Strong background in Quality Systems (Intelex, SAP, EPM)
  • GFSI Certification std knowledge  process and systems.
    • Desirable: FSSC22000 , FMEA, OHSAS18001, ISO14001, BRC , SQF
    • Auditor leader above stds
    • Interpretation and understanding of min FS stds.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams at multi levels within the organization
  • Fluent English and Portuguese desirable 
  • Excellent Interpersonal, communication, coaching and conflict management skills
  • Planning and projects follow up.
  • Available for traveling 

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