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2023 Graduate Program North America - Continuous Improvement (CI)

Requisition ID 41735
Position Type Kerry Graduate
Posting Type LI

How often can you find a multi-billion-dollar company that offers you flexibility to change in your career as your interests change? You just did. Kerry's unique culture and commitment to change in the food, beverage, and pharma industries offers support and opportunities as your interests and need to explore grow. If fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and global opportunities appeal to you, then introduce yourself!


  • Clark, NJ
  • Jackson, WI
  • Sturtevant, WI


About Kerry 

Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition partner for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. We innovate with our customers to create great tasting products, with improved nutrition and functionality, while ensuring better impact for the planet. Our leading and proprietary consumer insights, global RD&A team of 1,000+ food scientists and local manufacturing footprint in 31 countries enable us to co-create with our customers across over 150 countries.  At Kerry, we are driven to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition, and will reach over 2 billion consumers with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030. 

CI Overview 

In Continuous Improvement, you will have the opportunity to work with experienced individuals while learning about the Kerry way. In the first 12 months of the program, you will spend time at one our manufacturing facilities learning about the implementation of continuous improvement standards from the point of view of the Continuous Improvement Manager and spend time on the operations team learning about those same standards put-to-work. In the second year of the program, you will work remote with 80% travel, to drive improvement projects to completion at multiple locations.

Throughout the program, you will go through capability building sessions, interact with individuals across teams and functions, network with peers and leaders throughout the company, and gain experience through real hands-on projects.

Key Responsibilities

What you'll do

  • Implement global continuous improvement standards
  • Work on cross-functional projects to drive improvement at the production facilities
  • Gain experience of all functions within a manufacturing environment
  • Influence and direct change
  • Hold teams accountable for reaching goals and completing projects in a timely manner
  • Actively live the Kerry values of Courage, Ownership, Inclusiveness, Open-mindedness, & Enterprising Spirit

Qualifications and Skills

What you'll need to be successful

  • A Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university in Engineering, Business, Management, or related discipline
  • Analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively to all levels of an organization
  • A curious mindset
  • Ability to travel and relocate
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA

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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