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Continuous Improvement Manager - Sturtevant, WI

Requisition ID 24224
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

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.

Where you'll work:


Our Sturtevant, WI location is part of our Meat Division and creates dry seasoning blends for meat and snacks items that spice up the life of Kerry customers.  We work hard, play hard, and give back to the community we work in through our Kerry employee engagement program - and we’re proud of that contribution to our local food banks and organizations. We are located a commutable 20 minutes from the Milwaukee metro area, with easy on/off access from I-94.  If you’re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the team for you!

What you'll do:


Primary Purpose: 


Part of the Site Senior team to improve factory performance through the facilitation of the CI toolkit and Standardization applied to prioritized problems while developing other team members involved in the process.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Building the Business: Collaborate with site teams to improve performance against identified site and global KPI’s.
  • Continuous Improvement: Utilization of the foundational toolkit to include A3 Practical Problem Solving/ Root Cause Analysis tool as a means to address the root cause of priority problems across the Site. Develop Standard Work application and confirmation to ensure that improvements are standardized and sustained as an example.
  • Facilitation: Act as a facilitator for the education of all team members in the principles and tools of CI, to provide them the opportunity to continually improve the standards set forth in the Learning & Development LMS modules/ materials developed centrally.
  • Standardization: Drive the standardization of all structures, work, training, procedures & records in line with the Kerry CI Program.
  • Data Capture: Obtain key data relating to identified opportunities and relating this to the Site Excel Savings Plan. Know the source of all data generation on site and be able to tap into any data stream quickly. Ensure all data is accurate.
  • Team Interaction: Work with all relevant teams directly on identifying opportunities within the business. Remove barriers to progress with the site senior management team.
  • Project Management: Ensure all key projects are in place to deliver in optimal time and raise awareness if resources are limited.
  • Process Knowledge: Develop in-depth knowledge of all processes onsite both floor and office based. 


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.



What you'll need to be successful:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering, business, management or a related discipline.
  • The ability to work with every function at every level within the business, conversing knowledgably in their language to help achieve principle accountabilities
  • High level of proficiency with the use of Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Experience facilitating group problem solving sessions.
  • Strategic Mindset: The ability to align the site strategy with that of the overall organisation. The ability to deploy the site strategy throughout the business, ensuring that every team member knows how they contribute to the site goals. The ability to communicate targets & goals in a clear concise fashion at all levels within the business

1751 Enterprise Dr, Sturtevant, WI 53177


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 .

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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