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Materials Manager

Requisition ID 11689
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Supply Chain 
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.

Where You'll Work:

At our Union City location we create chocolates, hard candies, fillings for many different foods and more!  We work hard, play hard, and give back to the community we work in through our Kerry employee engagement program.

As a Materials Manager, you will be part of our Supply Chain team.  If you’re looking to build a career in Supply Chain with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the team for you.  As a Materials Manager, you will:

  • Monitor, forecast, plan and schedule multiple production lines
  • Assist in the development and implementation of short- and long-range plans relating to production planning/scheduling activities.
  • Monitor Open Order report for order confirmation, changes and expected shipping dates,
  • Ensure accurate and timely raw material inventories by working closely with the purchasing and warehousing department.
  • Manage aged inventory to ensure inventory reduction and minimize loss
What You'll Do:

The Materials Manager is extremely important to us.  We will rely on you to Interface with Sales, R&D, manufacturing and more to ensure that sales requirements are achieved.  As a team member you will monitor the following aspects that will need to be considered in preparing Production Schedule: sales forecasts, production costs & capacity, inventory costs, customer orders, inventory levels and historical run rates.  We will rely on you to eliminate excessive inventories and improve efficiency through the schedule process, reporting monthly aged items and develop plan to eliminate aged inventory monthly.

What You'll Need:

To get the most of this role at Kerry you’ll need to come with knowledge as a Materials Manager ability to influence up, and we’d prefer if you had supply chain experience.  You’ll also meet these minimum requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university.  APICS certification is a plus but not required. 
  • We prefer 3 to 5 year’s experience as a Materials Manager within a plant environment.  


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materials management, production planning procurement, distribution. 


 33063 Western Ave., Union City, CA, 94587

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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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