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Continuous Improvement Manager

Requisition ID 22044
Position Type (US)Full Time
Posting Type DNI

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!

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 Vesper, Wi facility, we are part of the Dairy and Culinary division. We make coffee creamers and cheese-based powders for our retail customers. As a team, we are proud to see our products on shelves in-stores. We are part of our community and participate in several community initiatives throughout the year!

What you'll do:

This position, as an integral part of the Site Leadership Team; set the overall continuous improvement (CI) strategy and manage execution for the respective technology and functional areas.


  • The scope of the role influences all site activities (Manufacturing, HR, Finance, Engineering, QA, Supply Chain, etc.) to contribute to operational and overall business improvement in a systematic and sustainable manner.
  • Team Development act as a change agent
  • Aligning the site KPI structure with functional and global metrics. 
  • Supporting the selection, execution, and reporting of key loss reduction initiatives at the site and eliminate barriers for the teams so they can see success and faster improvements.
  • Educating team members in the principles and tools of our continuous improvement pillars.
  • Being the process knowledge expert and develop in-depth knowledge of all technologies and processes onsite.

Qualifications and skills

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor of Science degree related to Engineering, Business or Food Science 
  • 3-5 years of success in Continuous Improvement initiatives with proven success with large scale projects and being a change agent champion.
  • Experience with implementing and utilizing production systems.
  • Experience in food, chemical, or pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • SMED and Kaizen experience.
  • Must be open to 10% travel.


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: Wausau

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