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Production Manager - UHT

About Kerry

Kerry offer the industry's largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition System and Functional Ingredients & Additives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world's top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialization.


Our Values: Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership

About the role

If you are an amazing operation management talent who wants to make great things happen at an amazing company then keep reading.
⦁ This is a critical role primarily focusing on managing and developing Kerry's ingredient manufacturing calibre in China.
⦁ Exposure to Production Management, People Development and Change Management.
⦁ A passion for motivating world class, high-performing teams.

Key responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to handle daily to daily work on production according to business needs,  Organize and use all kinds of sources to produce and products quality control according to production schedule.

Production handling

  • Be responsible for daily work at production site to keep company running smoothly.
  • Establish and maintain an efficient production system
  • Organize the production to meet the annual budget
  • Continuous process improvement
  • Production planning to meet mass production needs
  • Ensure the efficient quality control in process
  • To do cost analysis in production area and control production cost.
  • 5s management and GMP/EMP management .

People’s management

  • Manage, supervise, train, lead and coach the production team to achieve target.
  • Improving the training Matrix system and training, coaching the team to enhance people’s morale and fair monthly/annual evaluation for the whole team.
  • Establish the backup team through the training & evaluation system. 
  • Carry out company policy and regulation.

ESH management

  • Ensure the discipline, SHE management in the production area.
  • Develop the ESH training materials & system.
  • Develop and establish the ESH culture and encourage the team to continue improve ESH work through group work, suggestion.

Internal communication

  • Support internal and external audit and prepare relevant documents/audit
  • Daily/Good communication skill with different functional dept (RD, RA,Quality, Ops..)to support business
  • Willing to push & lead challenge work or project.

Other task from line manager.

Qualifications and skills

  • 8+ production management experience in a manufacturing plant of the MNF, at least 5+ years in manager position
  • Bachelor degree, major in foods or related industrial, business, engineering.
  • Must have experience in the UHT products /process
  • Experience in the AIB, HACCP, famous customer audit system will be an advantage
  • Strong cost saving sensitive and analytical thinking
  • Have good leadership skills
  • Strong shop floor problem solving skill
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Strong ability to learn continuously
  • SAP experience
  • Team work player
  • Good communication and coordination skills
  • Proactive and fast action.
  • Good oral and written English, good computer skill, familiar to the, Ms office etc.

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