Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production
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.
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:
The Kerry Center in Beloit, WI is our headquarters for North America and we are a leader in taste and nutrition for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry. We have approximately 700 employees at this location in roles such as regulatory, RD&A, finance, procurement, supply chain and customer care. This site is commutable from major cities such as Milwaukee, Madison & Chicago, accessible right off of the freeway.. This site includes employee perks such as an onsite work out facility, cafe, and beautifully landscaped walking trails to get you outside and give you a break from the office walls!
This role can also be remote (home based) determind by experience and the understanding there may be additional travel.
What you'll do:
As the Continuous Improvement Manager, you'll lead a group of CI specialists to deliver operational programs across food safety, quality, people/training and cost by using industry standards, like TPM (Total Productive Management), Kaizen, and Visual Management.
You'll work in conjunction with the Sr. Director of Continuous Improvement to set the overall CI strategy and manage execution for the respective technology and functional areas. We'll look to you to implement and deploy Continuous Improvement within the business technology to ensure consistency among processes and procedures. Focus on Internal & External Benchmarking along with identification, business case & implementation of process Manufacturing improvement opportunities.
This will be achieved by validation of project success and financial & Key Performance Indicator (KPI) improvements of the following:
- Providing input to develop the CI method / system and corresponding tools, developing and ensuring the propogation of the CI toolkit
- Providing input for the design of the maturity assessment framework.
- Act as the change agent, coaching, mentoring and influencing at all levels so as to affect the required CI culture
- Assist in developing infrastructure tools, supporting materials and training to support continuous improvement initiatives
Qualifications and skills
If you're up to the challenge and have the following qualifications and background, please apply.
- Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Manufacturing, Engineering, Sciences or related field?
- Experience with implementation of TPM within a manufacturing environment (food vertical is preferred).
- Do you bring at least 6 years work experience in a compatible CI Management role?
- Open to travel up to 60%
- Knowledge of working with the Supply Chain function is an advantage
CI, Continuous Improvement, TPM, Manager
3141 W. North Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160
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 .