Feb 12, 2019

Continuous Improvement Specialist

  • Kerry Ingredients
  • Beloit, WI, US

Job Description

Requisition ID 4605
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI
Career Builder CB 


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:

Our New Century plant creates Sweet and Cereal variations for Kerry customers and brands. We are a work hard, play hard kind of team - in the office and our community thanks to Kerry’s employee engagement program. 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:

You’ll be a driver for building the business by collaborating with site teams to improve performance against identified site and global goals. Are you someone who loves numbers and analytics? Are you constantly looking to improve the way things are done and create efficiencies? Continuously improving the way we do things is the key to our success and future, and we’d love for you to be a part of it!


You’ll play a key part in the way we look at the following:


  • Development: 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.

What You'll Need:

There are a few things you'll need to be successful in this role:


  • Bachelors or Masters in Engineering, Business, Food Science or equivalent field
  • Minimum 3-5 years of proven success of implementing and maintaining CI initiatives
  • Experience in food, beverage, chemical, or pharmaceutical industry
  • Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, TPM methodology, HACCP/Food Safety experience highly preferred
  • High energy and a passion to succeed in a fast paced environment

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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 .                                                                                                            

Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to KAcareers@Kerry.com and let us know the nature of your request. 

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