Sep 06, 2019

Production Manager

  • Kerry Ingredients
  • Beloit, WI, US

Job Description

Requisition ID 8938
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Recruiter KW1
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.About the role

With over 45 plant across North America & Canada, the plant located in Melrose Park, IL, is part of our Sweet division. We feel good about our products that make our food taste better. The Production Manager directs and coordinates all the activities concerned with production of these products. Our employees care - about their community, their team and the results we create every day. If you’re looking for a manufacturing facility where you can build a career and have fun while you do it, we might be the team for you!

Key responsibilities

The Production Manager is fundamental to our team. You’ll report to the Plant Manager and lead the production staff and will be responsible for developing a high performing team that provides Sweet products for our customers. You'll coordinate production activities with procurement, maintenance, warehouse, and quality departments to achieve and sustain results.  You will have a great opportunity to grow and develop your team by working alongside them and helping them be their best.  This is a hands on opportunity for you to grow with your team managing multiple lines and team members. If you like to stay busy and know that you are making a positive impact every day to the company’s bottom line, this job is for you!


You will have exciting responsibilities! Overseeing the production line and ensuring process and safety standards are being met, developing and retaining top talent, and working with multiple cross functional areas to drive production goals while meeting quality and compliance metrics (KPI’s). You will deliver Continuous Improvement processes to ensure safety, quality, cost and customer service goals are met and propel production, as well as your career, forward!

Qualifications and skills

If you’re up to the challenge and have the following qualifications and background, please apply.


  • Bachelor's Degree in supply chain, manufacturing or science/business related field
  • Demonstrated success in developing/implementing continuous improvement initiatives and accountability programs
  • Demonstrated success assessing, developing and retaining top talent. Career succession, hiring, interviewing, performance reviews, change management
  • Proven ability to drive process improvements, adhere to budgets, and maintain regulatory compliance
  • Proven ability to lead with the following key competencies: Critical Thinking, Continuous Cost Focus, Technical Expertise, Influence and Delivery of Sustainable Results
  • Change Management
  • 4+ years of experience in a Production Manager role within food and/or beverage industry
  • Team builder
  • Ability to work 1st shift, as well as be flexible for other shifts, weekends and Holidays when needed
  • Bilingual in Spanish is strongly preferred

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 .                                                                                                         

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