Sep 07, 2019

Plant Manager, Sweet

  • Kerry Ingredients
  • Michigan, MI, US

Job Description

Requisition ID 7237
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Recruiter TK1
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

If you’re looking for career advancement opportunities, a fun, challenging role as Plant Manager and overseeing 5 direct reports, then this could be the position for you!   KERRY has over 47 production sites across North America & Canada.  Our Union City, CA location creates sweet and cereal products for Kerry customers and brands, is part of our Kerry Sweet Division with roughly 140 employees.

Key responsibilities

You will set the tone and oversee the overall management of the site, reporting directly into the VP of Operations. If you have a track record of developing high performing teams, engaging with the plant personnel and bring pride with a desire for continuous improvement, we want to hear from you! 


We'll look to you to lead in the following areas:

  • Be a driver for all manufacturing operations including the safety, production efficiencies, quality, customer service, employee development and financial performance of the plant
  • Hold the facility accountable by managing and executing plant processes to attain plant production and quality targets and ensuring achievement of all unit Key Performance Indicators.
  • Deliver continuous improvement ideas to improve processes that ensure safety, quality, cost, and customer service goals are met while propelling the plant and your career forward.
  • Create and engage team-oriented workforce to meet business demands
Qualifications and skills

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

  • Progressive experience (5+ years) within food, beverage or pharma industry required 
  • Proven experience (3+ years) in a Plant Manager Role
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Demonstrated success as a change agent & developing/implementing continuous improvement initiatives and accountability programs
  • Demonstrated success assessing, developing and retaining top talent


Plant Manager, Manufactuing Director, Food, Beverage, Pharma

33063 Western Ave, Union City, CA 94587

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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