Nov 06, 2019

Continuous Improvement Leader

  • Kerry Ingredients
  • Chicago, IL, US

Job Description

Requisition ID 10209
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

It’s preferred that the Continuous Improvement Cluster Lead work from our Kerry NA Headquarters located in Beloit, WI, or commuting distance to Beloit. 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 and Madison, WI, as well as Chicago, IL. This site includes employee perks such as an onsite workout facility, café and beautifully landscaped walking trails.

Key responsibilities

As the Continuous Improvement Cluster Lead, you’ll lead a group of CI Specialist to deliver operational programs across food safety, quality, people/training and cost by using industry standards such as TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), Kaizen and Visual Management.


You’ll work in conjunction with the Senior 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 and external benchmarking  along with identification, business case and implementation of process manufacturing improvement opportunities.


This will be achieved by validation of project success and financial and key performance indicators (KPI) improvements of the following:


  • Providing input to develop the CI method/system and corresponding tools, developing and ensuring the propagation 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 CI initiatives
  • Will have 2 direct reports. Responsible for coaching, training, mentoring, career succession planning, performance reviews, interviewing/hiring
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 of related field?
  • Minimum 5 years of experience implementing complex CI programs
  • Do you bring at least 6 years of work experience as a CI Manager, preferably in a food/beverage or pharma manufacturing industry
  • Are you open to at least 50% travel?

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 .                                                                                                         

Salary & Benefits


Apply Now