Production Manager

Job Locations US-WI-Jackson
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Company Overview

We are Kerry. The Taste & Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy and feel better about. And, we are growing. We need talented, passionate people who want to help us make the business better. People who expect better from themselves. People who care about delivering better for customers, their colleagues, the company and their own career. People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the business forward. We need great people who want to do great things. People like you, perhaps.


If you are high energy, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy executing against the demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then consider joining our team to help drive your career and Kerry forward. Learn more and/or apply at


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.

Description and Responsibilities

Management of the Production team on a day to day basis

Management of the direct spend associated with production


Key Responsibilities:


  • Efficiently execute the production schedule
  • Develop and maintain efficient SOPs in collaboration with the site engineers
  • Develop and maintain qualified personnel within the plant production department, both supervision and operators
  • Communicate and enforce regulatory & Kerry standards within the plant
  • Drive operational efficiency initiatives
  • Manage the plant production department within budget.
  • Positive working environment driving a continuous improvement theme
  • Work in collaboration with HSE officer to ensure a safe working environment
  • Responsible for manufacturing product to specification
  • Responsible for minimizing losses
  • Ensure food safety programs are instituted and followed
  • Management through KPIs




BS/MS in Engineering, Business, Food Science or related field required.


HACCP and food safety experience.

Experience in food, chemical or pharmaceutical industry.

Analytical skills.

Continuous improvement understanding.

Thorough understanding of unit of operations.

Knowledge of lean manufacturing methodology.


Communication and interpersonal skills.

Team leadership and development.

Skills in motivating, coaching & influencing others.

Problem solving.


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