3rd Shift Production Group Leader

Job Locations US-IA-Fredericksburg
Requisition ID
2018-12066
Division
Kerry
Position Type
Full Time
Recruiter
KW1
Posting Type
DNI

Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

 

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

 

Leading to better, together. 

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

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.

Description and Responsibilities

The 3rd Shift Production Group Leader position is located in our Fredericksburg, Iowa, facility, which is a part of our Dairy division. A detailed list of responsibilities are below. 

 

Job Summary (Purpose):  Oversee and direct the production line staff. The primary goal of this position is to lead the production staff to achieve production targets while maintaining a safe and efficient operation and producing products at or above established quality standards. The success of this position will include coordinating production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control departments to achieve sustained and improved efficiencies. The position will include online implementation and compliance of new and existing policies and procedures. This position will be on 3rd shift.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for following all applicable quality and food safety procedures and policies
  • Ensure direct reports and fellow employees, contractors and visitors are following all applicable quality and food safety procedures and policies
  • Ensure all required KPIs are met regarding facilities goals on safety, production, quality and costs
  • Ensure adherence to proper personal safety regulations, policies and procedures
  • Personnel scheduling
  • Conduct regular visual line checks to insure proper dating, labeling, and packaging of product
  • Reviewing production paperwork
  • Coach, motivate, train, and effectively manage the performance of production staff (20 direct reports)
  • Create and present information on various training topics, line stats and production data to employees/managers/buyers
  • Coordinate with engineering, maintenance or others as appropriate to solve production-related problems
  • Actively identify and initiate process improvements to positively impact financial viability, service and product quality and customer satisfaction of the facility
  • Develop, recommend, and implement measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications

  • College degree in food science or engineering preferred
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred 
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of other languages is a plus
  • Understanding processes and mechanics of production line equipment
  • Ability to manage, train and develop employees with teams of around 20
  • Ability to multi-task and delegate functions
  • Display creative thinking and deductive reasoning skills
  • Possess proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess computer skills including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with GMP, quality, and hygiene standards for food manufacturing
  • Minimum 5 years of supervsory experience 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience within implementing Continuous Improvement projects 
  • Must be available to work 3rd shift: 10:00pm - 8:00am 

 

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