Materials Manager - Wausau, WI Area

Job Locations US-WI-Vesper
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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


  • Develop strategic inventory and planning vision for the site.
  • Develop safety stock, minimum order quantities, optimal production quantities for raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
  • Monitor slow moving and obsolete inventory and develop a plan to deal with accordingly.
  • Develop, monitor and publish department and site KPI's and set goals for improvement.
  • Drive best practices for inventory management and reporting. Responsible to ensure appropriate control mechanisms are in place and achieve exceptional levels of inventory accuracy, material availability, and service goals. 
  • Develop and manage purchasing and scheduling staff. Maintain cross-training program to assure highly qualified backups for every function. Drive a culture of operational excellence throughout the organization.





Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience. MBA preferred though not required. APICS Certification preferred though not required.

  •  In depth knowledge of computerized integrated information systems (manufacturing, materials management, production planning, procurement and distribution) and a superior understanding of maufacturing material flow in a plant.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High level of proficieny with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook Access)
  • Must be a proactive change agent and prossess leadership skills to build and maintain a team oriented enviroment.
  • Must have solid interpersonal skills with ability to motivate staff and to interact with various departments throughout the organization.
  • Must be a strong commmunicator and possess strong organizational skills, with ability to work on multiple priorites at once.




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