Sanitation Supervisor

Job Locations US-KS-New Century
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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 and maintain plant MSS (master sanitation program) to ensure that all products are manufactured in a sanitary environment with an understanding of local regulatory requirements, Kerry policies and related regulatory, sanitation, and plant hygiene processes.
  • Develop, implement and maintain sanitation procedures and programs (i.e. - Pest Control Program, Pre-Operational Program, Changeover Program, CIP Program).
  • Work with the maintenance team advising on hygienic design and new equipment approval.
  • Optimize sanitation SSOPs to achieve a higher level of effectiveness and efficiency as well as a lower environmental impact.
  • Monitor adherence to sanitation program policies, procedures in the plant environment and ensure the cleaning regime is in place and adhered to.
  • Manage Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Maintain and validate effectiveness of sanitation SSOPs.
  • Maintain Pre-operational documentation
  • Responsible for facility equipment cleaning and record keeping.
  • Perform sanitation requirements in accordance with regulatory and company needs.
  • Work with the plant leadership team (Production, Maintenance, Quality, Warehouse) to review all sanitation training programs to ensure they are understood and completed by fellow sanitation personnel and/or plant personnel in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Coordinate and direct the activities of the sanitation department to maximize productivity while maintaining quality.
  • Train and supervise sanitation and/or plant personnel.
  • Train all employees in sanitation SSOPs, as well as, conduct refresher training to ensure employees are trained on updates and modification to SSOPs.
  • Develop training modules for employees on GMPs.
  • Participate in root cause analysis and corrective/preventive action plans on any event that could be caused by/related to sanitation.
  • Be an active participant in the HACCP/HARPC program in order to identify critical steps and other instructions critical to effective implementation and maintenance of the Food safety Plan.
  • Support for SQF System.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) and 2 to 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • HACCP certified preferred but not required
  • Previous experience with automated CIP systems.
  • Knowledge of food safety systems.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams.
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, coaching and project management skills.
  • Excellent skills with Word and Excel Software.

  • Good autonomy and organizational skills. 



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