Supply Chain Manager

Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
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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

This Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for aligning and driving the strategic and operational supply chain direction for Kerry's global fermented ingredients & actives business.


The successful candidate will develop, implement and maintain the supply chain management system, oversee and manage the overall operations and ensure uninterrupted and timely delivery of materials to production in accordance with requirements.


Essential duties and responsibilities:


  • Work directly with Demand Planning team on forecast concerns and question to improve supply targets based on market demand changes and trends
  • Work directly with Contract Manufacturing and Suppliers to ensure supply targets are maintained
  • Actively participate with new product development and launch
  • Proactively facilitate and recommended re-engineering, best practices & consensus between functional areas and business units
  • Strong understanding of supply planning, forecasting techniques, and operational systems
  • Supports operations with supply chain related issues and communicates updates
  • Manage performance expectations with contract manufacturing, suppliers
  • Proactively resolves issues to help drive long term resolution for various operational inefficiencies within the Supply Chain
  • Develop, execute and manage an integrated and measurable supply chain strategy
  • Achieve inventory, cost targets and system objectives
  • Ensure production planning is aligned to meet demand
  • Develop and implement logistic cost savings by analyzing supply, demand and tracking spend
  • Ensure deadlines are met efficiently
  • Maintain relationships with external warehousing and distribution partners
  • Develop continuous improvement processes, modify existing procedures, minimizing costs, increasing accuracy, and improving customer service
  • Oversee forecasting in order to identify changes or determine the effect on supply chain
  • Analyze inventories in order to increase turns, reduce waste, and optimize customer delivery


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or its equivalent in relevant area – Supply Chain/Manufacturing Operations, Business, Economics, Engineering
  • 10 + years proven experience working in supply chain; food and beverage industry experience, preferred
  • Team player who can bring prior continuous improvement ideas and creative thinking to a highly complex, always evolving, fast growing organization
  • Change minded-proven experience implementing and driving change within an organization, a plus
  • Prior experience with demand forecast planning
  • Experience with contract manufacturing, production planning supply chain functionality and a strong foundational understanding of supply chain  
  • Strong analytical capabilities; able to proactively identify market trends, seasonality and promotional impact
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, ERP Systems and related software and/or systems
  • Strong verbal and written English speaking communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within all levels of the organization
  • Prior experience supervising direct reports in addition to coaching and developing, a plus
  • Experience working with multiple plants for one business unit
  • Experience working in a high volume, (multiple sku’s) or highly complex supply chain matrix environment
  • Entrepreneurial in spirit, proactive, able and prefers to work autonomously, but excels in a collaborative environment
  • Able to travel to facilities and meet with teams at local level as needed


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