• Production Supervisor

    Job Locations US-ME-Portland
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    Full Time
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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


    The 2nd Shift Production Supervisor position is located in Portland, ME and reports into the Production Manager. This facility has approximately 60 employees and runs three shifts 24/7. This is a non-union facility and is within our Taste group.

    • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, warehouse, and quality departments to achieve and sustain results
    • Responsible for tracking, monitoring and reporting KPI's on a weekly basis 
    • Leads team members by managing and executing plant processes
    • Manage 9 direct reports. Responsible for hiring, performance reviews, training, career development and performance plans/termination 
    • Supports continuous improvement processes to ensure safety, quality, cost, and customer service goals are met
    • Maintains an engaged and team-oriented workforce to meet business demands
    • Participation in capital projects, as well as plant projects focused around CI and Lean Six Sigma


    • Demonstrated success in developing/implementing continuous improvement initiatives and accountability programs
    • Demonstrated success assessing, developing and retaining top talent
    • Proven ability to drive process improvements, adhere to budgets, and maintain regulatory compliance
    • Experience tracking, monitoring and reporting on KPI's focused around safety, quality, labor costs, waste, yield and other production focused KPI's 
    • Has been in a plant manufacturing environment for minimum 3 years 
    • Minimum 3 years of supervisory/management experience
    • Food/beverage industry preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field of study preferred 
    • Proven ability to lead with the following key competencies: Critical Thinking, Continuous Cost Focus, Technical Expertise, Influence and Delivery of Sustainable Results
    • Looking for candidates that are open to being mobile/relocation around the US for career advancement opportunities with Kerry 


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