• Production Manager

    Job Locations CA-ON-Woodstock
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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

    Description and Responsibilities

    We have a Production Manager position located in Woodstock, Ontario. We have 45 sites across North America and our Woodstock, Ontario site is a part of the Dairy & Culinary business. This is a site we are looking to grow and has multi-food technologies. This position offers growth opportunities, as well as to work with a number of different food technologies. We are looking for someone open to career advancement throughout Canada, and/or internationally. 


    • Responsible for implementation of all manufacturing operations including the safety, production efficiencies, quality of the plant
    • Leads team members by managing and executing plant processes
    • Leads team members in attaining plant production and quality targets
    • 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
    • Responsible for hiring, performance reviews, training and career development of employees 
    • Working on new product trials 
    • Implementing Continuous Improvement projects and initiatives 
    • Participates in matters of industrial and employee relations,
    • Demonstrates a positive attitude and relates in a positive manner when interacting with all personnel.
    • Managing department budget and large capital projects 
    • Developing and maintaining department KPI's 



    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in the Food industry in a manufacturing environment at the Management level
    • Demonstrated success as a change agent & 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
    • Proven ability to lead with the following key competencies: Managing Change, Critical Thinking, Continuous Cost Focus, Technical Expertise, Influence and Delivery of Sustainable Result
    • Must be able to troubleshoot problem(s) to develop corrective solutions
    • Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work weekends, when required
    • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office); Excel; Mapic; PowerPoint & MS Project 
    • Experience with Lean Six Sigma is required
    • Experience with SQF and ISO 14001 is preferred 
    • Dryer experience is preferred 
    • Milk/yogurt food industry experience is preferred 


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