• Continuous Improvement Specialist

    Job Locations US-NJ-Clark
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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

    • Building the Business: Collaborate with site teams to improve performance against identified site and global KPI’s.
    • Continuous Improvement: Utilization of the foundational toolkit to include A3 Practical Problem Solving/ Root Cause Analysis tool as a means to address the root cause of priority problems across the Site.
    • Develop Standard Work application and confirmation to ensure that improvements are standardized and sustained as an example.
    • Facilitation: Act as a facilitator for the education of all team members in the principles and tools of CI, to provide them the opportunity to continually improve the standards set forth in the Learning & Development LMS modules/ materials developed centrally.
    • Standardization: Drive the standardization of all structures, work, training, procedures & records in line with the Kerry CI Program.
    • Data Capture: Obtain key data relating to identified opportunities and relating this to the Site Excel Savings Plan. Know the source of all data generation on site and be able to tap into any data stream quickly. Ensure all data is accurate.
    • Team Interaction: Work with all relevant teams directly on identifying opportunities within the business. Remove barriers to progress with the site senior management team.
    • Project Management: Ensure all key projects are in place to deliver in optimal time and raise awareness if resources are limited.
    • Process Knowledge: Develop in-depth knowledge of all processes onsite both floor and office based.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • BS/MS in Engineering or Food Science
    • 2 years experience in manufacturing facility
    • Required to Travel 25% of job
    • Continuous improvement knowledge, education and analytical skills.

    • Knowledge and proficiency of problem solving toolkit.

    • Knowledge of lean manufacturing methodology.

    • Communication and interpersonal skills

    • Team leadership and development skills such as motivating, coaching & influencing others.

    • Problem solving and striving for win-win solutions


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