• 1st Shift Production Lead

    Job Locations US-WI-Jackson
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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 Jackson location creates Dry Beverage products for Kerry customers and brands. The shift lead is responsible for the ensuring timely operation of the assigned department and lines by keeping the supervisor informed of relevant activities on shift and takes or recommends corrective action when required. This positions will be responsible for overseeing our new high-speed packaging line.  Responsibilities also include

    • Directing and coaching team members to perform their jobs adequately,
    • Responsible for reassigning labor based on production requirements, scheduling changes, vacations, etc.
    • Responsible for adhering to all quality system and safety requirements, escalating issues as needed
    • Reviewing line performance, QA and housekeeping on an hourly basis by discussing KPI’s with Operators, developing action plans based on rates, and ensuring all lines are kept clean
    • Reviewing completed MO packets and submits needed corrections to QA/Accounting
    • Inputting DT/completing DPR for designated lines and following DT escalation
    • Performing layered confirmation  




    • Up to 1 year production lead experience


    • 2-3 years fast paced production lead experience
    • Food manufacturing/processing 
    • Excellent attendance – expected to be at work and on time. Overtime as required.
    • Good decision making for the immediate short-term and future long-term goals.
    • High school diploma or Equivalent.
    • Must be able to read and communicate production schedules.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of operations.
    • Ability/willingness to learn quickly.
    • Proven leadership abilities.
    • Ability to interact positively in a team environment
    • Ability to multi-task/manage numerous variables to maintain production efficiencies.





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