• Plant Manager

    Job Locations US-GA-Calhoun
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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

    If you are looking to join a company with exciting career advancement opportunities and cutting edge food processing technology, then Kerry is right for you! With over 45 plants across North America and actively growing, and with a wide product and customer portfolio, Kerry is one of the top organizations to work for.


    We currently have an exciting Plant Manager opportunity located in Calhoun, GA. This plant is in our North American Meat business unit and has approximately 120 employees onsite. The Plant Manager is responsible for the overall management of the site, reporting directly into the Director of Operations.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Control all costs that directly affect the plants performance
    • Direct and lead all operations within their plant
    • Mange a team of 6 direct reports, developing and maintaining a qualified staff within all departments through talent management, performance management and succession planning
    • Provide functional leadership within the plant
    • Accountable for all QHSE initiatives across the site
    • Responsible for implementing and driving capital projects throughout the plant, as well as project budgets
    • Maintain plant infrastructure for future viability and growth
    • Accountable for providing a safe working environment
    • Drive a continuous improvement mind-set within plant environment
    • Support cluster leads around strategy, policy and risk management
    • Build relationships with customers at all levels
    • Ensure plant inventory is managed appropriately


    • BS degree in Engineering, Food Science or Business required
    • Must have minimum 5 years of experience in a Plant Manager role, food idustry experience is preferred
    • Has been a part of starting up a plant and/or implement change and process within a plant
    • Experience incorporating structure within a plant environment and driving forward
    • Minimum 5+ years of experience managing a plant budget and P&L
    • Minimum 5+ years of experience developing and adhering to weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly KPI's
    • Minimum 10 years of management experience including hiring, training, performance reviews, career development and forming high performance teams


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