• Sanitation Manager

    Job Locations US-IA-Fredericksburg
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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

    Having a passion for Food Safety through Sanitation, demonstrated interpersonal and team influence skills; the Sanitation Manager  will develop effective relationships to enable wet and dry sanitation technical support in the factory.   In addition to assisting operations with targeted improvements; this position will develop, communicate and lead the local strategy to ensure compliance to the Kerry 0870 Global Standard. Demonstrated ability to create followership with teams is valued. Sanitation Systems gap assessments and support corrective action to enable compliance to Kerry Central policy.


    Minimum Qualifications:


    • Education requirement: 4 year degree with preference for BS in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology or related disciplines.

    • Minimum of 3 years of Sanitation, Quality or Food Safety leadership in an operations quality role
    • Understanding of wet and dry cleaning /verification processes to include COP, CIP, soil identification/chemical selection, dry clean methods
    • Experience monitoring and controlling environmental pathogens and allergens
    • Leadership for compliance of GMP; FDA and/or USDA regulatory requirements in a plant role
    • Collaborations with plant teams to develop and execute sanitation systems (MSS, SSOP)
    • Working knowledge and experience with HACCP, Hazard analysis, risk assessments with teams
    • Auditing, gap risk assessment and corrective action with cross-functional teams
    • Pest Control experience to include Stored Product pest management
    • An orientation to incorporate human safety and sustainability into all sanitation systems
    • Development and delivery of Sanitation / Food Safety related training

    Additional Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

    • Validation and verification technique for SSOP’s of processing and packaging systems validation
    • Knowledge of Equipment design for effective sanitation
    • Investigation techniques to identify cause for reduced shelf life or pathogen risk
    • Sanitation standards or procedure development
    • Leadership of teams to problem solve or control variability with CI tools
    • Sanitation and Quality experience across multiple food technologies



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