at Kerry in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Requisition ID 44594
Position Type (US)Full Time
Posting Type DNI
Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it’s how we’ve become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it’s building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.
Kerry is the world’s leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers’ most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.
About the role
Located in Chicago, IL, the AHN Vinegar End Use Market Senior Quality Manager provides site leadership for Food Safety and Quality in alignment with the Kerry Corporate Policies. This position reports to the Director of Quality Assurance for a business unit. Plant quality assurance managers / Supervisors / QHSE Analysts will report to this position. This position requires 40% – 50% travel.
What would you do?
+ Food Safety:Ensure effective food safety compliance and work with plant management team to implement programs to mitigate risk.Manage and lead FSMA/HACCP program and team at site level, ensuring that Good Manufacturing Practices, preventive controls and prerequisite programs are in place and effective.Manage the plant Food Safety & Quality System to produce safe quality food, acting as SQF Practitioner or equivalent GFSI manager (BRC, FS22000).
+ Quality Systems:Develop and maintain food safety and quality systems including QC & QA.Develop, review and align procedures will corporate policies, through Intelex with a drive towards best practice. Internally audit practices and procedures for improvement to prevent non-conformances. Quality system shall include food safety, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Quality Control in SAP, material control, sanitation, and HACCP, as required by Kerry.
+ Compliance: Enforce Kerry standards in the areas of ingredient and product standards, process specifications, formula compliance, sanitation/GMP/pest control, and regulatory compliance.Ensure that the products released are compliant and safe foods.Be the point person at the site for regulatory inspections (FDA/CFIA), identify preserved (ie, organic, kosher) and customer audits. Quality Manager is required to have or complete PCQI training.
+ Quality Improvement:Track report and review agreed upon KPIs.Develop and lead the plant Quality Improvement Plan. Partner cross-functionally in quality and process improvement.
+ Customer Satisfaction: Be proactive and responsive in addressing customer complaints, communicating effectively on technical issues and leading the root cause analysis. Develop and verify corrective actions.
+ Managerial Responsibilities: Develop and maintain qualified personnel within the plant Quality department, through training, communication, and accountability. This involves recruitment, organizational development, personnel assessment, training, direction and motivation.Manage the department within budget and utilize resources effectively to meet needs of the business on a timely basis.
+ Technical Skills:Continuously improve knowledge of products and technology to investigate variation and resolve technical problems with the team. Apply a scientific approach with statistical analysis to data and problem solving. Act as the primary technical liaison with customers, vendors and regulatory agencies.
What will you need to be successful?
+ Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or similar Science/Engineering.
+ Knowledge and experience with relevant GFSI standards such as SQF, BRC, IFS or FSSC 22000.
+ Minimum 5-10 years of quality management experience and/or training.
+ Experience managing quality and food safety systems.
+ Experience in a plant environment in food, chemical, or pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred.
+ Effectively organize and manage numerous work tasks of a diverse nature.
+ Strong Computer Skills (Microsoft Office).
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. EEO is the Law poster can be foundhere (http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster\screen\reader\optimized.pdf) . Additional information can also be here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP\EEO\_Supplement\Final\JRF\QA\508c.pdf) .