Plant Manager

at Kerry in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

About Kerry

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

Kerry is currently seeking candidates for the role of Plant Manager for the Melrose Park, IL (Chicago area) facility. This is a key position that will have total site responsibility and accountability in a union-based manufacturing facility.

Key responsibilities

Accountable for all QHSE initiatives across the site

Direct and lead all operations within this union-based plant while driving employee engagement in the facility

Provide functional leadership to their team and within the plant

Control all costs that directly affect the plants performance

Responsible for all site capital projects

Develop and maintain qualified personnel within all departments

Maintain plant infrastructure for future viability and growth

Accountable for providing a safe working environment

Set overall expectations/standards and motivate employees to perform

Drive a continuous improvement mind-set within plant environment

Support cluster leads around strategy, policy and risk management

Ensure talent management and succession planning strategy are executed

Build relationships with customers at all levels

Ensure plant inventory is managed appropriately

Qualifications and skills

BA Degree or Equivalent Experience

Good business knowledge. / Prior management experience in a union-based manufacturing environment

Technology understanding of unit of operations.

Process and procedurally oriented.

Change management.

Knowledgeable in continuous improvement.

Analytical skills.

HACCP and food safety experience.

Safety and OSHA knowledge.

Experience in food, chemical or pharmaceutical industry. Union experience highly desirable.

Customer service orientated.

Problem solving.

Motivating, coaching & influencing others.

Dealing with & managing through conflict.

Building effective teams.

Communication skills.

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Job Posting: JC251182285

Posted On: Nov 15, 2023

Updated On: Dec 25, 2023

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