Senior Quality Supervisor

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.

Where will you work?

Our Chicago, IL location is a part of our nationwide vinegar network. This tight-knit group of professionals produces quality products for some of the countries leading food producers. If youre looking for a great team, solid benefits, and a place to grow, this may be the opportunity for you!

What will you do?

Main Objective

The position will be located at the Chicago, IL facility and will remotely support the Montebello, CA facility as needed. The Quality Supervisor will be responsible for all QA matters.

Main Activities

+ Spearhead traceability programs to control ingredient and product flow throughout the plant for Food Safety and Identity Preservation programs.

+ Responsible for verifying and analyzing production data, maintain traceability, positive release of preventive controls for human food and evaluate efficiency. Prepare batch reports.

+ Provide support and audit function to the Food Safety and Quality programs to ensure they are in a state of permanent readiness.

+ Evaluate existing methods of recordkeeping and develop methods and procedures for continuous improvement. Eliminate redundancy and align data in SAP and Intelex.

+ Responsible for all Sanitation programs e.g. MSS / Verification and Validation / MSS / etc. are implemented, monitored and trended for continuous improvement

+ Responsible for the operation of the Analytical Laboratories at both sites ensuring accuracy of data, equipment calibration, training of personnel, continuous improvement initiatives for the lab and process where applicable.

+ Develop and monitor for FSQ program roll-out across both sites according to the respective sites Master Schedules ensuring completion as defined by the Master schedule.

+ Responsible for Customer communication on complaint investigations

+ Responsible for internal stakeholder communication / escalation on FSQ nonconformances

+ Responsible for CAPA closure and ensuring effectiveness of action taken.

+ Provide support for all customer audits, Identity Preserved audits, FDA inspections / investigations and certification audits ensuring programs are developed to prevent audit findings and ensure compliance to FSMA and customer requirements.

+ Responsible for taking on other duties and stretch assignments across the vinegar network as needed.

What will you need to be successful?

+ Bachelor’s degree in food science, microbiology, biology, chemistry or related.

+ Minimum 3years experience at a supervisor level in a science manufacturing setting (food industry preferred).

+ Availability to travel up to 30%.

+ Working knowledge of GMP, Microbiology, Hygiene controls, Validations, HACCP and Preventive Controls for FSMA principles.

+ Analytical testing (calibration, managing and maintenance of laboratory equipment).

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office and using ERP’s (SAP is a nice to have).

Compensation Data

The typical hiring range for this role is $80,000 to $108,755 annually and is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, location, etc. In addition to your pay, Kerry offers benefits such as a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and retirement contribution (all benefits and incentives are subject to eligibility requirements).

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. Additional information can be found at: Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal ( (\EEOC\KnowYourRights.pdf) .

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Job Posting: JC260832707

Posted On: Jun 05, 2024

Updated On: Jul 03, 2024

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