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Quality Manager – Fredericksburg, IA



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Company Overview:

Kerry develops, manufactures and delivers the largest and most innovative portfolio of Taste and Nutrition systems and Functional Ingredients and Actives for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. With revenue exceeding $7.5 billion annually, and customers in 140 countries, we help develop products that delight and nourish consumers across the globe.


Kerry’s history of industry and customer commitment, our employees’ entrepreneurial spirit, and our team-based approach to value creation has established a solid foundation from which we will build new growth. If you want a work environment where accountability, agility and continuous improvement are part of daily life, we want to talk with you. Apply online or learn more about us



Description and Responsibilities:

About the Role:

Continually assesses and updates quality systems, procedures, methods and processes to assure all raw materials and processed products comply with established quality specifications and customer requirements. Demonstrates leadership in the area of safety.  This requires observing and enforcing safety rules and practices, encouraging safe work behaviors, and promptly correcting conditions and unsafe behavior, which may lead to accidents.Continually endorses the Quality Policy and assures conformance to all requirements in the quality manual to maintain quality certifications and regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:


Key responsibilities of the role are summarized below and are subject to change according to business needs:

  • Establishes and maintains a proactive in process HACCP system for all processed products with interactive involvement by Quality Staff.  SQF practitioner in charge of implementation, maintenance, and continual improvement of SQF 2000 System.
  • Monitors and maintains the corrective and preventive action program for troubleshooting production concerns and customer product issues.
  • Implements and maintains a statistical analysis and process control program to continually manage and improve the quality of products.
  • In conjunction with Product Manager, Manufacturing Manager and Technical Service Manager prepares and updates all raw materials and finished goods quality release specifications.
  • Monitors and responds to customer complaints regarding quality of products and customer concerns.
  • Manages the Food Safety, GMP, and plant hygiene programs for compliance and notifies appropriate supervision if non-compliance is detected.
  • Ensures all quality records and systems are updated and meet SQF standards and requirements.
  • Continually evaluates the skills and training needs of all laboratory technicians and recommends appropriate actions and training programs for continued education.
  • Oversees facility pest control program.
  • Prepares departmental budget to incorporate into the annual operating plan (AOP) and monitors and controls expenses to meet budget.
  • Manages customer, Quality, and Regulatory facility and Quality systems audits.  Prepares for, coordinates, and oversees.
  • Audits and inspects third party toll packers to meet or exceed our HACCP and quality expectations.
  • Learns and understands lot traceability, product release and item transfers using Mapics.
  • Attends and participates in the bi-weekly managers operations    meeting and daily stand-up meetings.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or higher Degree from an accredited institution, in Microbiology, Food Science or related field.
  • Five years experience in fermentation, food or pharmaceutical industry.  Total Quality Management, HACCP, SQF, statistical process control and analysis experience is preferre
  • Interpersonal communication skills, computer competency including LIMS required.  Certification as a Quality Manager by ASQC is desired.



Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.




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