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Food Safety & Quality Director – Remote - Beloit, WI





Requisition ID 18264
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Quality
Recruiter #LI-AR1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's 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.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where You'll Work

This role can be remote and you'll travel ~ 40%. However, you may enjoy being close to Beloit, home to our Corporate Headquarters for the North American Region. This location has approximately 700 employees at this location that in roles such as regulatory, RD&A, finance, procurement, supply chain and customer care. It is easily commutable from the Rockford, Madison, and Milwaukee areas. You'll enjoy your time inside and outside of the office as we offer a full cafeteria, fitness center, and beautiful walking paths around the campus. This location is involved and committed to giving back to the community multiple times throughout the year through our Kerry Employee Engagement Program volunteering with various organizations.

What You'll Do

The Director of Quality role is a critical leadership role for the multi-site, Sweet & Cereal business, supporting food quality and food safety programs. Are you a problem solver? This role will require problem solving and supporting initiatives and growth. An entrepreneurial spirit and open mind will help you be successful in this role. On a high level, you'll:

  • Manage Food safety & quality programs across the Sweet & Cereal business. Great organizational skills to manage multiple documents and track follow-up actions.
  • Support reduction in customer complaints, through prevention of re-occurring issues, analytical & micro methodology and specification alignment. Identify gaps and lead the team and guide them problem solving.
  • Work with the Site Quality Managers to evaluate/improve workflow, roles & responsibilities, and create a resource development plan to support continuing growth.
  • Provide Commercialization, product transfer, and ECOR support as needed.
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert in analyzing data and using CAPA, while demonstrating robust root cause analysis.
  • Develop subject matter expertise in GQMS, SAP and Intelex systems.
  • Develop strong talent development plan for the Quality function to support growth.


What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent from an accredited institution in Microbiology, Food Science or related field
  • 7+ years of progressively responsible, post-baccalaureate experience in the food or beverage industry, or related position
  • Experience with Quality Systems, HACCP, SOPS, GMPs
  • Experience with root cause analysis, corrective action systems, process mapping, laboratory methods
  • Experience with GFSI Certification, SQF Systems Certification, BRC Certification or FS22000 Certification
  • Demonstrate cross-functional collaboration, especially with R&D, Production, Supply Chain, and Quality

3330 Millington Road, Beloit, WI 53511 #quality #qualityassurance


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 found here. Additional information can also be here .



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