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Sr. Quality Manager-Food Safety – Beloit, WI



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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 at

Description and Responsibilities:

The primary focus will be on oversight and management of Quality Initiatives and Special Projects within the BU, focusing on Food Safety.


The position reports directly to the Dairy & Culinary Quality Assurance Director.



  • Manage Quality Initiatives and special projects within BU as assigned.. Projects may include:
  • Provide quality oversight and support for selected co-packers and suppliers (e.g. “agency” business, animal nutrition)
  • Coordinate co-packer/ 3rd party warehouse audits performed by plant QATMs.  Perform audits as needed.
  • Assist manufacturing plants with investigations into product issues and production failures as needed.
  • Support other initiatives as needed
    • Kerry Global HACCP Standard
    • Product Protection/ Foreign Material Control
    • Allergen Control Programs
    • Environmental Monitoring Programs
    • Positive Release Programs




  • The position has the authority to observe and review quality activities in all Dairy & Culinary operations, R&D sensory activities and suppliers to Kerry with proper notification to senior management of each.
  • The position has the authority to develop, implement and audit programs directly related to assigned projects.



  • Qualified background in food chemistry, sensory, microbiology, food packaging systems and/or food engineering
  • 7-10 years Quality, R&D and/or Production Management experience in food industry.
  • ASQ Quality Engineer certification or equivalent.  Candidates may pursue this certification concurrently.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement and change management initiatives
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Organized
  • Proficient at Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must have strong critical thinking ability along with analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong Interpersonal, communication, coaching and conflict management skills
  • Ability to travel


Practical experience with the following:


  • Quality Systems, HACCP, SOPS, GMPs.
  • Writing and implementing quality policies and procedures
  • Cheese and dairy manufacturing
  • Sensory programs

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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