This role will provide oversight, management, and tactical support for
Quality Initiatives across the Meat Systems and Flavours
Enterprise. This role will partner with plant and business unit leadership providing
expertise and support focused around Customer Quality, Food Safety and
Operations Quality.This position requires 50-75%
This position reports directly to the Director of Quality Assurance Meat
Systems and Flavours.
Lead and provide support for quality initiatives and special projects
across the Business Unit. Year one deliverables for this role include:
o Complaint reduction through minimizing variability and targeted Cpk implementation.
o Support current allergen control programs and
efforts, drive continuous improvement, and help with mitigating risk.
o Work with the plants to implement the Kerry
Global HACCP Standard, mitigate risk, and reduce food safety occurrences.
Liaise with customers, operations, Regulatory, R&D, Purchasing to
ensure product specifications are accurate, consistent with supply, and
capable of delivering intended flavor and functionality at all supply chain
Collaborate with operations to standardize sampling and testing programs
for inbound materials, WIP, finished goods and COAs.
Provide support for investigations into product issues and production
Provide expertise and support customer audit preparation and follow up.
Other duties as assigned.
This position has the authority to observe and review quality activities in
all Meat Systems and Flavours operations, R&D
sensory activities and suppliers to Kerry with proper notification to
senior management. The position has the authority to develop, implement and
audit programs directly related to assigned projects.
Bachelors Degree in a Science based discipline.
Qualified background in food chemistry, sensory, microbiology, food
packaging systems and/or food engineering.
5+ years in Quality, R&D and/or Production Management experience in
ASQ Quality Engineer certification or equivalent. Candidates may pursue
this certification concurrently.
Experience with Quality Systems, HACCP, SOPs, GMPs.
Demonstrated ability to develop and socialize quality processes, policies
Practical experience with lean, SPC, Cpk
Practical experience with Sensory Programs.
Demonstrated ability to partner with sites to develop, implement and
sustain continuous improvement and change management initiatives.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects.
Strong interpersonal communication, coaching and conflict management