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Job Title: Factory Manager m/f

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Aim of the Job: To take overall responsibility and leadership for plant operations ensuring that performance targets (for example quantity, quality, costs, safety etc) are either met or exceeded.


► Responsible for the overall management of the site.
► Control all costs that directly affect the plant’s performance.
► Direct and lead all operations within the plant.
► Provide functional leadership within the plant.
► Accountable for all QHSE initiatives across the site.
► Responsible for all site capital projects.
► Develop and maintain qualified personnel within all departments.
► Maintain plant infrastructure for future viability and growth.
► Accountable for providing a safe working environment.
► Set overall expectations/standards and motivate employees to perform.
► Drive a continuous improvement mind-set within plant environment.
► Support business leadership in meeting profitability targets for the site
► Support function/ cluster leads around strategy, policy and risk management.
► Ensure talent management and succession planning strategies are executed.
► Execution and managing through SAP and the process manufacturing operating model


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Food Science / Microbiology
  • Minimum 5 years’ related manufacturing experience – some background in Food or Pharma is most desirable
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a managerial role – Food related Managerial is most desirable
  • Technical knowledge in Food Hygiene standards

Competencies Required

  • Strong leadership with excellent communication skills
  • Customer service orientated
  • Analytical with good problem solving ability
  • Ability to adapt to a changing and quick paced environment
  • Good business acumen and commercial understanding
  • Focus on people and self development
  • Process and procedurally oriented

Company description:

Kerry is responding to consumer demand for real ingredients with better, more authentic and nutritious taste experiences. With 40 years’ experience and 24,000 staff on six continents, Kerry has a renewed focus on Taste & Nutrition where the science of taste merges with the science of nutrition. We combine our deep understanding of taste with our in-depth knowledge of people, culture, life stage and daily nutritional needs. By partnering with Kerry, customers are taken on a journey to make food, beverage and pharma products that people enjoy and feel better about. We call this Leading to Better.


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