Kerry Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift (Melrose Park, IL, US) in Melrose Park, Illinois

Requisition ID 3105

Position Type (US)Full Time

Career Function Manufacturing/Production


Posting Type DNI

Career Builder CB

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

About the role:

The Melrose Park, Illinois site is within our meat division and produces breadking and batters for our Kerry customers and Brands. This role is 2nd shift. The Production Supervisor role directs and coordinates all the activities necessary with production of these products.

What you'll do:

The Production Supervisor is fundamental to our team. You’ll oversee the production team, with up to 20 direct reports, and up to 40 team members across departments and shifts. This is a great opportunity to develop a quality team that provides flavor enhancement products for our customers.

Are you an experienced leader with safety as a top priority for you and your team? Are coaching and developing employees something you’re passionate about? Do you have an eye for process efficiencies and continuous improvement? This is key to our success, and so are you! You’ll collaborate with other teams, coordinating production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control departments to achieve sustained and improved efficiencies.

We're looking for someone who shares our belief in "Safety First, Quality Always" for our employees, products, and customers, and will ensure all direct reports and employees uphold our quality and food safety procedures and policies, while meeting KPI's and goals. In addition, this role is also responsible for daily tasks such as scheduling, reporting, and conducting regular visual line checks to insure proper dating, labeling, and packaging.

What you'll need to be successful in this role:

•High school diploma or equivalent •College degree in food science or engineering is preferred, but not required •Experience leading a team and familiarity with GMP, quality and sanitation standards for food manufacturing •Experience implementing Continuous Improvement projects •Strong computer aptitude, including Outlook, Word and Excel. SAP experience a plus!

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 .

Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request.