Kerry Production Manager (Rhinelander, WI, US, 54501) in Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Requisition ID 2614

Position Type (US)Full Time

Career Function Manufacturing/Production


Posting Type LI

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

Rhinelander is a leading supplier of natural smoke flavors and authentic natural savory grill flavors, serving meat, culinary and food industry markets worldwide. The Production Manager is fundamental to our team. You’ll report to the Director of Operations and be overseeing the overall plant operations, with 7 direct reports, 40+ indirect team members and be able to develop a quality team that provide flavor enhancement products for our customers.

Key responsibilites

  • Manage and oversee all aspects of plant operations and the offsite warehouse.

  • Monitor the key drivers established for each functional area.

  • Liaison with Quality Assurance for food safety expectations, environmental concerns, GMP and HACCP expectations.

  • Responsible for production improvements and efficiency of operations.

  • Perform the overall supervisory role for: Engineering/Maintenance, Planning, Purchasing, Quality, Inventory Control, Safety, Warehouse, and Operations.

  • Work closely with Human Resources on staffing issues and needs.

  • Serve as a leader that is hands on within the operations.

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university

  • Understanding of USDA/FDA regulations, as well as HACCP, GMP’s, SOP’s, FDA & USDA, and Hazard Analysis.

  • 4+ years of Production Management in the food/beverage industry preferred

  • Significant (10 years) Manufacturing industry experience preferred

  • Union experience is preferred.

  • Desire to groom talent & advance in the organization.

  • Solid leader and drives collaboration.

  • Proven ability to utilize soft skills to diffuse situations.

4000 Red Arrow Drive, Rhinelander, WI 54501

Plant Manager

Production Manager

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.