Kerry Production Manager (Woodstock, ON, CA, N4S 0A9) in Woodstock, Ontario

Requisition ID 1108

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.

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

Leading to better, together.

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage. Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action

  • Empowering our people

  • Promoting diverse thinking

  • Investing in innovation

  • Acting on sustainability

  • Embracing our differences

We have a Production Manager position located in Woodstock, Ontario. We have 45 sites across North America and our Woodstock, Ontario site is a part of the Dairy & Culinary business. This is a site we are looking to grow and has multi-food technologies. This position offers growth opportunities, as well as to work with a number of different food technologies. We are looking for someone open to career advancement throughout Canada, and/or internationally.

  • Responsible for implementation of all manufacturing operations including the safety, production efficiencies, quality of the plant

  • Leads team members by managing and executing plant processes

  • Leads team members in attaining plant production and quality targets

  • Supports continuous improvement processes to ensure safety, quality, cost, and customer service goals are met

  • Maintains an engaged and team-oriented workforce to meet business demands

  • Responsible for hiring, performance reviews, training and career development of employees

  • Working on new product trials

  • Implementing Continuous Improvement projects and initiatives

  • Participates in matters of industrial and employee relations,

  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and relates in a positive manner when interacting with all personnel.

  • Managing department budget and large capital projects

  • Developing and maintaining department KPI's


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in the Food industry in a manufacturing environment at the Management level

  • Demonstrated success as a change agent & developing/implementing continuous improvement initiatives and accountability programs

  • Demonstrated success assessing, developing and retaining top talent

  • Proven ability to drive process improvements, adhere to budgets, and maintain regulatory compliance

  • Proven ability to lead with the following key competencies: Managing Change, Critical Thinking, Continuous Cost Focus, Technical Expertise, Influence and Delivery of Sustainable Result

  • Must be able to troubleshoot problem(s) to develop corrective solutions

  • Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work weekends, when required

  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office); Excel; Mapics; PowerPoint & MS Project

  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma is required

  • Experience with SQF and ISO 14001 is preferred

  • Dryer experience is preferred

  • Milk/yogurt food industry experience is preferred

615 Jack Ross Ave, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A9, Canada

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.