Plant Manager

11 - 15 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Union City, CA
11 - 15 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Description and Responsibilities:

If you are looking to join a company with exciting career advancement opportunities and cutting edge food processing technology, then Kerry is right for you! With over 45 plants across North America and actively growing, and with a wide product and customer portfolio, Kerry is one of the top organizations to work for. We currently have an exciting Plant Manager opportunity located in Union City, CA. This plant is in our Kerry Sweet division and has approximately 130 employees onsite. The Plant Manager is responsible for the overall management of the site, reporting directly into the Director of Operations. Responsibilities include:

  • Control all costs that directly affect the plants performance
  • Direct and lead all operations within their plant
  • Mange a team of 6 direct reports 
  • 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 the 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 cluster leads around strategy, policy and risk management
  • Ensure talent management and succession planning strategy are executed
  • Build relationships with customers at all levels
  • Ensure plant inventory is managed appropriately


  • BS degree in Engineering, Food Science or Business required 
  • Must have minimum 5 years of experience in a Plant Manager role
  • Has been a part of starting up a plant and/or implement change and process within a plant 
  • Experience incorporating structure within a plant environment and driving forward 
  • Experience working in a fast placed plant environment; multi-tasking 
  • Must have experience managing a large number of priorities at one time
  • Someone who enjoys challenge 
  • Minimum 5 years of food industry experience is required
  • Minimum 10 years of management experience including hiring, training, performance reviews, career development and forming high performance teams 
  • Embraces new ideas and approaches while installing confidence in our employees and customers 
  • Builds relationships internally and with customers
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience developing and adhering to weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly KPI's
  • Must have experience presenting and working side by side with executive team 
  • Experience coaching, mentoring teams on how to be successful 
  • Experience and in-depth understanding of HACCP, ISO and FSAI
  • Experience with resourcing and long term planning 
  • Responsible for implementing and driving capital projects throughout the plant, as well as project budgets 
  • Uses mapping to support Process Optimization


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