Kerry Contract Manufacturing Coordinator in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Company Overview

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

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.

Description and Responsibilities

Plan and schedule the flow of raw materials and finished product necessary to facilitate the completion of production by Co-Manufacturers and internal specialized manufacturing (Reaction Room) in order to meet customer demand.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and enter Manufacturing Orders for Reaction Room & co-manufacturers

  • Utilize planning tools (MRP/MPSP) for scheduling and demand planning

  • Maintain master schedule for reaction room & co-manufacturers

  • Maintain Order Confirmation Report as the point of contact for Customer Care on co-man & reaction room products

  • Review completed production reports, verifying lot numbers and rectifying ingredient discrepancies with location availability.

  • Ensure accurate co-man inventory data through paperwork verification and quarterly cycle counts

  • Verify, copy & distribute receiving paperwork from co-manufacturers

  • Prepare daily open order status & report at daily production meeting

  • Work with R&D & Quality departments to set up pre-run calls & make sure all source documents, gold standard samples, & work instructions are provided to the co-manufacturer for new scale ups.

  • Work with Purchasing to forecast and set up adequate raw material safety stocks

  • Regularly review finished good safety stock levels, focusing on limiting aged inventory while still meeting customer demand

  • Evaluate co-manufacturer performance & work w/ each co-man to drive performance improvement

  • Review overall SKU volume distribution, focusing on maximizing cost efficiency and meeting customer demand


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related field strongly preferred

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with purchasing and materials management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Qualifications

  • Proficient computer skills (MS Office Tools, ERP systems)

  • Strong organization skills

  • Proven problem solving skills

  • Strong communication skills both written and oral

  • Ability to think analytically

  • Ability to work cross functionally

Working Relationships Required with Others

  • Works closely with employees in purchasing department.

  • Communicates daily via phone or in person with Reaction Room Operators to verify information.

  • Communicates daily via phone or email with co-packers about schedules, inventory or follow-up questions.

  • Communicates daily via phone or email with Cost Accountants.

Requisition ID 2018-14989

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Recruiter AD1

Posting Type LI

Posting Type CB