Kerry Production Supervisor (2nd Shift) in Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Company Overview

We all want a career we 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

Kerry is looking to hire a 2nd/3rd Shift Production Group Leader located in our Sturtevant, WI, plant. This facility is a part of our Meat division and has around 150 employees, with 120 being in Production. A list of responsibilities are below.

  • Responsible for leading production staff of 30-35 direct reports to achieve production targets in a safe and efficient manner

  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, warehouse, and quality departments to achieve and sustain results

  • Leads team members by managing and executing plant processes

  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field of study preferred or relevant work experience

  • Demonstrated success in 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: Critical Thinking, Continuous Cost Focus, Technical Expertise, Influence and Delivery of Sustainable Results

  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience in a production/plant environment

  • Must be able to work between 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts

  • Local candidates preferred, or those willing/able to commute/relocate on their own

Requisition ID 2018-14596

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Posting Type LI

Posting Type CB