Kerry Sanitation Lead in Vicksburg, Mississippi

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

Description and Responsibilities

Position Summary

Having a passion for Food Safety through Sanitation, while demonstrating interpersonal and team influence skills, the Sanitation Lead will develop effective relationships to enable wet and dry sanitation technical support in the plant. In addition to assisting operations with targeted improvements, this position will provide Sanitation Systems gap assessments and support corrective action to enable compliance to Kerry Central policy. Prior Quality and Sanitation experience in a manufacturing environment is valued.

  • Monitors and controls environmental pathogens and allergens

  • Understands wet and dry cleaning and verification processes to include COP, CIP, soil identification/chemical selection, dry clean methods

  • Complies with GMP, FDA, and / or USDA regulatory requirements in a plant role

  • Supports the development of sanitation systems (MSS, SSOP’s) in collaboration with management.

  • Executes sanitation systems (MSS, SSOP) in collaboration with plant team.

  • Exhibits a working knowledge of, and experience with, HACCP, Hazard analysis, and risk assessments with teams

  • Audits and team corrective action process

  • Supports the pest control program to include stored pest management.

  • Incorporates human safety and sustainability into all sanitation systems

  • Assists in the development of sanitation / food safety related training.

  • Delivers Sanitation / Food Safety related training

  • Supports the investigations to identify cause for reduced shelf life or pathogen risk

  • Applies validation and verification technique for SSOPs in processing and packaging systems validation

  • Utilizes Root Cause Analysis in investigations

  • Demonstrates Kerry leadership competencies.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma required. Two to four year degree with emphasis in food science, food technology, food engineering, chemistry, microbiology, or related disciplines is preferred.

  • Minimum two years of Sanitation, Quality, or Food Safety experience in an operations or quality role

  • Knowledge of Equipment design for effective sanitation, preferred.

  • Sanitation and Quality experience across multiple food technologies, preferred.

  • Minimum of one year experience in leading people and projects, preferred.

  • Need to be flexible. May work first or second shift depending on business needs.

Requisition ID 2018-15161

Division Kerry

Position Type Full Time

Recruiter AR1

Posting Type DNI

Posting Type CB