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Kerry Change Lead in Beloit, Kansas

Requisition ID 41285

Position Type (US)Full Time

Career Function Manufacturing/Production

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Posting Type DNI

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.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

While our North American Headquarters is located in Beloit, Wisconsin, your office (and you) can be anywhere in the United States! This role is fully remote, with up to 80% domestic travel. The Change Lead is responsible for leading Kerry’s change management focused project activities and for integrating change management tasks of other project workstream plans/tasks.

This is a Growth Role with a path to Plant Manager and many other opportunities within Kerry! This role offers the opportunity to work with partners at all levels across the organization, embed yourself in many different technologies in a short period of time, this is an exciting program for those who have a passion for continuous improvement.

Key responsibilities

Fully accountable for the delivery and progression of the 1Kerry Plant Transformation Program:

  • Ensure program initiatives are appropriately resourced and set up for success.

  • Manage risks and remove blockages that might impact delivery.

Lead out on the 1Kerry Plant diagnostic work:

  • Work closely with Plant Management, Site CI Leads and our external partner to conduct the diagnostic analysis, in order to assess current state performance using the three lenses of the 1 Kerry Plant Transformation – Operating System, Management System, People System.

Facilitate future state design work within a plant transformation wave:

  • Work closely Plant Management & Site CI Leads to surface improvement opportunities emerging from the diagnostic work, conduct design workshops to identify future state design solutions tailored to improve performance.

  • Generate the project charter and identify resources to sustainably delivery the 1Kerry Plant Transformation.

  • Coach and mentor the Site Leadership Team and Senior Stakeholders.

Ensure each site is using a standardized set of key performance indicators (KPI’s):

  • Standard meeting governance that supports delivery of the metrics.

  • Performance gaps identified and trended with actions required to improve.

  • Alignment of the site KPI structure with functional and global metrics.

Act as a change agent, coaching, mentoring and influencing at all levels to affect the required CI culture:

  • Facilitate the education of the team in the principles, philosophies and tools of CI.

  • Collaborate with counterparts within and outside the regions to ensure consistency among processes and procedures.

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor's degree in business

  • 2-3 years’ experience implementing change within an organization/ function in a transformational way.

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the process to support this

  • Project management experience (includes project planning, scoping, RACI management)

  • Ability to build relationships with a broad spectrum of Kerry & external stakeholders to develop an end-to-end change approach

  • Be able to advise on communication essentials such as language, tone and channel

  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations

  • Forward looking with a holistic approach

  • Ability to travel up to 80%

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 (http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) . Additional information can also be here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf) .

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