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TPM Manager

Kerry GroupNaas, KildareFull-timePermanent

Requisition ID 51317 Position Type FT Permanent Recruiter #LI-MU1 Posting Type LI

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

Here at Kerry, we are currently recruiting for a full time, permanent Third Party Manufacturing Lead based in Naas, Ireland.

As Third Party Manufacturing Manager, you’ll be responsible for contract manufacturing/third party manufacturing partners across Europe.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate looking to join a Global entity offering exposure across multiple functions and countries.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they are a methodical worker, with attention to detail, diligent and organized.

This role is critical to establishing and maintaining close rapport with internal and external stakeholders. You will be working closely with our business VP's and leading contract negotiations with external parties, so you must be able to demonstrate confident and concise communication skills.

What will I be doing?

Project Management 

  • Act as primary entry point Third-party manufacturing (TPM) requests from across the business.
  • Review, filter & seek business approval for same per stage-gate process.
  • Act as Project Manager to identify & qualify new or existing TPMs through flawless execution of qualification project plan.
  • Setting-up & leading cross-functional project teams, hosting meetings, driving actions & issue timely meeting minutes.
  • Negotiate favorable supply agreements on behalf of Kerry.
  • Ensure seamless handover of tactical TPM operations to Kerry controlling site on project completion.

Strategic Management 

  • Responsible for the strategic & long-term management of TPMs.
  • Responsible for the development & management of a Supply Agreement management plan in conjunction with team Supply Agreement manager.
  • Responsible for the development & management of a Risk Management plan in conjunction with team Risk Management manager.
  • Responsible for contributing to & maintaining key TPM team tools such as global TPM database, price benchmarking file, TPM price approval file & TPM contact & escalations file among others.

Relationship Management 

  • Serve as the primary relationship manager between TPMs and Kerry.
  • Deal with issues/escalations appropriately & as required.
  • Strike & maintain close relationships with key TPM leads/account managers/MDs etc.

What do I need in order to be successful?

  • We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds including those with a formal degree (Supply Chain, Business, Project Management, Procurement, or related field) or without a formal degree, who have relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Project management experience and/or qualifications would be highly desirable.
  • Experience in managing third-party partners, preferably in a food & beverage environment would be advantageous.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a food & beverage environment would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of food production supply chain principles as it relates to GMP, FDA, and Department of Agriculture regulations would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrable evidence of skills, attributes & values as outlined within the job description.
  • Basic business financial understanding.

What will I get in return?

  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays).
  • Hybrid working pattern.
  • Health Care Cover.
  • Matched pension scheme- matched ER &EE Min 2%, Max 10%.
  • Benefits platform offering discounts and cashback on major retailers.
  • A lot of career development opportunities across different roles.

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name. 

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