Functional Areas

It takes all kinds of people to make food that delights millions.
This means there are all kinds of roles and opportunities to explore. Have a look, and see where you could fit in.

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COMMERCIAL

Here’s where we make decisions and cook up ideas that drive our growth and help us reach millions more customers.

Sales

In a few words:

We’re here to inspire exceptional growth through customer obsession, amazing people and a passion for food. Our aim is to make Kerry Foods the category leaders with, and supplier of choice for, every single one of our customers. We’re doing this by focusing on delivery, relationships and execution.

We’re different because:

The breadth of Kerry Foods’ category portfolio, combined with our insights and production capability, allows us to drive growth in line with our strategy. We put our customers first, and build amazing relationships with them. And we always look to work with them to unearth the next big idea – and next addition to our family of beloved brands.

Join us because:

Because you’ll get to influence the growth of our business, right on the frontline. You’ll be free to seek out and take opportunities. And you’ll find yourself working closely with almost every other part of our business.

You’ll love it here if:

You have drive, energy and hunger, and love taking ownership of your work and your results. You must also enjoy engaging with customers, because you’ll be doing it all the time.

Roles include:

  • Sales Director
  • National Account Manager
  • National Account Executive
  • National Account Controller

Marketing

In a few words:

We define how Kerry Foods and our brands reach and inspire our millions of customers. We unlock big insights, and bring big ideas to life – building purposeful brands, and making a huge contribution to the business’s growth and success.

We’re different because:

We put consumer and supplier insight right at the heart of things, and then use it to drive growth across Kerry Foods’ broad product portfolio. The marketing channels we use are unusually diverse, and our audiences are too – from customers and suppliers to consumers and our colleagues. And, because the of business’s hunger for growth, there’s always an exciting new product to work on.

Join us because:

You’ll get to work in a way that shows Kerry Foods’ values at their best. We’re not afraid of taking leaps, and always open to exploring new ideas. Also, we all take ownership of our work and challenge each other to be even better. The result is a team that make amazing things happen every day.

You’ll love it here if:

You’re creative, courageous and determined. Entrepreneurial spirit is a must, as is a real hunger for the new. One other thing – you must be the kind of person who can set their own direction in an open and dynamic environment.

Roles include:

  • Strategic Marketing Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Senior Brand Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Assistant Brand Manager
  • Marketing Executive

Category

In a few words:

We help retailers sell more of a particular category, like butter or ready meals. Everything we do is about customers, from attracting them to a declining category, to discovering the category that’ll be trending next year. So we don’t just increase sales in our current categories – we develop new markets and bring in sales we’ve never had before.

We’re different because:

We develop as well as make recommendations. You’ll work with customers, often in a manufacturing facility, to bring our ideas to life. And not just for our brands. We develop white label products (including dishes sold by Nando’s and Busaba Ethai) from idea to production. And can deliver them in as little as six weeks.

Join us because:

These are high-profile roles. You’ll work with customers, complete research, then take that learning to sales, marketing, finance, chefs and manufacturing experts. In doing so, you’ll often be the spark behind some really big changes.

You’ll love it here if:

You’re fascinated by details. And you love working with people from all kinds of disciplines, and helping them create something new.

Roles include:

  • Category Director
  • Head of Category
  • Senior Category Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Category Executive

RESEARCH &
DEVELOPMENT

Innovation is our lifeblood, and we’re always hungry for new ideas. Here’s where many of them come from.

Research and Development

In a few words:

Our world-class chefs and scientific minds work together to deliver new products – 700 new ready-meal products in just one year, for example. They’re the geniuses behind the products that help our brands stay at the top of their markets.

We’re different because:

We don’t work in a vacuum. The customer sits at the heart of our work. Their reasons for eating, where they eat, the way they eat and the flavours they love — we know them all, inside out.

Join us because:

This is a hugely collaborate place to work. You get to know your way around the factory floor, and present to senior leaders. Everyone you meet is energised; because they want to get your product to market quickly. And when you do see your work on the supermarket shelf, you’ll get a real sense of pride.

You’ll love it here if:

You’re excited by the craft and science of food, and are a creative lateral thinker who loves solving problems. Equally, it’s an area that suits networkers who can get great results by bringing people together.

Roles include:

  • Head of Innovation – Meal Solutions
  • Cooked Meat Innovation Manager
  • Packaging Innovation Manager
  • R&D Customer Technologist

Central Functions

You don’t have to make food here to make an impact. The teams here support everything we do as a business, and we couldn’t operate without them.

Finance

In a few words:

We work at the heart of Kerry Foods to fuel and support the business’s success. We take every opportunity to challenge the business, to make sure we’re profitable and fit for growth.

We’re different because:

We like to look beyond finance. By this, we mean we go about our work with a bold curiosity – challenging ourselves to find new ways of making things happen for the wider business. After all, Kerry Foods is a pacy and adventurous business, and ‘traditional’ finance won’t get us to where we need to be.

Join us because:

You’ll get to immerse yourself in the business. We’re big on getting our team out there across our department and other parts of Kerry Foods, so you’ll get to see the bigger picture. You’ll also work with some really ambitious people who feel connected to the business and excited about its future. And, because we’re always trying new things, there’s always something new to learn.

You’ll love it here if:

You have a different way of thinking. We look for commercial, agile and nimble thinkers who can adapt to a fast moving environment. The ability to work with people as well as numbers is also essential, and you must get a buzz out of tackling new challenges.

Roles include:

  • Finance Director
  • Finance Manager
  • Accountant
  • Finance Analyst

ICT

In a few words:

We make sure Kerry Foods has the ICT solutions to take the business where it wants to go. That means delivering best-in-class core services, and both exploring and exploiting emerging technologies.

We’re different because:

We take real ownership of our solutions – proactively connecting with the business to make sure our work supports strategies and delivers absolutely everything it needs to. Over time, our partnership approach has led to ICT sitting at the heart of the business, and powering its success. And, no matter how fast-paced things get, we insist on discipline and rigour.

Join us because:

It’s a challenging area, where you’re free and encouraged to look to the future and find new solutions. As result, you’ll find we’re open minded, inclusive and passionate about what we do. You’ll also find we work together brilliantly.

You’ll love it here if:

You want to do great things for the business. You need to enjoy setting your own agenda, taking bold creative risks and working at pace to find clarity in often complex situations.

Roles include:

  • Business Partners
  • Solutions Delivery Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Service Delivery Manager

HR

In a few words:

We’re here to build a business where every single person can do their best, be at their best, and become the best that they can be. We strive to make sure every day here an exceptional experience for all our colleagues.

We’re different because:

Our agenda is linked directly to the business’s agenda, so we’re perfectly positioned to make things happen for Kerry Foods. We’re true business partners – delivering our work in a highly collaborative way, and working with every part of the business to make sure we’re giving everyone the support they need. And we always stay focused on the impact we have.

Join us because:

Kerry Foods has a bold new vision, and we’re right at the heart of making it happen. We’re a tight and talented team, who work well with each other and the rest of the business. And the value that the leaders here put on our work means that we’re able to make a meaningful impact on the success of the business and everyone here.

You’ll love it here if:

You’re passionate about people, and know how to help them become their best. Agile, creative thinking is important too, along with an appetite for trying new things. We also like people with curiosity and restless ambition, who are hungry to get out there in the business and find new ways to make things better for everyone here.

Roles include:

  • HR Generalists
  • Capability and Development
  • Talent Resourcing
  • Employee Engagement

Procurement

In a few words:

With a great supplier base and solid relationships, we’re here to help give Kerry Foods a real competitive advantage. A key partner to the business, we do everything from managing risks and reducing costs to managing quality and providing product and market expertise.

We’re different because:

We look at the big picture. Because we’re linked directly to Kerry Foods’ business strategies, we have to look beyond costs. Also, we move at speed – reacting to changing needs and new opportunities in a flash. And finally, we have long-standing supplier relationships that help us deliver great results.

Join us because:

We get to make a big impact on business performance. This is because we support the success of every one of our products – from creation and production through to marketing and delivery. And we believe in giving our people lots of responsibility and senior level exposure, we’re a great place to learn and grow as well.

You’ll love it here if:

You’re a tough negotiator who’s comfortable making sound decisions at pace. Agility and adaptability are important, because things never stand still here. Of course, you’ll need to be analytical, numerate and commercially savvy too.

Roles include:

  • Procurement Director
  • Category Managers
  • Associate Buyers
  • Procurement Finance
  • Procurement Administrative

Manufacturing
& Operations

The teams here make sure that everything about our food is perfectly done, from production through to delivery.

QHSE

In a few words:

Our Technical and QHSE team safeguards the business. They make sure we do the right things, in the right way, at the right time – every time. Focusing on product quality, standards, people development and supply chain, they defend and strengthen our status as a trusted business partner. Without them, we couldn’t operate.

We’re different because:

We’re award-winning. The quality industry has recognised the exceptional nature of our Kerry Foods Manufacturing Standards. From the technical research to our regulatory knowledge to the way we communicate our findings, they give us a competitive advantage. In fact, some of our biggest customers are so reassured by our standards that they don’t audit our factories any more.

Join us because:

You’ll get a wealth of training. In fact, 93% of our Technical and QHSE graduates stay on with us, because they’ve seen where the skills and experience they’re amassing has taken our current leaders. It’s also worth noting that this is a non-competitive, almost-collegiate area, where you share the same goals as suppliers and customers alike.

You’ll love it here if:

You love to challenge the status quo, are happy to lead and are great with people. If you’re ready to learn, we’ll give you the training you need to instil your passion for quality, perfection and good ethics into everything we do.

Roles include:

  • Head of Technical
  • Technical Director
  • Technical Manager
  • Quality Systems Lead
  • Production Stream Quality Lead

Supply Chain

In a few words:

We deliver 300,000 products to 212 destinations every week. Each product’s journey meets our stringent Kerry Foods Quality Standards, so they’re handed over in perfect condition. In turn, we add further value to the business by finding the most economical way to deliver, so we don’t pass inflation costs onto customers.

We’re different because:

We’re transparent. We’re open-minded to new ideas and innovations that help us to be more efficient. But equally, we take great pride in our ability to embed our Kerry Foods Quality Standards in our network. It’s an attitude that works — our supply chain accounts for just 4% of our revenue.

Join us because:

You’ll join a team at the cutting edge of the industry. We work increasingly with both customers and suppliers to improve methods, find efficiencies, and stay ahead of the competition.

You’ll love it here if:

You’re analytical, logical, technology-driven and collaborative. It’s important to be visionary too: to be able to develop a strategy that appreciates both the big picture and fine details.

Roles include:

  • Warehouse Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Optimisation Manager
  • Demand Planner

Operations

In a few words:

We create an environment where Kerry Foods continually improves its methods, processes and activities. Obviously, improving costs is vital. But just as importantly, we foster sustainable performance improvement — instilling a uniform operating model across 14 manufacturing facilities.

We’re different because:

While consultants usually implement lean systems; we find the best solution for each individual problem. For us, it’s about relating solutions to customers rather than enforcing a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s one of the reasons the people who pioneered our production system are now General Managers and European Operations Director.

Join us because:

You can go far in Operations because there’s a clear hierarchy to move through. By its nature, the job also leads you to work with people across the business, from sales, to technical, to supply chain.

You’ll love it here if:

You’re comfortable influencing and working with people. As you’d expect, you also need to be confident in your approach, and assertive enough to push your ideas through.

Roles include:

  • Operations Team Leader
  • Production Stream Manager
  • Operational Manager
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