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RD&A Flavour Technician

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Date: 12-Jan-2021

Location: Adelaide, NSW, AU

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 19851
Position Type FT Permanent
Posting Type DNI


Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.


Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership


About the Role

The RD&A Flavour Technician is primarily responsible for activities supporting the RDA function and preparation of product samples.

This role contributes by supporting the RDA team in delivering customer projects through supporting development activity, raw material evaluations, sample preparation and systems compliance within the group. Working hand in hand with our scientists and commercial teams to ensure timely response on customer projects and samplings, which directly impacts business growth targets.

In addition, this role will help maintain RDA facility excellence, pilot plant equipment, stock control, shipping logistics and compliance to expected GMP’s, housekeeping, health and safety standards. The RD&A Flavour Technician will report to our RD&A Site Lead who is based out of our Lonsdale site in Adelaide.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Support Taste team on projects.
  • Support Raw Material Evaluation (RME) process. 
  • Mixing recipes in accordance with preparation methods provided.
  • Provide application support to R&D staff as necessary.
  • Maintenance and reporting of Collection sample inventory levels.
  • Monitoring and controlling sampling metrics to agreed standards in SalesForce. 
  • Responsible for preparation of samples for evaluation, customer trials, product approval, market promotion and customer presentations.
  • Labelling and packing samples.
  • Ensure retain samples are collected and stored appropriately.
  • Responsible for pilot plant material preparation and support during trials.
  • Support New Product Innovation (NPI) scales up
  • Goods receiving and dispatching for RDA.
  • Finished goods, raw material, packaging ordering and maintaining stock control.
  • Collection and replenishment of raw materials from manufacturing plant.
  • Maintains record documentation, including upkeep of equipment, and general cleaning of work areas. Actively participates in quality improvement for the function.
  • Support and follow Good Laboratory Practice manual expectations.
  • Housekeeping of general sample work area, pilot-plant and sample room.


Person Specification:

  • Minimum Degree preferably within science or technical field or any other relevant field.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of Raw Material Evaluation (RME), product development and sample preparation experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • From a food & beverage manufacturing company with HACCP, GMP & ISO 22000 certified environment.
  • Strong team player, interpersonal, organizational, and with a commitment to fulfilling customer needs.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision and able to work in a team environment.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, self-managed and ability to handle multiple tasks with speed and accuracy.