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Process Development Technologist

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Date: 18-Apr-2021

Location: Attleborough, NFK, GB

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 24537
Position Type FT Permanent
Career Function Research and Development 

Division  Kerry Foods
Recruiter #LI-JP1


We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About Kerry

More than 26,000 people have careers with Kerry.  From Food Science to Manufacturing, our jobs help nourish and delight consumers around the globe. Kerry is committed to leading to better in everything we do. We strive for better taste and nutrition, better sustainability, better career opportunities and ultimately, a better world.

Everyday millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing our taste and nutrition solutions.

As the world leader in taste and nutrition, our Purpose is to Inspire Food and Nourish Life.

Our Purpose is central to The Kerry Way and serves as our guiding light on our journey to make it easier and more valuable for customers to do business with us, as we seek to make a greater, more lasting difference in the world by inspiring innovative, natural and sustainable taste and nutrition solutions for consumers, customers, the industry and the world.

Inspiring Food, Nourishing Life puts food, drink and wellbeing front and centre. Food matters. It brings people together; across cultures, countries and generations. Food is heritage, happiness and health. Food is family and friends. Food is life.


About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Process Development Technologist within our New Product Introduction (NPI) team in Attleborough to lead the delivery of high end ‘ready to cook’ meals for some of the UK’s leading grocers and food service companies.  You’ll ensure that the meals created by our development chefs are closely replicated in the finished products and are ready when our clients need them.   This is a varied and busy role where you’ll need to collaborate with other teams and work independently to ensure the finished products taste great, are efficient to manufacture and look good on the shelves.

Key responsibilities


  • Working closely with NPD, Production and Supply chain teams to launch products which will work within the factory and are delivered to critical paths.
  • Working closely with customer Product Managers to maintain good working relationships, meet and manage expectations and to provide best in class service.
  • Management and reporting of factory trials, pre-production trials and assistance during launches.
  • Completion and management of factory specs and customer Quality Standards documents.
  • Assisting in customer specifications and artwork approvals.
  • Profit Improvement Projects
  • Challenge existing practices, processes and equipment to enhance quality and efficiencies.
  • Management of microbiological and analytical testing for all new and improved products.
  • New raw material and packaging spec sign off.
  • Maintaining product files.

Qualifications and skills


  • Food related qualification and/or Process development experience / Manufacturing/Technical experience.
  • High degrees of literacy & numeracy – attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of computer applications and current software (MS Office) is essential.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to be a team player and work individually
  • Food Safety Level 2 - Training can be given.
  • HACCP Level 2 - Training can be given.

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