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Research Scientist (Beverage EUM)

Requisition ID 31171
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SS1
Posting Type LI

About Kerry


Founded in 1972 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, the Kerry Group has annualised sales in excess of €7 Billion and supplies over 18,000 food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. We have established over 150 manufacturing sites, operate in over 30 countries, and employ 25,000 people worldwide.


Kerry has been present in the Asia-Pacific region since 1997 and has grown its business to become a supplier of choice for our regional and local customers. With over 4,500 employees across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Kerry has many exciting opportunities at our many Development & Application Centres, Sales Offices and Manufacturing sites. Spread over 18 countries – and growing – Kerry plays a large role in supplying food & beverage solutions to this diverse region.


About the role


Work Location:      Bandung, Indonesia 
Reporting To:        Senior R&D Manager


In this role, you will primarily develop new scientific innovations within the Kerry R&D team by analysing, testing, and discovering insights. You will be a part of the research unit /project team, providing second level supervision to R&D science team, providing technical leadership, and mentoring  junior members.   


Key responsibilities


  • Lead the development of beverage systems for the Indonesian market in-line with the SEA (South East Asia) and Indonesian strategic plan
  • Define technical specifications and requirements for beverage systems to enable processing and cost optimisation for the Indonesian market
  • Creation of an Indonesia beverage system product library that enables speedy recipe innovation
  • Lead the technical progression of key beverage customer presentations from concept design through to market launch
  • A Central point of contact for beverage R&D centre in GTIC Singapore: responsible for working alongside the beverage EUM marketing lead to ensure beverage strategic growth initiatives (SGI’s) are tailored to the Indonesian market
  • Research into emerging beverage technology trends so Kerry is at the forefront of beverage innovation in Indonesia
  • Development of strong strategic relationships with key customer technical teams so a deep knowledge of processing requirements is obtained
  • Responsibility for formulation and delivery of PIP beverage program in Indonesia 
  • Establish and elevate Kerry Indonesia technical capability in beverage application to support customer projects and growth
  • Work alongside with Category Buyers to build portfolio of raw materials to support Beverage Technology development. 
  • Responsible for Raw Materials and Finished Good Beverage PIP projects to achieve savings. 


Qualifications and skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Technology, Chemistry, Applied Science, or similar field. 
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience working in Food industry with applications, development technologist, scientist in the Beverage (Functional Systems) sector. 
  • Strong commercial background will be an added advantage. 
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams at multi levels within the organization.


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