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Senior Scientist

Requisition ID 37828
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. 


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

About the role


Work Location:     : Bangpoo, Thailand (Samutprakarn)
Reporting To         : RD&A Manager
Travel                   : Flexible to travel for customer trial run in domestic and aboard (estimated twice a month)


RD&A Senior Scientist will work in partnership with customers to develop innovative new concepts as well as renovating current products that are tailored to customer’s specific needs. Co-ordinates launches of new products and runs trials at Kerry manufacturing sites. Ensure applications are acceptable in the regional or global markets where sales are expected, including any special criteria such as organic, allergen and GM, etc. Uses analytical capability and techniques to underpin Research and Development projects, and understand key Operation issues, not for QA/QC. Globally aligns with other Analytical teams.


Key responsibilities


•    Manage project workload and reporting progress in a timely manner, by attending meeting
•    Build relationships with key personnel within allocated accounts via visits, presentations and attending trials in customer factory when required
•    Working in partnership with customers and the Kerry cross functional team to deliver products from concept through to launch, in the time frames agreed with customers.
•    Coordinating launches of new product of new products & running trials at Kerry Manufacturing sites.
•    Maintain awareness of developments across Kerry and building these into new developments providing USP’s for customers.
•    Carry out competitor & product awareness analysis – including sensory product evaluations and carrying out own retail reviews as required.
•    Develop innovative solutions to help frow customer and Kerry’s market within cost parameter, manufacturing capability whilst ensuring all new products are legal within country of use.
•    Managing projects / briefs as allocated ensuring deadlines are met.
•    Coordinating launched of new products & running trial at Kerry manufacturing sites.
•    Provide our customers with the best available products through developing an understanding the market, manufacturing capabilities, ingredient restrictions etc.


Qualifications and skills


•    Bachelor Degree’s in Food Science or similar background.
•    Minimum 3 years’ experience within Food & Beverage industry, as a Food Tech/ R&D/ Scientist. 
•    Experience in meat and poultry processor for domestic and export is advantage.
•    Preferably background in food science or chemistry, sensory, microbiology, food packaging systems and food processing preferred. 



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