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Professional Barista / Mixologist for Coffee Channel Development Southern Europe

Requisition ID: 52919 
Position Type: FT Fixed Term 
Workplace Arrangement:  #LI-Remote 

About Kerry


Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role


A unique opportunity that will help you grow your career to a higher and more influential level within the coffee and beverage community. This new position will suit an experienced Barista that has a passion for coffee culture. Working as a creative alongside our UK Foodservice sales team and supporting our customers with compelling beverage menu ideas that will drive the demand for our Davinci Gourmet beverage brand. 


Please note that this role is a fixed term contract until April 2025.


  • The position will report to the Kerry Europe Foodservice Culinary Director and is a customer facing role. 
  • Responsible for the development of hot and cold beverage menu applications using our Davinci Gourmet brand within the regional chains and Independent Coffee channels. 
  • The role requires a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the customer’s business model and their needs, our Davinci Gourmet brand and our technology portfolio. 
  • The role will work closely with the RD&A and marketing teams to deliver winning marketing campaigns, strategic product presentations and menu applications as a mechanism to influence customers decisions to buy. 

Key responsibilities


  • Working with the commercial team targeting strategic growth customers and by creating a demand for the Davinci Gourmet brand using coffee and menu development expertise. 
  • Input into our proactive innovation strategy with application insights and support the development of menu applications. 
  • Input into the Davinci Gourmet brand renovation, including benchmarking and sensory analysis. 
  • Input into brand marketing campaigns that can be tailored for individual customers demonstrating current menu trends aligned to our brands. 
  • Develop strong strategic relationships with key customer roles R&D, operations, and Baristas. 
  • Will build a strategic Barista community internally and externally with key suppliers to support the growth of the Davinci brand. 


Behaviours of the individual: 


  • Will bring a Barista led creative and innovative view to the team, building on knowledge and experience of working within the sector. 
  • Will have a proactive approach to building customer engagement. 
  • Will be entrepreneurial, seeking opportunities for menu development and growth. 
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Southern Europe, travel will be 70%. 

Qualifications and skills


  • Accredited Culinary Arts, food and beverage Certification or equivalent. 
  • Experience in food and beverage development or menu development ideally with the foodservice market 
  • 5 years foodservice sector or food and beverage industry experience  
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and organisation skills 
  • Sales or customer management experience  
  • Third level degree or equivalent industry training  
  • Driving Licence 

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Recruiter: #LI-RG2 
Posting Type: LI 


Please note: We do not accept CVs or candidate profiles from recruitment agencies where Kerry terms of business have not been signed. Additionally, we will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter fee under these circumstances. This also applies to CVs or candidate profiles sent directly to any Kerry Hiring Managers.

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