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Bakery Applications Principal Scientist

Requisition ID 22532
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Research and Development 
Recruiter #LI-MQ1
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Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where you'll work

Our Beloit, WI location is home to our Corporate Headquarters for the North American Region. This location has approximately 700 employees at this location that in roles such as regulatory, RD&A, finance, procurement, supply chain and customer care. It is easily commutable from the Rockford, Madison, and Milwaukee areas. You'll enjoy your time inside and outside of the office as we offer a full cafeteria, fitness center, and beautiful walking paths around the campus. This location is involved and committed to giving back to the community multiple times throughout the year through our Kerry Employee Engagement Program volunteering with various organizations.

What you'll do

Working in a fast paced environment, responsible for the application and demonstration of ingredient products sold to into the bakery and related industries.

  • Design and conduct research including new product development and application work for the bakery industry
  • Maintain an active working knowledge of a range of Kerry technologies and innovations
  • Work with cross functional groups to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best technical Taste and Nutrition experience for our customers
  • Field customer requests both internal and external to satisfy project needs from a conceptual phase through troubleshooting, commercialization and plant level manufacturing
  • Establish a relationship with our customers, working through our bakery and related sales and marketing teams
  • Strong bakery formulation knowledge and experience in a commercial bakery plant or R&D facility setting
  • Understanding and experience in the functionalities and application of enzymes, emulsifiers, functional proteins, taste ingredients and other technologies in the context of bakery formulations
  • Scientific knowledge of basic ingredient interactions and roles in bakery formulations, such as flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, salt, water, as well as other functional ingredients which may be added for processing benefits, shelf-life, texture, product quality, etc.
  • Understanding of different bakery products such as yeast raised, chemically leavened, laminated; and processing such as sheeting, molding, rounding, depositing, proofing, frying, baking, continuous and batch, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic bakery-related analytical equipment, this includes; thermal profiling, pH meter, viscosity (various methods), specific gravity, product dimension measurement, texture analyzer, dough rheology (by feel is fine), etc.
  • Familiarity with more specialized bakery equipment is a plus or an interest in learning how to use these is a requirement. This includes;  C-cell (other crumb analyzer), Texture Profile Analyses, Mixolab (or similar dough rheology measurement), VolScan (or similar bread volume analyzer), Rheometer (dough and batter rheology), and others as necessary

What you'll need to be successful

  • Strong technical knowledge across a variety of bakery processes, formulations, technologies and ingredients
  • Team player, willing to support and work with technology focused scientists and the bakery team both in Kerry and with our sales staff and their customers
  • Good communicator, both verbal and written with attention to detail
  • Ability to perform consistently in a fast paced environment by trouble shooting and problem solving
  • Capacity to be flexible and multi-task, ability to work to challenging timelines
  • Desire and willingness to learn more about new bakery technologies and processing equipments
  • Minimum BSc/MSc in Food Science/ Cereal Processing/ related scientific field with experience in data collation, analyses and reporting (verbal and written for technical and non-technical audiences) using a scientific approach
  • Industrial experience of 10+ years desirable
  • Strong background in food/ cereal chemistry, sensory, spoilage, food packaging with bakery operational experience or processing knowledge preferable

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Madison

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