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Beverage Innovation Manager

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.

About the role

  • Leads the beverage innovation and team for Food Service.
  • Become and invaluable partner for our key Food Service accounts.
  • Develop innovative concepts for our key Food Service customers.
  • Build credible customer partnerships with targeted growth accounts based on knowledge of our technologies, functionalities and application impact.
  • Position the Culinary/Beverage Innovation brand of Kerry to be “best in class” in the industry.

Key responsibilities

  1. Lead, coach and develop the junior beverage innovators.
  2. Partner with the Food Service Sales team to ensure account plans are focused in the right areas for beverage innovation.
  3. Utilize beverage innovation instinct as a driver for business development at accounts.
  4. Partner with Marketing to ensure all innovation is funneled through consumer insights and trend data.
  5. Showcase beverage applications to assigned customers through intimate knowledge of products and polished delivery to the customer.
  6. Support RD&A process by creating on trend beverage gold standards to directly support creation of flavors and Taste profiles.
  7. Identify sales opportunities through the lens of Beverage Innovation by developing an intimate knowledge of customers BOH operations and feed customer specific information back into the RD&A Technology groups.
  8. Establish a synergistic approach to aid developers in RD&A innovation.
  9. Provide marketing and insight trends from a chef’s perspective linked with strategic account
  10. Develop innovation relationships as well as key customer leadership/decision makers, as appropriate

Qualifications and skills

BS Degree, Culinary, Food Science, Hospitality Management, or Nutrition

Nearest Major Market: Madison

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