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RD&A Scientist - Meat Seasoning

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

You have an opportunity to work with one of the most exciting teams in Kerry with a leader dedicated to supporting his team both as individuals and within their expertise! You’ll be working with some of the most talented individuals and teams in the industry to deliver outstanding new seasoning technologies and creative taste solutions to some of the world’s largest meat businesses.


Candidates will ideally have experience in the meat industry, but passion for the role, a keen interest in cooking and inspiration for food. You will be working within a close-knit team to develop your career, which is paramount at Kerry.


Unfortunately, we only have one role available in this team, and they don’t come up often so if you’re a driven individual with an ambition to make a difference then please apply, we’d love to talk with you.

Key responsibilities

• Using customer input, formulate exciting Taste forward solutions for meat products through a dry blend delivery system (rubs, marinades, brines, etc.)

• Utilize your meat science capability and culinary flair to test your formulations in simple meat applications – our team loves testing it’s own products!

• Be able to conduct sensory evaluation, using our standardized tools, of various products related to Meat Taste both as an individual and within a team environment.

• Have an ability to research new market products and technologies associated with your role and turn that into potential business opportunities

• A friendly approach with customers that create a win win situation for them and Kerry by applying your knowledge to their ask from concepts, through problem solving and commercialization.

• Be happy to engage directly with customers and lead capabilities presentations and technical work sessions that create opportunities for both parties.

• An ability to work individually and within cross functional groups to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best Taste and Nutrition experience for our customers.

• A willingness to learn the upscaling process so in time you can assist the production plant in supporting troubleshooting, commercialization, and material challenges


Qualifications and skills

• BS/MS in Food Science/related science field.

• Ideally at least 2 years food industry experience including but not limited to culinary or restaurant experience. We’d also be interested if you’re a very passionate foodie / home cook. Meat experience is a plus.

• Strong background and demonstratable success in product development and formulation with a desire to create outstanding products from concept to commercialization • Demonstrated some success and experience in team projects Classified as General Business

• Ability to drive process improvements, high quality execution, and maintain regulatory compliance and remain within cost parameters.

• Willingness to travel for customer meetings, upscale trials, factory and site visits,~20%

• Workable knowledge in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint, and ability to learn new systems.


Key personal skills:

• Enthusiastic and optimistic team player.

• Organized multi-tasker.

• Proactive, highly self-motivated, capable of working independently at the highest level and at short notice, setting and achieving self - imposed targets.

• A keen eye for detail – you must be able to critique your own work, propose next steps for improvements and hold yourself to account.

• Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.

• Able to manage stakeholders and develop good business relationships - Bring real value to meetings by having an innovative mindset / approach.

• Be flexible to the ebbs and flows of the projects and the demands on the team – every days a school day!

• The ability to construct logical development process’s that lead to solutions/solve a problem.

• Be passionate about developing your expertise and personal skillset.

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