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Tastesense Global Portfolio Director

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

The Tastesense Global Portfolio Director will drive step change growth and the overall sustainable performance* of the Tastesense Sweet portfolio, aligned to strategy and manufacturing capabilities. Mobilize & integrate cross-functional teams to define and manage the execution parameters specific to the technologies that enable successful delivery against EUM strategies, profitability and growth targets.

Key responsibilities

  • Drive market leading growth in the key pillars of our sustainable nutrition strategy, target is to be the market leader in this space
  • Informs and influences relevant EUM Strategies, to ensure that there is a clear, winning (vs. competitors) and well-understood strategy for the Technology, to disrupt the market
  • Bring clarity to the differentiated Technology Value Proposition (per EUM/ region as appropriate).
  • Drive innovation to maximise the opportunity to help customers bring great taste while nutritionally improving there products
  • Determine and communicate Target Margins and Pricing guardrails with a view to optimizing financial performance
  • Leverage Regional / EUM Strategies and forecasts to develop, calibrate and maintain an up-to-date long-term (2-5 year) view of Demand for SKUs within the Product Portfolio, with a view to informing Supply Planning decisions and Raw Material Strategies 
  • Drive a market leading service model for this product group

Qualifications and skills

Bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field (or equivalent experience)


Postgraduate / Masters Qualification desirable

8-10+ years in a senior leadership position in the Food industry

Extensive experience and knowledge of the food and beverage industry, knowledge of  Tastesense technologies.

Experience with exposure to Senior Leadership with an ability to influence beyond direct control and manage ambiguity.

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