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R&D Senior Technologist

Requisition ID 40579
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SS1
Posting Type LI


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

Work Location:       Murarrie, Brisbane Australia 
Reporting To:          RD&A Manager Savoury EUM & Culinary


Key responsibilities


•    Lead development from end-to-end on customer projects that will be produced in Murarrie, Brisbane
•    To support the development of innovative & technically sound food ingredient systems, with emphasis on:

o    Coating systems across poultry, meat and non-meat applications
o    Functional meat ingredients for poultry, meat and non-meat applications, such as cured products, meat brines and tumble marinades, functional phosphate blends, sausage premixes, shelf-life extenders & yield improvers
o    Meat flavouring systems and seasonings

•    Use sound commercial and technical awareness of ingredients, processes and customer requirements to deliver `right first time’
•    Develop innovative solutions to help grow customer and Kerry’s market within cost parameters, manufacturing capability whilst ensuring all new products are legal within country of use
•    Manage Pilot Plant validation work and facilitate first production trials of new recipes internally and with customers
•    Create value added products with a point of difference from our competitors continuing to lead in the market through manufacture process and ingredient knowledge
•    Build strong relationships with customer contacts within key accounts via visits, presentations and supporting trials in customer factory when required
•    Carry out competitor & product awareness analysis – including sensory product evaluations and carrying out own retail reviews as required typically in conjunction with business development
•    Actively utilise, review and expand Kerry collection products in line with business requirements


Qualifications and skills


•    Bachelor’s or higher degree in Food Science or related field with at least 5-7 years’ (or more) experience in product research and development in food ingredients industries or related field; experience in ingredients for meat, coatings and marinades is an advantage
•    Previous experience within the meat industry, particularly in the coatings field and processed/manufactured meat production and ingredients. Other meat technologies such as reformed and emulsified meats, cured and fermented meats, sausages, burgers, hams, wet marinades, brines, dry glaze is preferred
•    Proven experience in formulation, recipe development, applications in meat and processor equipment understanding.
•    Ability to be analytical and solve complex problems, complimented with strong creative and innovative thinking skills
•    Ability to meet deadlines, self-managed and ability to handle multiple tasks with speed and accuracy, independently or as part of a team
•    Collaborate effectively with a variety of cross –functional departments


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