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Scientific R&D Administrator

About Kerry


Founded in 1972 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, the Kerry Group has annualised sales in excess of €7 Billion and supplies over 18,000 food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. We have established over 150 manufacturing sites, operate in over 30 countries, and employ 25,000 people worldwide.

Kerry has been present in the Asia-Pacific region since 1997 and has grown its business to become a supplier of choice for our regional and local customers. With over 4,500 employees across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Kerry has many exciting opportunities at our many Development & Application Centres, Sales Offices and Manufacturing sites. Spread over 18 countries – and growing – Kerry plays a large role in supplying food & beverage solutions to this diverse region.


Our Values: Courage | Ownership | Inclusiveness | Open-Mindedness | Enterprising Spirit


About the role


Work Location:       Murarrie, Brisbane, Australia 
Reporting To:          Senior RD&A Technologist

An individual who can play a key role in simplification of our current new product development process and recommend improvements by engaging with the wider team whilst utilising your food scientist background.  This role will provide critical enhancement to our current systems and processes.


Key responsibilities


1.    Responsible for all co-ordination and administration support of New Product Scale-Ups/Commercialisation / Cost Saving Projects Technical Attendance. 
2.    Running low complexity as per Global guidelines, product trials and commercialisation execution for Senior Scientists and Managers:

  • Review material to be used for quality and shelf life
  • Point of contact for Research, Development and Applications (RD&A); attend pre-run and planning calls, complete pre-run checklist, validate mixing instructions, process parameters before trials, attend trials, validate process parameters during trials and troubleshooting
  • Post-trial review process, processing instructions, align with Scientist and other team members
  • Collect relevant R&D samples; shelf-life/analytical samples, customer samples and assist in shelf-life studies as needed by RD&A Scientists in conjunction with Sampling Technicians
  • Post run product assessments (physical properties, analytical data and sensory), complete post run report with review recommendations and alignment with scientists
  • Manage trial log status for all trials in schedule


3.    Key contact for process and systems enhancement, working collaboratively with Regional Simplification Leads. Working to ensure correct set up of new products and ingredients as well as completing specification changes or plant detail changes for products. This individual will become the system super-user and go-to person for our product set ups and amendments.
4.    Working with the Quality Department to manage and maintain any controlled documentation requiring R&D input. 
5.    Expand product knowledge by cross training in other technologies, assisting commercialization team.
6.    Assist the ANZ RD&A team in other tasks and projects as requested by the Manager on an ad hoc basis.


Qualifications and skills


•    Open for fresh graduates with Bachelors Degree in Food Science, Food Tech or similar field. 
•    Advantage would be experience in similar commercialization role.
•    Preferably from a food and beverage manufacturing company with HACCP, GMP & ISO 22000 certified environment.


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