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RD&A Senior Technologist

Requisition ID 47756
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-MU1
Posting Type LI
Posting Type [[CareerBuilder]]

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about

About the role


We are looking for a RD&A Senior Technologist that will work on developing Snack seasonings driven by consumer taste preferences and nutritional targets across different types of application in partnership with major Global crisp manufacturers.

The successful candidate will be based in Portbury, Bristol Unit Hub. They will report directly to the Global Snack lead and this role will be part of The Savoury Snacks and Dry Culinary RDA team.

Savoury Snacks is a dynamic and exciting market with many eating occasions, leading trends whether through clean label, salt reduction or simply out of this world heat levels!

About the site

The factory and technical facility was opened in 1997 by Lucas Ingredients. Following the acquisition of DFI by Kerry in 1998. Kerry has invested significantly further in manufacturing and product development.


Bristol Unit Hub acts as the focal points for identifying and utilising our broad range of Technologies to develop End-Use Market specific applications that create value for our customers.


Bristol Unit Hub focuses on the following End Use Markets:


* Prepared Meals
* Soups Sauces & Dressings
* Appetisers & Side Dishes
* Savoury Snacks
* Meat, Fish & Poultry

Key responsibilities


  • Customer facing role developing cost competitive Snack seasonings utilising top note and flavour knowledge and Taste solutions expertise to meet Business and customer requirements
  • Building Strong customer relationships, delivering customer centric solutions and managing customer opportunities to drive Business growth
  • Knowledge of market trends, restrictions, Regulations, customer requirements and processes. Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
  • Collection development in partnership with Flavour Technology and Culinary foundations, Flavour Technology Business Development and Portfolio Manager
  • NPD to scale up in factory - Using technical expertise to develop, create, innovate, and commercialise. Link with operations teams to ensure efficient manufacturing of developed seasonings
  • Understanding of the full range of Kerry Technologies and ability to build that into development of Snack seasonings. Leading key internal and external projects building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Work independently on projects/briefs liaising with Account Managers, managing customer expectations, attending customer visits, and ensuring timelines are met - Understanding of project management
  • Commercial awareness to ensure development of cost-effective formula’s providing value to our customers, along with cost optimisation projects to achieve PIP (Profit Improving Programme) objectives in alignment with Regional PIP leads
  • Understand systems and RD&A ways of working including Salesforce (Opportunity management), Optiva (recipe creation), MDG (requesting new or extending raw materials), SAP Mentor, Train and Develop internal talent aligning career development goals with

Qualifications and skills


  • BSc in food science or equivalent
  • extensive experience in Snack industry
  • Experience in top note development for savoury applications
  • Customer facing experience
  • Project management and organisational skills
  • Experience in evaluation of ingredients in food application
  • Strong innovation skills to develop novel solutions and create competitive advantage for Kerry
  • Driven to overcome challenges and develop timely solutions
  • Good commercial awareness and market focus

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.


In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally. 


Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name. 

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