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R&D Chef

About Kerry


A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel great about.


We have the unique capability of being able to create benchtop prototype products, enabling stakeholders to not only see but also touch & taste the future and now we’re looking for someone to be part of the magic!


What's the role about?



An exciting new opportunity within our Frozen Meals Business & we’re on the hunt for an experienced Chef to join our team in order to further strengthen the experience and creativeness we have within our NPD team, you must be a team player who is independently driven and open to working cross-functionally!

Key responsibilities



  • Product development based on proactive innovation and customer briefs.
  • Prepare products for internal and customer panels, for photography, nutrition, and handover.
  • Understanding of Category and Commercial input to our strategy and direction
  • Be aware of insight from a Kerry and customer perspective.
  • Developing with target costs in mind and an understanding of quality tiering, operational efficiencies, customer and consumer needs.
  • Involvement in idea generation and innovation days
  • Working in partnership with central procurement and site NPI teams when sourcing new ingredients.
  • Involvement in all strategic NWT work.
What does our ideal candidate look like?



  • Experience as a professional chef up to at least Sous Chef level.
  • Previous experience within the Food Manufacturing Industry desirable
  • Product / Menu Costing Experience
  • Sourcing of ingredients
  • Passionate about food
  • Project Management Skills
  • Highly organised multi tasker
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Displays tenacity
  • Good at relationship building

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