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RD&A Scientist - California

Requisition ID 28824
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Research and Development 
Recruiter #LI-MQ1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

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 good about.

Where you'll work

The ideal candidate should be located on the west coast, preferably the Los Angeles area.

What you'll do

Kerry is seeking a Research, Development and Application Scientist for a key role in the growth of the Functional Beverage and Dietary Supplement market for North America. Reporting to the RD&A Director, this position is responsible for executing on the market strategies by creating market relevant and differentiated products that meet the requirements of customers and consumers utilizing Kerry’s broad and industry leading portfolio of technologies.

A key expectation of the role is to be RDA Subject Matter Expert for the Functional Beverage and Dietary Supplement market, requiring direct hands-on experience developing products and a proven record of successful product launches. The role also requires well-rounded knowledge of the market to provide input on competitive analysis, strategy, pricing, market trends, etc.

Strong communication and leadership skills are critical as the day-to-day activities involve significant cross-functional collaboration with Flavourists, Nutrition Scientists, Regulatory, Marketing, Sales, and Finance.

  • Lead formulation and development from end-to-end on internal and customer projects within North America for the Functional Beverage and Dietary Supplement market.
  • Use sound commercial and technical awareness of ingredients, processes, end use market and customer requirements to deliver on project objectives.
  • Develop innovative solutions to help grow customer and Kerry’s market within cost parameters and manufacturing capabilities while ensuring all new products are legal within country of use.
  • Manage Pilot Plant validation work and facilitate first production trials of new products internally and with customers.

What you'll need to be successful

  • BSc/MSc/PhD in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field.
  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience in beverage product development, preferably functional beverages and/or supplements.
  • Proven success in product development resulting in successful market launch.
  • Liquid processing expertise is an advantage – UHT, HTST, Hot Fill, Cold Fill, Carbonation, etc.
  • Powder processing expertise is an advantage – Dry blending, spray drying, plating, agglomeration, etc.
  • Strong team player, interpersonal, organizational, communication and project management skills.
  • Knowledgeable about food chemistry, sensory, microbiology, food packaging systems and food engineering.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         


Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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