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Gerente de P&D

About the role

We are looking for an R&D manager who will be responsible for leading RD&A activities by assuring project progression, incentive hands-on work, efficient system usage.

Key responsibilities


  • Active collaboration on EUM and foundational technology strategy with GM’s (EUM and Sub Regional) and Commercial Business leads
  • Foster team development activating talent pool, succession planning, and commercial & technical skills by providing training, coaching and role modelling and inclusion 
  • Balance the resource allocation according to business priorities making it easier and more valuable to do business with Kerry
  • Ensure efficiency, accurate, integral, and timely solutions
  • Build credible customer partnerships
  • Lead / Incentive innovative initiatives
  • Drive product collection strategy  
  • Manage and protect IP
  • Support as a Regional SME on global strategy
  • Guide Trainings
  • Incentive cross functional communication / collaboration (Regional / Global)
  • Assure efficient RD product costing and optimization
  • Legislation compliance 


Qualifications and skills


  • Degree or local equivalence of same in Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Food Science, Food Eng, Chemical Eng, Nutritionist, Pharmacist, or related discipline
  • Knowledge on Research and development activities.
  • Key technical contact for identified customers/stakeholders, with responsibility to foster good relationships.
  • Understanding Food Industry structure and regulatory implications. 
  • Good knowledge on product development, product functionality, food production.
  • Fluency in English language both oral and written. Fluency in another language is an advantage.
  • Problem-solving ability and experience in trouble-shooting skills.
  • 5 plus years of experience   
  • Food, Beverage & Pharma industry, RD&A, Technical Services, QSHE.
  • Experience of managing people or leading teams.
  • Management experience working in a local leadership team in a matrixed organization with significant exposure to Senior Leadership teams

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.

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