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Senior R&D Technician

Requisition ID 37334
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SS1
Posting Type LI


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:         Karawang, Indonesia 
Reporting To:            RD&A Manager

This role is a full-time daily active role to help Taste Team in Kerry for end-to-end flavour sample creation to support both internal & external customer request. Successful applicant will need to run full flavour sample creation in liquid, dry-blending, encapsulation, reaction, and emulsion both for savoury & sweet flavours, conduct basic evaluation & sensory tasting with related team, data evaluation & final recommendation of the sample flavours.


Key responsibilities


•    Conduct flavour sample creation to support internal & external customer based on project request.
•    Manage RMs & products stock analysis to always hit the SLA agreement target with related stakeholders.
•    Conduct and evaluate sensory analysis with related team based on the available datasets.
•    Gives final recommendation for process & product based on the evaluation result.
•    Lead and support whole Sampling Team & related stakeholders to achieve Kerry’s excellence and sustainability vision & mission.
•    Maintain smooth process around the Sampling Team.
•    Provide process improvement inputs to enhance the overall Taste Sampling team workflows.


Qualifications and skills


•    Diploma in Food Technology, Food Science or similar field
•    Minimum 5 years experience to flavour process in encapsulation, emulsion, liquid & dry blending, and reaction process
•    Basic understanding of sensory and analysis evaluation, and able to operate SAP ERP system.
•    Intermediate knowledge in continuous improvement or Green-belt Six Sigma is an added value


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