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RD&A Chef

Requisition ID 27468
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Research and Development 
Posting Type DNI

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.

About the role

Overview / Accountability

  • Have the scientific/technical expertise to independently deliver on projects.  Have a base understanding of product commercialization and production capabilities.

Key responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct research including new product research and the development of foods.
  • Develop new and improved methods and systems for food processing, production, quality control and packaging.
  • Work in pilot plant and support production scale ups and commercializations.
  • Field customer requests both internal and external to satisfy project needs from a conceptual phase through commercialization and troubleshooting.
  • Participate in ideation/brainstorming
  • Develop gold standards while working with Culinary and subject matter experts (SMEs)
  • Match competitive products Formulation Optimization Concept to Commercialization
  • Execute internal processes
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot customer processes
  • Be a strong part of customer facing team to deliver solutions that will “Nourish and Delight” our customers.
  • Coordinate customer calls with sales/culinary representatives through presentations both technical and culinary based.
  • Work with cross functional groups to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best Taste and Nutrition experience for our customers
  • Develop and protect Intellectual Property by documenting research notes.
  • Study methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of foods
  • Complete project requests within the time frame required by the customer.
  • Employ efficient time management
  • Assist customers with technical issues that may arise.
  • Travel to Kerry production plants and to customers.
  • Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting and lift 50 pounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must work well in teams.

Qualifications and skills



  • BS in Food Science/Engineering/related science or engineering field
  • Internship in related field or applicable food processing technology and statistical process experience.


  • 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: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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