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Portfolio Specialist

Requisition ID 48841
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SS1
Posting Type LI


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.


About the role


Work Location:          Jakarta, Indonesia
Reporting To:            Senior Application Manager, BBD


Key responsibilities


  • Adhere to agreed upon timelines; Outline and plan projects, obtaining all materials needed to meet project deadlines
  • Build and maintain a library of application specific flavors for efficient sampling and brief execution.
  • Maintains adequate stock of standardized “collection” products
  • Manage the flavour library in terms of stock replenishment, identifying expired flavours for replacement and update of the collection list
  • Keep the collection within the acceptable shelf life of the products (establish a general shelf life of the samples)
  • Internal sampling to RDA teams if necessary
  • Maintain a clean and efficient laboratory workspace, adhering to HACCP procedures


Flavour Collection Evaluation:


  • Preparing flavour samples for evaluation, conduct sensory evaluations of existing and screening potential library flavours by RDA, Marketing and Commercial
  • To get FG sample if necessary for evaluation
  • Development of a regular sensory panel for evaluation of finished flavours and raw materials
  • Leading the pre-screening of flavours process, sample preparations, Sensory ballot information summary and loading the info into the master file
  • Upgrade and maintain flavor portfolio in line with new developments and technical criteria.


Documentation of results:


  • Ensures all outputs are recorded according to established protocols. Documents all testing results and research notes in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate and retrievable records of all formulas sent to clients in central database.


Qualifications and skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food Tech or similar field.
  • Open to fresh graduate or early career candidates working in a Food Ingredient or Flavour industry is an advantage.
  • Have good understanding on Product Regulatory, Dangerous Goods, MSDS, Packaging (Air, Sea), Cross-contamination mitigation, Customs.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required.
  • Fluent in in both Local (Indonesia) and English Language.


Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name. 

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