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RD&A Senior Scientist (Culinary & Dairy Dry Technology)

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Date: 15-Apr-2019

Location: Jakarta, JK, ID

Company: Kerry

About Kerry

Requisition ID 2232
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter KB1
Posting Type LI


At Kerry, our mission is to help nourish and delight consumers across the globe. Since our start as a dairy co-operative in Ireland in the 1970s, we've grown to employ over 24,000 people in more than 30 countries. Although we continue to provide dairy to the world, our expertise and offerings now include the customisation and production of ingredients, flavours and technologies across the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry.

All day, every day, we draw on our values of Commitment, Teamwork, Excellence, Entrepreneurship and Value Creation as we partner with other industry leaders to bring better food, beverage and pharma products to consumers around the world. 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.


About the role


This role contributes to the development of new scientific innovations within the Kerry RD&A team, focusing on Dairy and Culinary Dry (seasoning) technology. Applies highly developed specialist knowledge and skills in scientific Research and Development area of his/her specialisation.  Supports the business with analyses, tests and insights. This involves, feasibility studies, development and scale-up/production trials.

Key responsibilites

  • Responsible for product development & applications for Dairy and Culinary technology across all major End Use Market, customers and channels, with focus on Snacks and Bakery applications.
  • Interacts with various functions in order to accomplish project goals, including Taste/Flavor team, Operations, Sales, Marketing and End Use Market team. Align with business strategies, and a key part of EUM team(s) to deliver business growth.
  • Interacts and troubleshoots with customers on application concerns. Fosters relationships with peers at key accounts, building the image of the company as a leader in its field. Develops application knowledge within assigned categories and becomes recognised as a solutions partner by food product developers. Assists customers with technical issues that may arise.
  • Develops food system formulations and applications through demonstrated understanding of food formulation and chemical interactions. Run shelf life studies to ensure product stability and quality.
  • Product & Raw Material Library Maintenance & Implementation for Cheese & Dairy.
  • Participates in designated RD&A projects. Ensures appropriate documentation of experimental trials and outcomes to facilitate scale up and product transfer to manufacturing.



Qualifications and skills

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelors/Master in Food Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, Food Science
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in Snack seasoning industry.
  • Prior experience of working with Bakery and Snacks applications.
  • Experience of working with Cheese and Dairy products is highly desirable
  • High sensitivity to sensory attributes



Competencies Required:


  • Seasoning product development & application knowledge
  • Processing technology competency.
  • Project Management skills/experience
  • Good communication & presentation skills

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