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Commercialization Specialist - Graduate Opportunity

About Kerry

Requisition ID 4468
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-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

A Commercialisation Specialist role is made available in Malaysia, Johor. This position sits in the RDA deparment and the incumbent is responsible for the following:   

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparation, communication and co-ordination of Scale-up and Commercialization trials.
  • Communicate and co-ordinate with R&D to gather relevant information for Scale-up and Plant Commercialization.
  • Assist with troubleshooting during scale-up trials and commercial runs
  • Record and communicate all production data, production issues encountered, QA results after plant trials. Complete a brief post trial checklist/report.
  • Validate process parameters and results during plant trials.
  • Gain a full understanding of the production process and procedures and being a process and technical expert in the assigned technology and across multiple Kerry Taste & Nutrition technologies.
  • Collect relevant R&D samples e.g shelf-life/analytical samples, customer samples.
  • Assist in shelf life studies as needed by technologist
  • Communication to R&D of any changes to current production lines/procedures.
  • Expand product knowledge by cross training in other technologies, assisting Commercialization team as needed.
  • Complete all necessary documentation/reports.
  • Assist in co-ordination of TIC Support Centre team or in other tasks/projects as requested by TIC Support Centre Manager on ad hoc basis.

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum a Bachelors Degree in any relevant field, preferably with science / technical background.
  • About 2 years of experience in scaling up production in manufacturing plant
  • Preferably from a food & beverage manufacturing company with HACCP, GMP & ISO 22000 certified environment.
  • Able to work independently at flexible hours with minimum supervision and able to work as a team.
  • Comfortable to run production trials after offical hours and weekend.
  • Good communication and writing skills in English
  • Competent in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint
  • Good interpersonal and self-organizing skills.

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