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R&D Scientist / Senior Scientist

Requisition ID 16283
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-MV1
Posting Type LI


Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.


Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership

About Kerry



Kerry prides itself on continuous innovation, technological creativity and business excellence in every area of the business, striving to enhance leadership positions in our consumer foods business and across global food and ingredients markets. We are looking for people with ambition, vision and a commitment to excellence in a dynamic business environment to achieve and sustain this growth on a long-term basis. In return, we offer stimulating and rewarding careers from employee to management to leadership levels in a global food organisation.

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.

Key responsibilities


•Participates in designated Development & Application projects; ensuring appropriate documentation of experimental trials and outcomes to facilitate scale up and product transfer to manufacturing
•Working in partnership with customers to develop innovative new concepts as well as renovating current products that are tailored to customer’s specific needs demonstrating expertise in the marketplace, through presentations
•Co-ordinating new launches of new products and runs trials at Kerry manufacturing sites
•Proactive development in line with Kerry promotional campaigns
•Conducts research for the improvement of existing products and the development of new products, outlining procedures and specifications. Ensures that ingredient functionality into final products fits the purpose of the customer                         
•Responsible for product development from initiation to launch, using project management skills to manage workload and meet project brief requirements while Involving all relevant points of contact across other appropriate teams    
•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 food categories and becomes recognised as a solutions partner by food product developers. Assists customers with technical issues that may arise
•Ensures applications are acceptable in the regional or global markets where sales are expected, ensuring Safety First, Quality Always
•Maintain awareness of developments across Kerry and building these into new developments providing USP’s for customers
•Carry out competitor & product awareness analysis – including sensory product evaluations and carrying out own retail reviews as required
•Develop innovative solutions to help grow customer and Kerry’s market within cost parameters, manufacturing capability whilst ensuring all new products are legal within country of use

Qualifications and skills


•Bachelor’s degree in Food Science / Food Technology / Chemistry or related with at least 5-8 years' experience working in a similar food technologist / scientist / applications role, with prior experience of working at any of the following EUMs (End Use Markets): Beverages, Culinary, Savoury and Snacks
•Knowledge of ingredients & recipe formulation, wet & dry systems, etc. with laboratory, pilot plant and factory experience
•Experience in managing both internal and external relationships – Commercial/Sales team, General Management and Customers
•Fluency in English is essential
•Organising and prioritising abilities in order to manage a variety of projects
•Ability to work independently as well as part of a wider collaborative team when needed
•Demonstrate a strong initiative and a hands-on approach
•Advanced MS Office and systems skills
•Prior experience with Philippines Retail / FMCG and Food Service would be an advantage

Work Location:   BGC, Manila - Philippines

Reporting to:      R&D Director

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