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Senior RD&A Technologist

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



In our efforts in making it easier and more valuable to do business with Kerry, we are seeking a passionate and experienced Application Technologist for our Meat & Culinary business in Italy. In close collaboration with our dedicated Account Managers, your role will be responsible to ensure the best possible technical service to our key meat & culinary customers in Italy, which include customer presentations, scoping out customer needs, select suitable collection items or steer development of identified solution gaps. Finally, this role will secure the right solution is introduced and when required implement the solution in our customers production environment. As this role is essential to our success to be the preferred supplier to the meat and culinary Industry in Italy, deep insight in meat processing and hand-on experience from production environments, would be considered and advantage.

Key responsibilities



  • Expanding the opportunity pipeline with the customer(s) and market by ensuring Kerry is top-of-mind in the customers’ R&D Organisation and increasing customers’ understanding of Kerry’s value adding selling proposition
  • Bringing constant innovation to the customer & market in line with customer-specific requirements (CIU, Regulatory, accepted/banned materials, taste preferences etc.)
  • Pro-active management of the pipeline with the customer(s) and internally through organisation and taking the lead in internal project calls with all stakeholders (EUM, Sales, Regulatory, Finance, Supply Chain, …), as well as external customer project calls
  • Has technical understanding of key customer types, their manufacturing processes and recipes, NPD systems and finished products, brand and development standards
  • Is an expert in applying Kerry Technology offerings into the customers products
  • Understands key customer requirements, trends from the markets, end consumer, regulatory environment and process developments and transfers this understanding to the relevant Kerry Technology groups to ensure the portfolio is kept up to date and meets EUM needs.
  • Responsible for devising systems to demonstrate Kerry Technologies
  • Manage Customer Presentations as needed
  • Manage and expand Kerry presence in the Processed Meat and Culinary Category.
Qualifications and skills


  • Technical background preferable with a food science based degree or equivalent relevant professional experience and trade qualifications
  • Strong knowledge of the processed meat market and preferable good knowledge of the culinary industry
  • Significant experience in customer application and/or Kerry Technologies
  • Significant experience in customers and/or Kerry manufacturing/processing
  • Good knowledge of associated product categories such as process aids and functional ingredients (e.g. proteins, enzymes, emulsifiers)
  • Good business and commercial understanding
  • Experience in customer interaction and customer driven technical support
  • Ability to interface with other business functions, especially sales, R&D technologists, and senior management level within the business
  • Ability to independently plan and execute technical work programmes to deliver agreed strategic business plans and solutions
  • Language skills in line with market/customer(s) requirements
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