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Date: 24-Jun-2019

Location: Mozzo, BG, IT

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 598
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SH1
Posting Type LI



Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 25,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.



About Us:



Kerry today is a world leader in Taste & Nutrition serving the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries and a leading consumer foods processing and marketing organisation in selected EU markets. With sales to over 140 countries worldwide, the Kerry organisation has grown to become a highly successful public company, having achieved sustained profitable growth with current annualised sales in excess of €6.2 billion. Kerry Group now employs over 24,000 people throughout its worldwide activities and operations.



What we do: We supply over 15,000 food, food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. Kerry responds to consumer demand for real ingredients with better, more authentic and nutritious taste experiences. Kerry has a renewed focus on Taste & Nutrition where the science of taste merges with the science of nutrition. We combine our deep understanding of taste with our in-depth knowledge of people, culture, life stage and daily nutritional needs.



About our Global Technology & Innovation Centre



Naas is home to Kerry EMEA's Global Technology & Innovation Centre. This state of the art facility has been designed to bring together all our capabilities and technologies in one location. The Centre offers our customers a truly unique relationship experience, working closely with our industry experts in the optimum environment allows them to see firsthand the technologies, innovation and value that we can offer them and their business. This in turn allows customers to develop the unique and innovative products they want, that can be delivered quickly to market and can differentiate their brand in the market place. The Centre facilitates our customers and employees expertise in a way that makes it easy to collaborate and deliver innovative, integrated solutions.



About the role:

This position can be based in Mozzo, Italy or Kildare, Ireland

We are now looking for a Savoury Flavourist, reporting to the Senior Flavourist Lead within the Savoury Taste team. They will contribute to Kerry’s growth ambitions delivering successful solutions to our key strategic customers within the retail and food service markets.



Your key responsibilities:

  • Develop flavours formulas in line with customers expectations and consumers preferences, by developing from scratch, or modifying existing formulas or matching
  • Develop flavours suitable to industrialization and commercialization, in line with cost in use market expectations and legal status requirements
  • Design flavour formulations performing in the specific industrial application and stable in the food and beverages industrial processes
  • Work with suppliers to develop / introduce new innovative materials
  • Accurately interpret briefs and provide winning Taste solutions to customers
  • Actively and pro- actively support margin improvement programs to rationalize and implement cost effective solutions across the flavours portfolio
  • Read & interpret analytical & sensorial data / results and translate in input for flavour development
  • Work and collaborate with applications and sensory teams to test and validate flavours in application
  • Develop relationships with flavourists at other Kerry businesses & regions to share knowledge & expertise and to expand the scientific understanding of flavour chemistry
  • Prepare and maintain accurate recordkeeping on all assigned projects.
  • Utilize good time management skills while working under pressure
  • Collaborate with Marketing Department, Savoury Application Specialists, internal and external customers to create customized presentations for major accounts


A market-leading flavour portfolio at Kerry:

Our customers value Kerry’s understanding of flavours. That understanding comes from a long and hard-earned heritage in food and beverages. With our expertise and knowledge, we can help you develop flavours that are authentic and simple and trusted, with clean label alternatives. Kerry’s knowledge of flavours is all encompassing, from development to final application. We understand the effects of processing methods and handling, and we come up with solutions that work. We use sensory and analytical science to validate performance and create flavours that taste great and consumers feel good about.


About you:

  • BSc or preferably a Msc in Food Chemistry or related discipline
  • Min. 5 years of experience as Savoury flavourist with proven track record of supporting successful flavour developments and projects wins
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of aroma chemical, natural extracts and raw materials used in Savoury flavours
  • Regulatory knowledge
  • Good in smelling and tasting
  • Creative mindset
  • Well organised, results oriented and deadline focussed
  • Naturally inquisitive person, who is willing to challenge long held beliefs norms
  • Open to sharing knowledge & expertise with colleagues, team player
  • Availability to travel 



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