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Senior Flavourist

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

This position can be based in any of our key locations across Europe. Italy or Ireland preferably but please apply if you are based in Europe and interested.

The role of Senior Savoury Flavourist will be the responsible for leading all development aspects of the Taste  - Savoury development function in the region to ensure efficiency and performance in accordance with objectives, strategy and plans.  The role will facilitate the exchange, common learning and sharing ways of working amongst the European Savoury flavourist team and will encourage teamworking and open culture

Reporting Structure
Reporting into the Development Lead for Europe & Russia, the Senior Flavourist Lead for Savoury will lead a team of approximately 6 direct reports.  The role will also work closely with Senior Flavourists Lead -  Dairy and Sweet & Beverages,  in addition to the BDM and Portfolio Manager Savoury, and with EUM Meat, Dairy.  We have a preference for the role to be based in our site close to Milan or our Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Ireland.


Key responsibilities

  • Lead the Creative Savoury team across all European sites
  • Drive performance and efficiency of the team in the delivery against Taste Development Opportunities
  • Collection Development in partnership with Technology Business Development
  • Product Compliance to all regulatory requirements in partnership with Regulatory
  • Link with Operations to ensure efficient manufacturing of products
  • Work to manage and minimise complexity in raw materials and formulae.
  • Work with Innovation teams as required to co-develop and test innovations
  • Support development plans of the creation team including flavourist training and development in line with global initiatives and programmes.
  • Customer interaction as required to drive business growth
  • Implement and ensure best practices and way of working in alignment with the Dairy and Sweet & Beverage Senior Flavourist Leads


Qualifications and skills

  • Masters' Degree in Science or equivalent. PhD preferred
  • Chemistry background   
  • Ability to lead and motivate a successful team  and to drive best practice and continuous improvement.
  • Minimum of 15 years' experience operating at senior level within a similar role. 
  • Minimum of 15 years' experience in flavor houses   
  • Work Environment: mix of offices, laboratories and production/shop floor


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