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RD&A Senior Technologist - Dairy & Lactase Applications

Requisition ID: 52256 
Position Type: FT Permanent 
Workplace Arrangement:  #LI-Onsite 

About Kerry


Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role


Kerry is one of the world’s main producers of enzymes and more specifically of lactase, with a global manufacturing footprint (Tianjin (China), Carrigaline (Ireland), and Tlalnepantla (Mexico) and RD&A footprint with most advanced technology and processing techniques in the industry in (Naas, Leipzig, Mexico).


This role is for a Senior Application Technologist – Dairy Applications, based at our Global Technology & Innovation Centre, Naas, Co Kildare, with a focus on liquid and fermented milk/dairy relevant applications at lab scale and industrial pilot levels. 

Key responsibilities


  • Building Strong customer relationships, delivering customer centric solutions and managing customer opportunities to drive Business growth
  • Working closely with the RD&A Technology teams and collaborating to validate specific technologies into Dairy & Dairy Alternative Applications including Milk, Cheese, Butter spreads and Margarine and Cream
  • Support our lactase enzyme business globally and help in the development and support of new business opportunities
  • Managing projects end to end whilst working cross-functionally with Commercial, RD&A, Strategy and Regulatory teams. This role requires strong project management skills with the ability to map out timelines and ensure they are met
  • Leading Application Innovation projects from Ideation stage through to launch. Working cross-functionally to understand the market/customer needs and how this can be addressed utilising Kerry solutions 
  • Collaborating with Global, regional, local applications teams, GTIC analytical Team, product management, business development, marketing, and Regulatory
  • Conducting lab & pilot plant & production and application trials for optimization of current lactase enzymes products  
  • Keeping up to date on scientific advancements 

Qualifications and skills


  • BSc in Food, Dairy Science or Bio/Chemistry preferred 
  • A strong understanding of scientific testing methods, data analysis and illustration 
  • Must be fluent in English. French and/or Arabic is a plus for the role
  • Previous experience in the Dairy Industry with strong technical capability
  • Experience and knowledge in relation to the use of enzyme technologies into Dairy Application
  • Project management and organisational skills
  • Experience in evaluation of ingredients in food applications
  • Strong innovation mindset to develop novel solutions and create competitive advantage for Kerry
  • Driven to overcome challenges and develop timely solutions
  • Strong commercial acumen and market focus
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge sharing ability
  • Flexibility to travel


In Kerry we understand that people have very different career trajectories and experiences. In order to be successful in this role we would be looking for the right competencies and aptitudes as well as your proven track record of success in a similar role and environment

Get in touch today!


In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences.
One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life.
One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together.
We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.
Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.
We look forward to meeting you!

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.

Recruiter: #LI-RG2 
Posting Type: LI 

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