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RD&A Technician

Requisition ID: 53201 
Position Type: FT Permanent 
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About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an RD&A Technician to join a team of passionate food creatives developing new products for the Foodservice poultry and red meat markets.


In this role you will be working as part of the Meat RD&A team based in Naas, supporting a team of Technologists to develop products in line with customer expectations and deadlines. You will also support in the preparation of finished products for internal tastings/sensory assessments and dispatch to customers.

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.

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting the wider team by preparing samples for internal assessment and dispatch to customers (with relevant supporting documentation) within agreed timelines
  • Supporting the Commercialisation process by ensuring Gold Standard recipe samples are made and dispatched to production sites in a timely manner, ensuring we meet our KPIs
  • Supporting and leading pilot plant trials, including the preparation of recipes, manufacture of samples, running of the trials and preparation of post-trial reports
  • Managing raw materials in the laboratory, including stock management, ordering of raw materials from external sites and maintenance of raw material traceability documentation
  • Assessment and validation of new raw materials, from existing and new suppliers enable cost optimisation in recipes
  • Carrying out trials to assess the suitability of our Foundational Technologies and Taste Portfolio in Meat applications
  • Attending weekly team meetings, providing updates on workload and priorities to the wider team
  • Working within set ways of working, including documentation of laboratory work, pilot plant work and keeping up to date with project administration

Qualifications and skills


  • Leaving Certificate qualification. Further qualification in food-related discipline is an advantage, but not essential
  • Laboratory experience an advantage, but not essential
  • Demonstrates an interest in Food (demonstrates creativity, practical skills & enjoyment of food)
  • Full training will be provided
  • Teamwork is essential, the role requires excellent interpersonal and rapport-building skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to share learnings, manage timelines & feedback results
  • Work cross functionally and departments
  • You should be able to demonstrate skills at prioritising your work
  • Have a passion for food and the ability to confidently present information and food products to your team
  • Good organisational and PC skills and knowledge of MS Office (Word/Excel)


At Kerry, we believe in creating an inclusive and flexible work environment that empowers our employees across Europe. Why work for us?

  1. Agile Work Arrangements: We understand that work-life balance is essential. Whether it’s remote work options, agile working, on-site role or hybrid working model, we support our employees’ diverse needs.
  2. Professional Development: We invest in your growth. Take advantage of training, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.
  3. Diversity and Inclusion: Kerry celebrates diversity. We foster an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and included, regardless of background, ethnicity, or gender.
  4. Global Mobility: With offices across Europe and the globe, we encourage cross-cultural experiences. Explore new horizons through international assignments or transfers within our global network.
  5. Competitive Compensation: Your hard work deserves recognition. Attracting and retaining top talent is essential for our success. That’s why we are committed to offering competitive salaries that reflect the value our employees bring to the organization. We regularly benchmark our compensation packages against industry standards and ensure that our employees are rewarded fairly for their skills, experience and contributions.

Join Kerry and be part of a company that values your uniqueness and supports your growth. Together, we’ll shape a brighter future!

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Please note: We do not accept CVs or candidate profiles from recruitment agencies where Kerry terms of business have not been signed. Additionally, we will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter fee under these circumstances. This also applies to CVs or candidate profiles sent directly to any Kerry Hiring Managers.

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