RD&A Technologist I

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Date: 25 May 2023

Location: Naas, KE, IE, W91 W923

Company: Kerry

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



We are looking for an R&D Technologist for our location in Global Innovation Centre Naas, Ireland

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of passionate food creatives developing new products for the Meat and Meat Alternatives market.  In this role you will be working as part of the Meat and Meat Alternatives RD&A team based in Naas, near Dublin, developing new products in line with customer project briefs. 

Key responsibilities



  • Commercially focused development and application lead creating market suitable, innovative products for strategic customers
  • Manage projects from ideation and bench development, through to scale-up and launch
  • Develop a strong business acumen and understanding of the meat and meat alternative market
  • Link consumer and customer insights into development of new products and renovation of existing products
  • Work in line with business strategies to help deliver ambitious growth targets
  • Develop best-in-class products through in-depth understanding of ingredients and processing for meat and meat alternative coating, functional  and seasoning technologies
  • Develop processing expertise to support customers in achieving the best possible product and possess the ability to problem solve and work through processing issues
  • Strong collaboration with Development & Application and Field Support teams
  • Regular face-to-face engagement with customer Product Development and Production teams, as well as developing and managing working relationships with the customer teams
  • Regular reporting of project updates to management and the wider team
  • Leading customer engagement, presentations and RD&A communications

Qualifications and skills





  • BSc in Food Science / Technology or related field
  • Relevant research industrial and food experience
  • Previous experience of processing & knowledge of food manufacturing is desired
  • Laboratory experience is an advantage
  • Demonstrates an interest in Food (demonstrates creativity, practical skills & enjoyment of food)
  • Full training will be provided


Personal Qualities:


  • 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
  • You should demonstrate an ability to work cross-functionally and inter-departmentally
  • You should be adept at prioritising your work, juggling priorities and managing a variety of projects/briefs
  • You should have a passion for food and the ability to confidently present information and food products to your team
  • You should possess good organisational and PC skills and knowledge of MS Office (Word/Excel)


At Kerry, we believe in giving talented, curious people the opportunity to make a difference.  

We work as a team, searching for the best ways to inspire food and nourish life.  

We’re a community of innovators, working across disciplines to solve global food challenges with a fresh approach. We want you to achieve whatever you put your mind to. 


The aim to shape the future of food might seem ambitious to some, but to us in Kerry Taste and Nutrition, it's all in a day’s work. 

Kerry is dedicated to helping create better-tasting, more authentic and nutritious food and beverages. We produce safe, quality products that help feed millions every day. 

Wherever you are, we can work together to create inspiring solutions that nourish life. 

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