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RD&A Technologist I

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.
Key responsibilities
  • Responsible for product development from initiation to launch of Appetiser opportunities, ensuring final product is fit for purpose and meets agreed timelines.
  • Ensures that good laboratory practices and lab protocols are being met.  Ensures record documentation and methodology are completed and kept in appropriate databases. 
  • Maintains RD&A lab/storage areas to high level and promotes good practices to all who use the same facility- including upkeep of equipment, stocking of supplies with appropriate traceability, and general cleaning of work areas.  Actively participates and drives quality improvement for the function.
  • Facilitate handover of product, attend factory trial and any productions necessary to handover product to factory.
  • Attend, participate and run when necessary weekly team meetings to track and ensure we are meeting our project goals and timelines.
  • Hold or participate in product taste testing and evaluation sessions as part of the RD&A team.
  • Assist other members of the team with laboratory/Trial work as directed by the RD&A Manager
  • Liaise with Site technical to ensure development fits site capabilities ensuring smooth transition from lab to factory.
  • Ensure that all activities are correctly logged into the Kerry time tracking system.
Qualifications and skills
  • Degree in a Scientific or Food Technology discipline
  • Min. 2-3 years experience in Food Industry in similar role with exposure to development and scale up of Sauces and Pastes
  • Culinary skills an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Languages – Fluent English is Essential, further languages beneficial
  • Competent IT skills

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