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RD&A Technologist II

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 recruiting for an RDA Technologist to join us at our Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Naas

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of passionate food creatives developing new products for the Foodservice poultry market.

In this role you will be working as part of the Meat RD&A team developing new products in line with customer briefs for Global Restaurant Chains.

Key responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team to develop market suitable products in line with customer briefs, using the Kerry Taste portfolio
  • Link consumer and customer insights into development of new products and renovation of existing products
  • Work with your team to drive proactive development in the marketplace
  • Manage projects from ideation and bench development, through to scale-up and launch
  • Develop a strong business acumen and market understanding of the Foodservice market
  • Drive and execute cost-saving initiatives
  • As part of a team, create market leading products based on insights from Chef, Marketing and Commercial teams
  • Make & dispatch sample blends and finished products for customer with all relevant information and documentation
  • Strong collaboration with Development & Application and Field Support teams
  • Support customer engagements and presentations, with infrequent travel to customers as needed
  • Regular reporting of project updates to management and the wider team
  • Work in line with business strategies to help deliver ambitious growth targets

What will I get in return?

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 are 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.


We also offer:

  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Hybrid working
  • Health Care Cover
  • Matched pension scheme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts and cashback on major retailers

What do I need to be successful?

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.


These include:

  • BSc in Food Science / Technology or other such related field
  • Experience in the food industry is desirable
  • Previous experience of processing & knowledge of food manufacturing (ideally meat) is desirable, but not essential
  • Experience in developing meat coating systems and seasonings is desirable, but not essential
  • You should be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of Flavours and Food Preservation systems
  • You should demonstrate an interest in Food (passion for food and cuisines)
  • Full training will be provided
  • This is a lab-based role, so previous lab experience is an advantage
  • Teamwork is essential. The role requires excellent interpersonal and rapport-building skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to share learnings, manage timelines & report results and learnings
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and with other departments within Kerry
  • You should be able to demonstrate the ability to prioritise your work and manage a variety of projects/briefs
  • You should have a passion for food and the ability to confidently present products and information to customers and internal stakeholders
  • You should possess excellent organisational and PC skills and knowledge of MS Office (Word/Excel)

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!

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