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RDA Senior Technologist I

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 experienced and enthusiastic RD&A Senior Technologist with Beverage experience to support and drive business growth working within our Nutritional & Functional Applications team.


The successful applicant will be part of a Pan-European team responsible for the design of exciting concepts to delight our customers using our Taste, AH&N & Pro-active health technologies. There will be the opportunity to travel and represent Kerry technically when required at our key accounts, working to establish mutually successful partnerships.


Reporting to the RDA Senior Manager the role will be based at our Global Technology and Innovation Centre in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.

What will I be doing?

  • Lead and construct strong relationships with key Beverage Nutrition, Functional & Plant Based customers by developing a wide understanding of each customer, their marketplace and dynamics involved. Providing them with technical knowledge, experience and support when required.
  • Build strong relationships with all internal contacts ensuring smooth project management is always maintained.
  • Manage the technical development activities related to key allocated projects, ensuring that all products developed are appropriate to the specific application and comply with necessary legal, cost, and compositional requirements.
  • Manage all projects to assist in achieving the business goals and targets of each account.
  • Actively engage in the development of pro-active presentations. Execute effective presentation of these concepts to key Beverage customers.
  • Assemble, gather, and disseminate data from various sources both internal and external and formulate into reports and analytics which will enable decision making.
  • Add value by proactively identifying potential opportunities or issues and assist in the implementation of both process and performance improvement.

What's in it for me?

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)
  • Health Care Cover
  • Matched pension scheme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts and cashback on major retailers including Tesco, Curry’s, Argos, and many others.

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

  • Degree or similar in food science, Nutrition or related discipline.
  • Experience working preferably in a Beverage role.

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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