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Application Technologist

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.

About the role

We’re now recruiting Application Technologist market to join our fast moving, exciting team in Poland.  This role is key in creating great working relationships with our customers and senior stakeholders within the business.

Key responsibilities

Expanding the opportunity pipeline within the market by ensuring Kerry is top-of-mind in the customer's R&D Organization.

Bringing constant innovation to the customer & market in line with customer-specific requirements (Cost in Use, Regulatory, accepted/banned materials, taste preferences etc.).

 Pro-active management of the pipeline with the customers and internally through organization and taking the lead in project calls with all stakeholders (EUM, Sales, Regulatory, Finance, Supply Chain).

Building and constantly improving technical understanding of key customer types, their manufacturing processes and recipes, NPD systems and finished products, brand and development standards.

 Be able to suggest and technically support on applying Kerry Technology offerings into customer products.

 Have a clear understanding of key customer requirements, trends from the markets, end consumer, regulatory environment and be able to transfer this understanding to the relevant Kerry Technology groups to ensure the portfolio is kept up to date and meets Meat EUM needs.

Responsible for devising Meat Systems to demonstrate Kerry Technologies Manage Customer presentations as needed.

Qualifications and skills

Technical background with food science-based degree or equivalent.

 Significant experience in Meat Processing/Production (Butcher experience would be an advantage).

 In-depth understand of Meat Production process, knowledge of Production Equipment.

 Good knowledge of Meat related product categories (e.g. Stabilizers, Functional Brines, Coatings, Seasonings, MRG's).

 Good business and commercial understanding Experience in customer interaction and customer driven technical support.

 Ability to interface with other business functions, especially sales, R&D technologists, and senior management level within the business.

 Ability to independently plan and execute technical work programs to deliver agreed strategic business plans and solutions.

 Fluent English & Polish languages.

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