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R&D Technologist

Requisition ID 3566
Position Type FT Permanent
Career Function Research and Development 

Division  Foods
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We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About the role

At Kerry Foods we are passionate about food! We follow the latest trends and bring new innovative new products to market through our 14 manufacturing sites plus commercial bases across the UK & Ireland. We employ around 6000 people and the culture within Kerry Foods is truly unique. We have a gritty, entrepreneurial, family feel with investment in continual learning for our employees high on the central agenda.


Innovation and working at pace are at the top of Kerry Foods agenda at our site in Ossett, West Yorkshire. Supplying to  major retailers in Ireland and the UK, we are driven by producing high quality, innovative products, whilst delighting the tastes of tomorrow.


We are currently recruiting for a Research and Development / RD &A Technologist to join our dairy division, providing relevant product design to create brilliant recipes that will be loved by our customers and deliver commercially for the business.


This is an exciting time to join the business and to influence the shaping of our product development. This is a permanent role and we will ensure full training and support and the opportunity to develop your career within the food production industry. At Kerry Foods we always welcome passionate people to join our team!


Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Apply now and we look forward to speaking with you!


So what will you be doing in the role of R&D Technologist on a daily basis?


Well this role focuses on the end to end delivery of R&D projects through cross functional teams, ensuring the quality and care that we take in our development kitchen continues throughout the manufacturing process to delight our customers. The incorporates product design and recipe development.


Better together is one of our values and so you'll work with a number of different stakeholders, developing sample products for us to present to our customers and to the leadership team. You will support the communication and management of all critical paths progress and look at existing products and where they can be improved


Key responsibilities

Qualifications and skills

Sounds great right?! So what do you need to join us? 


Well we are looking  for someone for a passion for great food with previous Product Development and Technical experience alongside excellent leadership skills. It goes without saying your project management skills must be on point as you will really drive the project through deadlines and track milestones accordingly. You must love talking to our customers and show a real passion for Food. Being able to use a computer is pretty important too.


Joining us means working in a fast, agile and ambitious environment, with talented people who really care about what they do. We’re hungry for new ideas, so we’ll always listen to yours. And because we’re always looking to the future, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

Take a look at what’s going on at Kerry Foods on our LinkedIn page or follow us on Instagram and Facebook @kerryfoodsofficial

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