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Research and Development Manager Food Service

Requisition ID 9185 
Position Type FT Permanent 
Recruiter #LI-PCA1 
Posting Type LI 

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 25,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

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
Key responsibilities

Role model and Insight Sales in leading innovations and new customer insights by leveraging market trends, consumer insights, customer needs & gaps, and Kerry’s technologies.

Develop proactive customer, investor, other appropriate presentations of consumer products that showcase Kerry’s Taste & Nutrition capability, consumer insights and market leadership through innovative, commercially viable product concepts leading to new customer insights, intended to drive new revenue growth for both the customer and Kerry

Proactively develop and showcase applications via collaboration with EUMs, Customers and Technologies

Manage Food Service Team Budget

Feedback information to Technology & EUMs to support consumer insights understanding and market trends

Feed customer specific information to increase win rate.

Foster customer intimacy by demonstrating Kerry’s market and consumer insights and customer-focused approach to new consumer product innovation

Own people development of the Food Service Team by providing training, coaching and role modelling of ‘best in class’

Lead culinary & beverage insights to grow the business through enhanced connection with Marketing Research & Customer Experience Team, direct collaboration with Market Insights Team, and through trends, treks, and translation of food to what we do.

Guide Taste training for Chefs and Beverage  Applications on finished products to tie into Menu’s

Drive organic profitable growth for both Kerry and the customers by mobilizing Kerry’s multi-functional team and showcasing our technologies, benefits and features.

Establish new ways of working with our Customers that will be ‘best in class’ in the Food Service.

Qualifications and skills
  • Degree in Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering or similar.
  • At least 8 years of experience in Food Industry and in Research and Development functions
  • More than 5 years of managerial experience
  • Fluid english
  • Knowledge about Food Service portfolio

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