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Application Chef

Requisition ID 13314
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Research and Development 
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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 24,000+ 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.
Where you'll work

The role is located in Springdale, AR.  You will office inside one of Kerry’s key, strategic global partners while using our Regional Application Center to develop solutions.  Our facility has 10-15 team members performing tasks such as RD&A, regulatory & sales.

You must be able to travel 25-40% to corporate headquarters/ R&D facilities & plants

What you'll do:

Do you have a combination of culinary and food science skills / experience, and enjoy working in a very dynamic environment, alongside research and development, marketing, and sales?


The embedded Application Chef has the unique opportunity to work daily with one of our key strategic global customers.  We will count on you for the following…

  • 50% Product Development
    • Develop working knowledge of ingredients, formulas, and customer processing techniques
    • Collect and relay key information for new project briefs
    • Describe flavor profiles in detail via flavor continuums
    • Quickly relay feedback between supplier and customer companies
    • Collaborate with internal and external customers
    • Participate in ideation sessions and food treks
    • Facilitate marketing and consumer insights alignment
    • Facilitate sensory alignment
    • Provide culinary inspiration through gold standard benchmarking
    • Lead and participate in benchtop development
    • Coordinate and collaborate with other embedded suppliers
  • 30% Customer Development
    • Understand customer strategies, initiatives, platforms, brands & products
  • 10% Professional Development – Culinary, Technical & Leadership
  • 10% Supplier Development – Kerry internal events and projects
There are some requirements you'll need to be successful:
  • Associates Degree in Culinary Arts or Food Science / Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Culinary Arts, or equivalent
  • 3+ years combined experience in food science or culinary roles
  • CRC and/or CCS certification – preferred
  • Knowledge of flavors, seasonings, coatings and application of all in food systems a plus
  • Working knowledge of ingredients, formulas, and customer processing techniques
  • Positive, upbeat, solutions-focused team builder with high levels of business ethics preferred. 

Chef, Culinary, Food Science, R&D, research and development, seasoning, flavors, coatings

3020 American Street, Springdale, AR 72764

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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