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Senior Snack Seasonings Technologist

Requisition ID: 51712 
Position Type: FT Permanent 
Workplace Arrangement:  #LI-Remote 

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 a RD&A Senior Technologist that will work on developing Snack seasonings driven by consumer taste preferences and nutritional targets across different types of application in partnership with major Global crisp manufacturers.

 

The successful candidate will be based in the Frankfurt Central European Business Unit Hub. They will report directly to the Snack RD&A Manager and this role will be part of The Savoury Snacks and Dry Culinary RDA team.

 

Savoury Snacks is a dynamic and exciting market with many eating occasions, leading trends whether through clean label, salt reduction or simply out of this world heat levels!
 

Key responsibilities

 

  • Customer facing role developing cost competitive Snack seasonings utilising top note and flavour knowledge and Taste solutions expertise to meet Business and customer requirements
  • Building Strong customer relationships, delivering customer centric solutions and managing customer opportunities to drive Business growth
  • Knowledge of market trends, restrictions, Regulations, customer requirements and processes. Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
  • Collection development in partnership with Flavour Technology and Culinary foundations, Flavour Technology Business Development and Portfolio Manager
  • NPD to scale up in factory - Using technical expertise to develop, create, innovate, and commercialise. Link with operations teams to ensure efficient manufacturing of developed seasonings
  • Understanding of the full range of Kerry Technologies and ability to build that into development of Snack seasonings. Leading key internal and external projects building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Work independently on projects/briefs liaising with Account Managers, managing customer expectations, attending customer visits, and ensuring timelines are met - Understanding of project management
  • Commercial awareness to ensure development of cost-effective formula’s providing value to our customers, along with cost and processing optimisation projects
  • Understand systems and RD&A ways of working including Salesforce (Opportunity management), Optiva (recipe creation), MDG (requesting new or extending raw materials), SAP
  • Mentor, Train and Develop internal talent aligning career development goals with organisational objectives
     

Qualifications and skills

 

  • BSc in food science or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in Snack industry
  • Experience in top note development for savoury applications
  • Customer facing experience
  • Project management and organisational skills
  • Experience in evaluation of ingredients in food application
  • Strong innovation skills to develop novel solutions and create competitive advantage for Kerry
  • Driven to overcome challenges and develop timely solutions
  • Good commercial awareness and market focus
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge sharing ability
     

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Recruiter: #LI-RG2 
Posting Type: LI 

 

Please note: We do not accept CVs or candidate profiles from recruitment agencies where Kerry terms of business have not been signed. Additionally, we will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter fee under these circumstances. This also applies to CVs or candidate profiles sent directly to any Kerry Hiring Managers.

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