• RD&A Senior Scientist - Confections

    Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
    Requisition ID
    2018-11815
    Division
    Kerry
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Recruiter
    TK1
    Posting Type
    LI
    Posting Type
    CB
  • Company Overview

    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

     

    Leading to better.

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

     

    Leading to better, together. 

    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

    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.

    Description and Responsibilities

    Have the scientific/technical expertise to independently deliver on projects. Be proficient at product commercialization and have an in-depth understanding about production capabilities

     

    • Conduct research including new product research and the development of foods.
    • Develop new and improved methods and systems for food processing, production, quality control and packaging.
    • Work in pilot plant and support production scale ups and commercializations.
    • Field customer requests both internal and external to satisfy project needs from a conceptual phase through commercialization and troubleshooting.
      • Participate in ideation/brainstorming
      • Develop gold standards while working with Culinary and subject matter experts (SMEs)
      • Match competitive products
      • Formulation Optimization
      • Concept to Commercialization
        • Execute internal processes
        • Ability to understand and troubleshoot customer processes
    • Be a strong part of customer facing team to deliver solutions that will “Nourish and Delight” our customers.
    • Coordinate with sales/culinary representatives during customer calls through presentations both technical and culinary based.
    • Work with cross functional groups to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best Taste and Nutrition experience for our customers
    • Develop and protect Intellectual Property by documenting research notes.
    • Study methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of foods
    • Employ efficient time management skills & manage project timelines to meet customer needs
    • Work directly with customers to solve technical issues that may arise.
    • Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products.
    • Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting and lift x pounds.
    • Travel to Kerry production plants and to customers.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to effectively lead teams.

    Qualifications

    Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting and lift 50lbs

    • BS in Food Science/Engineering/related science or engineering field
    • 3+ years of experience in food development industry
    • Applicable food processing technology expertise and statistical process experience
    • Strong background in food chemistry, sensory, microbiology, food packaging systems and food engineering.
    • Ability to drive continuous improvement and change management initiatives
    • Problem solving skills (scientific method)
    • Ability to work with cross-functional teams at multi levels within the organization.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict management skills

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