RD&A Scientist

Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
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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

Apply scientific and engineering principles for research and improvement of existing products. This includes conceptualizing, development, specification and processing of new products.

  • Support customer requests both internal and external and provide support to satisfy project needs from a conceptual phase through troubleshooting and commercialization.
    • Participate in ideation/brainstorming
    • Develop gold standards while working with Culinary and SMEs
    • Competitive matching
    • Formulation Optimization
    • Concept to Commercialization
      • Understand internal processes for support
      • 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.
  • Support sales and Sr. R&D representatives during customer calls through presentations both technical and culinary based.
  • Work with cross functional team to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best Taste and Nutrition experience for our customers
  • Studies methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of foods
  • Completes project requests issued required by the customer.
  • Employ efficient time management techniques.
  • Assists customers with technical issues that may arise.
  • Work well in teams.
  • 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 50lbs




  • BS in Food Science related field.
  • Applicable food processing technology expertise and statistical process knowledge
  • Internships in related field


  • BS in Food (Cereal, Meat, etc.) or Biology
  • 0-2 years’ experience in food development industry

Knowledgeable about food chemistry, sensory, microbiology, food packaging systems and food engineering.


Problem solving skills (scientific method)

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams at multi levels within the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills
  • Accepts feedback


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