• Sr. RD&A Manager - Probiotics

    Job Locations US-OH-Mayfield Heights
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    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
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    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

    The Senior RD&A Manager position will support Kerry’s Ganeden-Wellmune business, marketing, commercial, R&D and regulatory teams with an initial focus on probiotics targeting digestive and immune health technologies.

    • In this role, the individual will help develop the portfolio of evidence supporting the efficacy of Kerry’s growing portfolio of probiotics targeting digestive and immune health. This will include participating in the design and execution of human clinical studies to support product efficacy and Kerry’s business objectives.
      • Provide support to relevant business and R&D teams for customer projects with probiotic and other digestive and immune health ingredients.
      • Assist in formulating a long-term probiotics research program and its global implementation; ensure the program supports the global Ganeden-Wellmune Strategy to advance our position in the market
      • Interface with internal and external scientific experts, to identify scientific opportunities to help advance product innovation; support business regulatory functions with claims and positioning
    • The individual will help to develop and evaluate the totality of the existing scientific evidence and translate into product positioning and messaging, within the context of existing regulations; leverage the totality of the evidence to:
      • Provide ongoing technical support to internal staff and customers to position Kerry’s digestive and immune health technologies for growth
      • Support innovation for new product development and new business opportunities to meet customer and consumer needs
      • Identify and evaluate technologies and ingredients for new product development; leverage existing technologies to identify innovation opportunities
      • Articulate and translate the research program to customers as well as top-line and bottom-line impact to business growth and be able to engage with business leaders on business impact
      • Communicate with key opinion leaders and other officials to help advocate for relevant guidelines, regulations and translate guidelines for product development


    • Ph.D. in Food Science or Nutrition (experience with probiotics is mandatory), microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Biology or other related fields
    • 7+ years of probiotics experience & Post-doctoral and related work experience; demonstrated industry knowledge and expertise
    • Significant experience with public-speaking to technical and business audiences, speaks with a knowledgeable voic
    • Applications knowledge within the Food & Beverage industry is a strong pre-requisite
    • Membership of various scientific committees, in particular those associated with Probiotics, Immune Health, Functional Foods and/or Supplements would also be a distinct advantage to the ideal candidate.
    • Scientific totality of evidence review and translation to business opportunities, messaging and positioning
    • Clinical research experience – protocol development, study design, recruitment, monitoring, laboratory analysis, project management, etc.
    • Experience managing technical staff, preferred


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