R&D roles with Kerry

Last updated: 25 Jan 2023, 13:34

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Help the future taste great!

Our vision at Kerry and within R&A is to be the leader in taste and nutrition for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Excellence in innovation is at the heart of our mission. The goal of our research is simple – to provide the best taste and nutrition solutions for our customers. We believe in using real food and natural processes to do so.

We undertake extensive market research, discovering how consumers are engaging with food and beverages and what they want out of their diets. Our R&D, applications and culinary teams use these insights to design and develop the components that will be used to help our customers create great-tasting products.

But delivering great taste is only one piece of the puzzle. At Kerry, we use the science of nutrition to develop and improve products beyond taste, so they are better, more wholesome and nourishing.

Our ability to deliver better taste and nutrition is underpinned by a robust research programme. In addition to our own highly skilled product development teams, our customers also benefit from our partnerships with leading industry, research and educational institutions. Together, we explore and carry out pioneering research in areas such as sensory science, nutrition, flavor creation and fermentation, and this research is at the core of our development efforts.

What you can expect from the Kerry RD&A Graduate Programme:

  • Experience across at least 2 of our categories or technology teams where you will work with a highly skilled team to deliver on customer opportunities
  • Experience working closely with at least one of Kerry’s European manufacturing sites to manage product scale ups and launch close up, gain further understanding of Kerry’s processing capabilities and work with cross functional teams;
  • You will also work closely with our Regulatory, Sensory and Analytical teams understanding the critical value they bring to our business in differentiating us in the marketplace

Gemma – RDA Graduate

I have always been passionate about food, and the international opportunities at Kerry really inspired me to apply. I have since been able to work closely with many of our European customers.

In my first few months, my manager entrusted me with a last-minute request from a customer. This meant I had to travel to France and work with our local R&D team to develop a product in three days before traveling to London to present to the client ."

"It was so exciting and they ended up agreeing on the product, which is now available across Europe.

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