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Kerry Taste & Nutrition 2019 Research & Development Graduate

We are Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company

We understand that consumers want delicious products made from trusted, authentic foods and flavours. Every day millions of people throughout the world consume foods and beverages containing our taste and nutrition solutions. We add protein to your post workout shake, we reduce sugar, while maintaining great taste and we have the know–how to replace the "baddies" in foods with wholesome ingredients. Join us and be part of the future of food.

Our vision at Kerry and within R&D is to be the leader in taste and nutrition for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Excellence in taste and nutrition 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 foods 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, flavour creation and fermentation, and this research is at the core of our development efforts.

R&D Graduate Development Programme

We offer our Graduates a permanent job from the outset and as an R&D Graduate you will also undertake our 24 month R&D Graduate Development Programme which includes:

  • 2 technology rotations where you will manage new product/technology development projects;
  • A secondment to one of one of Kerry’s European manufacturing sites to experience and manage product scale ups and launch close up;
  • You will also spend time with our Regulatory, Sensory and Analytical teams.
  • Previous R&D graduates have progressed to senior roles in R&D, Sales, Marketing and Operations management.

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Food and Human Nutrition or similar
  • Fluency in a second European language, is desirable
  • Demonstrates a passion for Food.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Proven record of delivering on projects and achievement of results
  • Motivated self-starter with the determination and drive to succeed
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Strong ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Willingness to travel or relocate across the global Kerry organisation is a key requirement

Joining us means being supported by, and learning from, talented people who really care about what they do. You’ll get bags of responsibility early on, and we’ll be open to your ideas. And because we’re always looking to the future, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. Our current CEO joined us as a grad.

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