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RD and A Senior Scientist, Kerry, Dubai, UAE

RD and A Senior Scientist, Kerry, Dubai, UAE
Posted on: Feb.03.2023

RD and A Senior Scientist, Kerry, Dubai, UAE

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role

The position will support the Kerry business - R&D, Regulatory, Marketing, Commercial, Operations and Quality teams

Key responsibilities

• The individual will help evaluate the totality of the existing scientific evidence and translate into product positioning and messaging, within the context of existing regulations
• Product development of culinary/savoury solutions with ingredient competencies especially flavour application, familiar with wide range of savoury raw materials (spices, herbs, vegetable powders, yeast, etc), snack seasoning application, hydrocolloids/texturant for convenient mixes (sauces, soups, gravy, etc), experience in dry blending technology and good understanding of granulation
• Develops food system formulations and related applications stability performance through demonstrated understanding of food formulation, chemical interactions, sensory testing and identify suitable methods for analysis.
• Support innovation for new product development and identify new business opportunities to meet customer and consumer needs in specific market/region.
• Identify and evaluate technologies and ingredients for new product development, improvements of existing products; leverage existing technologies to identify and promote innovation opportunities
• Fosters relationships with peers at key accounts, building the image of the company as a leader in its field.
• Develops application knowledge within assigned food categories and becomes recognised as a solutions partner by food product developers. Interacts and troubleshoots with customers on application concerns.
• Interface with external & internal scientific experts, to advance in product innovation support business growth
• Ensures that good laboratory practices and lab protocols are being met globally.
• Actively participates in quality improvement for the function.

Qualifications and skills

• Minimum Bachelors/Masters Degree in Food Science/Technology, Chemistry or a related Applied Science
• Minimum of 4-6 years' experience working in applications / development technologist / scientist roles in the Food industry
• Experience with savoury /snacks/ culinary technology and familiarity with snack end-use-market will be preferred
• Sensory evaluation skills to support product development
• Laboratory, pilot plant and factory experience • Experience dealing with markets in Middle East is highly desirable
• Fluency in English is essential
• Excellent interpersonal and rapport-building skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the business
• Organisation and prioritising abilities in order to manage a variety of projects
• Demonstrate a strong initiative and a hands on approach
• Works well with cross-functional teams –has the ability to link between applications groups / Marketing / Production in order to achieve the end goal
• Strong team player with a clear focus on stakeholder engagement and solution delivery.
• Takes personal accountability and ownership of actions to completion
• Stays abreast of current literature, research, industry developments and market trends
• Displays the creativity to independently identify experimental work necessary to achieve project objectives and contribute workable ideas


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