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R&D Scientist Beverage Savannah, GA




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Company Overview:

We are Kerry. The Taste & Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy and feel better about. And, we are growing. We need talented, passionate people who want to help us make the business better. People who expect better from themselves. People who care about delivering better for customers, their colleagues, the company and their own career. People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the business forward. We need great people who want to do great things. People like you, perhaps.


If you are high energy, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy executing against the demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then consider joining our team to help drive your career and Kerry forward. Learn more and/or apply at


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.

Description and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research including new product research, novel technology and the development of foods.
  • Develop new and improved methods and systems for food processing, production, quality control and packaging.
  • Work in pilot plant and support production scale ups and commercialization (support RD&A and Plant Operation for successful commercialization with efficiency)
  • Work with various plant groups (QA, Engineering, Processing / Packaging, etc,) to identify and assist in implementing key areas for production improvement and cost savings projects.
  • Engage with Kerry production facilities (as primary R&D lead in Savannah plant,) and other beverage plants for supporting commercialization by impacting production efficiency, enhancing product quality, and help improve throughput.
  • Work with cross functional groups to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best Taste and Nutrition experience for our customers
  • Support technical buildup of new business segments utilizing various beverage technologies and with multi-disciplines expertise both internally and externally
  • Develop and protect Intellectual Property by documenting research notes.
  • Study methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of foods
  • Employ efficient time management skills and manage project timelines to meet customer needs
  • 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 50 pounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must work well in teams & flexible in taking on project assignments (short and long term.)



  • 1+ years of experience in food development industry
  • BS in Food Science/Engineering/related science or engineering field from an accredited institution
  • Internship in related field or applicable food processing technology and statistical process experience
  • Strong background in food chemistry, sensory, microbiology, food packaging systems and food engineering.
  • Product development experience & beverage (aseptic) experience (preferred)
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement and change management initiatives.
  • 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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