Kerry Business Development Manager (Beloit, WI, US, 53511) in Beloit, Wisconsin

Requisition ID 2703

Position Type (US)Full Time

Career Function Business Development

Recruiter MQ1

Posting Type LI

Career Builder CB

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

The Business Development manager is responsible for supporting the Liquid Beverage group within Kerry. The role will lead the tea and coffee and/or nutrition beverage business to develop strong market based innovation and commercial pipeline growth.

Key responsibilites

  • Become the expert and demonstrate a thorough understanding of Kerry’s R&D expertise, technologies and manufacturing capabilities as it relates to the liquid beverage - specifically tea and coffee and/or nutritional beverage business

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of market trends and consumer demand

  • Lead the development, in conjunction with R&D and Technical Business Director, of the innovation pipeline

  • Actively engage in all strategic customer activities (specific to Tea and Coffee and/or Nutritional Beverage) and develop and maintain deep customer relationships

  • Responsible for the approval and progression of commercial projects and opportunities, combining knowledge of liquid beverage operations, Kerry Technology, and market demand to prioritize Kerry investments

  • Provide technical knowledge and input, in conjunction with R&D, to the sales team and customers

  • Lead the tea and coffee and/ or nutritional beverage business to develop strong market based innovation and commercial pipeline of growth

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Master’s, or PhD in Food Science or related discipline preferred

  • 5-7 years progressively responsible, post baccalaureate experience in related technical or R&D roles within a food company

  • Experience in CPG or food ingredient industry with established customer relationships

  • Deep technical knowledge and experience of driving success in NPD and/or innovation

  • Strong business and commercial acumen

  • Technical and data driven approach to business and a demonstrated ability to formulate technical strategies and drive actionable plans and results

  • Leadership and management skills with a demonstrated ability to connect with various levels of stakeholders and influence across all levels of an organization

  • Ability to manage multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes

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. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request.