Donal is a Global Procurement Category Manager at Kerry Group responsible for the sourcing of plant proteins across the group. He has been part of various procurement teams in Kerry for over 11 years now, working on a wide range of categories including dairy, vegetable oils, chemicals and plant proteins.
Due to the growth in demand for plant based products, a significant amount of his time is spent working on new projects with our R&D teams where we will need to source new novel proteins or grow their existing supply base of plant proteins.
Donal says, “A key focus throughout this process is always maintaining a secure, sustainable and high-quality supply base. This is particularly important for plant proteins where end users are regularly highly conscious of any negative environmental impacts of food production.”