Sr. Beverage Scientist

Sycamore, IL

Posted: 05/22/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 175.23KG Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Beverage Scientist

The Senior Scientist will be tasked with customer communication to independently develop and evaluate flavor systems for application.  The role will interface with R&D teams and assist in responding to specific project requests.  Assist with the development of new flavors / ingredients and new methodologies contributing to technically driven business development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading flavor applications and prototype development in beverage products and providing excellent flavor applications support for Industrial Customers
  • Facilitating complex projects including planning and leading cross functional project teams, defining, and assessing project requirements and designing and managing experiments
  • Building competency within the area of Beverage Flavor Applications
  • Project Management: Plan and lead project teams, defining and assessing of project investigate and assess new ingredients and technologies
  • Provide support as an internal expert on projects performed in other groups within the company, with outside consultants, and/or with vendors
  • Commercialization of products (understanding of processes and operations for product manufacture) and troubleshooting problems
  • Offer Technical Support for formulations to Operation and Quality functions
  • Interface and communicate project status with customers and commercial team
  • Supervise and instruct lower-level employees

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristen Gawrys at

JO:  175.23KG

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BSc in Food Science / Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the food and/or flavor industry including:
    • At least 3 years of Beverage Flavor applications in a flavor house AND/OR
    • At least 3 years of Beverage Product Development within a consumer products company
  • Strong experience with Beverage Flavor Delivery Systems, Ingredients and Flavors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interpret data and solve complex problems with incomplete information
  • Ability to manage risk in making critical decisions
  • Project management and ability to interact, seek advice, teach, influence, and negotiate
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence across the organization
  • Ability to make presentations that cover technical topics, R&D capabilities, etc.
  • An in-depth understanding of ingredients and technology along with their impact on product taste and functionality
  • Knowledge of food industry food ingredients, manufacturing processes, quality assurance programs and food regulations
  • Proficient in product development and commercialization across a wide variety of finished product application categories
  • Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, demonstrated aptitude for complexity and managing in a complex environment, an innovative imagination, and the ability to operate in “grey” space

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristen Gawrys at

JO:  175.23KG

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