Sr. Flavorist

Sycamore, IL

Posted: 05/22/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 174.23KG Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Flavorist

The Sr. Flavorist will be tasked with the creation of flavors for a variety of applications.  This role will interface with customers, R&D teams and create plans to respond to project requests.  This certified flavorist will assist with the commercialization of flavors, supporting technical challenges in the flavor manufacturing plant.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading flavor creation in a variety of products and providing excellent great tasting and cost optimized flavors for Industrial Customers
  • Self-directing on complex projects including planning and leading cross functional project teams, defining, and assessing project requirements and designing and managing experiments
  • Close collaboration with the company analytical teams
  • Provide support as an internal expert on project performed in other groups with the company, with outside consultants, and/or with vendors
  • Commercialization of flavors (understanding of processes and operations for product manufacture) and troubleshooting problems
  • Offer Technical Support for formulations to Operations and Quality functions
  • Interface and communicate project status with customers and commercial team
  • Supervise and instruct lower-level employees
  • Proactively evaluate and assess new ingredients and technologies and work to develop areas that may need improvement

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

JO:  174.23KG


Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS in Food Science / Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field
  • Certified member of the Society of Flavor Chemist
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience as Certified Flavor Chemist, after examination
  • At least 12 years of total experience in the field of flavor development
  • Recognized as a technical flavor expert. Gains recognition of expertise areas by peers and/or customers
  • Proven track record of commercial success in flavor and flavor application development
  • In-depth understanding of ingredients and technology involved with flavor formation, application, and stability
  • Expert in raw materials, manufacturing processes, quality assurance programs and food regulations
  • Maintains up to date awareness of literature, influencing project direction and proposing new technology areas to pursue within field
  • Ability to make presentations that cover technical topics, R&D capabilities, etc.
  • Ability to manage risk in making critical decisions
  • Ability to interpret data and solve complex problems with incomplete information
  • Supports & embraces change while continuing to improve technical & interpersonal skills
  • Shows awareness of opportunities for improving processes in area(s) of expertise and brings suggestions to appropriate teams. Generates & implements ideas to improve / optimize experimental routes
  • Demonstrates a high level of scientific and practical ability to apply experimental design & application of scientific method
  • Project management and ability to interact, seek advice, teach, influence, and negotiate. Manages projects within budget
  • An in depth understanding of ingredients and technology along with their impact on product taste and functionality
  • Skilled in catalog of flavor raw materials and functionality, processing methods
  • Experienced in commercialization of flavors in production, QA release and troubleshooting programs and food regulations
  • Effectively works well in a team and matrix environment and has excellent communication skills
  • Has excellent ability in taste discrimination and flavor descriptor vocabulary
  • Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, demonstrated aptitude for complexity and managing in a complex environment, an innovative imagination and the ability to operate in the “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:  174.23KG

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