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Sr. Flavorist

Company: FlavorSum
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Title:--Senior FlavoristDepartment:-- Research & DevelopmentReports to:-- Flavor Development ManagerPosition Summary----The Flavorist creates flavor solutions in alignment with R&D department goals and objectives.Essential Job Functions--Accurately compounds a broad range of experimental formulas with strong attention to detail.Duplicates flavors and existing customer flavors.Conducts laboratory experiments as well as designs the processes for making products with a consistent flavor, color, and texture in large quantities.Utilizes laboratory equipment and instruments while communicating any equipment issues to the Chief Flavor Chemist that he/she is unable to troubleshoot when needed.Evaluates raw materials and works with team to qualify new suppliers for use in existing flavor concentrates including any necessary changes to maintain consistent year-to-year flavor targets and developing keys for ease of manufacturing.Maintains and updates database of flavors and associate documentation.Maintains extensive knowledge of flavor ingredients including the key attributes of flavor subcomponents and their contributions to a flavor profile.Must keep up to date with new raw material developments, approvals, and their use.Maintains a high level of understanding regarding testing and analytical equipment pertaining to flavors.Keeps attuned to flavor trends in order to develop flavor profiles relevant to customer needs and expanding company product lines.Collaborates with other R&D team members to develop new flavors that match targeted consumer preferences for taste, nutrition, and refreshment.Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.Follows safety, quality, and GMP policies.Performs all other duties as assigned.Minimum requirements-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ----Education:-- --Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or other applied science. Full certification with the Society of Flavor Chemists is required.Work Experience:-- 8-10+ years of flavor creation expertise. Experience with sweet flavor creations and duplication of flavors.Industry Knowledge: Knowledge of organic chemistry, principles of food science, and good laboratory practices preferred.Winning Behaviors, Competencies, and Skills--Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervisionCommunication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.Problem Solving ---Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.Personality and Communication (soft skills): ------ ----Must possess strong work ethic, high character and be passionate about serving others.Ability to work accurately, quickly and with good laboratory practices required.Ability to adapt to changing priorities and support multiple projects, as necessary.Must possess a positive attitude, be engaging and a team player.Must be able to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively with good written and verbal communication skills.Must have a desire to learn and grow both for personal development and to increase the technical knowledge base of the company.Solid working relationships with various team members throughout the organization.Hard skills:-- --Must maintain good standing in the Society of Flavor Chemists.Computer literacy required with proficiency in Microsoft Office products, in addition to having ability to learn proprietary software and assist with developing application for unique R&D needs.Strong math skills and the ability to convert between varying units of measure is required.Ability to differentiate tastes and smells is required. Must be able to consume a wide variety of foods, such as products that may contain wheat, eggs, milk, and other known allergens.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. on a regular basis.DisclaimerThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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