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Sr Flavor Chemist - Innova Flavors

Innova Headquarters, 2505 South Finley Road, Lombard, Illinois, United States of America Req #1003
Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Combining modern science and artistic culinary application, the Meat Flavor Experts™ INNOVA provides high impact taste fidelity with its Robust® brand of meat flavors.  Profiles are available in every nuance imaginable from specific notes to complex ethnic flavors systems.  INNOVA provided a full spectrum of savory flavors through the Savor Notes™ line.

Purpose of the Position

·Supports the business with strong flavor development knowledge, expertise in meat/savory categories.

·Brings creativity and understanding of flavor matrix, ingredients and food processing interaction to be able to work on customer’s projects

Duties and Responsibilities

·Supports the Sales team and Sales activities by providing technical support on site, at shows, product demonstrations, events, customer visits, technical presentations, expos or as needed

·Supports the development and commercial delivery of new/novel technologies, current flavors and HVP portfolios

·Interacts with customers to identify opportunities to expand our core technologies (processes, ingredients, substrates)

·Supports customer-sales process by working on customer projects as needed and established.

·Works independently and in collaboration with cross functional teams involved to develop, modify, duplicate and/or implement new/novel technologies, process or raw materials, with project completion within expected timelines.

·Works on Flavor development projects with short and long term scopes.

·Participates in technician’s direction and training

·Project management, focus and execution

·Manages multiple priorities and timelines and uses strong technical and problem solving skills to approach complex projects.

·Applies knowledge and skill sets in the areas of flavor development, sensory evaluation, marketing support, research studies and technical support to cross functional teams as needed

·Keeps up to date on necessary technical skills and knowledge

·Supports the process of identification, assessment and development of new/novel technologies and process improvements. This can be achieved via-new raw materials, unique use of materials, technology transfer from another industry

·May be required to travel up to 20%

Knowledge and Experience

  • Certified Flavorist through the Society of Flavor Chemist, Min + 3 experience relevant to savory flavor development

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science/Applied Science/Engineering

  • Added value of expertise

  • M.S. degree in Food Science/Applied

  • Ph.D. Degree in Food Science/Applied

  • Required experience:

  • Broad exposure of flavor development in the savory/meat category: including and not limited to processed flavors, topnotes, spray dried, compounded and pan dried flavors desired.

  • Experience and knowledge to be considered an expert by customers and peers

  • Proven ability to develop targeted application considering all aspects involved and required (cost, restrictions, functionality, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to set up and conduct complex experiments

  • Broad exposure to a range of unit operations

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities (internal and external)

  • Implementation and integration of new technologies

  • Ability to lead all technical aspects of a flavor development opportunity

  • Collaborates effectively with other functions to implement new technologies

  • Proactive technical development and problem solving to support the technical business strategy. Will vary by customer

EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Other details

  • Job Function Research and Development
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 20
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Innova Headquarters, 2505 South Finley Road, Lombard, Illinois, United States of America