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Senior Flavorist (Greenville, NC)


Niche start up business involving flavors for e-liquids and a variety of other uses is looking for a Senior Flavorist to lead, create and oversee developing laboratory grade flavor recipes. In this exciting new role, you will evaluate new ingredients and technologies, developing flavor solutions to help the company grow in a variety of categories and with various customers. Prior experience and background in food flavors, flavor chemistry, flavor interactions and mixology required, as well as an ability to create and replicate recipes accurately. Candidate must be creative when combining flavors and creating new recipes and must be a highly motivated individual who can work both alone and in a team environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Independently develop and present new and innovative flavor profiles
  • Provide technical guidance and opinions with reference to raw materials, flavor creation, application, sensory evaluation and regulatory
  • Lead technical programs to achieve customer and business objectives
  • Fully commercialize flavors including support required in production, if necessary
  • Develops cost effective, stable flavors
  • Completes relevant stability testing, costing, documentation and commercialization
  • Evaluate and recommend new sources of raw materials and laboratory tools
  • Completes formulation modifications and consolidations without supervision
  • Independently address non-conformities and technical issues, ensuring quality control

Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science or related
  • 10+ years experience in the Flavor industry
  • Certified Member of the Society of Flavor Chemists
  • Sensory evaluation acuity and flavor ingredient knowledge
  • Expert knowledge of basic flavor raw materials
  • Expert knowledge of basic flavor creation processes and procedures
  • Analytical and intuitive problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and good computer skills
  • Clear ability to communicate and operate across cross-functional teams
  • Current users of tobacco products or vaping preferred, as ability to assess the sensory characteristics of vaping e-liquids is preferred.
Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to taste and smell chemicals and flavors
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting
  • Must be able to see to mix and compound flavors
  • Working Environment: Laboratory environment with exposure to a variety of chemicals and flavors

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive salary

  • Major Medical & Life Insurance

  • Simple IRA with company match

  • Paid Time Off based on years of service

  • Paid Holidays
If interested, please submit your resume to [email protected]
 

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