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R&D Flavourist: Food (CT) (LC_675)

Scientific (Technical)

MSc/BSc Food Science / Chemistry or related; 3-5y work experience in the flavour industry working with a Senior Flavourist. Experience in product development. Familiarity working with GCMS (performing own analysis will be ideal). Previous experience with SAP advantageous. South African citizen. Able to taste a variety of food and beverages, including alcohol.
Location:  Paarl, Western Cape
Salary: Market related
A Global Flavour Producer is seeking an enthusiastic Flavourist to join their team in a new flavour lab. The position is a new role focused on sweet and beverage flavours and will suit a food scientist who has gained 3 – 5 years’ experience in a junior flavour role.
Main areas of responsibility will include (yet aren’t limited to):
    • Developing flavours, flavour emulsions and spray dries,
    • Interpreting GCMS results to create flavours and emulsions,
    • Emulsion recipe formulation from a customer recipe level,
    • Evaluating flavour raw materials and how to apply them,
    • Record-keeping of samples coming in and going out of the lab,
    • Ensuring the maintenance of product-specific substance data in SAP,
    • Independent working ability, delivering on milestones outlined by Senior Flavourist.
    • MSc/BSc Food Science/Food Chemistry or related,
    • At least 3y independent work experience in a Flavour Lab,
    • Familiar working with GCMS analysis,
    • Proven NPD experience, with a customer focused approach,
    • Project management skills, ability to use initiative,
    • Able to taste a variety of food and beverages, including alcohol.
Commencement:  Ideally Jan/Feb 2024.
Application information:  please apply online below.  
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.