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Chief Flavorist - Sweet, Milton Keynes, United Kingdon, Flavors Europe

Research and Development
004964 Requisition #

Chief Flavorist - Sweet Flavors Europe


The successful candidate will lead the Sweet Flavors Europe Technical team; being a towering strength in Sweet Flavors creation, delivering a pipeline of projects successful and setting the strategy for product introductions & innovation requirements. The preferred candidate will be self-motivated, a natural leader and developer of people and have a questioning, challenging mind-set. They will enjoy working in a multi-discipline, cross-site team and be comfortable in joining Sales Account Managers in presenting to customers.



  • The essential duty is delivering the fast-moving pipeline of projects through a team of ca. 12 people, mainly based in Milton Keynes but also across Continental Europe, which consists primarily of flavorists and applications technologists.
  • In addition, the role calls for the ability to identify longer-term projects – product ranges, plant process improvements, innovation requirements – and to either run these through cross-functional teams or through influence of other teams.
  • The nature of the industry is that talent is preferentially grown and so development and mentoring both within the team and across Sensient is desirable.



  • Industry-leading flavorist skills. Both as a creative flavourist and ability to interpret analytical data.
  • Leadership, development and mentoring skills, especially in the flavorist area.
  • Ability to lead remote teams.
  • Communication skills at a level to enable effective cross-functional and global collaboration.
  • Strategic outlook and ability to set product range and innovation needs.
  • Ability to work within short time-frames, stay focused under pressure and translate results directly into new products which meet our customer’s requirements.
  • At this level, the most important criteria are competencies commensurate with a long and varied career as a (senior or Chief) flavorist, ideally in the Sweet or Beverages category.



A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Food Science/Technology is preferred.



Sensient Flavors & Fragrances Group develops, manufactures and distributes flavor and fragrance systems that are found in thousands of consumer products worldwide. The company's specialty systems are essential components of food, beverage, household and personal care products. Sensient's value-added flavors and fragrances enable our customers to excel in highly competitive global markets. The Flavors & Fragrances Group is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.




Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For more information, visit our website at http://www.sensient.com


Equal Opportunity Employer

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