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Flavorist - United States, Sweet Flavors N. America

Research and Development
005017 Requisition #


Senior Sweet - Beverage Flavorist

If creating new sweet and beverage flavors is your cup of tea, look no further. Join Sensient and create new and innovative flavors utilizing our in house extracts in a global setting.   

Main objectives

  • Drive the business through global projects - Develops new flavors, or matches existing flavors to meet customer project guidelines.
  • Proactively create new flavors based on trends – Work on annual taste trends and develop new flavors to meet marketing initiatives and improve our flavor library portfolio. Researches and develops new ingredients and technologies.
  • Direct customer interaction - providing technical support to manufacturing and sales through direct customer contact, visits and technical presentations.  This position will serve as a lead Flavor Chemist on major accounts.
  • Develop others - Is an active participant in the Flavorist Training Program. Directs and mentors Lab Technicians and Junior Flavor Chemists
Additional Duties:
  • Advises and aids other departments such as QC, Production, Purchasing, etc. as part of cross-functional teams.
  • Acts as a liaison with Account Managers and Customers. Travels with the sales force when necessary to demonstrate products, educate and build crucial relationships.
  • Participates in communication meetings with other Flavor Chemists, Marketing and Applications staff on evaluation of new products, new raw materials, etc.
  • Attends Society of Flavor Chemist (SFC) meetings.


Must be knowledgeable of basic natural and/or synthetic flavor raw materials and have a history of creating winning compounded, extracted, distilled and dry flavors to meet customer requests and market trends (beverage and sweet flavors are preferred), with a min of 5 years of flavor duplication experience.

Certified member of the Society of Flavor Chemists preferred 

Experience with novel flavor extraction and flavor manufacturing technologies, development of flavor and cloud emulsion systems, savory and reaction flavors, sweetness, mouthfeel, sensate and other modulation systems is preferred.

Strong understanding of flavor chemistry (i.e. solubility, flavor interaction, stability, etc.), analytical chemistry, and GC/MS interpretation.  Up to 10% travel required.

About Sensient Flavors & Fragrances

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.

About Sensient Technologies Corporation

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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