Senior Flavourist - Sweet & Beverage (Position Filled)

Northampshire, UK


Creation of Flavours:

  • Creating ‘Fit for Purpose’ flavours that are specifically designed to meet customer
  • Development of Liquid and Dry Flavourings, Emulsions and Compounds
  • Full formula management and responsibility of all personally developed formulas. Including
    entry onto IT systems and legal suitability.

Training Junior and Trainee Flavourists:

  • Responsible for guidance, supervision and training of some members of the team
  • Help create a training platform with specified levels and performance matrix

Production, Purchasing and Customer Support:

  • Guidance on first production runs, production issues and general production related
  • Customer support and guidance for NPD and for production questions
  • Raw material assessment and evaluation for alternative vendor process, raw material
    replacement, quality issues and availability

Project Management:

  • Management, co-ordination and monitoring of specific internal projects
  • Structure and provide a project plan
  • Projects will be associated to varied areas by typically will be process, system, technology
    or developmental in their nature
  • Prioritise projects and associated tasks

General Responsibilities:

  • Connect with the European team and provide support for EU and Global projects – travel
    across Europe will be required
  • Manage or provide assistance for harmonisation and production projects
  • Have a commercial approach to all activities
  • Good understanding of EU flavour regulations
  • Project Management with associated activities, timelines and goals. Providing status
    updates to all relevant people

Skills and Abilities

  • Project Management Skills
  • Supervisory and Management knowledge including training, mentoring and monitoring
  • Clear and concise written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to present written information in a structured and balance way appropriate to the
    needs of the reader


  • 8+ years industry related experience
  • Some supervisory/Management experience
  • Educated to degree level in a related subject


  • Comprehensive understanding of EU Flavour and food/labeling regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of flavouring raw materials, their benefits, usage and functionality
  • Flavour suitability and requirements
  • Understanding of emulsions, extraction, spray drying and compound development

Personal Attributes and other requirements

  • Autonomous and able to work without supervision
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Willing to travel and occasionally work unsocial hours
  • Be a good team worker demonstrating loyalty and commitment to the organisation and
    team members
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Package:

    Competitive Salary