We are looking to for a Food Technologist or Flavor Scientist for Savoury and Beverages Applications in Nigeria - Lagos. The primary focus of this position is to execute daily brief-related tasks and apply knowledge during the flavour selection, evaluation and application development. Serve as technical expert and advisor to marketing, sales, flavour creation, and customers for specific savoury applications. Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportuity if, like us you always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value and are skilled at fostering strong relationships. In this exciting role you will:
Providing technical support to customers (directly) or through project briefs, including the recommendation of flavours and technical information on application issues.
Prepare, organize, and/or execute state-of-the-art flavoured food products for customer presentations
Recommend optimal flavours for customer projects according to all relevant requirements (taste profile, legislation, technical suitability, costs, etc) and maintain the flavour collections
Develop new application recipes as well as new concepts for customers, based on new developments in the market, trends, new raw materials
Work strictly according to the company requirements for optimal safety, hygiene and protection of the environment
Act as independent project leader for all allocated projects
Report results in concise way in support of WinRate and sales.
Arrange and conduct tasting sessions, process and interpret the results to customers and internally
Take responsibility for technical customer communication to achieve a positive outcome of projects.
Leverage on new technologies for submissions to customers and also identify new opportunities.
Provide support and exchange information on flavour performance, food recipes with other Givaudan sites
Maintain the product portfolio and support the local librarian sensory evaluations
Able to travel in the Sub-Saharan African region.
Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and work in a team as passionate as you are? Then come join us - and impact your world.
Your professional profile includes:
Diploma/Degree in food science / technology
3 – 5 years Senior Product Development Experience in the Savoury segment
Practical experience in food product development, manufacturing and flavour applications
Well-developed olfactory and sensory skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Fluent in English (spoken and written)
Computer Skill MS Office based programs with emphasis on Excel, Power Point and Word
Team-focussed work style, whilst being able to work independently
Ability to balance both analytical and intuitive thinking
Ability to work in complex matrix organisation
Hands-on work style with a Winning personality
Ability to gather the know-how from other units
Passion for food technology, culinary trends and innovation
Your future employer?
Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of fragrances and flavours. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion for understanding consumers' preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating fragrances and flavours that ‘engage your senses’. The company achieved sales of CHF 4.4 billion in 2014. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in 88 locations, the company has 9,704 employees worldwide