Food Technologist Savoury/Beverages

Givaudan Nigeria

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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:

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

 

You?

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

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Summary

Company

Givaudan Nigeria

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Hospitality / Leisure / Travels

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Diploma

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years