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Global Flavorist

Posted: September 25, 2014
Location: Valhalla, NY USA


Drive the development, application, and commercialization of new flavors in support of Pepsi's global business growth objectives. Implement flavor taste modification knowledge and technical formulation skills to deliver innovative flavor modification systems that drive a reduced calorie portfolio.

  • Solid understanding of flavor raw materials and ingredient interactions in general and those specifically leveraged in the design, optimization, and production of flavor systems
  • Demonstrate strong technical skills in understanding flavor creations and their application to beverage systems both carbonated and non-carbonated. General knowledge of basic chemistry and food science principles as related to the flavor and beverage industries
  • Expertise in the creation of a broad spectrum of flavors. Integrate a thorough technical understanding of flavor raw materials (natural and artificial) into the design, quality, and stability of flavor systems
  • Capability to modify existing flavor formulations to deliver specific profiles. Collaborate and work under the guidance of senior creative flavor staff
  • Identify, accelerate, execute fast to market flavor approaches to meet project goals and deliver winning taste profiles to consumers. All cost targets met
  • Interface and build strategic networks and effective working relationships with vendors across the flavor industry as necessary to support project work
  • Successfully transition from bench top prototypes to large scale commercialization in support of global growth initiatives. Understand technical roadmaps, hurdles and key challenges. Final flavors are plant-friendly and sustainable
  • In-depth understanding of modifier tools and demonstrated formulation skills when implementing modifiers across the product portfolio.

Critical Competencies:

  • Strong technical and creative flavor background with emphasis on experience in flavor creation and technology. Proven track record in flavor creation, commercialization and hands-on bench capability
  • Results oriented with the ability to manage, balance and prioritize multiple project initiatives in order to meet business objectives
  • Contribute to and foster a technically focused and creative environment to build PepsiCo's competitive advantage
  • Experienced in multi-functional teams that are focused on multiple technology pathways
  • Role model for teamwork, building relationships within the flavor group and across all partners
  • Understand implications of flavor design across entire system and incorporate quality principles in work processes and output to deliver development initiatives with a total system mindset
  • Highly motivated with the demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational, project management, leadership, with verbal and written communication skills

  • Taste modification knowledge as it pertains to reduced calorie beverages.
  • Qualifications:

    • B.S. or M.S. with 5-7 years of experience working with ingredients and flavors in the food industry
    • Certified Flavor Chemist preferred
    • A proven track record in flavor development and hands-on bench capability
    • Previous experience with juices, energy and beverages preferred.
    • Successful creation and commercialization of flavors: extracts, emulsions and blends
    • Willingness to travel 20% of the time
    • Equal Opportunity Employment M/F/D/V

      Ref: 23185BR

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      Company: PEPSICO

    Featured Resume

    Recent Graduate: Chemistry Major seeking Flavor Industry Career

    Posted: September 18, 2014
    Preferred Location: no preference/ willing to move
    Name: Schuyler Tang


    I'm a recent college graduate with a degree in chemistry earnestly hoping to get involved in the flavoring industry. I write to request that you consider me the instant you have an opening for a flavorist trainee, as I am utterly devoted to exploring flavor chemistry as a career option. I love trying to identify flavors and fragrances that certain foods have in common, and I would be enthralled by the opportunity to launch my career in an industry that sits at the interface between my two passions: chemistry and food.

    I have excellent communication skills as a result of my teaching experiences in addition to the ability to contribute to team efforts, a skill I further developed while completing consulting projects in the Summer Business Accelerator Program. My experience with instrumentation and lab equipment stems from lab coursework in analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry as well as from undergraduate research on protein and nucleoside adducts. In situ, I have used GC, HPLC, MS, NMR, spectrophotometry, and a number of other methods to identify, quantify, separate, and otherwise characterize analytes. I have little experience with coding, but I would describe myself as very computer savvy and quick-to-learn. For example, earlier this year I was able to bring myself up to a working knowledge of MATLAB in time for the completion of several assignments involving statistical calculations with extensive datasets.

    I have a quantitatively-oriented mindset (scored 99.0th percentile on quantitative reasoning section of the dental admissions test) with plenty of room for creativity where appropriate (recorded cello backtracks for an album put out by my sister). I am a US citizen and more than willing to move; I find Florida’s humidity intolerable.

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

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