Flavorist - Beverage/Sweet, Dairy
Cincinnati, OH 
Posted 26 days ago
Job Description

Join us and celebrate the beauty of human experience. Create for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature. Together, with our customers, we deliver food innovations, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions. There's much to learn and many to learn from, with more than 16,000 employees around the world to explore ideas and ambitions with.

In the USA, we develop, market and produce a wide array of solutions from our 25 most innovative sites, based across the country. Stretch your skills, create and get inspiration from passionate colleagues. Every day, your energy, your thirst for knowledge, and your creativity will shape our future, making a positive difference on billions of people. Every essence of you enriches our world. We are Givaudan. Human by nature.

With enchanting flavors, captivating colors, powerful botanicals, clean-label ingredients, and co-creation expertise, we provide multi-sensory experiences consumers love. Our broad portfolio offers holistic and forward-thinking solutions so our customers can stay ahead of market trends, innovate quickly, and diversify their offering. Consumer demand is ever-evolving and can differ from one region of the world to another. With our extensive beverage capabilities and market knowledge, we create innovative beverage concepts, tailored to consumers' needs.

Reporting to a Principal Flavorist, you will manage flavor development projects to ensure an effective and successful creation process in cooperation with customers. This position is onsite located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Category of focus is Beverage, Sweet/Dairy.

  • Flavor Preparation and Evaluation - Prepare flavor samples for customer briefs, applications needs, technology performance assessment, QC standards, and physical testing. Formulate new flavor creations or modify existing flavors to meet customer requirements, internal testing needs, or new technology development for multiple flavor types. Participate in the evaluation of materials developed internally or from external sources and assess potential for flavor creation.

  • Expertise Knowledge Sharing - Serve as technical expert to resolve flavor production issues and customer complaints and complete ownership of created flavors. Coach, train, motivate, and mentor flavor assistants. Participate and learn about all areas of the company (analytical chemistry, sensory, consumer understanding, regulatory, flavor delivery, and.... manufacturing). Be an advisor to internal and external partners and customers for ingredient and flavor performance for multiple flavor types. Contribute to discussions of research plans, sensory results/insights, making experimental observations and helping to make connections to related, but separate, technologies.

  • Project Management - Manage assigned projects and provide flavors which meet all defined project needs while following good manufacturing practices, sample scale-up, production requirements, and regulatory compliance. Make suggestions for future research or sensory activities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology
  • 3+ years of experience AFTER completion of a Flavorist Trainee Program or accepted industry equivalent
  • Expert level tasting skills with an intermediate level ability to understand how to adjust a flavor formulation in the direction needed for flavor modifications
  • Intermediate level knowledge of raw materials and flavor ingredients
  • Expert level ability to formulate selected flavor types to deliver flavor performance for customer briefs, problem-solving processes, research and development needs
  • Ability to prepare and present complex flavor creation related technical presentations

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and a high matching 401k


At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people's lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture - where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Every essence of you enriches our world.
Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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