Beverage Applications Manager - Alcohol

Fairfield, OH

Posted: 02/25/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 56.19KO Pay Rate: 100,000 - 125,000

Beverage Applications Manager – Alcohol

  • Provides technical project management with internal project teams to ensure the successful execution of new business opportunities
  • Develops long lasting working relationships with key technical decision makers at key accounts and utilizes these relationships to maximize probability of project success
  • Manage own project within the team. Develops finished beverage prototypes and product demos
  • Manage commercialization and testing of new technologies from their R&D group and actively pursue innovative technical solutions to client problems using these products
  • Facilitates internal and external communication as it applies to project management between their customers, account executives and internal groups
  • Will lead evaluation and application development as well as lead customer visits both internally and presentations at the customer when required. Serve as technical expert and advisor to marketing, sales, flavor creation, and customers for multiple applications
  • Coach, Train, Inspire: Mentor technicians, technologists and scientists.  Successfully lead the team to drive growth.  Be a leader in building customer relationships.  Excel in technical problem- solving skills in multiple beverage application areas with the ability to help customers solve their technical issues
  • Lead, Collaborate, Create: Lead evaluations of flavors in beverage applications for briefs, research projects and portfolio evaluations.  Establish and maintain effective relationships with a broad number of complex customers; able to gain their trust and respect.  Select optimal flavors for projects according to specified requirements (i.e. customer, regulatory, legislation, costs) and proactively take responsibility to suggest updates using flavors with high performance in common applications
  • Manage, Recommend, Champion: Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment in accordance with EH&S policies and participate in designing the rules which are required.  Recommend appropriate lab/pilot plant equipment needed for capital project investments.  Identify appropriate flavor delivery systems and technologies for customer projects in multiple applications.  Consistently participates as a local champion for new technologies

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at

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  • PhD or master’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, and 10-14 years’ experience (B.S. 15-19 years) in a food applications lab, production, or related area
  • Project management skills with success record and considered to be an excellent choice to lead a wide variety of projects including the largest customer briefs and technical development projects in multiple applications areas
  • Ability to supervise and manage technicians, technologists, and scientists
  • Understanding of Analytical/Sensory methodology as relevant to flavor selection and the ability to recommend actions based on the data
  • Broad background of beverage applications product development experience, with an emphasis on alcoholic beverage product development
  • Ability to prepare and present complex technical presentations
  • The broader the experience the better in beverage categories. They prefer to hire at the Sr. Scientist level so at least 5 years in the beverage space.  This person will have project management duties and direct interaction with major beverage clients.  Should have the right “polish” for handling the major beverage clients

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at

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Kristine O'Sullivan
Sr. Partner

The Food and Beverage Division specializes in the placement of technical professionals in the food and beverage industry from entry level to executive level candidates. I have a talented group of recruiters who specifically source Technical Sales Professionals, Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Affairs, Executive Technical professionals, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Technical Service, Nutrition, Analytical and Corporate Chefs. We work on both a contingent basis for professional level searches and retained search for executive level searches. CPS, Inc. has been in the talent recruitment business for 40+ years and we recruit nationwide.

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