Director of Flavor Innovation & Commercialization

Baltimore, MD

Posted: 08/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 255.23KG Experience:

Job Description

Director of Flavor Innovation & Commercialization

This well-known billion-dollar, global company is looking for a Director of Flavor Innovation & Commercialization to be in office on location in Baltimore, Maryland.  Reporting into the Sr. Director of Flavor and Applications you will be tasked with independently guiding the strategy of US flavor development.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Directs all pre-commercialization operations of the USFS Flavor laboratories – including formula optimization, formula risk assessment. Leads efforts to develop and implement best practices for the group.
  • Responsible for flavor raw material integrity – vendor relationships, specifications, risk assessment.
  • Develops plans to assure that USFS Flavorists’ immediate and future technical needs are fully supported. Sets and leads tactical and strategic direction for the Flavor group. Involvement in the flavorist training program. Responsible for leading the Flavor COE for USFS.
  • Actively collaborates with the Research & Innovation team in developing novel technology and acts as a liaison to the Flavorist and applications teams to coordinate the sharing of product innovations and technical information across global markets.
  • Coordinates all cross-divisional formula transfers and ensures that appropriate USFS formula control and security is maintained.
  • Represents flavor capabilities and strategy to customers as needed.
  • Develops policies and procedures as needs are identified within area of responsibility.

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

JO:  255.23KG

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology or related field
  • 8 years of flavor formulation experience.
  • 2 years of manufacturing and scale-up product commercialization experience.
  • 5 years of demonstrated success leading teams of 5-10 professionals.
  • Understands competitive dynamics of food product categories.
  • Able to assess Brand product strengths and weaknesses.
  • Knowledgeable in flavor formulation and process development.
  • Able to guide teams to identify and address issues and develop capabilities to address future needs.
  • Able to effectively utilize network of internal and external resources to address technical/business problems.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with internal and external functional groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in taking projects to successful completion. 
  • Has a record of taking activities and accomplishments to higher level. 
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain support and participation from members of other teams and departments to achieve the required objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SFC certified flavorist preferred

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

JO:  255.23KG

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