Principal Beverage Scientist

Baltimore, MD

Posted: 05/22/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 176.23KG Experience:

Job Description

Principal Beverage Scientist

Lead Flavor applications and prototype development for the beverage category reporting into the Director of Flavor and Applications.  Strong knowledge in beverage flavor delivery systems is a must along with provable skills in Project Management, technical presentations, and the ability to think critically.

The Principal Beverage Scientist will facilitate complex projects, leading cross-functional teams, defining project requirements and designing experiments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading flavor applications and prototype development in beverage products and providing excellent flavor applications support for Industrial Customers
  • Facilitating complex projects including planning and leading cross functional project teams, defining, and assessing project requirements and designing and managing experiments
  • Building competency within the area of Beverage Flavor Applications
  • Project Management: Plan and lead project teams, defining and assessing of project requirements, designing, and managing experiments
  • Investigate and assess new ingredients and technologies
  • Provide support as an internal expert on projects performed in other groups within the company, with outside consultants, and/or with vendors
  • Commercialization of products (understanding of processes and operations for product manufacture) and troubleshooting problems
  • Offer Technical Support for formulations to Operations and Quality functions
  • Interface and communicate project status with customers and commercial team
  • Supervise and instruct lower level employees

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

JO:  176.23KG

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BSc in Food Science/Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the food and/or flavor industry including:
    • At least 3 years of Beverage Flavor applications in a flavor house AND/OR
    • At least 3 years of Beverage Product Development within a consumer products company
  • Strong experience with Beverage Flavor Delivery Systems, Ingredients and Flavors
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to interpret data and solve complex problems with incomplete information
  • Ability to manage risk in making critical decisions
  • Project management and ability to interact, seek advice, teach, influence, and negotiate
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence across the organization
  • Ability to make presentations that cover technical topics, R&D capabilities, etc.
  • An in-depth understanding of ingredients and technology along with their impact on product taste and functionality
  • Knowledge of food industry food ingredients, manufacturing processes, quality assurance programs and food regulations
  • Proficient in product development and commercialization across a wide variety of finished product application categories
  • Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, demonstrated aptitude for complexity and managing in a complex environment, an innovative imagination, and the ability to operate in “grey” space

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

JO:  176.23KG

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