Sr. Flavorist, Sweets

Chicago, IL 60601

Posted: 04/19/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 151.18DW Pay Rate: 115,000 - 150,000

Sr. Flavorist, Sweets

The Sr. Flavorist, Sweets will focus on creative flavor development from concept to commercialization

*Serve as the flavor expert during the transfer of flavor formulas from lab to production by applying in-depth understanding of processes and operations to ensure successful product scale-up and troubleshooting of problems

*Will supervise a Flavorist-in-Training by influence

*Develop flavor solutions including new creations, duplications, and modifications across a broad range of sweet flavor profiles to project requirements

*Develop and apply appropriate methods to test through processing and application

*Drive investigation and discovery of new ingredient technologies, materials, and methods

*Generate and champion new innovative ideas, demonstrate feasibility and help commercialize successful ideas

*Collaborate with Sales, Marketing and Application Scientists to create customized presentations for key/target clients

*Perform quality control tests on new flavor prototypes and initiate document generation with Quality Control and the Regulatory Departments

*Review material and flavors for compliance with laws and regulatory requirements in the countries where they conduct business

*Participate in internal and external training and seminars for technical team

*Recognize problems, gather and interpret significant data to find creative solutions to complex issues

*Prepare and maintain accurate recordkeeping on all projects assigned


*BS in Food Science or similar preferred

*Certified member of the Society of Flavor Chemists

*Subject matter expert and experience developing flavors for sweet applications such as confectionary, beverages, and bakery items

*6-10 years of related experience is required

*Extensive knowledge and experience developing flavors for sweet applications such as confectionary, beverages, and bakery items, etc.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  151.18DW


Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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