Senior Sweet Flavourist – Thailand
Client Description:

Our client is a European flavour producer, supplying sweet and savoury flavours to food producers throughout Thailand and Asia.

Job Description:

  • Answering project briefs and ensuring response is accurate, appropriately presented and timely with the technical and commercial teams.
  • Working in liaison with client personnel to help resolve client technical challenges from initial brief through to full production.
  • Advising sales/customer service team when opportunities arise to develop/enhance existing flavours for specified clients.
  • Developing market winning flavours to delight customers in Thailand and the wider Asia region (Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Japan amongst others).
  • Assess analytical techniques that may be beneficial to broadening the technical capabilities of our clients Thailand/Asia operations.
  • Utilise GC-MS analysis of competitors’ flavourings to assist the Technical department, ensuring self is up to date with raw materials, food processing and competitive flavour developments
  • Maintain and develop a sound knowledge of raw materials and suppliers based on thorough evaluation.
  • In liaison with Technical Manager to ensure our client can offer existing and agreed potential clients competitive flavour submissions (performance, cost)
  • Developing “new” flavours through creation, matching, modification, delivery systems/responding to food processing opportunities.
  • Ensuring screening is sufficiently sensitive to enable the best fit flavour for each brief and that no flavour is submitted to client without approval of self or Technical Manager (unless a repeat sample)
  • Act as mentor for junior staff and train the Thai technical on flavour chemistry to transfer knowledge.
  • Technical Manager feedback on skill & knowledge development and meeting key responsibilities.
  • Development of commercially viable flavours.
  • New business from existing and new clients.
  • Client feedback.
  • Company technical reputation within the industry as understood by independent and anecdotal research/feedback.
  • Key Measurements:
  • Technical Manager feedback on skill & knowledge development and meeting key responsibilities.
  • Development of commercially viable flavours.
  • New business from existing and new clients.
  • Client feedback.
  • Company technical reputation within the industry as understood by independent and anecdotal research/feedback.
  • Key Relationships:
  • Work cross-functionally (marketing, sales, innovation) to ensure excellence in category/project planning and also across regions with other locations. Key relationships with Managing Director Thailand - Technical Manager Thailand - Innovations Director Europe - Senior Flavourist UK - Marketing Manager Europe - Sales Manager Thailand.
  • Builds relationships with customers and their teams as necessary but with focus on Raw material suppliers, Educational Institutes, British Society of Flavourists.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the food industry as a sweet flavour chemist.
  • Flavour chemistry knowledge.
  • Ability to read GC/MS analysis.
  • Insights into trends/challenges facing the industry.
  • Able to compound and create sweet liquid and spray dry flavours.
  • Ability to build effective strategic working relationships - able to influence across departments.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Good team player.
  • Effective organisational skills.
  • Able to demonstrate analytical thinking.
  • Self-starting.
  • Idea generator.
  • Success driven.
  • Completer/finisher.
  • High commitment.
  • Customer and service –orientated thinking.
  • Able to work effectively in a cross-culture environment.

Company Benefits:

Our client offers a competitive remuneration benefits package that includes a great salary, annual bonus based on company and personal performance, additional allowance, pension fund, medical insurance and an opportunity to be a part of this growing organization in Asia.

Level: Middle

Industry: Food, Nutrition, Flavour

Senior Sweet Flavourist – Thailand

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