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Food Technologist - Princeton, NJ

Key Responsibilities:

•Manage/coordinate flavor applications and associated technical activities for diverse innovation projects/initiatives for F&B clients.
•Develop food & beverage applications independently to showcase Firmenich flavors and technologies
•Autonomously plan and execute day to day project and lab activities for sensory and stability studies.
•Design and execute experiments to identify key advantages of our technologies
•Maintain an organized, clean and safe laboratory environment
•Facilitate lab maintenance, building and environmental safety standards as required
•Work closely with R&D community to identify opportunities and translate them into commercial applications
•Work on strategic innovation projects with select clients
•Be the go to person for all technical information on our technologies and new innovations.
•Project management - Manage innovation projects and champion required actions to meet project objectives
•Create new product concepts based on trends for proactive presentations
•Participate in work sessions with clients
•Keep abreast of technical knowledge in terms of ingredients, formulations and processes relating to new food and beverage trends
•Leverage internal and external resources to bring insight, expertise and efficiency into project executions
•Establish and maintain network of pertinent working relationships with technical community

 

Requirements:
•5+ years with Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science/Chemistry/Science Technology or equivalent
•3+ Master’s degree preferred with flavor/food industry experience working in flavor applications and/or product development capacities
•Hands on experience working with standard food science lab instruments to pilot equipments
•Good knowledge of sensory methodologies is a plus
•Demonstrated technical track record in working with new technologies and innovations
•Ability to travel as needed (<10%)

 

We Value:
•Project Management experience
•Ability to multi-task various project initiatives and work stages
•Self -starter/operates autonomously with minimal or no supervision required
•Technical/professional knowledge and skills
•Experience/track record of building strategic network of working relationships
•Priority and decision making expertise
•Safe & ethical work standards


We Offer:
•A culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
•The opportunity to work for a company that cares about the environment and sets and achieves ambitious sustainability objectives
•A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
•Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively

 


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

 

Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs

 


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey