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Technical Category Manager, Beverage

Location: Shanghai, China


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop new Beverage formulations based on industrial standards and country specific requirements 
  • Select and evaluate the right flavor solution in compliance with legal, costs, clients & applications requirements
  • Understand the commercial needs of the brief, the value and price criteria and become technical contact for certain key clients/categories. Prepare and lead client's technical presentations and visit clients
  • Establish new protocols for use/stability of ingredients/flavors or laboratory equipment. Run stability tests and check flavor solubility according to established protocol
  • Secure the project execution including cross functional teams. Work in a close collaboration with account managers, category teams (flavourist and marketing), other departments.
  • Manage various administrative internal systems/tasks related to projects briefs and keep daily record on laboratory work and results. Realize analysis (Brix, pH…) with laboratory equipment’s. Respect good laboratory practices following established HSE rules


We value:


  • Technical background in Food Science/Food Industry with at least 5 years of professional experience in a food or flavor industry in the category defined
  • Good command of English and Chinese;
  • Willing to travel;
  • Capable of handling multiple projects in a methodical manner, within short deadlines;
  • Pro-active, autonomous and able to take initiatives; Strong strategic and analytical thinking;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; enthusiastic, open-minded and good team player;



We offer:


  • Creative mindset to inspire our customers and consumers worldwide
  • Our expertise goes beyond smell and taste: it is the sum of our peoples' passions and knowledge that allows us to create the best solutions for our customers’ products.
  • A corporate mindset where every employee is trusted, valued, empowered and encouraged to grow.
  • A work-life balance and therefore offers flexible work arrangements
  • Being a privately-owned company we have a history of taking risks, which can lead to innovation and breakthroughs.  Our independence gives us the freedom to control our destiny.
  • Driving sustainable lifestyles for the well-being of present and future generations