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Senior Flavourist for Savoury

DSM Austria GmbH

Senior Flavourist for Savoury

As a Senior Savoury Flavourist in Vienna, you will be responsible for flavour development projects, in order to ensure an effective and successful creation process in cooperation with customers, according to business objectives. You will be part of a successful international team working across European countries and beyond, which has grown successfully over the past few years. Based in the most livable city in the world.

At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.

Your key responsibilities

Flavour Creation & Evaluation

•   Create new savoury flavours or modify existing flavours to meet project requirements, internal testing needs, or new technology development for selected flavour types

•   Execute daily tasks and fully manage assigned projects and provide flavours which meet all defined project needs, considering when relevant good manufacturing practices, sample scale-up, production requirements, regulatory compliance, etc.

•   Collaborate with portfolio, application and CI teams to address tonality gaps, and proactively create innovative flavors

•   Contribute to the Improvement of our creation Palette partnering with our Innovation, compliance and  procurement teams

Knowledge Sharing & Expertise

•   Mentor young flavorists and ensure knowledge sharing within and outside of Europe

•   Contribute and share in the Global Creation community in dsm-firmenich to ensure global connection and personal development on topics

•   Participate and learn about all areas of the company (analytical chemistry, sensory, consumer understanding, regulatory, flavour delivery, manufacturing, etc.)

•   Contribute as technical expert and advisor to internal and external partners for ingredient and flavour performance

•   When required lead as a technical expert to resolve flavour production issues and customer complaints

We bring

  • Industry benchmark creation systems using in house AI based digital tools
  • Unique creation palette and captive ingredients
  • Individual development plans supported by a state of the art continuous learning and mentoring programs
  • Unique, valued global creation community
  • Working in a multi cultural environment
  • A Culture that values diversity and where people are at the heart of the company
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about environment and sets and achieve ambitious sustainability objectives

You bring

  • Polytechnic or Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology
  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a Flavourist in Savory Flavour Creation
  • Flavourist Trainee experience covering the various aspects of Savory flavour creation
  • Skills in utilizing a range of Savory tools and ingredients such as Top notes, Reaction keys, oleoresins and extracts to create cost effective high impact Savoury flavours
  • Experience in Savoury Top note creation and sensory understanding of the molecular palette.
  • Expert level tasting skills.
  • Experience of interacting with customers to effectively discuss project and creation needs for multiple applications
  • Project management skills with the ability to successfully support large development projects
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of local and regional regulatory requirements for Flavours
  • Intermediate knowledge of application equipment, ingredients, and manufacturing procedures for the production of snack products.
  • Expert-level knowledge of flavour manufacturing equipment and processes

The application process

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal.

Equal Opportunities Commitment

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.

As a committed equal opportunity employer, we ensure our recruitment practices are inclusive and fair. We encourage  the recruitment of a diverse workforce, representative of the communities in which we work, by using inclusive language, diverse interview panels, diversified sourcing strategies. Selection is based on qualifications, competency, experience, performance history and fit with the team to advance fair and equitable opportunity.

Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, backgrounds, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Pease note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

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Company Information
  • Total Jobs 16 Jobs
  • Category Private Company
  • Region Worldwide
  • Full Address Erber Campus1, 3131 Getzersdorf
  • Number of employees 600 in Austria / 1400 global
  • Branche Biotechnologie
  • Foto credits (c) DSM - Austria GmbH


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