Flavour Technologist Chemistry graduate opportunity

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1168040045-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2023
  • Apprentice Employer: Aspion
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £21,000 to £26,000
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Science & Technology, Commercial & QS, Health and Safety, Marketing, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Chemistry Graduates Required

Job Tittle: Graduate Flavour Technologist

Location: Ellesmere Port

Site / Lab based

Job Reference: JW65373

Have you recently graduated in Chemistry and eager to kick start your career in the World of FMCG?

Would you thrive in a role which requires a creative approach and the chance to experiment in flavours?

Are you energetic and someone who would add a positive perspective in a close knit team?

If yes to the above and you would be eager to join a Global leading business and grow with a highly knowledgeable team, please reach out

Overview of role:

As a Flavor Technologist, you will be responsible for developing, testing, and refining the flavors used in our range of beverages / products. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product development, quality control, and marketing, to ensure our products.

Package Details:

  • Salary - Based on experience
  • Lab based
  • 20 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays
  • Monday to Thursday 08:30am - Friday 2pm Finish
  • Company Pension
  • Great working environment

Duties of the role:

Flavor Development:

  • Create and develop new beverage flavors based on market trends, consumer preferences, and product objectives.
  • Modify existing flavors to improve taste, aroma, and overall product quality.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations to assess flavor profiles and make necessary adjustments.

Ingredient Selection:

  • Research and source raw materials and ingredients, such as natural and artificial flavor compounds, for flavor creation.
  • Evaluate ingredient suppliers and maintain relationships with them.

Recipe Formulation:

  • Develop and document precise flavor formulations and recipes, ensuring consistency in production.
  • Collaborate with R&D teams to integrate flavors into beverage formulations, considering factors like stability and solubility.

Quality Control:

  • Conduct quality tests and sensory evaluations to ensure flavors meet product specifications and industry standards.
  • Address any flavor-related quality issues and propose solutions.

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Stay updated on regulatory guidelines and ensure that flavor formulations adhere to safety and labeling regulations.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation for regulatory submissions.

Taste Panel Management:

  • Organize and manage taste panels to gather feedback on flavors and make necessary improvements.
  • Train panelists and maintain panel records.

Market Research:

  • Monitor market trends, competitor products, and consumer preferences related to flavors in the beverage industry.
  • Use market insights to guide flavor development strategies.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, sales, and production, to align flavor profiles with branding and marketing strategies.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers, colleagues, and stakeholders.

Experience Required:

  • Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or a related field is a must.
  • Strong knowledge of flavor chemistry and sensory evaluation techniques.
  • Experience in beverage or food product development.
  • Familiarity with industry regulations and quality control standards.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical abilities.
  • Creativity and a passion for flavor innovation.

A Flavor Technologist is a vital part of any drinks manufacturing business, contributing to the creation of unique and appealing beverage products that resonate with consumers in a competitive market.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to or, alternatively, submit your application via the link below.

Jasmine Williams - Commercial Manager

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