Flavour Specialist Job at Nestlé in Lausanne, VD
Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
Defined term contract, 2 years
Starting date: as soon as possible
To support its research strategy on vegan meal solutions, Flavour group at Nestlé Research is seeking a Flavour Specialist.
As a scientist in flavour chemistry, you will lead activities/projects on the relationships between ingredients, transformation pathways, organoleptic properties to improve consumer preference for accelerated innovation. In-depth knowledge on the important role of flavour molecules, their formation during processing and ways to modulate their presence in final products are key competencies to strengthen the R&D strategy.
A day in the life of a Flavour Specialist
Plan, lead and execute research projects/activities to improve flavour in the area of vegan meal solutions
Contribute to other Nestlé R&D projects where flavour improvement is needed (internally or within external collaboration)
Provide flavour expertise & assistance for Operations and R&D (in collaboration with R&D Centres, R&D Networks & Markets)
Propose new analytical/data mining tools and/or product development related to flavour generation and sensory performance
Develop Nestle external network & collaboration in the field of expertise
Coach juniors scientists/technicians/Master students
What will make you successful
PhD in Flavour, Food or Analytical Chemistry with good technical competencies on mass spectrometry techniques for flavour analysis (e.g. GC-MS, LC/MS, on-line techniques)
Strong knowledge and competencies in flavour chemistry (e.g. flavour generation, flavour stability, sensory relevance), and link to raw materials and food processing
Additional knowledge on sensory science, chemometrics, or other relevant areas is an asset
Minimum 3-4 years of work experience in running scientific activities in the field of expertise
Experience in managing projects and building & managing relationships with key internal & external stakeholders at senior level
Previous experience working in cross functional teams
Excellent communication skills in English (written/oral)
We are Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our values are rooted in respect: respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future. With more than CHF 91.4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries. We believe our people are our most important asset, so we’ll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures. Want to learn more? Visit us at www.nestle.com.
Company Location: Lausanne, VD