Food Technologist - Beverages at Givaudan Nigeria

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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’.

FOOD TECHNOLOGIST - BEVERAGES

Requisition ID: 75741
Location: Lagos
Regular: Full-Time

JOB DESCRIPTION
We are looking to for a Food Technologist for Beverage Applications in Nigeria - Lagos. The primary focus of this position is to execute daily brief-related tasks and apply knowledge during the flavour selection, evaluation and application development.
Serve as technical expert and advisor to marketing, sales, flavour creation, and customers for specific beverage applications.
Sounds interesting?  It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us you always aim to exceed customer needs, deliver value and are skilled at fostering strong relationships.  In this exciting role you will:

Projects:
You will provide technical support to customers (directly) or through project briefs, including the recommendation of flavours and technical information on application issues. You will prepare, organize, and/or execute state-of-the-art flavoured food products for customer presentations.
You will recommend optimal flavours for customer projects according to all relevant requirements (taste profile, legislation, technical suitability, costs, etc.) and maintain the flavour collections.
You will act as independent project leader for all allocated projects. You will report results in concise way in support of WinRate and sales. You will take responsibility for technical customer communication to achieve a positive outcome of projects.
You will leverage on new technologies for submissions to customers and also identify new opportunities.

Application:
You will develop new application recipes as well as new concepts for customers, based on new developments in the market, trends, new raw materials. You will arrange and conduct tasting sessions, process and interpret the results to customers and internally.
You will provide support and exchange information on flavour performance, food recipes with other Givaudan sites.
You will maintain the product portfolio and support the local librarian sensory evaluations.

Health and Safety:
You will work strictly according to the company requirements for optimal safety, hygiene and protection of the environment.

Travel:
You will be required to travel in the Sub-Saharan African region and abroad when required.

You?
Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and work in a team as passionate as you are? Then come join us - and impact your world.

REQUIREMENTS
Your professional profile includes:

Diploma/Degree in Food Science / Technology
3 - 5 years Senior Product Development Experience in the Savoury segment
Practical experience in food product development, manufacturing and flavour applications
Well-developed olfactory and sensory skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Fluent in English (spoken and written)
Computer Skill MS Office based programs with emphasis on Excel, Power Point and Word
Team-focussed work style, whilst being able to work independently
Ability to balance both analytical and intuitive thinking
Ability to work in complex matrix organisation
Hands-on work style with a Winning personality
Ability to gather the know-how from other units
Passion for food technology, culinary trends and innovation

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