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Job Title:

Scientist III - Flavor Scientist


Winston-Salem, NC


Research & Development



Company Information:

Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; American Snuff Company, LLC; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company.

  • RAI Services Company is a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. and provides HR, IM, financial, legal and other services to RAI's operating companies.
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include two of the best-selling brands in the United States: Camel and Pall Mall.
  • American Snuff Company, LLC is the nation's second-largest manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products. Its leading brands are Grizzly and Kodiak.
  • Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc. manufactures Natural American Spirit 100% additive-free natural tobacco products, including styles made with organic tobacco.
  • Niconovum USA and Niconovum AB market innovative nicotine replacement therapy products in the U.S. and Sweden, respectively, under the Zonnic brand name.
  • R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company makes and markets VUSE digital vapor cigarettes.

The employees of RAI and its subsidiaries are committed to innovation with purpose: transforming the tobacco industry.

Our employees are invited and expected to think and act boldly - and are rewarded for it. Our people drive the innovation and ignite the thought leadership that is transforming an entire industry.

We offer employment opportunities with a meaningful purpose, and employees are empowered to make a difference as soon as they join the team. It's an exciting, creative and fast-paced environment.

We are always on the lookout for bright, motivated, unconventional thinkers who want to drive change by collaborating with high-performing, dynamic teams.

Position Description:

Principal Duties And Responsibilities:

Flavor Scientist must exhibit strong technical leadership skills and manage projects with moderate to minimal guidance. The candidate will collaborate with Product Integrity on ingredient usage. He or she will work cross-functionally with Product Development, Procurement, Product Quality, Materials Quality, and Manufacturing to execute project activities within specified timelines.

Key responsibilities will include:
Develop taste profiles for new and existing tobacco products to meet brand and corporate objectives.
Collaborate with other flavorists on ingredient research, product development and sensory assessment of tobacco products.
Issue formula disclosures for Product Integrity review.
Partner with product developers, Procurement, Product Quality, Materials Quality and other relevant stakeholders on ingredient usage.
Ensure all development activities are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, business policies and processes.
Apply project management principles to execute multiple project work streams and ensure development activities are aligned with project timelines.
Issue written reports to document research, analysis, evaluation of flavor technologies and project activities.

Position Qualification:

This position requires smoking to assess the sensory characteristics of cigarettes; therefore, is open to current users of tobacco products only.
Minimum BS in chemistry, biology or food science
Sensory evaluation acuity and flavor ingredient knowledge
Capability of conceiving and executing research projects
Ability to manage numerous complex projects simultaneously
Analytical and intuitive problem solving skills
Strong written and oral communication skills are required
Proficient in Microsoft Office software


Competitive Annual Salary
Targeted Annual Bonus
Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefits Information:

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package

Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service

Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave

A free, confidential personal financial counseling service

Free on-site health clinics and fitness centers

A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

A free health-care advocacy service

Volunteer service opportunities

Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Extensive training opportunities

Company Statement:


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd. We:

Do the right thing. We treat every person with respect, fairness and integrity, and we embrace diversity.

Encourage new ideas to build our business. In our high-performance culture, we encourage and reward innovative thinking and new, savvy ways of doing things. Our company has a history of innovation - pioneering many of our industry's new programs and techniques in fields ranging from marketing to research to operations.

Translate ideas into action, with boldness and speed. We leverage our knowledge and imagination to generate innovative business-building initiatives. Working with us gives you an opportunity to be a part of developing cutting-edge strategies.

Believe in our values and strive to win. Our pride and our dedication to high performance drive us to deliver the best results.

Offer competitive pay and benefits.

Our employees are principled, creative, dynamic and passionate people. They are proud of their company's principled approach to marketing a controversial product. And, the company is proud of its employees' determination to overcome business challenges, to always seek better ways to serve adult tobacco consumers and to be good corporate citizens. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.

Telephone: 262-439-1893


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