FLAVORIST TRAINEE – Kerry – Beloit, WI
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are Kerry. The Taste & Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy
and feel better about.
we are growing. We need talented, passionate people who want to help us make
the business better. People who expect better from themselves. People who
care about delivering better for customers, their colleagues, the company and
their own career. People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the
business forward. We need great people who want to do great things. People
like you, perhaps.
you are high energy, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy
executing against the demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then
consider joining our team to help drive your career and Kerry forward.
Kerry is a $7.5B company with world
headquarters in Ireland and 40+ manufacturing facilities and 4,500 employees
in North America. Learn more and/or apply at www.kerry.com/careers.
The Flavorist Trainee plays a key
role in flavor sales growth, flavor creation, and flavor library and raw
material library maintenance by supporting Kerry Flavorists
in project work. The trainee will help the flavorist
to support customers by compounding flavors in liquid and powdered formats,
Learning by mentored training, organoleptic evaluation, experimentation and
literature review will help the Trainee to gain a wide breadth of knowledge
in flavor creation, project management, sensory evaluation and flavor
- Study and perform organoleptic
testing of raw materials daily as part of ongoing training to be a flavorist
- Compound a broad range of
flavors such as simple mixtures, extracts, emulsions, and powder blends
in support of sample requests and project needs to fulfill briefs
- Spray dry flavors in support of
sample requests and project needs
- Perform physical, chemical, and
organoleptic testing and analysis of flavors
- Work with analytical group for
flavor matching projects
- Collaborate with applications
group on projects as needed
- Train on relevant regulatory
and labeling requirements for flavors
- Meet with raw material
suppliers to learn about new raw materials to introduce into the system
- Support senior flavorists on various flavor projects both internal
- Work with cross functional team
to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best Taste and
Nutrition experience for our customers
- Participate in sensory panels
and other developmental opportunities
- Process the raw materials and
finished flavors through the different Kerry systems to maintain active
- Maintain inventory of raw
materials and lab supplies
- Maintain lab organization
- Attend relevant industry events
and seminars to further flavor training
- Continually study and learn the
different aspects of flavor chemistry as established in the syllabus of
the Society Of Flavor Chemists
· Bachelor degree in
Food Science, Life Sciences, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
· 2-5 years of
experience within related industry
· Additional course
work or seminar in flavor creations, flavor analysis, flavor applications.
· 2 years of
experience in a flavor laboratory, or related experience
· Good background in
organic chemistry, food chemistry, flavor applications.
· Good math skills for
· Demonstrates strong
and discerning sense of smell and taste.
· 2 years of
experience with Kerry
internship completed at a flavor or food company.
· Demonstrates passion
for flavor creations
· Comfortable in a
chemical laboratory setting exposed to strong odors and standing for long
periods of time.
· Ability to work with
cross-functional teams at multi levels within the organization.
· Good interpersonal
and communication skills.
flexibility and adaptability to change.
· Demonstrates no
limitations to tasting a variety of materials