Altria Client Services is currently seeking highly
qualified Principal Flavorist to lead and
develop flavor systems compatible with current, new and future
product lines as part of our Research and Development Organization
located in Richmond,
Altria Client Services provides high quality services to our parent
company, Altria Group. The Altria family of companies includes Philip
Morris USA, John Middleton, Inc. and Philip Morris Capital
Corporation. At Altria Client Services, we recognize that our people
are the reason we achieve our business goals. In addition, we believe
in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing
them with opportunities for training, development and advancement.
This position is responsible for providing direction, technical
expertise, and signature approval authority in the creation and
reformulation of casings, top flavors, aftercut
flavors, process and product requirements for tobacco and non tobacco
products. Position functions as an understudy to Master Flavorist and a mentor to Senior Flavorists and Senior Blenders.
? Engage Marketing, Consumer Research, Blend Creation, and
other Product Development groups in the identification, direction,
and the translation of consumer insights and preferences into new
? Provide technical leadership on the sensorial
characteristics of flavor ingredients, compounded flavors, processing
aids, specification changes, final products, and non-conforming
products as a member of the Leaf Blending & Flavor Development
? Manage the development of Project Briefs and co-development
activities with flavor suppliers adhering to the conditions of the
Master Service Agreement.
? Lead and direct the development and implementation of
infrastructure to assure flavor systems are developed in accordance
with Product Integrity guidelines.
? Develop recommendations for the Flavor Processing group to
reduce manufacturing complexity and costs.
? Lead and direct in the implementation, creation, and
maintenance of PMUSA quality systems procedures and work instructions
in support of legal and regulatory requirements.
? Serve as a project manager and provide technical expertise
on cross-functional projects for new product and new process creation.
? Build capability for future Flavor Creation talent through
training and mentoring less experienced Flavorists.
Skills and Requirements:
? Bachelors degree in Chemistry or Food Science preferred or
possess a minimum of seven to ten years experience in a field related
to creative flavor design.
? Experience required in tobacco and food flavors, flavor
chemistry, and/or flavor processing technologies.
? Must possess strong strategic planning and project
? Must have in-depth knowledge of Flavor Compounding,
Chemistry, and interactions/reactions.
? Must possess expert knowledge of flavor ingredients, flavor
application equipment and technologies, as well as in-depth knowledge
of tobacco, casing, and flavor interactions.
? Must be able to effectively present and communicate complex
technical information to Senior Management.
? This position requires advanced knowledge of computer software
(i.e. Microsoft Office, SAP, and other business systems)
Additional & Physical Requirements:
· The ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time.
· The ability to work in production environment which may involve
· The willingness to work in a production environment that may be
dusty and noisy requiring personal protective equipment to be worn.
· The willingness to travel domestically and/or internationally in a
car or via air.
· This position requires smoking to assess the sensory
characteristics of cigarettes; therefore, it is open to current
In addition to the opportunity to apply your skills toward these key
business initiatives, we offer an excellent compensation package
including a competitive base salary, comprehensive
health/vision/dental insurance, relocation, incentive compensation
and participation in our deferred profit sharing.
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Altria Client Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer (M/F/V/D). We support diversity in our workforce.
Altria Corporate Services is a drug-free workplace.