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Junior Flavorist-1302038 – Memphis, TN


Kraft Foods Group is one of the most admired and largest food and beverage businesses in North America. We’re also one of the largest worldwide among publicly traded consumer packaged food and beverage companies, based on our 2012 combined net revenues of $18.7 billion.

We manufacture and market food and beverage products, including convenient meals, Refreshment beverages and coffee, cheese and other grocery products, primarily in the United States and Canada, under a host of iconic brands. Our product categories span breakfast, lunch and dinner meal occasions, both at home and in foodservice locations.

Our diverse brand portfolio consists of many of the most popular food brands in North America, Including three brands with annual net revenues exceeding $1 billion each – Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings; Oscar Mayer meats; and Maxwell House coffees – plus over 20 brands with annual net revenues of between $100 million and $1 billion each.

In the United States, based on dollar share in 2012, we hold the number one branded share position in a majority of our 50 product categories, as well as in 18 of our top 20 product categories. We hold the number two branded share position in the other two product categories.


This position is part of the Kraft Food Ingredients R&D Organization based in Memphis, TN. Primary responsibility for this position includes the execution from concept to commercialization of assigned new product development, quality improvement, or cost optimization in savory and dairy flavors.


·         Formulate liquid compounded flavors, spray dry flavors, and dry blends for savory and dairy

·         Generate creative ideas, innovations and approaches for Savory Flavors Category

·         Interface with multiple cross-functional groups to execute projects and provide technical support to KFI customers

·         Conduct pilot plant trails and commercialization of new product development

·         Provide leadership and instruction to technicians and lower level professional personnel as required

·         Complete apprentice program and become a Certified Flavorist of the Society of Flavor Chemists

·         25% travel to manufacturing sites and customer visits


·         Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or a related Applied Science required; Masters or PhD a plus

·         Minimum five years’ experience in creative flavor development; Minimum five years food industry experience

·         Member of Society of Flavor Chemists

·         Demonstrated ability of full working technical knowledge of product and process optimization, including formula development, manufacturing validation and implementation

·         Interpersonal skills that allow for effective working relationships with peers, cross functional team managers and customers

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office)

Kraft Foods is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Kraft recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.


: Research & Development

Primary Location

: NA-US-TN-Memphis

Kraft Foods Group is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Kraft provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact 847-646-6044 to request assistance.

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