R&D Scientist - Seasoning & Flavor

Job Description

Auto req ID: 203345BR

Job Description

Accountability

  • Deliver seasoning design per aligned ‘Product Design Brief’ for Refresh type flavor innovation: convert consumer learning / insight or iCrave mapping into clear flavor brief & liaison with selected suppliers; lead sample evaluation with PD, sensory & marketing counterparts & finalize design in time per aligned agenda; prepare CLT samples; engage supplier to deliver required documents per check-list by G3 sign-off; lead seasoning functionality trial to sign off to Ops
  • Assist whole flavor solution design for Reframe project
  • Rectify seasoning functionality issue
  • Identify opportunity to improve seasoning development process to be more effective & higher quality
  • Assist documentation colleagues to maintain well-being of seasoning documentation
  • Build a strong network with global seasoning team
  • Manage a robust yet sustainable win-win relationship with all core seasoning suppliers in Asia BU

Main purpose
  • To support Asia business unit ambitious growth:
  • To support global R&D diligency:
    1. Localizing global iconic flavor, meeting legal & financial requirement;
    2. Working with global R&D and suppliers to identify suitable one from global collection - FlavourBank.
  • To react fast to business needs with local presence
  • To develop flavor with more local cultural insight & taste preference knowledge
  • To work closely with suppliers who have Thailand as their development hub for ASEAN markets

Qualifications/Requirements

Job Qualifications

  • Degree in Food Science / Chemistry / Culinary, minimum bachelor, master preferred
  • 8 years+ experience of R&D or Marketing functions in FMCG, or flavor houses, or QFS, with flavor selection experience is a plus
  • Self-motivated
  • Quick learner
  • Logical thinker
  • Good interpersonal skills, must be a team player

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular