Application Specialist (R&D) - Food Flavoring

Bangkok / 30k - 50k

Our client is a multinational food flavoring and ingredients company which is headquartered in the Netherlands. In Thailand they have a small manufacturing facility with around 15 employees, however they plan to increase production by 300% over the next few years. They are seeking a new product innovation specialist to join their team in Bangkok.

The sought-after candidate will report to the R&D Innovations Manager and assist with new product developments / flavoring development and trials / assessments for our client’s customers internationally. This will involve the following key responsibilities:

· Taste and evaluate existing flavors, including dosage, related to customer’s target.

· Apply flavor in sweet or savory applications and select the most performing ones, using sensory tests.

· Carry out flavor application projects in compliance with delays, hygiene, quality and security.

· Develop new product prototypes that effectively demonstrate opportunities for company’s products.

· Work with flavorist on new products ranges and collections, and related presentations.

· Prepare market surveys, products leaflet and marketing presentations and search for new food and beverage trends for effective developments.

· Prepare flavor samples, product recipes, finished products, samples and presentations.

· Be involved in HACCP and ISO norms.

· Set up internal tasting sessions (evaluation panels).

· Work closely with all R&D and Sales departments.

· Coordinate between R&D laboratories and sales.


· Degree in food technology or related field.

· 2+ years’ experience in a R&D / Flavor Creation role preferably in a multinational food company.

· Dynamic, fast and flexible team player within a multi-cultural team.

· Fluent in English, computer literacy, knowledge of the food industry area.

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