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The position: Flavor scientist for Snapple beverages
Location: Plano, Texas
Job duties: Will evaluate new flavors and technologies with the goal of driving competitive advantages. Process will involve creating new flavors or modifying existing flavors to deliver the best taste for new product developments. Position involves a particular emphasis on masking and modulation formulations, sensates and sweetness enhancement. Will collaborate with various company departments and vendors to establish priorities for the rationalization and manufacturing of flavors. Will serve as a flavor expert who leads or contributes to cross-functional teams. Must be able to interpret flavor analyses in order to proactively guide flavor development. Will be accountable for R&D approval of new vendors and materials when appropriate.
The company: Snapple is part of the Dr Pepper Snapple (Stock Quote: DPS) company, one of the largest beverage company in the Americas. In addition to Dr Pepper and Snapple, the company's brands include 7UP, A&W, Sunkist Soda, Hawaiian Punch and Canada Dry.
Requirements: Must have degree in food science or chemistry, or equivalent experience. Requires training as a creative flavorist, plus five to 10 years experience in flavor development, flavor delivery system development or a closely related field. Must have excellent project management abilities, plus good communication skills. Computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs is essential.
Extra perks: Employees get comprehensive medical/dental plans, plus life insurance, flexible spending accounts and paid vacation time. This particular position also involves tasting lots of Snapple products — and playing a vital role in creating great new drinks.
Interesting info: Snapple prides itself on its emphasis on corporate social responsibility — which includes using employees who are treated well and compensated fairly, and offering products with reduced calorie versions to accommodate a healthy lifestyle.