Flavor Development Scientist
Abbott AG
Zwolle, Netherlands
28 dagen geleden


In Zwolle a R&D Technology Center is situated for product development. A new capability for the Zwolle R&D is flavor development for which we are recruiting.

Flavor Development Scientist

The flavor development scientist will be part of the global R&D organization. We are looking for a candidate with a broad interest in infant and medical nutrition product development and consumer research.

The role will report into the manager R&D Technology Center, works in close cooperation with the Sensory Scientists in Zwolle and Columbus (USA).

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Gather, assimilate, and disseminate flavor trend information to brand teams.
  • Identify ideal / target sensory profile for the final product using competitor product and market product category review from internal sensory department or flavor industry partners.
  • Consult / collaborate with Product Developers to create a base which allows desired taste profile to be achieved.
  • Write project briefs and engage with flavor suppliers on projects.
  • Plan and coordinate research runs and experiments with other members of R&D.
  • Contribute to base product organoleptic improvement research projects.
  • Compose flavor systems which best mask deficits of the base product and create a full balanced experience of the named flavor.
  • Identify color and sweetener systems that meet appearance and sweetness objectives.
  • Request country suitability reviews of flavor formulations and maintain databases of information to flavor composition and regulatory compliance.
  • Issue pre-replicate flavor recommendations to product development teams.
  • Coordinate new commodity approval process for flavor, color, sweetener ingredients.
  • Support sensory evaluations by our consumer panels.
  • Educational background and Work Experience

  • MS Food Science / Chemistry or other relevant scientific field or BS in Food Science / Chemistry with 5+ years progressive and practical related experience sufficient to demonstrate equivalency.
  • Technical experience with the application of flavors, colors, and sweeteners in consumer products (nutritional products a plus).
  • No taste or smell dysfunctions or food allergies.
  • Experience in interpretation of sensory data.
  • Ability to serve multiple clients and adapt to various working styles.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to serve multiple clients and adapt to various working styles.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and in writing)
  • What can we offer you?

    Abbott provides a varied, challenging and international position in a dynamic and pleasant working environment. In our organization, you can count on excellent primary and secondary benefits, a positive working atmosphere, a personal growth plan, extensive training opportunities and good career perspective.

    We are in the business of advancement, both in health solutions and in the lives and careers of our employees. Our work across the world and in many areas of healthcare provides a rich environment for our employees to explore career paths, interests and opportunities.

    How to apply?

    If you are appealed by Abbott, looking for a job with meaning and recognize yourself in the outlined profile, please make your interest known.

    You can apply via our website () with your resume and letter of application. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments referring this job profile to Meltem Cakir,

    JOB FAMILY : Product Development


    ANRD Nutrition Research & Development

    LOCATION : Netherlands >


    WORK SHIFT : Standard

    TRAVEL : Not specified



    Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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