Senior Flavor Technologist R&D, Processed Meat & Alternative Proteins (m/w/d)

Beginn der Ausschreibung:  22.06.2022
End der Ausschreibung: 

Ladenburg, DE, 68526

Gesellschaft:  BK Giulini GmbH

This position is located in Ladenburg


About ICL
ICL Group is a leading global specialty minerals company. The company creates impactful solutions for humanity's sustainability challenges in the global food, agriculture and industrial markets with strong focus on R&D and technological innovation. ICL employs around 12,000 people worldwide, more than 1,000 of them in Germany and Austria, and its 2021 revenues totaled approx. $ 7 billion. At the BK Giulini GmbH site in Ladenburg, around 500 employees work in the development, production and sale of additives for the coatings/paint, construction, cosmetics and food industries.


About the job 
Based out of Ladenburg, you will be responsible for further building and developing ICL Food Specialties flavoring and sensory capabilities. Within a team of driven and experienced Meat and Food Technologists, you will lead the development of flavor solutions for our international customers and join R&D project to deploy your experience in this field. As subject matter expert within our Ladenburg global Center of Excellence for Meat, Poultry, Seafood as well as Alternative Protein Solutions, you will be directly interacting with the teams in our local Application Centers in North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific region and guide them in relevant question regarding flavor science and sensory analysis. 


Job Description

  • Responsible for leading new flavor development projects for innovative solutions in MPS, vegetarian and vegan product alternatives
  • Interface with flavor houses and competence centers for solutions and projects 
  • Responsible for developing and implementing capabilities, processes and best practices regarding sensorial evaluation and panel testing to enable effective product development such as internal training
  • Preparing, organizing and analyzing sensory evaluations 
  • Interdisciplinary exchange and support of further applications such as dairy and alternative dairy
  • Conduct product and application development trials and define product requirements and formulation of functional food compounds with focus on flavor and taste
  • Project management and documentation according to project management procedures
  • Manage global technical application exchange with affiliated R&D-sites (regular and project-related communication)
  • Close cooperation with sales, marketing, production, procurement as well as quality assurance
  • Creation of application-specific recipes / end product ideas, support rollout of new products, presentation of technical properties for product-related information, proposal of product-relevant test criteria for quality assurance
  • Implementation and management of in-house seminars


Technical requirements

  • Bachelor or Master´s degree in Food Chemistry, Food Science or Technologist with specialization to flavor science / sensory analysis
  • Broad experience in developing flavors (at least 5 years) in the field of meat / seafood, convenience industry (including creation of vegetarian and vegan product alternatives) or similar industry.
  • Experienced in taste, aroma and in formulating flavoring components
  • Good knowledge about flavors in savory foods, such as meat and alternative protein applications
  • Additional applications such as dairy / cheese would be a plus
  • Able to translate the customer need into the language of flavor solutions
  • Deep technical and application knowledge of food additives and ingredients, especially for flavor and of food processing
  • Strong documentation, organization and time management skills (prioritization, multitasking)
  • Fluent written and spoken English and German language


Personal requirements

  • Passion for food flavoring and taste
  • Enjoy working on development projects to promote them technically
  • Independent work, creativity, solution-oriented, organizational talent and assertiveness
  • Taking responsibility for the proper implementation of projects
  • Willingness to search for new flavors and new raw materials
  • Ability to lead projects, share and discuss results within multidisciplinary, local and global team
  • Travel: (Periodic) Visits to customers and cooperation partners


More information
Compensation of the chemical industry including company social benefits, work-life balance, a challenging position with a high level of personal responsibility in a professional and motivated team. 

Please send your complete application and upload your resume and cover letter online including your salary expectations and your next possible starting date exclusively via our career page. For further questions, please contact Arya Hauk, Human Resources.