Food Chemistry, Product Development & Ingredient Innovations, Sensory
4 Year Degree
“Endeavor to Build Value Through Unyielding Curiosity & Imagination.” Innovation, along with Quality/Safety and Advocacy are our three core differentiating values. This role lives the Innovation value on a daily basis.
Are you interested in how they apply to high-flying opportunities in the consumer, therapeutic and cannabis spaces? Do you have a nose and a passion for cannabis?
Using your sensory expertise and know-how, you would prepare distinct “notes,” flavor and aroma products across a wide range of mediums and form factors for new product development and proprietary blends. You are creative to formulate flavors and fragrances for use in different media (carbohydrate, aqueous/emulsions, protein, and so on). Your work is tested--for composition, efficacy, stability and other properties.
Your approach is disciplined with good documentation and lab notebook practices, and you value a commitment to the highest standards of Quality with ISO/FSSC/GMP. You’re collaborative, working with R&D, Production Operations, and sometimes even with Sales speaking to customers.
We are on a fast-growth trajectory. This position is offered with a competitive base salary, bonus, and equity. We are currently based on Hayden Island and SE 6th/Burnside in Portland. January 2022, we are scheduled to move to our new, state-of-the-art showcase facility in Hillsboro. Please take the commute into consideration.
At True Terpenes, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. True Terpenes is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
What You Should Already Know and Do
Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Food Technology, or Food Chemistry, or Natural Products chemistry (preferred emphasis on, emulsions, liposomal formulations, flavor and fragrance, flavor chemistry, and/or organic chemistry)
5 years of experience w/at least 3 years experience in a flavor and fragrance formulation capacity
Demonstrated clear, direct, inclusive communication style
Highly motivated to work in a fast paced environment with frequent change and innovation
What Makes for Success at True Terpenes
The Team Over Self– driving for team achievement over individual achievement; inspiring others to succeed; practicing humility to develop ourselves and each other
Efficiency– prioritizing and understanding the activities that will drive business goals; organizing work for efficient completion; taking the work out of “work”
Ownership & Initiation – independently taking action; sense of ownership and accountability
Collaboration & Trust – building trust and quality relationships by including all points-of-view and through clarity in frequent communication, transparency, shared accountability, ethics, and buy-in to common outcomes
Flexible in Thought & Agile in Action – thinking critically; solving problems and making quality decisions through assimilation of new information
Persistence – overcoming challenging obstacles or trying new and creative solutions regardless of the resources at hand
Additional Salary Information: Benefits and Equity!
About True Terpenes
We empower people to feel precisely how they want to feel.
Based in Portland, Oregon True Terpenes sets the industry standard for the highest quality, most thoroughly tested and trusted terpenes (pure aromatics) on the market. We are experts in our field and trusted producers of precision terpene blends, particularly for quality-driven producers at all production scales.
Our products are tested to the most demanding safety standards available. Formulated, blended, packed and labeled in cGMP facilities certified by FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001:2015 standards.
Our on staff scientists have curated a library of detailed plant analytics and extensive on-site research and development. We share our expertise in pure aromatics to help our domestic and international customers create safe, beneficial, high-quality products within a myriad of industries.
* 2018 Best Organic Terpenes - Terpenes & Testing
* 2019 Small Business Innovation Award
* 2019 Terpestival Award