The Applications team at Synergy develops standard-setting new product formulations covering the food/confection, beverage and nutrition categories. The Application team works in a collaborative setting with the Flavor Creations, Sensory, Research and Commercial functions throughout the innovation cycle – ideation and concept development through finished product delivery. In some instances, the Applications team does full product development as well as provides technical assistance to customers for finished products, including product scale-up at production facilities.
The Senior Beverage Application Technologist I specializes in the development of a wide variety of beverage products utilizing Synergy ingredients.
Independently develop and optimize beverage formulations with full understanding of processing parameters and writing production formulas
Utilize flavor knowledge to select best flavor for each application and work closely with flavor creation team to optimize flavors when needed
Lead multiple projects independently in terms of planning, communication, organization and time management
Provide technical guidance to junior team members
Provide technical support on customer calls and plant trials
Work collaboratively with sales and marketing as the technical lead to create presentations and demos for customers
Participate in routine taste panels
Keep up-to-date on technologies, science and trends related to the beverage category and the flavor industry
BS degree or higher in Food Science or other applied science
7+ years of experience in beverage development, 2-3 years of experience with alcohol development preferred
Ability to work accurately, quickly and with good laboratory practices.
Ability to communicate effectively and concisely
Must possess good documentation skills and be adept at working within Excel, Word and assorted databases
Positive attitude and willingness to work in a fast-paced team environment
About Synergy Flavors
Synergy Flavors is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts and essences, with a truly global footprint. With extensive experience across food, beverage and nutritional products industries, we develop high quality taste solutions which inspire innovation and can help you stay one step ahead of the competition.
Combining a long heritage of flavor development with proprietary extraction technology, we blend art and science to create an exceptional array of tastes. Investing continuously in our R&D and technical capabilities, our commitment to analytical and sensory innovation ensures we are always on hand to deliver the latest market insights and flavor breakthroughs.