Flavour Creation Assistant for the Middle East region (Snacks Category) – 1 Year

Givaudan Suisse SA (Dubai Branch)

Job Description

Flavour Creation Assistant for the Middle East region (Snacks Category) – 1 Year open contract role

A Flavour Creation Assistant with a global leader in the creation of Taste & Wellbeing and Fragrances & Beauty, and a key member of our Taste & Wellbeing Creation & Application team in the Dubai office focusing on our exciting array of customers in the Middle East region – Your future position?

The Taste & Wellbeing Creation & Application (T&WCA) organisation within Givaudan is at the forefront of discovering and developing new creative ingredients and flavours for all kinds of food applications focusing on the Beverage, Bakery, Sweet Goods, Dairy, Snacks, Savoury, Naturals, and other exciting categories. We are truly a global organisation consisting of diverse experts from science, creation, application, and sensory science.

Our T&WCA team in Dubai supports our customers in the Middle East region across all the Taste & Wellbeing categories. Due to an internal move, we are looking to hire a ‘Flavour Creation Assistant (Snacks category)’ as a replacement for the role. As a key member of our T&WCA team, you will focus mainly on the Snacks category and some projects on the Savoury side, support the preparation of flavour samples and participate in flavour evaluations and testing. You will support the creation and application process according to customer project priorities in the Middle East region. 

You will be responsible for compounding flavour samples, managing raw materials, and sending flavour samples to customers. You will be based in our Dubai office and report to the Taste & Wellbeing Creation & Application (T&WCA) Technical Manager for the Middle East region. The role offers excellent opportunities for both personal and professional development. 

The role will be on a 1-year open contract to start with and working full time 5 days a week. The contract could be extended later as per our evolving business requirements in the region. 

You will work for a company that touches billions of consumers more than a hundred times a day. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, Givaudan has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. Our passion is to collaborate with customers and partners to develop game-changing innovations in the food & beverage, fragrance and beauty industries. We have a culture that works to inspire, challenge and capture the heart and soul of consumers and customers. Our customers in the Middle East region have local, regional, and international profiles, which brings diversity and curiosity to our daily job.

Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if you love staying ahead of the curve, always aim to exceed customer needs, have a passion for food technology, and have a discerning palate!

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for:

  • Prepare flavour samples as requested for customer briefs, application needs, technology performance assessment, QC standards, and physical testing.
  • Be the primary contact to provide flavour samples for other labs and functions within Givaudan.
  • Maintain all required formula records and brief documentation in the company database software.
  • Maintain an organised and updated stock of raw materials in the lab.
  • Maintain an organised collection of flavours in the lab for immediate response to briefs and application requests.
  • Support the application of flavours to food products when assigned.
  • Support the evaluation of raw materials (including experimental ingredients), new technology, and flavours in food products and provide flavour performance feedback.
  • Maintain a clean laboratory environment by observing Environment, Health, and Safety guidelines and good laboratory practices in Givaudan.

You? Are you someone who wants to shape your world? Who excels being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with teams who are as passionate as you are? Then join us and impact your world!Your professional profile includes:Currently already based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and available to join immediately or at short notice.A Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Chemistry, or Biology. Preferably have 1+ years of relevant work experience in a lab, applications centre, R&D, innovation, or production facility, with a credible company in the Flavour, Food, Beverage, Ingredients, or Chemicals sectors. The role is also open to freshers with a good mindset. Have a passion and interest in new flavours, foods, and well-developed tasting skills.Non-allergic to any specific food ingredients. Good knowledge of lab equipment and the handling of raw materials or chemicals used to perform lab functions.Good project management skills.A team player and comfortable with diversity.Our benefits:Attractive package.Excellent opportunities for progressive learning and development.A creative team environment that will constantly inspire you.

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