Associate Scientist/Beverage Scientist
Beverage Scientist – Niles, IL
Imbibe is a leading innovator in the beverage industry. Our clients benefit from our holistic approach to product development where we engineer every beverage from the bottom up. We design custom components, such as ingredient blends, flavors and finished beverages for every project. Imbibe combines a powerful synergy of innovation, technical expertise and dedication to ensure our clients never settle for anything but the best.
Imbibe is seeking a Beverage Scientist with a minimum of 3 years of experience developing food and/or beverage products to join our Taste Modulation and New Ingredient Technologies Team. This position emphasizes product development and product demonstration formulation, as well as flavor application efforts across a wide variety of beverage formats, from powders and shots, to juices and low-acid protein drinks. The ideal candidate will be a positive, energetic team player and hands-on person with a passion for working on the bench to develop innovative products.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Collaborate with Flavor Chemists and other R&D teammates to design best in class product formulations that exceed the expectations of our customers
- Design formulations for customer demonstrations that emphasize current trends and new ingredient technologies
- Design formulations and manufacturing instructions that result in products that meet the specific organoleptic, stability, nutritional and regulatory demands of our customers
- Stay abreast of industry trends and new ingredients & technologies and leverage that knowledge to develop ingredient systems enabling improved innovation offerings
- Use strong working knowledge of ingredient functionality and product development best practices to create great tasting, safe and stable beverage products
- Experience with product development formulation across all beverage categories
- Formulate with taste modulators and take on overflow flavor application work
Qualifications and Skills
Qualification and Requirements:
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Food or Chemical Engineering or related field
- Five years of food and/or beverage industry experience
- Experience in the development and launch of beverage products beyond simple prototype development. Must understand the impact of plant processing on beverages and be able to design formulations accordingly
- A strong teammate willing to work together on the bench with our Flavor Chemists to design optimal beverage & flavor formulations
- Self-motivated with the ability to lead projects and programs with minimal guidance from leadership
- Ability to adapt to the changing needs of the lab
- Deep knowledge of ingredients and potential uses
- Strong communication skills. Must have the ability to confidently communicate complex technical information to customers as well as colleagues
- Ability to successfully handle high project load in a fast-paced environment with quickly changing priorities
Imbibe is the leading innovator in the beverage industry – we set the standard! Our clients benefit from our holistic approach to product development where we engineer every beverage from the bottom up. We design custom components, such as ingredient blends, flavors and finished beverages for every project. Imbibe combines a powerful synergy of innovation, technical expertise and dedication to ensure our clients never settle for anything but the best. To learn more about us, check out our website at www.imbibeinc.com.
Want to be a part of a growing team? Good idea. Here are some of the top reasons to work with Imbibe:
Industry Expertise – Simply put, we are beverage experts. Our industry focus gives us a greater degree of insight into the beverage and flavor world!
Innovation – We have a 40,000 sq. ft. facility that houses state of the art equipment, labs and a pilot plant.
Playful Culture - At Imbibe, in addition to your job, you’ll have opportunities to step away and challenge a coworker to a game of ping pong or visit at the custom beverage bar. People should like where they work, and we strive to provide an environment that fosters playfulness, creativity and friendship.
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