Applications Scientist

Treatt USA 4900 Lakeland Commerce Parkway, Lakeland, Florida, 33805

Full Time | Posted 8 weeks ago


Job title: Applications Scientist
Reporting to: Senior Applications Manager
Location: Lakeland, FL USA

The Opportunity

As an Applications Scientist, your role within the organization is to provide our customers with solutions which offer a direct benefit and gain new business as a result. By collaborating with the commercial team, you will gain an understanding of the specific customer needs and be able to provide a solution which meets their requirements. You will act as a support network for the commercial team as well as aiding the development and validation of Treatt products. You will be someone who keeps up to date with the latest technologies, research and trends and is always willing to share your knowledge and experience with colleagues. You will be a self-starter with a strong initiative and possess good organization skills to manage a busy workload.

What it’s like to work here

We’ve been making the world taste better since 1886 and sell over 3000 products in more than 90 countries, but we’re only just getting started. We’re on an exciting journey and have ambitious plans to become the indispensable partner of choice for the world’s leading flavor and fragrance houses, beverage and consumer brands.

On joining Treatt, you’ll become one of over 300 international experts, working together to collectively surprise and delight our customers. Nothing is more important to us than the happiness of our people as without them, we’d never succeed.

We think Treatt’s a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it:
“Everyone wants your feedback and opinion; it feels like a place of study where nurturing and encouragement are the standard. It is very clear the hard work that goes into providing excellence for customers, but it is also very apparent that managers have the same goals for helping us all to progress.” – Anita, Innovation Scientist

“Joining my close and supportive team was the most enjoyable way to gain more skills and increase my knowledge” – Ashley, Distillation Control Team Leader
“Treatt creates an environment to help you be the best you can, with no two days the same and opportunities always available to help you learn and develop. The people and the culture create a fantastic company to be part of” – Rebecca, Commercial Coordinator

What you’ll be doing

• Provide demo support for all sales visits, ensuring that demos are created and despatched within agreed timescales
• Accurately compound beverage formulas
• Create complex applications using product portfolio knowledge
• Assist in the evaluation of flavors in application for briefs/research projects/portfolio evaluation
• Work with sensory team to conduct sensory testing and participate in taste panels and project evaluations as needed
• Support internal and external customers with product information and labelling.
• Identify key requirements of a customer brief and work accordingly
• Work collaboratively with global Applications counterparts
• Use market trends to feed into projects and departmental initiatives.
• Support Sales Team on customer visits where required.
• Attend company and industry events independently.
• Have a basic understanding of IT systems used within the department to fulfil the role. These include JDE, STARS, SDS viewer, MADs, WERCs, Cascade, TIPPS, Sharepoint and Salesforce.
• Carry out basic wet chemistry to analyze prototype samples
• Follow change control procedures for setting up new items, amending BOMs and specifications and issuing Fast Feasibility documents and subsequent scale up processes.
• Sample a range of ingredients from stock following health & safety procedures.
• Ensure that the working area in the laboratory is maintained in a clean and orderly condition and that any hazard or potential hazard is reported.
• Ensure that HACCP protocols are put into effect in the lab
• Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within the department
• Work continuously to maximize potential revenue and contribution
• Carryout daily checks on a rotational basis to ensure the working area is maintained to a high level.
• Write & review Standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments.
• Perform such other tasks as are consistent with the general description
• Act in the best interest of Treatt PLC at all times.

What we’re looking for

• Bachelor’s Degree ideally in a food related degree or science.
• Minimum of 1 Year experience in a similar role.
• Experience of handling a range of ingredients used within the F&F and FMCG industry.
• Experience of conducting Risk Assessments.
• Experience developing new products and implementing new technologies
• Advantageous to have started to develop a professional profile in the industry
• In depth understanding of US flavor and beverage regulations
• Intermediate computer skills are essential

We want you to love your work and bring that energy to the job every day, no matter what the task. You’ll be someone who keeps up to date with the latest technologies and is always willing to share their knowledge with colleagues.
Our department is busy. We need someone who can run with the pack but also bring their own personality to their work.
You should be personable, friendly and supportive, acknowledging that you’ll get to work with colleagues from all seniority levels across all departments on a daily basis.

What we’ll do for you

We offer an excellent package which includes a competitive salary; vacation time as well as the opportunity to purchase additional vacation, we also offer a discretionary annual bonus, medical (including family cover), dental and vision coverage, AFLAC, 401k employer matching up to 6%, company-paid short term and long-term disability insurance, company-paid life insurance and stock purchase options.
With the encouragement and development, you need, we help you to become your ultimate you. Beyond building a successful career, we also support the wishes and ambitions of our staff outside of the office in achieving a health work/life balance - the wellbeing of our staff is paramount to us, which we actively promote and support by regularly delivering a variety of wellbeing initiatives. There will also be opportunities to be actively involved in community and charity projects and to take part in numerous subsidized social events.


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