Formulator

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

Full Time | Posted 6 weeks ago

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Job title: Formulator
Reporting to: Process Control Manager
Location: Lakeland, USA

The Opportunity

The objective of this role is to review and advise on WO formulations to the planning department to ensure WOs pass right first time. Including all specification parameters, adjustments, troubleshooting and advice on substitutions.

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

Duties & Responsibilities

The duties and tasks involve the following:

• Formulate trial blends from stock, adjust where necessary and make final recommendations on finished bulks to the planning department.
• Advise on distillation bulks and give recommendations on any necessary adjustments to the planning department.
• Liaise and advise on lead time requests, held stock and bulk deadlines to the planning department.
• Investigate any issues between lead time trial blends and finished WOs.
• Troubleshoot issues and problem solve within all aspects of the role (includes but not limited to distillation, stock control, bulking, blending).
• Independent theoretical analysis of materials using predominantly Gas Chromatography, refractive index, optical rotation, and density.
• Provide the relevant technical support to other departments around the business where necessary, working closely with key internal customers.
• Advise on aged stock.
• Contribute to continuous improvement in the Process Control Department (e.g., suggestions on improvements in efficiency, cost cutting, improvements in effectiveness of operations).
• Follow any task and request linked to technical projects as requested by Process Control Manager or Formulation Control Team Leader.
• Perform such other tasks as are consistent with the general description.
• Act in the best interest of Treatt PLC at all times.

Education & Training

• We are looking for someone who has a degree in a science-based discipline and wants to work in an environment that celebrates progress, teamwork, and dedication. Candidates with experience without a degree will also be considered.

Knowledge & Experience

• 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 research and is always willing to share their knowledge with colleagues.

Skills & Abilities

• Organization skills: You must be a self-motivator with the ability to manage your own workload as well as hit deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Creative and Analytical thinking skills: You must show a keen interest in distillation, analytical methods and problem solving and be able to critically evaluate individual processes and projects, then synthesize their insights to arrive at a summary for overall organizational improvement. You will demonstrate a grasp on business acumen to provide sound judgement to determine next course of action.
• Communication skills: Establish and maintain effective communication with peers and senior management. It is important to be able to speak, listen, and write well as well as hold presentations, facilitate meetings and trainings, and create reports.
• Creativity skills: A Creative capacity is required to assist in generating solutions to unique issues.
• Integrity: An undivided and unbiased state is required while executing tasks. You will be trustworthy, hold confidence and resilience when faced against tough situations.
• People skills/relationship building: A desire to deliver a quality end user experience. Relationship building is required among internal customers to earn trust, respect, credibility with productive interactions.

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 subsidised social events.

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Polite Notice

We politely request that we are not contacted by any recruitment agencies. We have a preferred supplier list and high volumes of speculative calls from agencies negatively impact upon the efficiency of our business. Please help us to maintain the highest levels of customer service by respecting our wishes.

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