Research and Development Chemist (Tea & Coffee)

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

Full Time | Posted 73 weeks ago


Job title: Research and Development Chemist
Reporting to: Director of Innovation and Regulatory
Business function: Technical
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Hours: 40 hours per week

The Opportunity

If you can believe in 6 impossible things before breakfast then this might be the job for you. Calling all creative scientists who have the vision, perseverance and resilience to translate their creativity into innovative flavour and fragrance solutions. You’ll be part of an ever-growing R&D team in Lakeland, Florida, developing new products and managing existing product lines, always working to exceed our customers’ expectations.

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 flavour 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.

What you’ll be doing

In R&D no two days are ever going to be the same so be prepared to buckle up if you’re brave enough to join the team. With your experience in extraction technologies and synthetic chemistry techniques you’ll work both independently and collaboratively to suggest new avenues of research with a view to commercializing these suggestions through to fully developed, innovative product lines. You will present your research, to both colleagues and clients, with an unsurpassed vigour and air of brilliance that leaves no doubt in spectators’ minds about your passion, enthusiasm and commitment to the project.

You’ll also support colleagues in other departments with continuous development work, advising on technical issues relating to routine production or troubleshooting and improvement of the manufacturing processes, always proud to be the ‘go-to’ person in the organization.

What we’re looking for

We’re searching for an exceptional R&D Chemist with experience in product development and managing research projects – maybe you’re in a graduate position and looking to develop your career or are an established R&D Scientist looking for a fresh challenge – if you’re innovative, organized and resilient and always aim to exceed your customers’ expectations then we want to hear from you.

We are looking for someone who has a degree in science based discipline, and wants to work in an environment that celebrates progress, teamwork and dedication. A background in developing Tea & Coffee products is advantageous.

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.

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 and have contact with a variety of customers across the world.

What we’ll do for you

Excellent package which includes basic pay; discretionary annual bonus; 401K with 6% employer matching; group health, dental and vision insurance; company paid short-term and long-term disability insurance; and free stock. As well as our mandatory training, we also offer courses around personal development and well-being.