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Sr. Flavor Scientist

Date:  May 24, 2024

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 30075 

A Career in Beer and Beyond: 


Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.   


We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core Values.  We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.  


The Headlines:   

In the role of Sr. Flavor Scientist working in Milwaukee, WI you will be part of the R&D and Innovation team.  You will use deep subject matter knowledge of flavors to generate or deliver innovation initiatives for the business.  You will lead the North Amercian organization’s flavored beverage innovation platform and be the subject matter expert in this field, keeping up to speed on industry developments and communicating to the wider business. In partnership with product development teams, Marketing Innovation and Brand Marketing, you will support the generation of new flavor ideas and flavor technical solutions for new brands or brand extensions as well as identifying renovation opportunities on existing flavored product portfolio.  This position will lead technical product development, and flavor application science in flavored beer, beyond beer, and non-alc products. You will work in a defined PMO process that will ensure the preparation of robust business cases and implementation plans.



This position reports to Sr. Dir, R&D Innovation and works closely with Innovation, Marketing, and other cross functional groups in Supply Chain.


The Responsibilities: 

  • Use deep subject matter knowledge of flavored beverages to generate or deliver new flavor ingredient packages, new site technical qualifications, and new flavor applications for the Americas.
  • Leads NA Innovation platform development with Marketing Innovation and Brand Marketing to support the generation of new flavored beverage ideas for current and new brand opportunities, as well as adaptation of current offerings to new sites
  • Partners internally and externally to integrate strong knowledge of flavored beverages for successful and effective technical solutions.  Responsible for improvement pricing of complete flavor packages to drive down COGS within an ever increasing procurement category.  Partner with brand to evaluate the substitution of current high cost flavors with like-for-like, lower cost solutions.
  • Leads technical initiatives within a defined project management stage gate process through concept/feasibility/development stages and supports/leads preparation of robust business cases and implementation plans.
  • Is the subject matter expert on a defined innovation platform by keeping up to speed on industry developments  and communicating to the wider business, therefore feeding ideas and best practices into the innovation funnel and inspiring others to do the same.
  • Strong flavored beverage experience with  insight to flavor complexities, cost management, and  the ability to assure sustainable and consistent end-products
  • Expert in the regulatory requirements that govern the use of flavors in beverage (and preferably alcoholic beverages).  This includes FDA, TTB, CFIA, and Health Canada regulations, and those regulatory requirements by US States where they supersede federal guidance.   


The Other Qualifications: 


  • You have a bachelor’s degree in food science, chemistry OR equivalent experience (10-15 years) in the field of flavor development and/or applications in the food and beverage industry
  • You have at least 10+ years of experience in the development and commercialization of flavored alcoholic beverages
  • You love a challenge. You complete complex projects quickly and adeptly with your understanding of the business priorities
  • You build relationships and collaborate to get to the desired outcome  
  • You take accountability for results – acting with integrity and honoring commitments  
  • You have a thirst for learning – you are always looking for ways to learn and help one another grow  
  • You exhibit our core values



Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • Flexible work programs that support work life balance including a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office
  • We care about our People and Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around our key priorities  
  • We care about our communities, and play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks, giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are 
  • Engagement with a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which can provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization 
  • Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, a retirement savings plan with incredible employer match, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazing resources
  • On site Pub access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events and, of course... free beer and beverages! 
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences  



At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

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