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Liquid R&D Scientist (AMEA)

Job Name

Liquid R&D Scientist (AMEA)

Country:

India

City:

Nanjangud

Function:

Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Senior Manager R&D (AMEA)

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Swati Bagga

About the role

Your Opportunity

As Liquid Development Scientist supports new product development (NPD) with analytical, liquid formulation and process engineering experience to lead new product initiatives in, flavored spirits, RTDs and other alcoholic beverage products.

About You 

As a Liquid R&D Scientist developing new consumer preferred and winning formulations, pioneering new technology and processing routes, application of advance analytical and sensory techniques as well as consumer validation. Develops formulations manufacturing processes, identification, characterization and evaluation of material and products at all stages of the development process.

This position may also serve as an expert in a specific technical skill or area of expertise and act as an R&D representative on cross-functional teams. 

Responsibilities

With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Works on the development of new products formulations, following requirements and priorities agreed as per innovation pipeline and timing
  • Work on reformulation of existing products for quality improvement and value engineering
  • Generate new concept and idea to suit the fast-changing consumer expectations
  • Regular interaction with suppliers, flavor houses and external agencies to deliver project within agreed timelines.
  • Travel to manufacturing plants and supervises production of new/reformulated products as may be necessary
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a global environment and cross functionally with supply chain, production, marketing, and sales
  • Evaluate new product flavors and aromas via sense of taste and smell.
  • Maintains precise experimental records; issues test methods, validation protocols and reports, issues project status and other reports
  • Maintain and ensure accuracy of documentation as it relates to the flavors and formulation.
  • Partner with key suppliers, outside research institutes and agencies to develop new concepts and ideas.
  • Independently designs experiments and carries out scientific work with an awareness of existing and new technology.
  • Keeps abreast of, explores and develops new technologies and shares information with his team and Manager
  • Develops strong, collaborative relationships with other departments/groups and fosters an environment of knowledge sharing
  • Seeks advise from colleagues and Management when unexpected results occur or when major changes to project plans are considered
  • Maintains awareness of scientific literature to assist work progression and understanding

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Masters in Science /Alcohol Technology/Chemical Engineering/other related fields
  • At least 3 years of experience in a beverages/foods/alcohol product development
  • Practical knowledge of NPD –Stage gate process
  • A practical approach with significant experience of using experimental design, measurement and interpretation in the development of new products
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work well with others, and ability to plan and execute work independently with minimal supervision
  • Mobility – willing to travel 20%-30% of time
  • Knowledge and experience the Spirit business (nice to have)
  • Proficient working knowledge in applying general good laboratory practices and procedures
  • Demonstrating necessary commitments and knowledge towards safety requirements
  • Possess good knowledge of natural sciences and food science
  • Must be self-motivated, dependable and have ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Preferably have working and/or hands-on knowledge and experience in some or all of the following techniques: HPLC, MS, GC, Spectrophotometer, Sensory
Personal Qualities
  • Globally minded and able to demonstrate cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity.
  • Great communication skills and gravitas with the ability to present credibly to local and global stakeholders.
  • Someone who has a passion for creativity and like experimenting with flavors
  • Someone who can study the competitive market in the region and use available insights to develop initiatives to develop and work on new flavors

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.


Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.