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Flavor Applications Generalist

Palatine, IL

Discipline: R&D/Food Science Job Number: 7769 Industry: Ingredients

Title: Applications Generalist - Flavor      Location: Palatine, IL

This company on the north side of Chicagoland is looking for a high energy individual who is as passionate about the confection and bakery industries as we are. The Applications Generalist will have projects in bakery, beverage, confections, dairy and savory applications where needed. They will also have responsibilities to create and maintain a sampling library, assist with sample requests and sensory activities. You will innovatively showcase the company's flavor portfolio across a wide array of applications and to use that knowledge to improve our ability to provide rapid and accurate service to our customers.

  • Comprehensive health & welfare benefits
  • Company-match 401(k)
  • Excellent PTO

Expected Outcomes:

  • Fulfill customer requests for beverage, dairy, confection, bakery and savory applications of Silesia flavors, using data recording software, 
  • To collaborate with flavor chemists, other applications personnel, sales and marketing.
  • To create and maintain a sampling library, assist with sample requests and sensory activities.
  • Accurate record keeping and communication
  • Ability and willingness to taste and smell a wide variety of products
  • To learn to safely use and maintain multiple different pilot scale pieces of equipment
  • Some travel may be required; including international travel


  • You are dedicated to serve your customers; and committed to support your team
  • You are a flexible solutions seeker by nature and can trouble shoot red flags efficiently
  • You thrive in high performance environments and under pressure
  • You are organized and detail oriented.
  • You have a good analytical background combined with a hands-on practical approach
  • You are able to leverage a multi-cultural business environment and company culture
  • Willingness to learn and to teach others
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology or other related area.
  • 3-5 years of flavor industry experience. 
  • Solid experience in working together with highly demanding sales force and customers
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Office

George Blomgren
Recruiting Manager

Recruiting Manager at Kinsa Group. George has a BA from Beloit College. He brings over 18 years of diverse talent acquisition experience to Kinsa clients, including extensive corporate and agency executive recruiting experience. An avid networker, George maintains an extensive professional network, and prides himself on placing the right people in the right positions. The newest member of the Kinsa team, George is excited about joining the team and serving Kinsa clients. Connect with George today!

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