Product Technologist Taste & Flavour - Upfield

Product Technologist Taste & Flavour

Are you passionate about Flavour? Do you have excellent tastebuds? Good tasting food is at the core of our philosophy as a business ! As our R&D Flavor Specialist you will be responsible for the maintenance of the Flavour portfolio from Upfield and have a key role to play in new developments.  


Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands 


On Site 


About the position 

In this role you will work in multi-functional teams responsible for creating the best tasting, natural/clean label, performing plant-based food products in the world! You will optimize our current ingredients and focus mostly on Portfolio Management & New Technology development through science and innovation.  

So what are the key objectives / projects you will deliver in the first year? 

  • You will proactively manage the current portfolio of current flavors and suppliers. Challenging suppliers on quality, cost and complexity of the flavor portfolio.
  • Ensuring specifications are relevant, and in order.
  • Regularly evaluate/challenge and scout suppliers based on performance and innovation while doing regular site visits/workshops.
  • Ensuring clear quality and financial targets are set and met with our suppliers for product development.
  • Develop technology across product portfolio: plant creams, cheese & spreads in close collaboration with internal and external expertise to create the best tasting, natural/clean label, performing plant-based food products in the world. 


So what does it take to be successful in this role? 

Maybe you have worked in a similar role for the past 5 to 7 years in sensory panels or sensory expert roles. You have experience developing flavors and masking off flavors. You have knowledge of flavor chemistry, and an affinity for sensory sciences and sensory analysis. Ideally you have a master’s degree or PhD in food technology, chemical engineering, or any other related field. You are ready to connect innovations to technologies and shape the external world.  


What’s next 

If this position sounds interesting, please hit the apply button now! If you have additional questions, you can send myself, Andre Vleeming an email on   



We understand your resume might not be up to date, we recommend that you apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not hit all the requirements stated in the description, but we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right candidate for this role or other roles.   

We prefer to receive your application before 12th of February. The first stage of the process will be a Video interview with me. 



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