Position Opening - Flavorist


Location: Chino, CA
Department: Research & Development
Reports To:
R&D Director
Status: Full Time
Typical Hours: 7:30-16:00

Position Overview

Mosaic Flavors' Research & Development team is a driving force behind our commitment to providing exceptional customer service. The Flavorist will create and evaluate flavors for a variety of applications. Position will work closely with multiple departments, including Sales, QA, and Operations, responding to specific customer requests daily. The ideal candidate for this role will have deep knowledge of the flavor industry, flavor chemistry and/or flavor applications.

Essential Functions

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class.

  • Creates, develops, and matches new and/or existing flavors from scratch, using essential oils, aromatic chemicals, extracts, and any other flavor raw materials available in the industry, according to customer requests.
  • Duplicates customer supplied flavors, in-house and vendor flavors based on requests received for various purposes, including cost cutting, substitution, discontinuance etc.
  • Experiments flavors in a variety of applications according to customer requests.
  • Ensures newly created formulations comply with bounds of the legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides technical support to other functional groups within the company such as Quality Control, Production, and Sales.
  • Assist in maintaining safety conditions within the workplace.
  • Orders materials and equipment required to maintain the production of current flavors & formulations.
  • Packages and ships sample flavors to customers.
  • Research new trends, practices, and/or raw materials to help with flavor creation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, sales, and production, to align flavor profiles with branding and marketing strategies.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Perform additional duties as requested by the R&D Director.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • BS in Food Science/Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Strong knowledge of flavor chemistry and sensory evaluation techniques
  • Experience in beverage or food product development is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Has excellent ability in taste differentiation and flavor descriptor vocabulary
  • Ability to perform and follow all SOPs and have the initiative to run research experiments independently

Physical Requirements

  • Stand for long periods of time and take frequent walks.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • PTO
  • Paid Company Holidays
  • 401(k)
  • Onsite snacks

Mosaic Flavors is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Mosaic Flavors represents the rebranded combination of OC Flavors (Chino, CA) and Novotaste (Montreal, QC), created to innovate with food & beverage companies by providing high-quality, customized flavor solutions. Our flavorists' craft unique flavors from natural and organic ingredients for customers across North America.


Please send your resumes to: HR@mosaicflavors.com