Beverage Flavorist - Geneva, IL

Geneva, IL, US, 60134

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Flavorist. This new hire will work at the McFONA facility, located in Geneva, IL. The Flavorist​​ will report to a Product Development Director.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."

As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.





This role will work in the Beverage and/or Functional Nutrition Business Unit. The Flavorist will independently create and evaluate flavors for a variety of applications with the use of proprietary technologies. This role will interface with customers, multiple R&D teams, responding to specific project requests. Additionally, the Flavorist promotes the commercialization of flavors with QA/production and supports on any challenges in the flavor manufacturing plant.




  • Creation of flavors for products providing great tasting and cost optimized flavors for Industrial Customers.
  • Self-directing on complex projects including planning and leading cross functional project teams, defining, and assessing project requirements and designing and managing experiments.
  • Commercialization of flavors (understanding of processes and operations for product manufacture) and troubleshooting problems.
  • Interface and communicate project status with customers and commercial team.
  • Supervise and instruct lower-level employees.
  • Proactively evaluate and assess new ingredients and technologies and work to develop areas that may need improvement.



  • BS in Food Science/Technology, Food Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field.
  • Certified member of the Society of Flavor Chemist.
  • At least 10 years of total experience in the field of flavor development, preferably beverages.
  • In-depth understanding of ingredients and technology involved with flavor formation, application, and stability.
  • Knowledgeable in raw materials, manufacturing processes, quality assurance programs and food regulations.
  • An in depth understanding of ingredients and technology along with their impact on product taste and functionality.
  • Skilled in catalog of flavor raw materials and functionality, processing methods
  • Experienced in commercialization of flavors in production, QA release and trouble shooting.
  • Has excellent ability in taste discrimination and flavor descriptor vocabulary.




McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 




United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago