Closing Date: 19th July
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.
Arthur Guinness, Alexander Walker and all those many talented people that followed in their footsteps, cared deeply about the people and businesses they fostered, and the communities in which they operated. Today we stand on the shoulders of these giants and act with the same entrepreneurial spirit.
We are a young company born of an incredible entrepreneurial legacy. The success of Guinness®, Smirnoff®, Johnnie Walker®, Tanqueray® and many more brands led to the formation of our company in 1997. And we only thrive today because of the talent of our people to grow our brands, old and new, and keep them strong.
A diverse workforce is essential to our success as a multi-national, multi-cultural business. Our aim is to foster a culture that provides opportunities for all, through the variety of different personalities, experiences and perspectives, creating a stimulating and rewarding working environment.
By creating a truly inclusive workplace that recognises difference and diversity of thought, feelings and actions, we can allow our people to unleash the power of being themselves, always, to enable them to Celebrate Life, Every Day, Everywhere.
Innovation is critical to our success and our dedicated R&D team focus on creating new drinks and innovating on existing brands that inspire our customers and consumers across all countries where you can find our products.
The Innovation Research and Development team are a global team operating out of 3 regional R&D centres. Based in Bishop's Stortford, England, the team are currently looking for a passionate and creative Liquid Technologist to join the team on a full time basis, we also have an opportunity for someone to join on a 1 year maternity cover contract.
As a team, R&D aim to create highly differentiated, industry leading new drinks that excite and meet consumer and customer needs as well as driving competitive advantage. During your placement, you will leverage your commercial and consumer insights to act as a source of technical and creative expertise on the cross functional project teams that you will be part of.
As a Liquid Technologist, you will be involved in a variety of daily duties to ensure the lab and the projects are running to a consistently high and efficient standard.
You will share the workload with other Technologists to ensure the labs are fully stocked, everything is in order and all equipment is calibrated, not only to support your team, but ensure that your own projects run smoothly.
Once you are fully up and running with the Diageo ways of working, you will be supporting the Senior Liquid Developers in the team, being able to work closely with them on their complex projects and take ownership of a small part of these. As well as this, you will get the amazing opportunity to own one or two of your own projects, creating and launching new drinks!
We are, first and foremost, looking for somebody that is passionate about what they do, particularly around food and flavour. We want someone who is dissatisfied with the status quo and has a curiosity to learn and bring ideas to the table. On top of this, there are some essential skills required for this role:
- A degree in a relevant scientific subject; chemistry, food science, nutrition or similar
- Experience within a lab environment, ideally within the food or drink industry
- A real interest and passion around flavours
- Have a collaborative approach to working and never be afraid to express your ideas
- A creative mind and an interest in bringing innovation and consumer knowledge together to create something amazing!