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Flavour Creations Team Leader – Melbourne, Australia


Are you looking for a change of scenery and considering working and living in Melbourne Australia?

Are you a passionate Flavourist who is looking for a new career challenge and advancement?

We have a once in a career life time opportunity for you!



The Location…

Essential Flavours is located in Melbourne Victoria, the most multicultural state of Australia. Melbourne sits on the banks of the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. It boasts a packed program of festivals and events all year round such as Australian Open and Australian Football League to name a few. Melbourne is also where you will find the most stylish shopping experience, art scenes, best local wines and fresh food produce. It also has a very diverse authentic culinary options and home to best restaurants that have Michelin Star and other global award winners.


The Company…

Picture the time when you were a child, savouring the tastes that came with eating your favourite food. These recollections are what drives us to be part of creating “Future Memories”, partnering our clients in developing the finest flavours and product solutions.

Established in 1989 as a family-owned business, Essential is now into the second generation of management, Tim Nielsen, who cherishes the family-business values entrenched in the company founded by his father John. Located in Carrum Downs, Victoria, our facility is purpose-built to our requirements and to further expand our capabilities in local and international markets.

Our story still has many pages to be written and we are now seeking a Flavour Creations Team Leader to be part of key contributors to the growth, profitability and enhancement of the positive image of Essential through your passion for food, innovation, and technical expertise. You will lead the Flavour Creations team in the development of flavours and innovation of products and concepts that have the ability to inspire new trends in flavour and wow our customers. As the key flavour expert in the team, you will collaborate and provide technical support to both internal and external customers.

Your skills and experience match…

Key attributes to be a perfect fit for this role:

  • You love being a Flavourist!
  • You have 10 plus years’ experience as a Senior Sweet Flavourist
  • You enjoy the challenge of juggling multiple projects and tasks
  • The idea of collaboration, leading a team and mentoring Junior Flavourists excites you
  • You have experience in developing spray dried flavours
  • You are solution-focused who thinks outside the box
  • You are passionate about food
  • Experience in developing flavours for South East Asian market is desirable

If you’d like to chat about Essential and/or the role please contact us via