The Scoop on the Ultimate Dream Job: Ben & Jerry’s Searches for a Flavor Developer!

The Sweetest Job in the Nation, During a Sour Economy, Awaits Truly Qualified Job Seekers

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.--()--As many Americans struggle to find jobs in the current economy, some unemployed people are taking the opportunity to reassess their professional lives and find their true calling. If you’ve ever dreamed of getting paid to eat Cherry Garcia®, Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Phish Food® ice cream, your sweet fantasy may soon become a career reality. Ben & Jerry’s is currently seeking a full-time, qualified product developer to create the next generation of funky, chunky, most euphoric ice cream concoctions in the world at its headquarters in South Burlington, VT.

Known as “Flavor Gurus,” Ben & Jerry’s product developers are the masterminds behind the famous ice cream flavors, including favorites such as Chubby Hubby®, Chunky Monkey® and Half Baked®. From sourcing ingredients that support sustainable agriculture and the environment, to mixing up mind-blowing product innovations and participating in numerous taste-testing sessions – it’s all in a day’s work for Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Gurus. When not in the lab, the Flavor Gurus travel the world in search of unique ingredients and tasty flavors to create the innovative, socially conscious ice cream concepts for which the company is famous.

Don’t even think of applying just because you’ve polished off multiple pints of New York Super Fudge Chunk® in one sitting!

Applicants must meet the necessary qualifications beyond loving ice cream to back-up their taste buds. “We’re looking for a team member with some spunk, a food science degree, and the ability to create the world’s best ice cream flavors,” said Ben & Jerry’s Head Flavor Guru, Arnold Carbone.

As a member of the Bizarre & D team, Flavor Guru applicants must meet the following standard requirements to apply:

  • A B.S. Degree in Dairy Science, Food Science, Food Chemistry, or related field
  • 1 to 3 years of related experience in the frozen dessert or food manufacturing industry
  • Proven experience in project management and new product creation
  • Ability to consume dairy products, and a wide range of food products some of which may cause allergic reactions, if allergic to dairy and/or food products

“We know there’s a flavor developer out there, who can help us guide flavor ideas from the collective ice cream universe through our test kitchen right here in Vermont,” Carbone added.

In addition to three free pints of premium ice cream per day for all employees, Ben & Jerry’s offers a unique office setting filled with passionate people, pet-friendly policies and a strong corporate commitment to social mission and spreading euphoria. If you think you have what it takes to be Ben & Jerry’s next Flavor Guru, then check out all of the requirements and apply at www.benjerry.com.

About Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using high-quality ingredients including milk and cream from family farmers who do not treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH. The company states its position on rBGH on its labels. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Contributions made via the employee led Ben & Jerry’s Foundation in 2008 totaled over $1.7 million. Additionally, the company makes significant product donations to community groups and nonprofits both in Vermont and across the nation. The purpose of Ben & Jerry’s philanthropy is to support the founding values of the company: economic and social justice, environmental restoration and peace through understanding, and to support our Vermont communities. For the full scoop on all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop locations and fabulous flavors, visit www.benjerry.com.

Contacts

Ben & Jerry’s
Sean Greenwood, 802-846-1500 x7701
Grand Poobah of P.R.
sean.greenwood@benjerry.com
or
Liz Brenna, 802-846-1500 x7707
PR Coordinator
Liz.brenna@benjerry.com

Contacts

Ben & Jerry’s
Sean Greenwood, 802-846-1500 x7701
Grand Poobah of P.R.
sean.greenwood@benjerry.com
or
Liz Brenna, 802-846-1500 x7707
PR Coordinator
Liz.brenna@benjerry.com