Do you love the idea of traveling around the world while sipping new cocktails? Join the rest of us. But what if you got paid to do just that? Now, you’re a standout. Turns out, this exact one-of-a-kind dream job is up for grabs for the right person (or the right nose, as it turns out).
Meet your employer: spirit brand Absolut. The company is currently searching for their next “Billion Dollar Nose.” Okay, so the actual title is Sensory Expert, but you get the picture.
What are your qualifications? According to a statement from the brand, you have “a creative nose, a trend-sensitive tongue, and a love of vodka.” I don’t know about the first two, but many of us would be a shoo-in for that last one.
Consider the job perks – the biggest being across-the-globe travel. And you’d get to spend a lot of time in Ahus, Sweden, where Absolut got its start.
Why is the job posted? Per Hermansson, is retiring after four decades of holding the title of Absolut’s Sensory Expert. According to Hermansson, the job is one of the most complex in the business. To be successful, he says you must be equal parts innovator, teacher, chemist, creator, and ambassador. The fundamentals for the position are technical skills needed for the job (like a well-trained nose) and a passion for creativity. The goal? To keep Absolut on the forefront of innovation.
So now you’re thinking, “What’s with all the talk about noses?” For this job, scent plays a crucial role. Absolut’s statement on the position describes scent as directly connected to the limbic system. What does this mean in layman’s terms? Scent is at the center of our wants, desires, and emotions. Tapping into multiple layers of scent means you tap into unconscious bodily sensations. All of these factors add up to a forerunner position tasked with upping the brand’s already broad appeal.
The competition is going to be tough, but if you think you’re the right nose for the job, check out the listing and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.