Are you ready to Design the future of Taste?
Come join the Re-Imagine Natural™ team at International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
As a leading creator of flavor solutions for beverages, sweet goods, savory and dairy products around the world, IFF helps our customers deliver on the promise of delicious foods and beverages that consumer’s love.
Our people passionate, creative, and experts in their fields combine creativity, brand understanding and consumer insights with a strong foundation in R&D and innovation to bring our customers unique offerings that differentiate their products in the marketplace.
IFF’s Re-Imagine™ programs accelerate innovation to capture unmet opportunities in the changing food and beverage market.
Based on a combination of future trends analysis, consumer insights, and a modernized cross-category development process, the programs guide the Company’s research and development efforts to ensure an innovation pipeline.
As global application technologist for the Re-Imagine Natural™ Program, you will support the testing, design and commercialization of natural, organic, and label-
friendly technologies to address increased consumer desire for trust, transparency, and a healthier world (See Video).
You will partner with the global program flavorist to explore the performance of new technologies in relevant application systems, and demonstrate these to internal and external customers.
Furthermore, it will be your responsibility to create new product formulae, apply flavor and food creations in base, and produce prototypes.
Cross-category product development experience is crucial, most preferably gained in a commercial setting. You will have a good understanding of the dynamic marketplace, be proactive in nature, and have a passion for food science.
Working in a team environment, IFF will be looking for you to play a key role in our innovation process, hereby assisting our customers to enhance their existing product line and successfully launch new products in the marketplace.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to advance their career with one of the largest and most innovative flavor creation houses in the world.
Key Responsibilities :
Support flavor, food and technology development for Re-Imagine Natural™ program
Create new product formulae, apply flavor and food creations in base, and produce prototypes
Able to develop applications using the latest natural / clean label ingredients; Keep updated on novel food ingredients offerings in marketplace
Operate lab-scale processing equipment
Interact with broad range of internal and external stakeholders
Manage and execute promotion of new technologies in relevant application systems to teams globally
Active participation in global project teams, working closely with project management office
Understand regional taste differences and preferences
Interact with key customers regionally and globally to understand requirements and build solid relationships
Understand ingredient interactions and factors that influence finished product taste, texture, appearance and stability
Participate in development programs for both trainee & associate application technologists
Maintain safe work practices
Four Year Degree (BS / BA in food science, processing technology or related field)
Understanding of industrial and culinary processing techniques
Expert tasting skills and the ability to create and adjust product formulations to meet functionality and taste requirements
Ability to build relationships with internal and external customers and demonstrate new technologies
Exploratory mindset, problem solving skills
Drive for results, taking ownership and not afraid to go the extra mile
Ability to work in a geographically distributed matrix organization
Excellent communication, computer and math skills
Strong organizational, time and project management skills
Fluent in English. Additional languages highly desirable
MS / PHD in in food science, processing technology or related field
Influencing leadership / communication skills demonstrated at high levels within IFF and with key customers on a global level
Proven track record in product development & commercialization
A minimum of 5-8 years of progressively responsible experience in the consumer goods, ingredients or flavor industry
Cross-category experience (savory, sweet, dairy and / or beverages)
Experience with product development in multiple countries and / or regions
10 years experience in the consumer goods, ingredients or flavor industry