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Senior Flavorist, Team Manager

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19153

Company: IFF Family of Companies

About Us...
Tastepoint is the newest name in taste, backed by more than a century of experience. We are fueled by passion and enhanced by the technology and insights of IFF. Our purpose is to be the spark that advances our customers. We’re an agile, energetic product development partner with a fresh perspective. Tastepoint captures the essence of our customers’ ideas, and the imagination of their consumers. Together, we'll create a fresh take on taste. We solve customer challenges and craft consumer delight.

Job Description

As a Senior Flavorist (bakery, bars & confection) you will have the opportunity to create flavors and contribute to the development of cutting-edge products within the food and beverage industry.  In this role, you will lead & manage a team of flavorists and flavorist assistants while also directly supporting flavor creation for all project brief types.  You will need to work independently, as a member of a team, and with sales, to drive the creation of winning flavor solutions.

Job Requirements

How you will spend your time....... 


  • •Manage and mentor Flavorist and Technician staff
    •Train Flavorists and Design Technologists in flavor chemistry and flavor processing
    •Independently create flavors and ensure quality brief execution
    •Create flavors to fill gaps in the Flavor Bank
    •Expertly develop flavor solutions including flavor duplications, new creations, and flavor modifications across a broad range of flavor profiles to meet customer and internal project requests
    •Develop and apply appropriate testing methods to access the stability of flavor materials and compositions through processing and application
    •Support Sales & Marketing objectives and directly interact/visit with target/key customers in support of existing and new business growth opportunities     
    •Participate in internal and external training and seminars for technical team, sales, customers, or new hires
    •Drive the investigation and discovery of new ingredients and technologies to provide innovative solutions to customer and industry challenges
    •Serve as the flavor expert during the transfer of flavor formulas from bench to successful production by applying in depth understanding of processes and operations to ensure successful product scale-up and troubleshooting of problems  
    •Successfully represent the organization on important project teams, major committees, task forces, or other critical roles
    •Interpret and apply analytical data to successfully complete projects
    •Collaborate with Technical Director on Special Projects
    •Leadership role in assessing Innovation and Technology 
    •Act with customers in mind
    •Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers to gain their trust and respect


About You......


  • •Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field
    •Regarded as an "expert" in flavor creation with a minimum of 10 years of progressive flavor development experience and an artistic flair for flavor creation
    •Excellent organoleptic skills and knowledge of sensory language required
    •Effective oral and written communication skills
    •Thorough understanding and knowledge of flavor analytical      methods for flavor analysis
    •Experience defining and assessing project requirements (project management) designing and managing experiments & effectively communicating and presenting results 
    •Experience effectively collaborating with cross functional teams
    •Must be competent to deliver formal presentations
    •Enthusiastic and goal oriented with strong initiative and self-motivation 
    •Proven successful mentoring of flavorist from trainee level to flavorist
    •Fluent in English.  Additional languages are highly desirable

At Tastepoint by IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia