Senior Application Specialist - Culinary

Date: May 11, 2024

Location: Brabrand, DK

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 499644 

Job Description

It’s an exciting time to be part of IFF! We are a global leader in value-added ingredients, providing our customers with a broad range of innovative solutions for the food and beverage, home and personal care, and health and wellness end markets. We are world-class innovators with expertise in the areas of taste, texture, scent, nutrition, enzymes, cultures, plant-based proteins and probiotics and are guided by our purpose:  applying science and creativity for a better world.

Key highlights:

For the Culinary Design in Brabrand, we are seeking a Senior Application Specialist to assist us in servicing our external and internal customers. You will be part of the Culinary (Meat, Meat Alternatives, Traditional Culinary and Oils & Fats) team based in Brabrand, Denmark - with an excellent category team and global knowledge sharing allowing us to challenge what’s possible and what will be the preferred Culinary solutions in the future.



Main Responsibilities:

•    Servicing our European based customers within the Culinary solutions – from Globals to Start ups
•    Execution of customer related tasks in close collaboration with colleagues in the group and across the entire organization
•    Designing, executing and following up on projects, trials both internally and at customers facilities when required 
•    Seeking and developing new application solutions/concepts for the industry in line with the strategic objectives, that’s supporting market trends and new product launches
•    Training customers and colleagues in application and related processes
•    Actively being part of Category plan projects – for some taking lead
•    Contributes to R&D and global programmes – and acts as an advisor to others
•    Building a strong network with our key internal stakeholders and external relation building with customers
•    Participation in our knowledge sharing activities across IFF


Job Requirements

Essential qualifications:

•    Relevant educational background (min M.Sc. level combined with min. 10 years working experience from Food Industry). 
•    The ideal candidate has a strong background within the Meat-Free and/or Meat Industry with a sound record of accomplishments.
•    Expert knowledge of ingredients, flavors and technologies and how they interact in a Food matrix
•    A thorough understanding of nutrition and general food chemistry 
•    Strong business understanding
•    Comprehensive technical insights (also hands-on) coupled with a good commercial sense
•    Practical experience in working with manufacturing processes/pilot plants and analytical techniques, preferably within the meat/meat-free industry or similar
•    Practical experience in working with methodologies and analytical techniques
•    Strong project management skills
•    Used to act as mentor to others
•    Well-developed creativity, innovation and presentation skills
•    A positive attitude combined with a curious and creative mindset
•    Self-driven, takes responsibility, acts proactively and is good in organizing own work tasks and with a strong personal drive to push tasks forward
•    Structured working style – and acceptance of the trial results has not ended until the documentation is completed and knowledge learnt has been shared
•     “Sufficiently” extrovert to enjoy interacting with and teaching and training customers and colleagues
•    Readiness for working in a busy environment where things and priorities are changing fast
•    Customer visits are part of the job, hence readiness for international travel (30-40 working days per year) across Europe region
•    Working well with people of different types and cultures and shows flexibility when required
•    English on a professional level
•    Good IT skills required  


Working location is Brabrand, Denmark. For additional information please contact Pernille Høstrup, Culinary Design Director, 


We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At 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 an 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.

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