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Associate Food Technologist

Date: Sep 13, 2022

Location: Corona, US

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Associate Food Technologist – Tastepoint Corona, CA 

Here, we boldly bring together science and creativity to create what the world needs. An industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, we create essential solutions – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. Equal parts outspoken and analytical, our international collective of thinkers working with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products people crave. With more than 110 manufacturing facilities, 100 R&D centers, and 33,000 customers across the world, we’re poised to make a difference on an unprecedented scale. Without our boundary-pushing passion and end-to-end expertise, the future wouldn’t be the same.

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. 

We are currently looking for an Associate Food Technologist to join our Tastepoint team at our Creative Center in Corona.  We are looking for an individual with lab experience, strong communication & presentation skills, team-oriented workstyle, and solid project management skills.  

You Will Spend Your Time... 

As an Associate Food Technologist, you will be evaluating flavors in finished food applications to support project requests as well as developing new and creative prototypes to demonstrate our flavors and ingredient portfolio to our customers.  Finished food applications to include Beverages, Bakery, Bars, Cereal, Confections, Dairy and Culinary.  You will work directly with Flavorists to evaluate and select flavors to execute project briefs.  On a daily basis you will be using your laboratory and organoleptic skills to set up and participate in flavor tastings. 

Required Skills... 

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects with differing timelines and priorities.
  • Ability to conduct customer and internal presentations to share flavor capabilities and prototypes.
  • Ability to participate in all internal sensory panels. 
  • Must be able to provide all necessary technical communications to account managers, business development, marketing, and others.
  • Must be able to record all formulations, procedures, sensory data on company computer system.
  • Must be able to properly weigh ingredients and create formulations
  • Must be able to organoleptically evaluate flavors and finished food 
  • Must be able to plan and execute a solid design of experiment. 
  • Ability to maintain laboratory equipment and supplies 
  • Must be able to follow proper safety protocols and GMPs 
  • Ability to provide clear communication and work collaboratively across the organization 
  • Capable of conducting product demonstrations to customers as well as internal customers.  
  • Capable of engaging in learning opportunities to increase skill set
  • Candidate should be able to work in client manufacturing facilities when required for possible scale-ups
  • Candidate should possess exceptional organizational and communication skills 
  • Candidate should possess strong Math skills and knowledge of Excel and Outlook

Job Requirements

Required Experience 

BS in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Culinology or other Related Field 
Previous lab experience

Preferred: 
Knowledge of pilot plant equipment including, but not limited to:  homogenizer, UHT, retort

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 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 IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more…