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Senior Food Technologist

Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location: Corona, CA, US, 92879

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 483161 

Job Description


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 flavor manufacturer and 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 a Senior Food Technologist to join the Tastepoint team at our Creative Center in Corona California.  We are looking for an individual with Beverage, Bakery, Bars, Confections and Culinary Application experience.  The proper candidate will have strong finished product knowledge, excellent problem-solving abilities, strong communication & presentation skills, team-oriented workstyle and solid project management skills.   Must exhibit independent application and project planning ability, seamlessly integrating creativity, innovation and presentation skills to provide best in class support to Tastepoint clients.  Ability to guide cross-functional teams focusing on product, project or innovation development. 


You Will Spend Your Time... 

As a Senior Food Technologist, you will be creating finished food and beverage applications to evaluate various flavors and ingredients in order 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, 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 application and organoleptic skills to set up and participate in flavor tastings. 




Job Requirements


  • Ability to manage multiple projects with differing timelines and priorities.
  • High level knowledge of ingredients and their functionality in finished products.
  • Ability to conduct customer and internal presentations to share flavor and ingredient capabilities and prototypes.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Must be able to record all formulations, procedures, sensory data on company computer system.
  • Properly weigh ingredients and create formulations, organoleptically evaluate flavors and finish foods.
  • Lead, plan and execute a solid design of experiment, while following all proper safety protocols and GMPs.
  • Participate in all internal sensory panels.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance on unusual or complex problems.
  • Candidate must show strong communication (verbal & written), organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidate should be able to work in client manufacturing facilities when required for possible scale-ups.




  • BS in Food Science, Culinology, Chemistry, Biology or another Related Field.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in industrial food, ingredient or flavor industry (at least 5 of those years in Product Development in required application fields).




  • Knowledge of pilot plant equipment including, but not limited to UHT/HTST, Homogenizer, Retort
  • This position is considered an Anchor and requires working in the lab/pilot plant 5 days/week.
  • Domestic travel may be required up to 25% of the time.


Compensation ($111,280 - 125,190) is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to work experience, skills, certifications, and location.

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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Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles