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Agricultural- Vegetal Production Manager

Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: Grasse, FR

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


As Agronomist - Vegetal Production Manager you report into the Operations Director Naturals and will be based in Grasse, France, with frequent travels in France and abroad


 Role and missions:

  • Develop, implement and follow-up production of various aromatic botanicals throughout the world (Europe, Africa, Haiti, …) manage collection and on-the-field transformation.
  • Aims at improving quality, securing supply and decreasing costs of the natural raw materials used by IFF.
  • Is the guarantor of the optimization of our vegetal production and ensure the implementation and execution of the best cultural methods to date (technological hurdle on new technologies and transposition at LMR)
  • Participates in the continuity of production by proactive management of process issues
  • Responsible of the transposition of finding developed by our agronomist R & D team
  • Provide all technical support required by partners at source
Job Requirements


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of vegetal production of various botanicals used for fragrances and flavors natural ingredients (Rose, lavender etc …)
  • 7-10 years proven experience in a similar position
  • Competencies in the field in agronomy and first extraction process
  • Innovation oriented in best state of the art agronomy and organic production methods
  • Agility in human relationships. Ability to interact with partners in various countries and cultures, with R&D, Procurement, Operations and Sales Organizations
  • Demonstrated team building and/or leadership experience preferred.
  • Curiosity and willingness to share our strong values in term of sustainable development.
  • Fluency in English, French speaker