Share this Job

Group Leader - Beverages

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana, IN, 122002

Company: IFF Family of Companies

SF Req ID: 174721

Job Description

IFF is a global leader in food ingredients and flavors for the Beverage industry and we are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Indian subcontinent team as Group Leader - Beverages category.


This is an exciting role with a lot of potential for professional and personal development and will be part of our global innovation organization.

If you are ready to join an organization with the energy and excitement of a start-up with the stability that comes from a proven track record of one of the world’s largest and most successful Food Ingredient companies, we invite you to apply!


Your Focus
As Group Leader - Beverages category, you will be a key leader within Innovation, Creation & Design organization. The role will see you leading Beverages innovation team, providing technical support for our Beverage customers and our sales organization in Indian subcontinent.


This role is Gurgaon, India based and will report to the ISC sub-regional Innovation, Creation and Design Leader.


How You Will Contribute and Lead

You will lead Beverages innovation group, comprising of highly competent technical professionals and your primary responsibility will be to give our Beverages category customers application support related to our Soy proteins, Stabilizer blends, Hydrocolloids, Emulsifiers, Flavors and other functional ingredients with focus on Protein based beverages, Fruit juices, CSD, Plant based beverages etc This will be done in close cooperation with our sales organization and your colleagues in the application team.


You will primarily be technically responsible for supporting customers in their new product development and optimization projects. This includes technical trouble shooting, new concepts development, trainings, as well as conducting trials in customer plants and in our beverage pilot plant. It will also include some involvement in internal solution development projects. You will have a competent internal organization to support you in your role.

Job Requirements

What you will need to be successful

  • Master of Science in Food Technology with a theoretical and practical background within Beverage industry
  • 12- 15 years’ experience within food industry with experience in Beverages product development, production or related function
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams in reaching common business objectives
  • Team management experience
  • Customer-focused, open-minded, flexible and thrive in a busy environment
  • Enjoy customer visit and frequent travels for business purposes
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong business acumen



IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 to learn more