Senior Food Technologist (Senior Designer), Beverage

Date: Nov 24, 2023

Location: Gurgaon, IN, 122001

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Req ID: 491265

Job Description

Are you inspired to contribute your expertise to a global leading Ingredients organization? We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of solutions for the food & beverage industry.

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to join Nourish team as Senior Designer, Beverage. Come join the global Ingredients leader where science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world!


Your Focus
As Senior Designer, Beverage, you will bring flavors and ingredients as a total solution to our customers in Beverage category. This role requires you to work closely with Commercial Team and their customers, as well as with Flavorists, other Food Technologists, Marketing and Product Experience to convert Innovation, Consumer Insights, Market Trends and Project Briefs into preferred solutions for the customers, their brands, and their consumers. This role also supports the enabling process of local and regional business initiatives.

This is a Gurgaon, India based position and will report to Design Leader, Beverage.

How You Will Contribute

  • Drive successful project execution, the implementation and commercialization of IFF Innovation in Beverage Category for Indian Subcontinent.
  • Work closely with cross functional teams to execute the Commercial and Innovation Strategies.
  • Establish project planning and develop excellent beverage prototypes and flavor emulsion in response to internal and external customer development briefs. 
  • Support and drive the use of new technologies within the business. 
  • Constantly evolving knowledge of ingredients, customer bases, processes & flavor interactions in associated category applications. 
  • Connect with other experts both local and regional to develop best practice for experimental design and formulation. 
  • Interact with customers through demonstration of technical expertise and problem-solving ability.
  • Interface with cross functional team as necessary for completion of job tasks. 


Project Management

  • Independently work on customers’ projects to select and recommend appropriate flavor and ingredient solution in compliance with customer’s profile, legal, cost and stability requirements within established timelines.
  • Work in a close collaboration with Sales/Marketing, Flavorists, Product Experience, GRA and other departments to support project execution.
  • Participate in new concept generation and other innovation activities.


Strategy and Business Knowledge

  • Develop network of IFF staff to expand application and business knowledge. 
  • Establish relationship with customers and related categories.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the market evolution and consumer preference of the assigned category.


Technical and Product Management

  • Develop application formulations based on industrial standards, country specific requirements and customers’ requirement. 
  • Understand and continuously expanding knowledge of flavor and ingredient function and performance in different applications, as well as knowledge on end products’ manufacturing process. 
  • Use Creative/Innovative skills to develop relevant new concepts.
  • Provide total solutions utilizing creative problem-solving skills. 
  • Share knowledge with the team.

Job Requirements

What you will need to be successful

  • B.Tech or M.Tech Degree in Food Technology or any other relevant discipline. 
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience handling product development in beverage category (RTD, DPB, CSD, PSD, cordial syrup, etc) or any similar role within food manufacturing, food ingredients, or flavor industry. 
  • Strong Knowledge of Proteins, Pectins, Gums, and other Hydrocolloids.
  • Knowledge of beverage raw materials, processing and regulations governing the use of these ingredients within the food and beverage industries. 
  • Strong knowledge of beverage applications, formulation, manufacturing processes, and troubleshooting.
  • Strong project management and experimental design skills. 
  • Innovative thinker and problem solver with a creative flair and a passion for beverages. 
  • Self-starter (independent) with ability to work in a cross functional team environment. 
  • Communicating and presenting locally and regionally. 
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal. English language is essential. 
  • Good operation skill of Microsoft Office System and company IS system.
  • Experience in formulating industrial scale beverages (RTD, DPB, CSD, PSD, cordial syrup, emulsion, etc).
  • Knowledge of food safety, raw materials, food regulations, GMP and production processes.


IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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