Seasoning Flavorist II

Date: May 27, 2024

Location: Haverhill, Suffolk, Sovereign - England, GB, CB9 8LG

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


At IFF we combine science and creativity to develop some of the most groundbreaking products in our industry – it’s our purpose and the reason we love doing what we do!  Why not see how far your career passion can take you? Come join the creative and empowered people who work at International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
We are looking for a full time Seasoning Flavourist located in Haverhill, UK to provide team leadership and snack seasoning excellence incorporating the full IFF combined portfolio of flavors and ingredients.  

Role Vision:

In this position you will be part of the Seasoning Creation team to participate in diverse and exciting projects within the Snack Category. Working in a team environment, IFF expect you to cultivate innovation and creativity, to assist our customers in enhancing their existing brand portfolio, ensuring the successful launch of their new product lines and also collaborating to develop the category further, through innovation to address category challenges; creating next generation seasonings to address market dynamics and changing consumer tastes.  
This position both responds to the reactive needs of the business and its execution as well as people management and area coordination. This responsible post needs a person who actively seeks out the many opportunities to challenge current thinking and move the snacks team forward in its development.  This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to advance their career with one of the world's largest and most successful flavor creation and ingredient companies.
The Seasoning Flavorist II works both independently and as team member, on all types of IFF brief types. You will provide subject matter development support, as well as assisting in the career development of trainees and others. You will work closely with the sales teams on a local and regional level to drive creation and modification of winning Seasonings. You will demonstrate creative leadership in working with a regional team to maximize IFF technology & innovative practices. 

Main responsibilities:

•    Motivate, mentor and train other members of the team such as trainees and junior Seasoning Flavorist
•    Create winning seasonings & taste solutions within predefined time/quality/cost criteria
•    Manage projects in response to customer briefings, to achieve profitable business growth
•    Actively build strong multi-level relationships with key customers in partnership with sales team 
•    Collaborate cross functionally and cross regionally to support overall goals of Snacks Europe
•    Anticipate, investigate, and resolve problems with raw materials and finished seasonings as needed
•    Utilize IFF technology to deliver unique solutions to the marketplace 
•    Support introduction of new raw materials in the creative portfolio 
•    Support the scale up of new formulations in pilot plant and production



Required Skills 

•    Top level competence in Seasoning creation and delivery systems for snacks end use 
•    Expert tasting and evaluation skills in the snack & savory segment
•    Able to lead customer working sessions, strong ability to listen to customers and deliver on their expectations
•    Proactively evaluates and determines the added value of new materials and technologies
•    Increases own knowledge through participating in courses and reading industry literature 
•    Outstanding team player with excellent communication skills

Required Experience 


•    Minimum Bachelor (BS) degree in Food Technology, Food Science, Chemistry, or Life Sciences.
•    Minimum 10 years’ experience in flavor industry creative function with exposure to cross-functional team roles
•    5 years’ experience specifically in the field of snacks
•    Demonstrable global account interaction and proven track record of successful product launches 
•    Master’ degree in Food Technology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Food Engineering and/or Chemistry Engineering
•    At least 5-10 years proven track record working as Seasoning Flavorist internationally
•    At least 2 years’ experience in the FMCG Snack sector 
Job Location 
•    Haverhill, UK
•    Travel 30%
Position Type 
•    Full-Time/Regular 

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