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Development Chemist

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, US, 32254

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Time has never been better to join the IFF team.  The Development Chemist position reports to our Manufacturing Manager and will work to support Process Improvement projects for the site. The position is located at our Chemical plant in Jacksonville Florida.

Responsibility & % of Time

55% Support day to day operations for plant production, including development of lab scale blends, and general process troubleshooting utilizing knowledge of process chemistry and analytical methods.

25% Conduct lab scale trials in support of continuous improvement efforts, including existing process optimization and new process development.

10% Support site EH&S programs as needed, particularly as they pertain to the Development Lab (housekeeping, monthly audits, etc.).

10% Miscellaneous duties as assigned to ensure continued successful site and laboratory operations.

Required Skills:


Bachelor’s Degree in a Chemistry or related science field with minimum 2 years relevant work experience


Post-graduate in Analytical, Organic Chemistry or related field with minimum 2 years relevant work experience


Required Experience:

Minimum of 2 years working experience with bench scale processing equipment and analytical instrumentation.

Minimum of 2 years working experience with computer software programs: word processors, spreadsheets, e-mail, internet usage, etc., including writing of technical reports.


3+ years working experience with lab scale equipment and analytical instrumentation (GC; GC-MS) in a laboratory or pilot plant setting in a chemical production environment (distillation).

3+ years working experience with aromatic or fragrance chemical processing, terpene/turpentine processing, etc.

Working experience using software programs: Waters Empower, Agilent ChemStation

Years Of Experience:

2+ to 5+ Years


We are IFF. We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking "what if?" That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages.

Visit us at to learn more about how we’re using Uncommon Sense to challenge expected, champion creators, and do more good for people and planet.

Job Description

It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. The combination of IFF and Frutarom unites us to form a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. We are currently seeking a Production Supervisor, Process Departments who will be responsible for the operations management of the microencapsulation and PolyIFF process departments.

As the Production Supervisor in addition to being tasked with the planning and execution of the production schedule, you will also supervise a team of operators across multiple shifts. As an integral part of the Production team you will ensure all responsible areas adhere to budget while ensuring safety, on-time-performance and quality goals are met. You will also drive continuous improvement programs to ensure the business remains agile and competitive for our customers.  This position will play critical role in the strategic initiative to improve the design and configuration of microencapsulation, in support of improved GMPs and microbial risk to business.

Job Requirements

You will spend your time:


  • Contribute to the growth, profitability and enhancement of the business by supervising the shop floor activities of the microencapsulation and PolyIFF process departments, ensuring all safety, quality, on-time-performance, cost control and continuous improvement targets are met.
  • Contribute to the enhanced safety, quality, and productivity of the process department by planning and implementing continuous improvement initiatives and lean manufacturing activities.
  • Work closely with local and global process engineering to ensure optimized process flow and quality products are manufactured in the microencapsulation department.
  • Maintain high levels of customer service and excellent communication with IFF's customer service representatives and commercial teams.
  • Perform administrative functions in support of IFF policies and I.S.O. standards.



Required Skills 


  • BS chemical engineering or similar discipline.
  • Strong focus on safety; solid experience in risk management programs.
  • Demonstrated customer focus skills



Preferred Skills


  • Project Management Professional (PMP)



Required Experience


  • 3 to 5 years of front-line leadership experience (teaching, coaching, mentoring direct reports)
  • 3-5 years operations management experience in a process based environment.
  • Experience in new product development
  • Experience with quality management programs.
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office© and manufacturing inventory/production software (Prefer SAP©).


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… 

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville