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Cheese Application Specialist

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: New Century, Kansas, US, 66031

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 118921 

We are hiring a Food Science professional to join our Health & Biosciences division as a Cheese Application Specialist!


At Nutrition & Biosciences (now part of IFF), we boldly bring together science and creativity to create what the world needs. An industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, we create essential solutions – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. Equal parts outspoken and analytical, our international collective of thinkers partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products people crave. With over 110 manufacturing facilities, 100 R&D centers, and 33,000 customers across the world, we’re poised to make a difference on an unprecedented scale. Without our boundary-pushing passion and end-to-end expertise, the future wouldn’t be the same.


Health & Biosciences (formerly from DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences) is one of the four business divisions within IFF. Inspired by nature and distinguished by its world-class bioscience and microbiome capabilities, IFF’s Health & Biosciences (H&B) division is a leading innovation partner for customers across a broad range of consumer product, industrial and agricultural sectors. H&B works closely with our customers to enhance products – and their processes – to deliver safer, healthier and more sustainable solutions


We serve a large variety of end markets and our products can be found in thousands of products around the world.  Our portfolio includes animal health solutions & feed enzymes, cultures for plant-based food, dairy cultures, dietary fibers, food enzymes, and enzymes and yeast for fuel ethanol. Our specific end-markets include home & personal care, animal nutrition, grain processing, microbial control, food and dietary supplements.



Key responsibilities:

  • Design, plan, execute, and interpret experiments to evaluate and optimize cultures and enzymes for performance in cheese applications at lab- and pilot-scales
  • Assist in the technical development of products for cheese application throughout the commercialization process: formulation, application performance evaluation, method development, marketing material generation, commercial-scale trialing, and post-launch support
  • Support Sales and Innovation efforts through routine hands-on work making cheese at lab- and pilot-scale to simulate customer processes, and through remote or onsite technical support for customers 
  • Prioritize and run multiple projects simultaneously with minimal to moderate supervision

Job Requirements

•    Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Chemical or Bioprocess Engineering, or a related field
•    Relevant academic experience and ideally relevant food industry experience
•    Experience with making cheese, in lab or industrial setting
•    An understanding of the science behind culture and enzyme addition during the cheese making process is preferred
•    Desire to work in a multidisciplinary team and capability to work independently 
•    Self-starter with good organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
•    Willingness to travel up to 25% (dependent on COVID conditions), including to customer commercial production sites

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. 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 an 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.


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Nearest Major Market: Kansas City