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Cheese Application Specialist Germany

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Niebull, Schleswig-Holstein, DE, 25899

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


IFF is a global leader in food ingredients for the dairy industry. This position offers an exciting role with a lot of potential for professional and personal development. The aim is to provide technical support to our customers and our sales organization in Europe, with focus on Germany.


Location: Niebüll or Home office in Germany. 


Role scope & primary responsibilities: 

•    You will be part of our international dairy application group. This group is part of the global Application organization in IFF Health & Biosciences. You will be giving our customers in the dairy industry application support related to our ingredient solutions with focus on cheese.
•    Your primary responsibilities will be to visit our customers to provide technical support in close cooperation with our sales organization and your colleagues in the application teams. You will participate in customer development projects and internal solution development projects. You will have a competent internal organization to support you in your role. 

Job Requirements


Key requirements:

•    You are a professional with a theoretical and practical background within dairy technology. You probably have an educational background in Dairy Science
•    You have significant experience within cheese production, product development or related function from a food ingredient supplier. Candidates are expected to prove dedicated interest and knowledge in the specific field
•    Experience or competences within use of cultures and dairy enzymes are required
•    You like to work independently, but also understand how to function in a large organization and the importance of reaching common business objectives
•    You are customer-focused, open-minded, flexible and thrive in a busy environment with cultural differences
•    You have good communication skills and master English & German both orally and written
•    You like to visit customers, and 80 - 120 days of local travel activity fits your working style and you have a valid driving license


You will be reporting to the Group Manager of the EMEA Health & Biosciences application group. 

What we offer: At IFF, we are dedicated to maximizing our most valuable asset—our people. We do so by embracing diversity and offering opportunities for continuous development, whilst maintaining a good work/life balance. Our compensation package includes a competitive base salary, variable performance pay and a comprehensive benefits offering. A career at IFF offers you an opportunity to become the catalyst for change, personally and professionally. This, together with a respectful workplace that rewards achievement, makes IFF an attractive career choice of today.