Share this Job

Pipeline & Project Manager

Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19153

Company: IFF Family of Companies

About Us
Great taste takes more than great ingredients. That’s why we go above and beyond. Every day.   Tastepoint is the newest name in taste, backed by more than a century of experience. We are fueled by passion and enhanced by the technology and insights of IFF.  Our purpose is to be the spark that advances our customers. We’re an agile, energetic product development partner with a fresh perspective. Tastepoint captures the essence of our customers’ ideas, and the imagination of their consumers. Together, we'll create a fresh take on taste. We solve customer challenges and craft consumer delight.

Job Description

This position directly reports to the General Manager, Tastepoint by IFF and will be responsible to drive strategic initiatives as assigned - related with strategy execution, profitability/ market share growth initiatives, directing/engaging relevant team members. This role is preferably based in Philadelphia, PA but remote may be possible for the right candidate.  You will be directly mentored by the General Manager for strategy development, planning and execution, budgeting, forecasting, pricing/margin and overall P/L management.


This is your opportunity to be exposed to all core areas of the flavor industry as you will engage in cross functional, cross company projects/initiatives to enhance business acumen, organizational agility and influencing/communication skills, successfully delivering set objectives.   In this role you will proactively identify and propose sales/profitability enhancement opportunities; special market/customer segments or leveraging opportunities, profitability/cost containment initiatives, by analyzing markets and competitive landscape, as well as strategically networking with other functions.


You are expected to build high level of business/finance acumen as well as leadership skills with expedited development efforts.

Job Requirements

How you will spend your time

 

  • This is a strategic position to develop a high potential talent for critical future succession needs.
    •    Directly support General Manager with key initiatives to execute business strategy and optimization, providing analysis, insights, cross-functional/ cross-company coordination, thorough follow-through and delivery 
    •    Shadowing and directly mentored by General Manager for strategy development, planning and execution, budgeting, forecasting, pricing/margin and overall regional P/L management
    •    Drive strategic initiatives as assigned by General Manager related with strategy execution, profitability/ market share growth initiatives, directing/engaging relevant team members   
    •    Be engaged in cross functional, cross company projects/initiatives to enhance business acumen, organizational agility and influencing/communication skills, successfully delivering set objectives  
    •    Work closely with IFF Portfolio Manager on regional projects and their implementation at Tastepoint by IFF
    •    Proactively identify and propose sales/profitability enhancement opportunities; special market/customer segments or leveraging opportunities, profitability/cost containment initiatives, by analyzing markets and competitive landscape, as well as strategically networking with other functions
    •    Focus on commercial success, synergy, and cross selling
    •    Build high level of business/finance acumen as well as leadership skills with expedited development efforts.

 

Required Skills 

 

•    Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 5-10 years of Experience in Flavor, Food ingredient, FMCG or other adjacent industry with proven track record. Degreed in Food Science/ Food engineering / Chemistry desired
•    MBA preferred
•    Able to learn/ understand IFF innovation/ technology and position them as competitive advantage  
•    High level of learning agility and commitment
•    Demonstrate leadership potential, cultural agility, and emotional maturity
•    Passionate in flavor industry 
•    Able to work effectively under global matrix structure with various stakeholders
•    Fluent in English
•    Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

Required Competencies

 

•    Strategic agility 
•    Customer Focus
•    Creativity
•    Courage
•    Drive for Result
•    Interpersonal Skill
•    Developing Direct Reports and Others
•    Business Acumen
•    Perspective
 

 

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 IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more… 


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia