Category Marketing Specialist

Date: Feb 24, 2024

Location: Philiadephia, PA, US, 19513

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 495413 

Job Description



Great taste takes more than great ingredients. That’s why we go above and beyond. Every day. 


Tastepoint by IFF (headquartered in Philadelphia, PA) is a leading innovator of taste, driven by a commitment to providing customers and their consumers with exciting and memorable flavor experiences. The perfect blend of heart and science, Tastepoint integrates state-of-the-art technology, world-class production facilities and passionate food scientists to deliver products that ignite the palate and the imagination. Enhanced by the extensive resources of its greater IFF family, Tastepoint prides itself on agile and energetic product development. To learn more about the Tastepoint difference, visit




You will spend your time… 


  • Applying strategic focus to create, manage and deliver compelling and creative customer capabilities-driven presentations within the culinary and snacks category.
  • Driving the strategic planning process for the culinary and snacks category within Tastepoint by IFF. Collaborating with internal stakeholders to optimize portfolio reach and fit to customer. 
  • Managing, tracking and reporting project pipeline, sales, new wins and opportunities within the culinary and snacks category.
  • Aligning with platforms and Business Units to optimize cross-promotion of flavors, and all portfolio offerings including, but not limited to, ingredients and food systems within the culinary and snacks category. 
  • Exploring future opportunities to identify prospective new accounts and manage cultivation of new leads and emerging accounts as required to meet goals.    
  • Supporting additional functions as required by the role to support sales, commercial, marketing and company-wide initiatives, both internal and external. 
  • Traveling to support customers and attend industry and company events as required (~20%). 

Job Requirements


Required Skills 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in marketing or food industry-related field    with related experience in the food ingredient industry a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in B2B or B2C.
  • Exceptional presentation skills (in-person and remote) are essential, in tandem with mastered written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, with proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical market data and internal sales and pipeline data.
  • Ability to thrive within a large, matrixed organization.
  • Strong research skills across various trade, subscription databases and internet channels.
  • Work in and contribute to a positive team environment.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and thrive in fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. 
  • Based in Philadelphia, PA this position is hybrid between weekly in-office days and weekly work-from-home days.



  • Industry knowledge of/or professional experience in the culinary and/or snacks environment, including but not exclusive to: meat and plant-based meat alternatives, frozen meals, dressings and sauces, and/or salty snacks or seasonings is a plus.
  • Experience in project management and collaboration.
  • Experience in supporting category/sales teams.


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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