Designer II - Culinary & Snacks

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Philiadephia, PA, US, 19513

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 500942 

Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be part of IFF! We are looking for our next Designer II to become part of our industry-leading team. As a Designer II, you should exhibit proven product design capabilities and project planning abilities utilizing creativity, innovation, and presentations skills to provide best-in-class support to IFF clients. You'll also continue to extend knowledge of ingredients, customer bases, processes, and flavor interactions in category applications.  This individual should have a passion for food. 




The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:


Project Management


  • Proven time and project management skills
  • Partners with production and quality department to complete scale-up trials and support QA/QC with trouble shooting when necessary. 
  • Independently manages time and projects for assigned tasks.
  • Develops work-plans to manage work for projects.
  • Provide technical guidance on unusual or complex problems.
  • Develops finished product formulations incorporating IFF technologies and meeting industrial standards, country specific and client requirements (profile, legal, cost and stability requirements).
  • Works on projects for key local, strategic, and regional customers with commercial success.
  • Refines attributes (taste and texture) language and articulates with team and project members.
  • Continuously evolves/expands knowledge of ingredients and materials for Product Design.
  • Participates in new concept generation.


Innovation & Technology 


  • Supports local and regional C&D and Category Growth Initiatives under direction from manager.
  • Successfully demonstrates new technology in appropriate projects.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of IFF Innovation Programs.
  • Clear understanding and execution of IFF Innovation processes.
  • Understands ingredient functionality and flavor performance in different finished products and incorporates technology appropriately.
  • May assist with the development of new product and application literature, including Technical Reports.


Customer Intimacy & Technical Partnership 


  • Provide technical services to customers as needed (plant trials, troubleshooting, and training).  
  • Demonstrates an understanding of customers, category markets, brand understanding, and consumer preferences. 
  • Visits customers and presents technical information and taste and texture design concepts. 
  • Develops strong relationships with aligned customers and related categories.
  • Assist customers by participating in in-house visits, answering technical questions, and conducting seminars and presentations as assigned.




  • Shows positive attitude and passion.
  • Shares knowledge with the team and provides guidance to Trainee/Associate Designers.
  • Demonstrates ability to work within a team.
  • Inspires and build confidence in others to achieve targets.



Job Requirements


  • Minimum 7 years working experience in industrial food, ingredient, or flavor industry plus a minimum 2 years in the specific field of expertise.
  • Minimum entry level is a University/College Degree in Food Science and Technology or related disciplines (such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Culinary Science, Culinary Arts, or Biology).
  • Preferred Master’s Degree in related area.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written), organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary.
  • Travel may be required up to 10% of the time to in person customer presentations or internal offsite presentations or collaborative sessions. 
  • This position is considered an Anchor and requires working in the lab/pilot plant for 5 days/week.

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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