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Application Scientist

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Shanghai, Jiangsu, CN, 215613

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

IFF is a leading company in the nutrition, health and wellness industries, we create essential solutions – from global icons to cutting-edge innovations and experiences. IFF Health delivers cutting-edge sci-ences and technologies in meeting the needs of customers in the health and wellness industries.
We are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to join IFF as Application Scientist. If you are dream-driven, enthusiasm-driven, market-driven and curiosity-driven, come join us!

Key Responsibilities:

•    Developing a deep understanding of the problems in detergent and textile markets, with a focus on identifying opportunities for industrial bio-tech technologies in these markets.
•    Bio-tech technologies include but are not limited to Enzyme and Bio-materials.
•    Leading global/regional project as application leader to develop value proposition for bio-tech products and technologies to meet customer needs.
•    Working closely with commercial counterparts (such as the sales and marketing teams) in understanding markets/customer requirements, exploring opportunities and increasing new business.
•    Collaboration with internal and external R&D partners for technology development.
•    Coordination of application laboratory evaluations in support of projects and customers. 
•    Be responsible for developing new methods or employing existing methods to design experiments, analyze data, make recommendations and document in customer reports.
•    Field implementation of product launches and new applications, including close interaction with customers.
•    Participation in key technical & professional organizations and symposia targeted at detergent and Textile market in various markets. While doing so, the role will develop a network of technical contacts in industry.

Job Requirements


•    Master’s degree or above with relevant 5-7 years’ experience in the detergent, textile processing or (bio) chemical ingredient industry.
•    Proven track record of managing complex innovation projects
•    Strong Customer oriented skills with excellent communication skill.
•    Excellent problem-solving skills and a strong desire to work in a team environment. 
•    Ability to manage ambiguity and adapt to the rapid changes associated with new technology and business needs. 
•    Technology integration capability—able to articulate technology (product, process, application, discovery) in business terms.
•    A forward thinking, customer-focused and creative mind that is willing to work on a variety of projects concurrently.
•    A passion for excellence, the desire to learn new things and a proven ability to succeed.
•    Willingness to travel (20-30% of time)
•    Fluent in English language.
•    An energetic, positive, friendly and driven attitude.

Location: Shanghai, China

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 to learn more…