Dairy Application Specialist

Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Singapore, SG, 138567

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

About the Role:

We are seeking an Applications Specialist (dairy, fresh fermented, plant-based alternatives) with strong commercial acumen to be part of our Culture and dairy enzymes team in Singapore. Reporting to the Group application Manager (Culture and enzymes, cheese, and plant-based alternatives), this hands-on role requires you to apply your ingredients application knowledge to formulate yoghurt, fermented beverages, and fermented plant-based alternatives products. In this role you will be responsible for SEA market while being part of a regional team. 

You will be responsible for creating a strong connection with the customer’s R&D team providing technical service, and creating prototypes and innovative concepts, through disciplined project management, maximized use of existing intellectual property and effective business partner relationships to deliver high quality, timely and commercially sound responses to the market, and as appropriate, regulatory and industry professional bodies. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and pro-active team player with a strong customer service focus who is looking to progress their career and add real value to our team.

How you will contribute:
•    Perform the application of cultures and enzymes in a wide range of products such as fresh fermented cultured products and plant-based fermented products.  
•    Connect and engage customers to promote our portfolio and follow up on trials and products development
•    Independently operate, maintain, and propose for improvements the pilot plant.
•    Perform basic microbiological analysis on finish products.
•    Initiate, organize, conduct, and evaluate pilot plant trials and perform laboratory work to produce reliable data concerning performance of IFF products.
•    Manage ingredients inventory, ordering supplies, product shipping & receiving, and managing external product testing. 
•    Develop and/or localize product concepts and demonstration kits to promote IFF technology, capability, and ingredient design.
•    Knowledgeable, reliable, and timely technical support across business functions, including Commercial, Product Managers, Marketing and Regulatory.
•    Disciplined project management to deliver high quality, on-time results to external and internal customers.
•    Develop and/or deliver customer workshops and presentations to raise customer awareness of IFF capabilities and ingredients.
•    Problem solving for both internal and external customers.

Job Requirements

What you will need to be successful:

•    Bachelor’s degree (Master preferred) in food technology, food engineering or related discipline. 
•    4-6 years applications experience in product development, focused on fresh fermented products and fermented beverages (experience in cheese is a plus).
•    Food industry experience in an R&D or production environment, with knowledge of product formulation, as well as process troubleshooting will be well regarded.
•    Demonstrated capability in experimental design, detailed results analysis, and sound technical judgement.
•    Ability to prepare and deliver technical presentations professionally and effectively.
•    Experience in fermented dairy products
•    Experience in enzymes application will be well regarded.
•    Sound understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in production environments
•    Proven ability to work and manage time and priorities un-supervised.
•    Commercial acumen and proven ability to balance technical needs with commercial needs.
•    Well-developed interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
•    Willingness to travel within SEA.

Culture and benefits

•    Fantastic training platform and support provided to boost your career
•    Attractive remuneration and benefits 


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…