Portfolio Manager, North America

Date: Mar 26, 2024

Location: South Brunswick Township, NJ, US, 08810

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

It's an exciting time to join IFF as our Portfolio Management Lead for North America. To be successful in this role, you understand how our customers see us and who we need to become. You know how to inspire and mobilize organizations against this vision. You have a proven track-record in leading rapid, data-driven, and practical commercial strategies to accelerate revenue and profit. You are results-oriented, self-directed, inquisitive, and act as an owner.  You dig into the detail and can juggle multiple priorities and tight deadlines. You know how to break down processes into logical parts and construct crystal-clear reasoning, analyses, and ways of working. You have strong communication and people skills and have learned how to appreciate diverse perspectives and bring out the best in organizations.

Job Requirements

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Proactively identity sales/profitability enhancement opportunities and cost containment activities
  • Lead cross-functional BU strategy development incorporating planning and execution, budgeting, forecasting, pricing/margin and overall P&L management within Nourish BU.
  • Align cross-functional objectives and KPIs to ensure alignment and execution against regional strategy and budget expectations.
  • Develop appropriate business models, operating models, and capabilities to support our strategic vision.
  • Lead cross-functional business teams to evaluate viability of capital investments outlining key market potential, investment phasing, ROI and risks associated.
  • Collaboratively lead monthly pipeline reviews sharing insights and recommendations to Regional Leadership Team
  • Educate, communicate, and reinforce best practices and ways of working.
  • Lead quarterly review cycles of Account Plans with Regional Leadership Team
  • Leads all regional Office of the President communications including email communications and regional townhall activities.

Long Description


  • 10-15 years of professional experience, focused on Strategic Planning, Commercial Strategy, and Business Transformation with proven track record.
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university with strong academic record. MBA preferred.
  • Experience working with senior executives crafting and implementing strategies for growth and margin improvement at the corporate, business, or customer level.
  • Experience creating strategy program roadmap and detailed financial cases for changes.
  • Proficiency in Key Business Development Software
    • High Proficiency in Salesforce and Excel
    • Proficiency in Power BI and PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Teams
  • Previous experience in agile work methodologies or certifications a plus

Long Description

IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 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 selves to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. To learn more visit https://www.iff.com/responsibilities/diversity-equity-inclusion.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey