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Sensory Evaluator I

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: South Brunswick Township, NJ, US, 08810

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 483841 

Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be part of IFF’s Fragrance Quality Control Team, In this position, you will be supporting the Fragrance operation team which provides fragrance compounding products for the external market . As a Sensory Evaluator I, you will contribute to the team’s success via: Addressing quality related issues brought to by production, sample lab, inventory, planning, our own QC team, sales and creative centers etc. Working with production, inventory, planning to reduce our DNU stock and turn them into sellable products, to support our QC colleagues: Odor evaluation and trouble shootings. Will be responsible for day-to-day operation in the approval process for incoming raw materials and finished products manufactured in production plant and samples laboratory.

About You:

To be successful in this role, you must have minimum of 3 years of experience in a sensory evaluation position , preferably in a fragrance, Flavors or aroma chemical industry. A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Science or a similar degree is preferred. You will need to demonstrate attention to detail, customer focus, excellent communication and problem solving skills.


You will spend your time...



  • Performing all common (routine and non-routine) sensory evaluation for raw materials and finished goods, contribute in the resolution of complaints and production problems respectively (Troubleshooting ). projects to be supported so that the quality is guaranteed.
  • Analyzing samples for quality control in accordance with regulations and analysis serving complaints according wishes of the client, interpret and assess analysis results, identifying anomalies, discussing deficits, with relevant department and / or customers ( Internal and External ).
  • Contributing to ensuring the maintenance of target ( Kardex ), cleaning of the laboratory in order to promote the work and safety: perform measurements and tuning respectively. calibration of the equipment installed; evaluating test results; identifying anomalies; adjustments.
  • Working with compounders on try in process for formulas that require special manufacturing instructions ( Coloring process for PF solutions, color and sensory adjustment for oil fragrances.
  • Supporting the analytical team in the daily tasks:
  • Load samples to run Gas Chromatography test, Density, refractive Index and Hunter color.
  • Interacting with Global IFF teams for project execution in new Quality initiatives ( Global, Regional or local ).

Job Requirements


Required Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree (Chemistry, Biology, Science or a similar degree is preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively solve problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft office products, with advanced skills in Excel
  • Working knowledge of SAP /MRP system.
  • Strong sensory skills required,
  • past experience in the sensory evaluation of raw materials and finished products.

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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