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Food Technologist

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: The Dalles, Oregon, US, 97058

Company: IFF Family of Companies

It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. The combination of IFF and POWDERPURE unites us to form a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. 

The Food Technologist is one of the key members in product creations and applications team for POWDERPURE.   As the product creations and applications team, we are proud to conceptualize and realize commercially viable products to food and supplement customers by working closely with cross functional teams within POWDERPURE and other IFF subsidiary companies. 

As a Food Technologist, you will be responsible to create and optimize proprietary powders, custom blending, and applications that drives commercial success in the marketplace.   You will be technical guru whom internal teams and external customers seek information from. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Scope out projects with customers and sale reps to provide solid solutions tailored to customers under limited supervision and guidance.
  • Independently drive development projects from benchtop to commercialization, using knowledge of flavors, active and functional ingredients, hydrocolloid, formulation, and processing techniques to develop commercialized viable powder ingredients. Be able to maintain and use analytical tools and equipment.
  • Manage multiple projects with assistance from manager when needed.   
  • Champion our commercialization process, partnering with the supply chain, quality assurance, quality control and processing expert team to coordinate cross-functional efforts and continuously improve established procedures.
  • Conduct quality and sensory shelf life study on POWDERPURE ingredients.
  • Work closely with processing team to execute plant scale trials and associated product testing. This might require occasionally work outside of normal business hours.
  • Proactively identify optimization opportunities for formulation and production to improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.
  • Troubleshoot product design issues during production and during end applications.
  • Set product and create new product specifications and nutritional statement with accuracy and proficiency.

 

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  • Create meaningful and market relevant concepts and end applications using POWDERPURE ingredients for trade shows and customers. 
  • Utilize of market information and work with marketing/category team to identify areas where we, as a company can proactively engage our customers.
  • Present project progress and findings clearly and concisely in front of customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Occasionally travel domestically after business travel is resumed
  •  Ability to work well with other global team members and cross functional teams to build respect from technical peers.
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned.
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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Engineering or related fields.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the product development, quality control and assurance, processing in food and supplement companies.
  • Knowledge of product development life cycle.
  • Knowledge in sensory shelf life testing from panel training and experimental design.
  • Knowledge of processing techniques in different categories of products, such as bakery, dry beverage, bar, capsule, tablet, and sweet goods, is a plus.
  • Knowledge of powder ingredient is a plus.  
  • Knowledge about product development life cycle.
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SPECIAL SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES:

  • Able to learn and adapt new skills and being able to think strategically and creatively. 
  • You are proactive and action oriented with the capability of working on multiple tasks in fast and nimble organization. 
  • You can prioritize projects based on urgency and complexity with input from manger.
  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently as well as with groups.
  • Ability to utilize specific strengths from members of other technical and cross functional teams to maintain productivity in the lab in the absence of management.
  • Strong in verbal and written communication.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Offices.


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon