(Associate) Engineer I, Process R&D

Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Tilburg, NL, 5048 AN

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

At IFF, we are a team of passionate, creative, and empowered experts who take pride in discovering flavors and fragrances that inspire our customers and delight consumers. Our dedication to innovation drives us to constantly seek new challenges and develop new-to-world solutions that answer them. Join us as we continue to push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of flavors and fragrances. 


We are looking for an (Associate) Engineer I to join our Process R&D team in Tilburg, Netherlands. If you have a background in organic chemistry and enjoy working in the laboratory to introduce, optimize and scale up processes, we want to hear from you!




  • As an (Associate) Engineer I, you will be part of the process R&D team and support EU and global projects. 
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the validation, optimization and scale up of new and existing processes mainly manufactured in the IFF Nourish Plant in Tilburg.
  • During your research in the laboratory or factory you will investigate, challenge, and advise if new processes or ideas are realistic to be introduced into the factory with high focus on safety and quality. 
  • All process steps will be documented into an instruction document (in Dutch) and will be discussed and aligned with the process engineer and operators in the factory. The first production batches will be supervised by you and after a successful completion the process will be transferred to the factory. Furthermore, you will work on continuous improvement projects in multidisciplinary teams. 
  • In this multifunctional role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the different Operations and R&D teams during your work week. 

Job Requirements


  • You have a background in (organic) chemistry, bachelor’s, or master’s Degree.
  • You’re fluent in Dutch.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in Food Industry (not a must).
  • Experience: - Freshers to 12 Years.



  • Eager to investigate, explore and problem solving while working as part of the process R&D team, supporting EU and global projects.
  • Team player with good communication skills.
  • Creative and interest in different technologies.
  • Hands on mentality. 


We request you apply in English and attach a letter of motivation/ cover letter with your application

IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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