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Applications Technologist, Food & Beverage

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Union Beach, New Jersey, US, 07735

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 222581 

Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be part of IFF! We are looking for a hands-on and experienced Food & Beverage Applications Technologist to become part of our North America industry-leading team.  Are you passionate about flavor innovation and do you have the desire to collaborate with a global team?

As a Applications Technologist, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the some of the most exciting projects in the flavor industry today. Working in a collaborative team environment, IFF will be looking for you to drive innovation and creativity to assist our customers in enhancing existing product lines and in launching new cutting-edge product initiatives.


About You:

In this role you will serve as a lead technical contact for understanding and facilitating technical execution at the customer and global basis, liaise with Global and Regional Commercial Managers, Global and Regional Technical Leads, Innovation Program Directors, and Global Innovation Leads with key accounts. 


As an Applications Technologist, your responsibilities are…

  • Act as a partner to the Global Executive Directors key account and other food and beverage customers and be the Global Technical Lead to support the aspirational growth of key accounts.
  • Develop, implement and execute technical programs in alignment with the account's strategy to research and provide the tools to grow IFF share.
  • Cement a long-term viable business relationship in order to achieve IFF's corporate vision for global food and beverage accounts.
  • Build technical to technical relationships with key decision makers to navigate the customer technical culture.
  • Liaise, partner and collaborate with key Global Accounts, Applied Research teams.
  • Test and validate potential flavor technologies for food and beverage.
  • Provide feedback and guidance to Innovation Program Director’s and R&D to expedite deployment and availability of tools and solutions.
  • Work with the Global Innovation Lead to deliver innovation, productivity and technologies to the IFF creative team and customer.
  • Educate the IFF Value Added Seasonings (VAS) community to facilitate growth within this category.


Job Requirements


Required Skills 

  • Able to establish and guide cross functional teams focusing on product, project or innovation development
  • Guide organization to build and employ regional toolbox of validated technologies for application in food and beverage
  • In concert with Global Innovation Lead, centralize project coordination and ownership
  • Guide and collaborate with other IFF technical labs to deliver on flavor requirements and flavor application
  • Work effectively and provide leadership to assigned project teams to ensure highest win rate possible by testing and validating key technologies in application and facilitating solution to the creative teams in all regions and markets.
  • Knowledgeable with commercialization/scale up of flavor systems and nutrition elements
  • Provide leadership to bring knowledge and visibility to best practices to development, address efficiencies and ways of leveraging flavors, and apply knowledge for global and regional projects.

Required Experience 

  • Minimum 10 years’ working experience in industrial food pharmaceutical ingredient or flavor industry and 5 years in the specific field of expertise i.e. food and beverage
  • Academic Qualification / Background Essential: Minimum entry level a BS degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related disciplines


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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