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Director, Advanced Analytics

Date: Jun 18, 2021

Location: Union Beach, New Jersey, US, 07735

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 109461 

Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF IT team at our Union Beach, NJ location. With Frutarom combined, IFF is 129 years old, has greater than $5BB Revenue, contains over 13,000 employees, supports 160 locations, serving 33,000 customers with 150,000 products.   IFF is transforming our services to meet the heightened expectations of a highly creative, international and mobile workforce.
The Director, Advanced Analytics will be responsible for applying quantitative methodologies, techniques, and tools to develop best in class insights that inform corporate decision making and revenue generation. You will work with internal and external stakeholders to identify business opportunities, goals and objectives, building quantitative models, and interpreting the results of those models for internal and external consumption. You understand the intricacies of the manufacturing industry and will be a thought leader, bring new ideas and approaches, helping define our research and analytics offerings. You will partner with business units and corporate functions to implement/automate/operationalize models that will make you a significant contributor to the overall success of the company.

About You


  • Obsessively organized – harmonizing, rescaling, and cleaning data for statistical techniques.
  • An interpreter – easily able to determine if business objectives can be met using a quantitative analytical approach, developing hypotheses about anticipated outcomes; reviewing results of qualitative models, identifying trends and issues to develop alternatives to support business objectives.
  • A creator – who loves to build custom models leveraging advanced statistical methods, such as: casual and predictive modeling, attribution, forecasting, data mining, simulation, and/or optimization.
  • A truth seeker – who performs testing of models to ensure adequacy, determining needs for reformulation
  • A genuine leader – who sets the standard for delivering value that inspires direct reports and peers to deliver their best work, and has experience overseeing direct reports
  • A partner – to internal and external stakeholders alike, partnering with both to implement/automate/operationalize models into effective decision-making machines, while being able to clearly and concisely communicate complex information to a variety of audiences, in the most effective medium to deliver maximum impact
  • You have good exposure to multiple technologies and a successful record of designing and building some creative solutions to help the organization become more sophisticated in its use of data, automate business processes, and improve overall effectiveness of digital solutions. 

You will spend your time doing…


  • Conduct research on cutting-edge techniques and tools in machine learning/deep learning/artificial intelligence
  • Articulate a vision and roadmap for the exploitation of data as a valued corporate asset
  • Evangelize best practices to analytics and digital product teams 
  • Perform large-scale experimentation and build data-driven models to answer business questions
  • Influence leadership and digital product teams through presentation of data-based recommendations
  • Lead and mentor a team of Data Scientists and Advance Analytics Analysts providing opportunities for ongoing development of technical skills and business knowledge
  • Assess, benchmark and select data analytics technologies to be added to the big data platforms
  • Own development of business cases to prioritize business requests and secure funding as needed. Ensure post implementation review to gather learnings and understand true business impact
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders and fully leverage the networked organization to secure resources and talent needed to deliver against the roadmap and ad-hoc requests
  • Act as an internal consultant, advocate, mentor, and change agent
  • Collaborate with the key stakeholders, other product development groups and software vendors to identify and define solutions for complex business and technical requirements.

Job Requirements


Required Skills…


  • Graduate degree in Mathematics, Data Science or other quantitative field or Computer Science required
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration or Computer Science preferred
  • Experience in data mining
  • Understanding of machine-learning and operations research
  • Experience in R, SQL and Python; familiarity with Scala, Java or C++ is an asset
  • Experience using and understanding business intelligence tools (e.g. Power BI, Tableau) and data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop)
  • Experience working with various cloud providers (Google, Microsoft and Amazon)
  • Ability to influence multiple stakeholders and handle conflicting priorities
  • Ability to understand and communicate the larger picture behind how big data drives a business
  • Exposure to many technology competencies like: Snowflake, Talend (Data Fabric, Data Catalog), Erwin, Neo4j, SAP (BW/BI, SAC, HANA, ECC, etc.), Microsoft (Power BI, SQL Server, Azure), Theobald Software 
  • Analytical mind and business acumen
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent communication skills, including both oral and written.
  • Excellent active listening and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to solve advanced-level, complicated problems with minimal supervision
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism, confidence, and sincerity
  • Ability to multi-task, exercise excellent time management, and meet multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrated excellence in project management and organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately share information on a need to know basis
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to document information accurately
  • 10 years+ experience in the Data and Analytics field
  • 8 years+ of management and leadership experience


Leadership Behaviors: 


  • DRIVE INNOVATION. Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation)
  • OWN. Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders
  • INSPIRE OTHERS. Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2025 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give customers a reason to believe our vision, too

We are IFF. We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking "what if?" That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages.

Visit us at to learn more about how we’re using Uncommon Sense to challenge expected, champion creators, and do more good for people and planet.

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey