Senior Flavorist, Re-Imagine Wellness (Taste Modulation)

Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Union Beach, NJ, US, 07735

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Are you ready to Design the future of Taste ?

Are you ready to be at the forefront of designing new sweet modulation and masking technologies ?

Do you want to be aprt of a team applying science for a better world ?

Come join the Re-Imagine Wellness® team at IFF. 


As a leading creator of flavor solutions for beverages, sweet goods, savory and dairy products around the world, IFF helps our customers deliver on the promise of delicious foods and beverages that consumer’s love. Our people—passionate, creative, and experts in their fields—combine creativity, brand understanding and consumer insights with a strong foundation in R&D and innovation to bring our customers unique offerings that differentiate their products in the marketplace.  Re-Imagine Wellness® is one of the key innovation programs of IFF supporting the growth of our NOURISH division.


As global flavorist for the Re-Imagine Wellness ® Program, you will have the opportunity to create and contribute to the formulation and development for the Modulation category developing some of the most exciting projects in this important Flavor Category. 


You will partner with the Innovation Program Director, demonstrating creative leadership to guide R&D sweet modulation and masking technology development. It will be your responsibility to manage successful transitions of new technologies to all IFF flavorists on a global basis. Cross-category experience in flavor creation is crucial, most preferably gained in a commercial setting. You will have a good understanding of the dynamic marketplace, be proactive in nature, and have a passion for exploring new flavor and food materials.


Working in a team environment, IFF will be looking for you to drive innovation and creativity, hereby assisting our customers to enhance their existing product line and successfully launch new products in the marketplace. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to advance their career with one of the largest and most innovative flavor creation houses in the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support modulation and masking projects in cooperation with the Innovation Program Director.

  • Screening of new internal from R&D and external flavor tools, derived from molecular design, natural extracts and biotechnology. 

  • Development of demo-flavor collections demonstrating innovative values of the new tools, direct flavor, application and technology development for the Re-Imagine Wellness® program.

  • Provide cross-functional leadership within global sweet modulation ambassador team.

  • Provide cross-functional leadership within global within global project teams, working closely together with project management office. Support the 4D stage gate process with all key stakeholders to ensure optimal delivery of new ingredients and technologies.

  • Management of the sweet modulation and masking ingredinet collection, by active monitoring and managing the different flags on the collection.

  • Interact with broad range of stakeholders, including R&D, commercial flavorists, regulatory, operations, customer and external partners.

  • Anticipate, investigate and resolve problems with raw materials and finished goods as needed by technically partnering with vendors.

  • Support to operations on the manufacture of modulation flavors using new technologies.

  • Interact with key modulation customers regionally and globally to understand requirements and build solid relationships.

  • Understand regional taste differences and preferences.  Use this knowledge to guide new ingredient and technology delivery for sweet modulation and masking. 

  • Participate in development programs for both trainee & associate Flavorists, specific to modulation.

Job Requirements


  • Four Year Degree/ (BS/BA in biological or chemical science preferred).
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in flavor industry creative function (entry level through Flavorist).
  • Completed qualifying Flavorist training Program and/or proven track record at equivalent level with competitor.
  • Fluent in English. Additional languages highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication, organization and computer skills. 
  • Extensive knowledge of sweet modulation and masking flavor ingredients, flavor formulations, solvent and carrier systems, delivery systems, analytical methodologies and regulatory requirements.
  • Expert tasting skills and the ability to create and adjust flavor formulations that meet the taste requirements of customers and consumers.
  • Experience with flavor creation in multiple countries and/or regions.
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external customers and present new capabilities.
  • Proven artistic ability. Presentation skills, project management skills.
  • Exploratory mindset, problem solving skills.
  • Drive for results, taking ownership and not afraid to go the “extra mile”.
  • Ability to work in a geographically distributed matrix organization.



  • At least 10 years Flavorist-I level experience.
  • MS/PHD in biological or chemical sciences.
  • Certified Member of the Flavor Chemist Society with proven track record.
  • Proven successful mentoring of flavorists from trainee level to flavorist.


Location: Union beach, New Jersey, NA  

Travel: Up to 20% of the time

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