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Global Sensory Science Leader- Union Beach, NJ , St Louis, MO or Braband Denmark

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Union Beach, New Jersey, US, 07735

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 367621 

Job Description

 

We a looking for a Sensory Science Leader to join our team at either our St. Louis, MO, Union Beach, NJ, or Braband, Denmark R&D facility. You will lead teams in each of these sites, and be a key thought-leader in sensory, consumer, and biometric testing within the global IFF R&D organization.

About Us
At IFF we use Uncommon Sense to create what the world needs. As a collective of unconventional thinkers and creators, we put science and artistry to work to create unique and unexpected scents, tastes, experiences, and ingredients for the products our world craves.
 
Job description: 
This position is the Leader of the Sensory & Consumer Research group within R&D Enabling Technologies at IFF. This is a vibrant research group working with many branches of the business in providing guidance and insights in the development of functional, biobased, and protein ingredients, as well as flavors, fragrances and delivery technologies through scientific methods. 

Key responsibilities of the Sensory Science Leader include:
Lead Sensory strategy, accountability & responsibility based on collaboration with R&D Pillar Leaders, as well as relevant business partners.
Manage the assignments and performance of the Sensory team to deliver results.
Be a key thought leader in Sensory and Consumer Science for IFF, driving increased use of existing tools and continuous development of new capabilities.
Work closely with other Enabling Technology leaders in Analytical, Data & Analytics, Material Science, and Delivery to create and implement new approaches to improve project outcomes, service delivery, and insights.
Ensure people development by talent management of staff, working closely with other R&D and Division teams to create project and job rotation opportunities.
Develop a strong succession plan based on internal or external approaches.

About You:  To be successful in this role you must have at least fifteen years of experience in conducting research in the chemical senses and/or behavioral sciences.  Additionally, significant experience in team leadership, strategy development, and new method development is required.  Experience in either the consumer products industry or a related industry is a plus.

Job Requirements

 

Master's or PhD degree required- degrees in psychology, food science, neuroscience or other relevant discipline strongly preferred.
Expert level technology knowledge/skills in one or more key area relevant to the current R&D program, e.g. sensory methods, consumer testing methods, statistics, biometrics.
15 years of relevant experience in consumer products, food, flavor/fragrance, ingredient industries, or a closely-related field.
Demonstrated ability to lead teams to develop breakthrough strategies and plans, as well as to deliver complex projects.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement new sensory and/or consumer science methods.
Demonstrated excellence in written and presentation communication skills.  Must be able to effectively communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences as well as senior leaders.
Demonstrated team management capabilities, including employee development.


Demonstrated personal attributes: 
Conceptual capacity: Quickly grasps different concepts.  
Curious and creative mindset: Seen as someone who applies knowledge creatively and intelligently to the solution of problems.
Strong Team Player: Combining directive and influencing skills.
Flexibility in a fast-paced environment: Able to manage multiple projects and priorities.


 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.

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.

Visit IFF.com/careers/workplace-diversity-and-inclusion to learn more.


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