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Global Category Manager - Intimate Health & Mobility (REMOTE)

Date: Jan 9, 2022

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19803

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

It’s an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. 


The Intimate Health and Mobility* Category Manager is accountable for the innovation Roadmap (new products, clinicals, applications, delivery forms) for both Health Categories across the Health & Wellness sector. 


Having a deep knowledge of the assigned Health Categories and through a cross functional team process, the Health Category Manager will develop the innovation roadmap based on a thorough and data driven process.


Major Accountabilities 

  • Manage and be accountable for the development, alignment, communication and successful execution of the Intimate Health & Mobility Categories Roadmap 
  • Lead an effective cross-functional team process across BD, Sales, Marketing, R&D, Regulatory, IP, PM and Supply to define and execute the Innovation Roadmap for the Categories 
  • Drive deep insight at Health Category level (both from a Market and Science point of view) and ensure that the innovation roadmap takes a full IFF Health product portfolio approach (including Human Microbiome Venture Products) 
  • Accountable for the business case (Revenue, NPV) and commercial guidance (Targeted Health or wellness indication, Product concept, Value proposition, Competitive analysis, Go to market approach with targeted brands) of the projects associated to the Health Categories
  • Accountable for Scientific guidance to the R&D team on the Health & Wellness indication to be documented, through which kind of studies (POC, Clinical or Consumer survey), with which kind of expected endpoint and function/health claim and which delivery format
  • Accountable for exploring and setting up external collaborations (in licensing) when needed 


Financial Impact 

  • Sales Revenue of the Intimate Health & Mobility Categories generated through Innovation and New Product Sales 
  • ROI from R&D projects linked to the Projects run in both Health Categories


Major Responsibilities

  • Define and implement the Innovation Roadmap for the Health Categories across IFF Health product portfolio with specific emphasis on maximizing the return on our R&D investments
  • Responsible for the set of insights to build the Intimate Health & Mobility Categories innovation roadmap incl. feasibility validation (scientific, market, financial) and go to market approach
  • Provide recommendation of new products, clinical studies, applications and delivery forms, regulatory strategy and choice of claim language, technology assessments, IP registrations; FTO assessments for each Health and Wellness indications of the Health Categories

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in science (Health & Nutrition Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology)
  • Experience in Health & Wellness science and in becoming an expert for the Intimate Health Category
  • At least 8 years of experience in Innovation or in New Product Development in the Health & Wellness sector with high level of interaction with R&D teams 
  • Experience in Project management related to Innovation
  • Experience in marketing and business orientation 
  • Ability to work with a cross functional team in a matrix environment, influencing the various stakeholders promoting innovation in a structured way 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills 


*Intimate Health includes Reproductive, Sexual and Urinary Health
 Mobility includes Joint & Bone Health

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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Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia