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Regional Application Manager

Date: Jul 20, 2021

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 that bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. IFF is growing and we are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to lead our regional application development and technical service team for the Americas.


The Home and Personal Care (HPC) team strives to be the preferred partner of our customers, delivering high-value, sustainable, and consumer relevant solutions for the Home, Personal, and Industrial Care Markets. We now have a key vacancy for a Regional Application Lead to support our continued growth.


Primary responsibilities


The Regional Application Lead is responsible for leading a team of application scientists and associates who support our customers in North America and LATAM. The regional application development team is based in Wilmington, DE and Palo Alto, CA. The team works closely with Sales and Marketing to pursue sales opportunities and develop (customized) solutions for the application of bioactives, functional ingredients, and preservatives in home and personal care products. This includes the generation of technical proof points for product launches and leveraging ingredients into new application areas.


The Regional Application Lead monitors and evaluates project progress and results to determine improvements needed to meet ultimate objectives. This includes the allocation of resources, providing technical guidance and leadership, and taking responsibility for work group safety (including application labs). The team leader builds sustainable relationships with internal stakeholders and customers, participates in key regional account teams, and represents the company at external conferences or industry meetings in North America.

Job Requirements




  • Academic degree (MSc or PhD) in a (bio-)chemical or engineering discipline
  • 8-10 years’ experience in a R&D/technical role preferably in the Home or Personal Care industry. 
  • Proven experience as a technical manager and people leader with good interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles, design of experiment, and project management skills.
  • Customer oriented, proactive and self-starting personality.
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Team-player who enjoys working in an international environment.


Travel required 10 - 20%


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace.  Visit to learn more about our Equality Policy.


Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia