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Citrus Product Specialist

Date: Feb 5, 2021

Location: Winter Haven, US

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Job Description

The position reports to the Plant Manager supporting the manufacture of citrus products for the site. Daily interaction with production, planning and quality control is necessary to optimize the standardization of products being made. Management of internal projects and resources within structured timelines is critical for this high paced environment. The role requires the individual to be a well-organized self-starter, with the leadership qualities and the desire to learn.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and optimize active material inventories in support of production and innovation.
  • Manage the product standardization process including the accurate compounding of prototype blends, their evaluation and batch order creation.
  • Manage project tasks and objectives in support of planning and inventory management.
  • Operate/maintain pilot plant equipment to optimize production materials and new development.
  • Build and maintain a sensory program supporting company processes
  • Support product management and purchasing decisions for citrus raw materials.
  • Maintain a safe working environment using appropriate safety equipment to proactively improve the safety culture of the department.
  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices and exemplary housekeeping standards.
  • Provide additional support and duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

Required Skills:

  • Education:  BS/BA Degree in Chemistry / Biology preferred.
  • Advanced math skills are essential in the function of this position
  • Microsoft Office moderate to advanced skills in excel & word
  • Ability to taste and discriminate sensory properties of citrus materials.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, good communication and teamwork skills with peers and supervisors.
  • Thorough understanding of managing resources, capabilities and capacities in a production environment.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced team environment to help promote a culture of continuous improvement 


 Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years industrial or chemical laboratory experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years citrus manufacturing experience


Preferred Experience:

  • 2-3 years lab compounding experience
  • 1-2 years analytical processing and interpretation 

Nearest Major Market: Lakeland