Senior Beverage Application Technologist

Senior Beverage Application Technologist
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International Flavors & Fragrances


Senior Beverage Application Technologist

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Requisition ID :26661
Job DescriptionIt’s an exciting time to be part of IFF! We are looking for our next Senior Beverage Application Technologist to become part of our industry-leading team. Are you passionate about flavor innovation and do you have the desire to collaborate with a global team?
As a Senior Beverage Application Technologist at IFF, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the some of the most exciting projects in the flavor industry today. Working in a collaborative team environment, IFF will be looking for you to drive innovation and creativity to assist our customers in enhancing existing product lines and in launching new cutting-edge product initiatives. You will demonstrate Team Player abilities; Leader and/or collaborator in Medium to Large & selective Must Win projects aligned global account/s.
About You:
In this role you will serve as a technical contact for understanding and facilitating technical execution at the customer and global basis, liaise with IFF Global and Regional Commercial Managers, IFF Global and Regional Technical Leads, IFF Innovation Program Directors and Global Technology Leads at key accounts. You will pimarily handle medium to large potential and selective must win projects for Global, Coordinated & Regional Lead Customers. As Senior Beverage Technologist you will manage primarily Alcohol projects for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Job ResponsibilitiesAs the Snr Beverage Application technologist you will...
Researching, refining & upgrading flavor solutions for client projects (i.e. profile, legal, cost & stability requirements, etc.).
Recognized trouble shooting, flavor solution & technology provider to aligned customer base
Recognized liaison & collaborator to Sales/Marketing, Flavorists, S&CI, GRA & other departments to support the project execution
Participate in category initiatives &/or new concept generation
Strong timeline & project decision-making (management) skills.
Familiarise with task & project pipeline KPI’s/analysis for area of responsibility.
Engage management to obtain appropriate resource or expertise
Liaising with Creation to use new & IFF technology in flavors to offer IFF proprietary advantage
High level knowledge of recipe ingredients/raw materials and their function
Develop & improve application formulations using knowledge of industrial standards, country specific & client requirements.
Maintain & continuously renovate application specific recipe database
Maximize flavor performance through recipe design
Provide flavor driven solutions utilizing creative problem solving skills
Review, re-new & renovate Flavor Bank in-line with established metrics
Identifies Flavor Bank gaps & actions/addresses with appropriate expertise/resource
Build flavor attribute/language knowledge & articulate with others in the team/on projects
‘Super-User’ in IFF Man & recipe database
Strong creativity, innovation & presentation skills
Able & willing to mentor others in the organization – trainee, junior, associate, food technologist
Fosters & drives interdepartmental regional and/or global networks/relationships
Valued partner with strategic/star customers and related categories
Established relationship with aligned Global customers
Collaborate in development & implementation of the C&A strategy at Global, Coordinated & Regional Lead customers.
Understands market taste differences/preferences & ensures concept/submission alignment
Clear understanding & execution of IFF processes
Engaged with key customer brands/products and consumer preference of the assigned segments/category
Fosters internal understanding of such brands/products & consumer preference

Job RequirementsRequired Experience
Minimum entry level is a BSc degree in Food Science, Chemistry & Biochemistry or related disciplines.
Minimum 10 years’ working experience in industrial food pharmaceutical ingredient or flavor industry and 5 in the specific field of expertise i.e. beverage /daiiry
Academic Qualification / Background Essential: Minimum entry level a BS degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related disciplines
Minimum 2 years exposure to interdepartmental cross-functional team.
Technical skills in Beverage/Dairy Application.
Alcoholic Beverage Experience preferred.
High level knowledge of recipe ingredients/raw materials and their function

Required Skills
Strong Project decision-making (Management) & Time Management skills.
Strong Innovation, Creativity & presentation skills to provide best in class support to IFF clients.
Good problem solving skills to liaise directly with customers.
Sound communication skills – written/ verbal
Pro-Active and innovative self-starter
Team player
Passionate individual with a drive for results
Customer focussed

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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 IFF. We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking "what if?" That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages.
Visit us at www.iff.com to learn more about how we’re using Uncommon Sense to challenge expected, champion creators, and do more good for people and planet.


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