Dairy Application Technologist
International Flavors and Fragrances
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
29d ago

Job Description

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.

Our 7,300 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated products.

Dreamers and doers, we work tirelessly to discover flavors and fragrances that inspire customers and delight consumers. We are fueled by our four corporate values of passion, creativity, expertise and empowerment.

It is the unique blend of these values that make us IFF. These qualities can be seen and felt throughout our amazing 129 year history and will continue to guide us as we explore our limitless possibilities and develop new-

to-world solutions that enhance the lives of millions around the globe.

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Job Description

The Dairy Application Technologist II will report to the Technical C&A Manager Sub-Saharan Africa.

Will Primarily handle medium potential projects (guideline; may vary based on business need) , for Star & Strategic accounts / Aligned to Global.

Major Responsibilities :

  • Independently work on star & strategic accounts with medium project potential. Aligned global account / s
  • Able to select & recommend appropriate flavor solution in compliance with client profile, legal, cost & stability requirements.
  • Know well the end product production process
  • Visit clients and present flavor solutions and new technologies
  • Partners Senior Food Technologists on regional / global briefs
  • Work in close collaboration with Sales / Marketing, Flavorists, S&CI, GRA & other departments to support project execution
  • Participate in category initiatives & / or new concept generation
  • Established time & project management skills
  • Engage management to obtain appropriate resource or expertise
  • Recipe ingredients / raw materials knowledge and function established
  • Develop & improve application formulations using knowledge of industrial standards, country specific & client requirements.
  • Build clear knowledge of customer and competitive brands
  • Work with plant to complete the successful scale up production, provide solutions with QA, QC when necessary
  • Maintain & continuously renovate application specific recipe database
  • Develops applications to maximize flavor performance
  • Provide flavor driven solutions utilizing creative problem solving skills
  • Review, re-new & renovate Flavor Bank in-line with established metrics
  • Build flavor attribute / language knowledge & articulate with others in the team / on projects
  • Proficient in IFFMan & recipe database
  • Established creativity, innovation & presentation skills
  • Share knowledge with the team & provide guidance to Trainee, Junior & Associate food technologist
  • Established interdepartmental networks / relationships (outside own functional area)
  • Strong relationship with strategic / star customers and related categories
  • Develop relationship with aligned Global customers
  • Support & Implement the C&A strategy in Star & Strategic projects
  • Clear understanding & execution of IFF processes
  • Engaged with key customer brands / products and consumer preference of the assigned segments / category
  • Required Skills :

  • Minimum entry level is a BS degree in Food Science, Chemistry & Biochemistry or related disciplines.
  • Knowledge in food safety and food regulations preferred.
  • Effective team player with excellent communication skills
  • Be able to pass an IFF internal sensory and discriminative organoleptic skills test
  • Required Experience

    Minimum 7 to 10 years’ experience in industrial food, pharmaceutical, ingredient or flavor industry

    Minimum 4 years in the specific field of expertise

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