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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
Minimum 7 to 10 years’ experience in industrial food, pharmaceutical, ingredient or flavor industry
Minimum 4 years in the specific field of expertise