Experience level: Mid-senior Experience required: 7 Years Education level: Bachelor’s degree Job function: Research Industry: Chemicals Compensation: View salary Total position: 4 Relocation assistance: Limited assistance Visa : Only US citizens and Greencard holders
A Designer Level II should exhibit proven product design capabilities and project planning abilities utilizing creativity, innovation, and presentations skills to provide best-in-class support to clients.
Continues to extend knowledge of ingredients, customer bases, processes, and flavor interactions in category applications.
Proven time and project management skills
Partners with production and quality department to complete scale-up trials and support QA/QC with trouble shooting when necessary.
Independently manages time and projects for assigned tasks.
Develops work-plans to manage work for projects.
Provide technical guidance on unusual or complex problems.
Develops finished product formulations incorporating technologies and meeting industrial standards, country specific and client requirements (profile, legal, cost and stability requirements).
Works on projects for key local, strategic, and regional customers with commercial success.
Refines attributes (taste and texture) language and articulates with team and project members.
Continuously evolves/expands knowledge of ingredients and materials for Product Design.
Participates in new concept generation.
Innovation & Technology
Supports local and regional C&D and Category Growth Initiatives under direction from manager.
Successfully demonstrates new technology in appropriate projects.
Demonstrates an understanding of Innovation Programs.
Clear understanding and execution of Innovation processes.
Understands ingredient functionality and flavor performance in different finished products and incorporates technology appropriately.
May assist with the development of new product and application literature, including Technical Reports.
CUSTOMER INTIMACY & TECHNICAL PARTNERSHIP
Provide technical services to customers as needed (plant trials, troubleshooting, and training).
Demonstrates an understanding of customers, category markets, brand understanding, and consumer preferences.
Visits customers and presents technical information and taste and texture design concepts.
Develops strong relationships with aligned customers and related categories.
Assist customers by participating in in-house visits, answering technical questions, and conducting seminars and presentations as assigned.
Shows positive attitude and passion
Shares knowledge with the team and provides guidance to Trainee/Associate Designers
Demonstrates ability to work within a team
Inspires and build confidence in others to achieve targets.
Minimum 7 years working experience in industrial food, ingredient, or flavor industry plus a minimum 2 years in the specific field of expertise.
Minimum entry level is a University/College Degree in Food Science and Technology or related disciplines (such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biology)
Preferred Master’s Degree in related area
Strong communication (verbal and written), organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary
Travel may be required up to 30% of the time.
Workplace: This position is considered an Anchor and requires working in the lab/pilot plant for 5 days/week.
ABOUT: We are a global leader in taste, scent, and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. 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 an 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. We are IFF. We are the catalyst for discoveries that spark the senses and transform the everyday. 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. We’re using Uncommon Sense to challenge expected, champion creators, and do more good for people and planet.