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Application Technologist - Schaumburg, IL

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Independent application & project planning ability seamlessly integrating creativity, innovation & presentation skills to provide best in class support to IFF clients. Clearly displaying strong finished product knowledge with excellent problem solving abilities utilized into an established customer network (internal & external). Able to establish & guide cross-functional teams focusing on product, project or innovation development. Sharing & leveraging products & techniques in associated category/s on a regional bases.

Required Skills



·     Demonstrated Team Player abilities; Leader and/or collaborator in Medium to Large projects.

·     Research, refine & upgrade flavor solutions for client projects (i.e. profile, legal, cost & stability, etc.).

·     Recognized trouble shooting, flavor solution & technology provider

·     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

·     Engage management to obtain appropriate resource or expertise

·     Liaising with Creation 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 & 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

·     Build flavor attribute/language knowledge & articulate with others in the team/on projects

·     ‘Super-User’ in IFF technical data systems

·     Strong creativity, innovation & presentation skills

·     Able & willing to mentor others in the organization


·     Fosters & drives interdepartmental regional and/or global networks/relationships

·     Valued partner with key customers and related categories

·     Collaborate in development & implementation of the technical strategy with clients

·     Understands market taste differences/preferences & ensures concept/submission alignment with key customer brands/products and consumer preference of the segments/category

·     Fosters internal understanding of such brands/products & consumer preference

Required Experience


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

·     5 years in the specific field of expertise

·     2 to 3 years exposure to interdepartmental cross-functional team roles (leader, participant, manager, etc.)

·     Minimum entry level is a BS degree in Food Science, Chemistry & Biochemistry or related disciplines.

·     Passed IFF internal sensory test & discriminative organoleptic skills

Preferred :

·     Master &/or PhD preferred

·     Knowledgeable in food safety, raw materials, food regulations, sanitation & production processes

Job Location

Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

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