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Site Acquisition Manager

International Flavors and Fragrances

Site Acquisition Manager

National
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    At IFF we design the iconic flavors that catch us unaware, and transport us to places long-forgotten. As a matter of fact, we’ve been doing it for 125 years. Why not see how far your career passion can take you? Come join the creative and empowered people who work at International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

    We are currently seeking entry level technical positions. These entry level positions will give you exposure to a unique industry where science and creativity intersect. The positions are considered a stepping stone to IFF’s renowned Flavorist Training Program. A select number of candidates will advance from these entry level positions to join the Flavorist Development Program as a Trainee Flavorist. In the role of Trainee flavorist, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to enter into the flavorist profession. The main focus of the 3-4 years training program is to develop creative skills through practical training in formulating the major flavor types and by working on customer projects. The training program consist of 3 phases and involves raw material recognition, flavor creation techniques, basic training in flavor technologies, all application areas and basics of analysis of flavors & foods. You will gain valuable insights into R&D, production, quality control departments, sales and marketing. Further, you will gain an international experience and be supported / mentored during this period by experienced flavorists.

    If you have Passion, are creative, empowered, and willing to develop expertise, this is an opportunity to join an exciting company in a dynamic industry.

    BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    • Understand the key steps in projects from creation to production
    • Build discipline and awareness on major project requirements and in-time execution
    • Further develop an understanding of the flavor industry as well as more in depth knowledge of the markets and consumers
    • Understand what are the best-selling products on the markets and why

    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Learn how to create new flavors
    • Understand the process for flavor modifications and consolidations
    • Gain a thorough understanding of the analyzing process
    • Learn to assess unique raw materials
    • Exposure to basic level of global regulatory affairs and legislation knowledge

    TALENT DEVELOPMENT

    • Drive your own development; partner with your manager to establish a personal development plan
    • Support and participate, as necessary, in IFF internal training programs
    • Connect with your colleagues often; share knowledge and promote team work and strategic partnerships

    Required Skills

    • Passionate about a career in the Flavor industry
    • English required, another language is beneficial
    • Creative mind; able to come up with new ideas and concepts which are practical to implement
    • Good communication skills (written/verbal) with all levels within the organization
    • Accuracy, attention to detail and analytical skills
    • Knowledge on the MS Office package
    • Team player
    • Basic project management skills
    • Disciplined and process oriented
    • High threshold for pressure; flexible
    • Flexibility on mobility essential as required to travel & train in different IFF locations throughout the training program
    • Focused on execution

    Required Experience

    • Minimum is a Science degree (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Life Sciences or Food Engineering/Technology); preferable a Master’ degree minimum Bachelor’ degree
    • 0-1 years’ internship experiences in similar job / Flavor industry
    • Pass IFF internal Olfactive smelling / flavor test
  • Qualifications
    • Passionate about a career in the Flavor industry
    • English required, another language is beneficial
    • Creative mind; able to come up with new ideas and concepts which are practical to implement
    • Good communication skills (written/verbal) with all levels within the organization
    • Accuracy, attention to detail and analytical skills
    • Knowledge on the MS Office package
    • Team player
    • Basic project management skills
    • Disciplined and process oriented
    • High threshold for pressure; flexible
    • Flexibility on mobility essential as required to travel & train in different IFF locations throughout the training program
    • Focused on execution