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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Associate Flavorist, Sweet Category

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. - Dayton, NJ

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.

In this position you will have the opportunity to create and contribute to flavor solutions for some of the most exciting projects in the flavor and sweet goods, pharma and oral care industry. Working in a team environment, IFF will be looking for you to drive innovation and creativity to assist our customers in enhancing their existing product lines and in launching new product lines. In this role, you will need to work independently, and as a team member on all types of briefs, working closely with sales on a regional level to drive creation & modification of winning flavors.

The ideal candidate must be capable of creating basic flavors from scratch and willingness to undergo a further in-house training to deepen this expertise. The ideal candidate is registered as an Apprentice for the Society of Flavor Chemists, or is working to get its Apprentice membership in the next 1 to 2 years.

We welcome all flavorist experience levels from Associate Flavor Chemist to Senior Flavor Chemist for any category ranging from Savory to Diary and from Sweet Goods to Beverages for any region, but the current focus is on Associate Flavorist for the Sweet Goods category in North America

Required Skills

Under supervision and guidance, develop flavors in the sweet goods category according to commercial briefs or innovation program initiatives.

Participate directly and provide cross-functional supports for strategic projects and innovation program initiatives.

Work closely with other functions: application technologies, sensory, R&D chemists, and innovation program teams

Increase own knowledge in basic sweet goods applications working with sweet goods application technologist.

Interface with production and other IFF departments as necessary for completion of job tasks.

Maintain laboratory conditions, manage and transfer raw materials and flavor stocks.

Support customer presentations of new ingredients and technologies.

Participate in the evaluation of new flavors and food products.

Required Experience

College Degree (minimum BS/BA in any chemistry, food technology or life sciences or relevant training).

2 to 3 years’ flavor creation experience under senior staff supervision.

3 to 5 years’ prominent flavors & fragrance house experience.

Knowledge of basic flavor raw materials and regulations governing the flavor and food industries.

Knowledge of basic flavor creation processes and procedures e.g. spray drying, making emulsions, plating, dry blending, etc.

Proficiency in basic PC Applications (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), SAP and mathematical or statistical knowledge.

Strong presentation skills.

Job Location

Dayton, New Jersey, United States

18 days 14 hours ago

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.


Associate Flavorist, Sweet Category International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. - Dayton, NJ, United States


Location: Dayton, NJ

Company Profile:
At IFF, we are inherently curious. We never accept the status quo, and constantly push ourselves to test the limits of today—and realize the promise of tomorrow. Built on a legacy of innovative firsts, we know that to succeed, we must all be explorers. For over 129 years, we have made it our business to practice the art of discovery. We iterate and evolve, adapting to rapidly shifting consumer preferences and customer demands.