Technical Creative Director - Non Savory in Dayton, NJ

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

International Flavors & Fragrances   •  

Dayton, NJ 08810

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


11 - 15 years

Posted 60 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Descriptio

It's an exciting time to be part of IFF, we are looking for our next Technical Category Director (Non-Savory) to become part of our industry-leading team. Are you passionate about flavor innovation and do you have the desire to collaborate with a global team? As a Technical Category Director at IFF, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the some of the most exciting projects in the flavor industry today. Working in a collaborative team environment, IFF will be looking for you to drive innovation and creativity to assist our customers in enhancing existing product lines and in launching new cutting-edge product initiatives.

About You:

To be successful in this role you must have around 10 years of experience in the Flavor Industry within a creative function. A Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science or related disciplines is required to be in this role.

As a Technical Category Director you will spend your time…

  • Develop and execute Global/Regional technical strategy and provide leadership to the Sweet, Pharma, Oral (SPO) and Dairy/Beverage Category teams
  • Partner with Category Marketing to ensure commercial implementation of proactive initiatives and technologies to attain business profitable growth goals.
  • Collaborate with internal and external customers to provide insightful partnership and leverage trusting relationships.
  • Manage the category creative and applications team in the region to execute against the agreed category strategy and action plan.

Required Skills

  • Lead and/or coordinate execution of category strategies and initiatives
  • Keep stakeholders informed/updated on project status
  • Engage management to justify and obtain appropriate project resource or expertise
  • Involve interdisciplinary teams with category projects, including operations (key functions purchasing, QC/QA, planning and manufacturing)
  • Coordinates and sets project (team) priorities to ensure timely execution
  • Assure regulatory compliance and safety of new product introductions by working closely with Global Regulatory Affairs
  • Provide support and address issues/concerns for commercializing new technologies with key category accounts
  • Manage category team in the region directly to deliver against agreed plans.
  • Interface with key global and regional category customers (marketing, sales, operations, quality, purchasing) to establish technical needs and technology development projects
  • Execute talent management programs efficiently and effectively ensuring continuous professional development across regional category team to support overall business objectives.
  • To develop (in conjunction with marketing and cascaded from global flavor strategy) the category technical strategy.

Required Experience

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science or related disciplines
  • Possesses good sensory smell and taste
  • Recognized product knowledge expert/leadership
  • Communication/Presentations Skill
  • Sound Project Management Skill
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Min. 12-15 years' experience in food, ingredient or flavor industry
  • 5-10 years in the specific field of expertise
  • 2 or 3 years exposure to multi-markets in the region

Job Location

Dayton, New Jersey, United States

Position Type


Valid Through: 2019-9-16