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Mar 19, 2019
For more than half a century, we’ve focused on a single mission at Custom Culinary®: to create the finest-quality, most authentic bases, sauces and gravies for our foodservice and food processing customers. Developed by our culinary specialists to deliver made-from-scratch taste and inspired results in just minutes, our products bring exceptional aroma, flavor and consistency to all your signature dishes. True Taste begins with Custom Culinary®. Purpose of the Position Executes Custom Culinary ® Product Development projects and technical initiatives to develop new and optimized products for Branded and key accounts that support the overall Custom Culinary ® business strategy.   Major Duties & Responsibilities Functions as a scientist to develop new and optimized products in execution of technical activities that support Branded and customized products for key accounts that align with the overall Custom Culinary ® business strategy. Applies science, culinary and engineering knowledge to deliver the highest quality products that are based in research, production technology, ease of manufacturing, financial parameters, quality control, packaging, nutritional requirements, regulatory requirement, USDA and FDA applications. Works with some independence, exercising ingenuity and judgement in the approach to tasks. Responsible for the design, planning, execution, and reporting of experiments and commercialization of projects with intermediate complexity. Works within multiple priorities, projects and timelines concurrently. Uses scientific theory, technical understanding and creative problem-solving skills to approach projects. Communicates project progress internally to manager and externally as directed. Completes new product development and product formula maintenance activities to drive efficient production of safe and regulatory compliant food products. Follows Product Development processes to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness of function. Maintains GLP's, GMP's, and all required laboratory records, using electronic systems and written protocols. Supports department activities including product maintenance, cost savings initiatives and innovation as defined by the organizations long range plans. Supports departmental objectives around continuous improvement and cost savings opportunities Acts as a consultant to colleagues on appropriate current materials and vendors to use to meet technical and commercial requirements.May approve new raw materials, aid in definition of raw material status and rationalization of category and consult in Quality related issues. Represents Product Development in professional business relationships with Custom Culinary ® customers and suppliers, academics, government and corporations in the food industry. Responsible for maintaining the security of all information regarding product formulas and related confidential information.   Problem Solving/Decision Making: Understanding project parameters including customer procedures, product development processes, internal manufacturing capabilities and technical resources to meet project objectives. Interacting with cross-functional teams to provide technical information required to effectively respond to internal and external customer needs.   Knowledge and Experience: Minimum level of education:BS in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Chemistry, Culinology or related technical degree.  Culinary experience is beneficial Experience minimum would be 2-4 years of Research & Product Development experience within the food industry. Experience in working directly with customers and manufacturing facilities.   Work Environment Describe the working conditions related to the job including physical requirements, equipment used, time constraints, public contact, etc. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is required to taste or smell. The employee will be required to use industrial and residential cooking appliances and analytical equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Griffith Foods Inc. Medina, OH, USA Full time
Mar 19, 2019
Naturex is a French company developing, producing and marketing natural specialty ingredients for the agri-food, health and cosmetics industries. Expert in the plant world, the group aims to actively contribute to the supply of natural solutions, through an offer oriented towards two strategic sectors: health & wellness, and food. Naturex offers a comprehensive range of natural colors and antioxidants, fruit and vegetable specialties, flavors and phytoactives, and contribute to the development of healthier and more effective products. With the talent of its employees, the group places sustainable development and innovation at the heart of its priorities. Naturex, headquartered in Avignon, France, employs 1,700 people internationally. The company recently joined the Givaudan group. Givaudan and Naturex join forces to meet growing consumer demand for natural products. We are recruiting a Customer Complaint officer for a permanent contract to be filled as soon as possible. Key activities are: Customer complaints coordination:  Transmits information to the site for investigation, root cause analysis and CAPA implementation Cascade any difficulty met in RCA to either the manager and the plant manager Challenges and checks feedbacks received from the site Answer to Naturex sales team Statistical data’s: Defines typology for customer complaints Issue and communicate statistical reports at local and global level to assess performances related to customer complaint’s rate and handling reactivity Benchmark and continuous improvement: Participates to site reviews for customer complaints to ensure the implementation of a continuous improvement process. Profile: Bac +3 / +4, scientific background Experience in Quality Assurance and Quality Control process English- reading, writing and speaking Skills related to HSE and Food Safety: Familiar with risk analysis, HACCP, biology, food safety SAP Experience Strong Communication skills both verbal and written forms
Naturex Avignon, France Full time
Mar 19, 2019
Naturex is a French company developing, producing and marketing natural specialty ingredients for the agri-food, health and cosmetics industries. Expert in the plant world, the group aims to actively contribute to the supply of natural solutions, through an offer oriented towards two strategic sectors: health & wellness, and food. Naturex offers a comprehensive range of natural colors and antioxidants, fruit and vegetable specialties, flavors and phytoactives, and contribute to the development of healthier and more effective products.   With the talent of its employees, the group places sustainable development and innovation at the heart of its priorities.   Naturex, headquartered in Avignon, France, employs 1,700 people internationally. The company recently joined the Givaudan group. Givaudan and Naturex join forces to meet growing consumer demand for natural products. We are recruiting a Quality Lab Coordinator for a permanent contract to be filled as soon as possible. About the position:   • Develop and Align: -Drive Implementation of Global Quality Lab Standards and Practices Review and Audit Quality Laboratory Practices and Performance. -Perform Gap -assessments & assess compliance to Analytical and QC Lab Standards. -Support implementation of Givaudan Quality Laboratory Programs. -Contributing Participate in Givaudan Quality Laboratory Coordinator Network. -Propose and develop Policies and Guidelines. Drive implementation of Policies and Guidelines.   • Partner and Deliver: with sites to provide training & solutions to close gaps in compliance. -Provide technical direction in partnership with plants for 17025 lab certifications and to close gaps. -Lead Process Changes in Quality Labs as well as assessing compliance to standards.   • Lead and Influence: -Provide for Superior Customer Experience. Provide Technical support for Customers Inquiries or Continuous Improvement. -Assessments of Customer trends and deliver technical support in terms of education and business solutions. -Propose improvements to Global QLP Standards. Manage Harmonization of Naturex Quality Lab Standards.  You? Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who thrives being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and work in a team as passionate as you? Then come join us - and impact your world. Your professional profile includes: • Bachelor of Science Degree, chemistry preferred, with 10-15 years of related experience, preferably in the flavors industry. • Strong Sensory & Analytical Skills, with understanding of good Quality Lab processes with good experience in Flavor, food, chemical or pharmaceutical industries. • SAP Experience • Strong Communication skills both verbal and written forms  • Project management skills
Naturex Avignon, France Full time
Mar 19, 2019
Key Responsibilities: Manage client relationship and servicing Respond to briefs Create opportunities for briefs Lead internal team towards client expectations Lead brief to adoption process Manage sales and collaborate with supply chain to ensure optimal service and continuity   We value: Business & Sales Acumen Leadership Drive to open opportunities and win – high achiever Attention to job well done – check for quality Technical background in Home Care products Perfumery knowledge   We offer: Incentive based remuneration Flexible working arrangements Be part of dynamic and result oriented team Medical and well-being benefits Training programs Company Car
Firmenich London, UK Full time
Mar 19, 2019
We have an immediate opportunity for a Project Director to join the Firmenich Global Engineering team - America’s Region. The role will be initially based in our New Ulm, MN manufacturing site.  The project Director will lead a significant project expansion at our New Ulm site, and once this project is completed will support Capital Projects located within the America’s region.    Key Responsibilities: Directly manage the internal lead disciplines, purchasing, construction and OEF's project manager in all phases of the capital project. Development of capital project estimates, preparation, and submission of project summaries for approval. Conducting all relevant project reviews with participation of key project team members; design, operability & maintainability, process hazards analysis, constructability. Participate in preparation of Pre-Conceptual, Basic & Detailed Engineering design packages of capital projects and assistance of technical purchasing, qualify outside engineering firms, develop RFP's, and evaluate bid proposals. Perform the basic engineering studies including appropriate safety and quality reviews in order to prepare the project’s investment files within +/- 10% accuracy prior to approval. Manage the overall project capital goods purchasing effort, specifically the issuing of purchase orders to selected equipment and instrumentation vendors through technical purchasing. Monitor, control and report on performance against project quality, budget and schedule original plan.   We value: Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills Excellent in handling interdisciplinary complexity (technical solution, number of customers and stakeholders, disciplines, contractors …), influencing up and across and driving change Independence, challenges and control of own activities Availability for regional mobility   Requirements: BS degree in Engineering Graduate degree in Engineering, Business, or Project Management is preferred Minimum of 15 years’ experience of demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in executing major engineering capital projects, preferably in a chemical, and/or ingredients manufacturing environment Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing practices   We Offer:   A highly visible regional role delivering capital investment projects to the One Operations organization Join an organization that focus in developing its resources expertise in Engineering Project Management aimed at achieving superior projects execution Being part of a result oriented organization culture that foster team collaboration Work for a world leading company in environmental and sustainability initiatives
Firmenich New Ulm, MN, USA Full time
Mar 19, 2019
The Communications Director will lead and execute a proactive, strategic communication plan for the Flavors business globally, reporting into the President of Flavors and working in close alignment with the Company’s Corporate Communications team and Global Flavors Executive team.    Key Responsibilities : Reputation building to support business growth and attract top talent, building on Firmenich’s Corporate Purpose   Position the Group as a leader in the Flavors industry via : - Proactive external communications on President, Senior leadership team and creators - Creative Excellence, key innovations & technologies - Naturals - Clean label - Sustainability    Build Thought-leadership : - Lead the editorial strategy cutting across traditional & social media and industry events; - Create and curate high-end inspiring content to amplify business launches, events & strategic projects; - Develop Brand Ambassadors across Group   Contribute to Group’s Corporate Purpose Campaign : Build Employee Engagement - Lead engaging news across internal channels - Build dialogue across the Business from social media to face-to-face - Drive engagement and empowerment campaigns  - Contribute to Group’s Corporate Channels   Lead Issues Communications for the Business : - Support, manage and contain potential reputation issues or crisis - Engage in industry association events (i.e. IOFI) - Feed into Corporate Issues Management and Position Statements   Provide additional communications support across the business to : - Senior leaders; providing direction on content for presentations - M&A team; acting as communications leader on M&A activity and integrations - Marketing teams in support of digital marketing and communications efforts  - Other support provided as needed   We Value : - The courage to challenge others’ thinking to ensure the best outcome - The ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment with a positive outlook and opportunistic mindset - Independent leadership and being ‘hands on’  - A constant learning journey for our employees with robust feedback and coaching for their personal and professional success   Requirements : - A minimum of 10 years of experience in business and corporate communications - Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree is a plus - Experience supporting a Global Executive Team with impact and influence - Experience as a communications leader for M&A and integrations - Ability to travel globally
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Mar 19, 2019
We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Research Scientist to join our Materials Science, R&D Group in our corporate headquarters located in Princeton, NJ.   This is an excellent opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team within our Materials Science Group, which is responsible for developing new Flavor and Fragrance delivery systems.     Responsibilities: Leading/supervising, with the support of line manager, one or more technology development projects in line with global R&D strategy Developing new research proposals, and leading research activities within a collaborative research and innovation environment to create and optimize novel eco-friendly Flavor & Fragrance delivery systems Filling patent applications to secure and strengthen the company’s intellectual property Advancing technical fundamentals and capabilities of the team, delivering valuable prototypes, and converting research output into impactful communications and peer-reviewed publications    Actively collaborating and communicating to contribute meaningfully to the organization   Profile: PhD in  Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Colloid Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science or Biomaterials Engineering Strong scientific fundamentals and publication record Understanding of colloid chemistry, interfacial science, polymer sciences, emulsion/interfacial polymerization, encapsulation, bottom-up assembly or synthesis of delivery systems and relevant characterization techniques Practical experience synthesizing or assembling colloids or delivery systems using biopolymers, biomaterials,  green chemistry,  biomineralization or biodegradable building blocks Competent and motivated to undertake independent research into new material development and/or bioactive delivery systems with ability to  assess structure-property relationships and/or performance application Experience oin industry-related R&D enviornment Agile, tenacious and able to adapt to the needs of long-term and fast-moving projects whilst maintaining time managment and attention to details   Must be able to manage own time, resources and research activities effectively Strong team player able to work effectively in a team environment, maintain strategic collaborations and partnerships and interface with other departments locally and globally Proficient in English with excellent communication, interpersonal and  technical writing skills
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Mar 19, 2019
We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Vice President, Savory to join our Flavors Division at the North American Headquarters in Princeton, NJ.   Responsibilities: Contribute to the overall growth of Zone North America Flavor Division by managing and driving growth and profitability for the Savory North American business unit.  Be an active member of the Flavor Management Team for North America and drive zone talent development, strategy and achievement of key targets. Develops and ensures execution of Zonal Savory Strategy in collaboration with the Global Savory Business Unit Leader. Support development, alignment and drive execution of Global Core Category Strategies into the Zone Segment Savory Strategy Builds, motivates and leads the Zone Segment community and mentor in line with Firmenich core values. Team consists of applications, Product management, marketing and business development personnel Champion innovation for the Savory segment which includes working with teams to identify business needs and launching new technologies/solutions and collaboration with the SBU Work in conjunction with sales to determine client base and deliver on strategic objectives (category focus) and achieve financial targets Establishes and nurtures productive customer relationships at senior levels Full Sales and Business Margin responsibility Capex & Opex expense responsibility for North America Savory Business Develops and Maintains best in class environment fit for business purpose Develop and implement positive, disruptive business models Ensures effective project management & vitality in line with Operational Rules, Client Segmentation and Category Focus Identifies potential partnerships and M&A opportunities Guarantees company ethics and protects IP Participate in specific projects as a part on ZNA Management Role Fosters behaviors that are customer-centric     Profile: BA/BS in Business or Science. 15+ years of Food & Flavor Experience (international and/or global experience preferred) Ideal profile includes a combined - Commercial/Sales background Effective Change Leader and Entrepreneurial mindset a must Proven track record of driving sales revenue for a Business Unit Strong Financial Acumen /Analytical – understanding of P&L Strong communication and organizational skills Proven ability to think creatively and with a strong curiosity to drive new ways of working and disruptive thinking Proven track record in influencing teams to achieve results Proven contribution to company's sales growth Excellent reputation with clients Proven ability to drive excellence in execution for projects in order to achieve set goals Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to evolve in a multi-cultural environment Strategic thinking with strong conceptual ability Excellent communication, presentation, leadership, and organizational skills Product, category, and consumer trend knowledge Travel up to 30%
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Mar 19, 2019
Position description:  in her/his capacity of Business System Lead, the BSL P&A is a senior technician in his/her specific area of responsibility covering business processes, best practices, systems and design of solutions. S/he performs functional second level support for applications and systems, analyzing and solving incidents and problems, identifying root causes and reporting critical issues to the management. All Affiliates in a Region are in scope of the responsibility of the BSL P&A, along with coordination with other BSA (Business System Analyst)/BSL involved in the same activity in other Regions. S/he manages business analysis for change requests and projects by overseeing and collaborating closely with the business stakeholders to understand business needs, processes and data sources. S/he translates the business needs into clearly defined and documented detailed requirements and project plans, develops functional specifications and use cases, obtains consensus and sign-off on deliverables, writes and coordinates UAT plans and execution, serves as the conduit with software development and technical teams, and transitions changes and application to operational mode and people. S/he may provide subject matter expertise to the management, the team and the users in alignment with the IS Strategy, as well as project management or project coordination activities related to applications changes or releases. Manufacturing / Production Support   Provide daily support to shop floor personnel in use of current MES and ERP as well as other applications used during manufacturing activities.   Understand work flow that is used in various areas of the manufacturing / production groups.   Understand and comply current and future safety requirements on shop floor.   Manage various types of projects with shop floor managers and supervisors in support of manufacturing activities.   Work with shop floor managers and supervisors to write specifications for new functionality of current ERP and MES systems.   Work with developers to test new functionality in conjunction with the shop floor personnel.   Deploy new functionality and upgrades to MES systems in conjunction with IS technical groups.   Troubleshoot problems with various shop floor equipment including manufacturing work stations, scales, KVM, bar code readers, label printers, RF hand held terminals and mobile weighing stations.   Understand batch splitting functionality in support of Automated Compounding Machines. Engineering Support   Provide daily support to Maintenance and Engineering staff for the applications they use.   Work with Engineering staff in the design, development, and implementation of engineering projects that require computer hardware and software, IT solutions and infrastructure to be used in the manufacturing areas.   Work with Engineering staff to troubleshoot and repair various shop floor equipment including but not limited to manufacturing work stations, scales, KVM Equipment, bar code readers, label printers, RF hand held terminals and mobile weighing stations. Warehouse Operations   Understand and support inventory movement of materials stored in the Automated Warehouse.   Understand and support Warehouse Management System (WMS)   Work with operations personnel to troubleshoot problems with WMS and work with WMS vendor to resolve problems that are related to the software that controls inventory movement.   Work with business community to define new functional requirements in support of WMS operations.     Work with WMS Vendor to develop, test, and deploy new functionality for WMS.   Troubleshoot problems and interfaces between WMS and ERP. Automated Compounding Machine (ACM) Support   Understand different batch management systems used by different vendors to operate ACMs.   Work with operations personnel to troubleshoot problems with ACMs and work with ACM vendor to resolve problems that are related to the software.   Work with business to define new functional requirements in support of ACM operations.   Work with ACM vendor and local engineering to troubleshoot problems with machines.   Ensure backup computer hardware and software is functioning and is updated as needed.   Support and troubleshoot problems with ERP to ACM interface. After Hour support:   Be part of the Global After Hour Support Team  Manufacturing hours Emergency support  On site intervention possible within 1 hour Interpersonal Skills   Team player skills, able to motivate as well as to build a partnership with the user communities   Strong communicator and listening skills, capable of working effectively with technical staff (on-site and remote), business representatives, and management.   Skilled negotiator able to build and manage the customer relationship and enlist the support of other IS functions as necessary   A highly motivated individual capable of working under own initiative after taking direction from management, and seeing tasks through to completion without significant guidance.   Able to work with others in a consultative manner while providing firm direction and decisions when appropriate.   Able to work well with people within and external to the company.   Process orientation, with excellent planning, organization, and personal time management skills.   Analytical skills, to critically evaluate multiple-source information, decompose high-level information into details and distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs.   Strong customer-focus orientation.   A high tolerance for stress. Technical Skills   Expert knowledge of business processes, best practices and systems.   Knowledge of IS quality and service processes management.   Strong understanding of platforms and technical alternatives to be considered.   Strong project management skills.   Strong knowledge of systems analysis techniques, application design, and development methods. Qualifications   5+ years of experience as BSA (Business System Analyst).   3+ years of experience managing systems and projects in support of a business operation.   Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification.   Fluent in English   Willing to spend a few months in a foreign affiliate.  
Firmenich Shanghai, China Full time