Innova Flavors

Innova Flavors specializes in creating customized meat and savory flavors with unique signatures for a broad range of food applications.

Our dedication to meat and savory flavors and our focus on continually providing the upper limits of taste design through imagination and innovation, backed by the finest quality and service, has earned us a reputation as the definitive leader in meat and savory flavor technology. As a result, our customized creations are responsible for the bold and memorable flavors that make taste buds smile!

Jan 30, 2019
Purpose of Position: This position is responsible for initiating, developing and coordinating volume with assigned customers within specified territories. This position sells the Company’s products and services using technical, organizational, and customer knowledge to influence customers and assist them in applying the products to their needs resulting in revenue generation. In addition, this position provides input and participates in the marketing, market planning and technical development of products and services.  Ideal candidate for this position will reside on the West Coast.     Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  Strategic Planning   Provides input in development and implementation of strategic plans to meet organizational goals.Develop and implement marketing strategy and tactics to achieve company objectives. Active involvement in sales forecasting activities and set personal performance goals accordingly.   Sales/Volume & Market Planning  Manage chain operator accounts, volume, pricing and meet established sales revenue objectives. Evaluates product & service marketability in terms of customers’ needs. Represents company at trade association meetings to promote product. Delivers sales presentations to key clients           Trade Spending & Budget Control     Penetrate key national accounts and regional chain customers by strategically selling and aligning company resources to clients’ needs and aspirations. Develops strategic initiatives to achieve and maintain competitive advantage. Determine market strategies & goals for each product and service. Work with R&D and Culinary to broaden product line for propriety products. Evaluate product and service marketability in terms of customers’ needs. Make regular sales calls to develop and maintain relationships. Act to negotiate and close deals. Active involvement and communication with product research activities. Work with marketing, sales support, culinary and others to establish a communication path with the customer to ensure sales opportunities for products and services(Resource Deployment).Embrace team selling environment. Complete all training defined and made available for the current assigned role. Responsible for attending all training made available assuring full understanding of the training and have the ability to perform trained activities.   Administration Analyze, recommend and control expenditures to conform to budgetary requirements. Prepares account plans showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion. Manages administrative functions including, information request, competitive intelligence, results tracking and analysis, deduction management, sales reports.     Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university. 7 or more years’ experience. Proven experience in building and maintaining business relationships. Computer skills such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook.Work in CRM System. Must have excellent oral & written communication skills. Must be able to travel 50 percent of the time. Must have large account management planning experience.
Innova Flavors Lombard, IL, USA Full time
Jan 30, 2019
Combining modern science and artistic culinary application, the Meat Flavor Experts™ INNOVA provides high impact taste fidelity with its Robust® brand of meat flavors.  Profiles are available in every nuance imaginable from specific notes to complex ethnic flavors systems.  INNOVA provided a full spectrum of savory flavors through the Savor Notes™ line. Purpose: Executes Innova Flavor Application projects and technical initiatives to support the overall business strategy. Duties and Responsibilities: Functions as a scientist to develop flavor applications that meet customer’s needs and the overall Innova business strategy Applies scientific, engineering and culinary principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, processing and utilization of foods Supports the Sales team and Sales activities by providing technical support which includes food preparation on site, at regional and national food shows, product demonstrations, events, customer visits, technical presentations, expos or as needed Up to 25% travel may be required Works with some independence exercising ingenuity and judgment in the approach to tasks. Responsible for the design, planning, execution, and reporting of experiments and projects with intermediate complexity. Works within multiple priorities, projects and timelines concurrently Uses technical, scientific, culinary and problem solving skills to approach projects Communicates project progress internally and externally with customers, Sales team, managers and suppliers Maintains GLP’s, GMP’s and all required laboratory records, using electronic systems and written protocols Enters formulas and raw materials into Griffith Apps, and updates the Application’s database regularly with finished applications, usage levels and flavor recommendations Conduct different types of basic sensory panels (triangle, difference from control) for various foods, reporting and interpreting the results Makes project samples for submission to customers as required Uses food science and culinary skills to create new, on trend, and exciting formulations in the practical use of flavors for customer demonstrations, food shows or as needed Responsible for obtaining store-bought ingredients used in application projects & formulas at local supermarkets Supports the commercial delivery of new/novel technologies in accordance with long term strategy Collaborates with cross functional teams involved in implementing the new/novel technologies, processes or raw materials developed through research Supports commercial activities by providing consultation and recommending appropriate usage levels, stability and performance of current flavors or HVP’s to use to meet technical and commercial requirements May approve new materials, aid in definition of WW Apps raw materials status and rationalization of category and consult in quality related issues. May lead on-going core functional process. Represents Applications in professional business relationships with Innova customer and supplier base, academia, government and corporations in the food industry Responsible for maintaining the security of all information regarding product formulas and related confidential information. Education/Experience: Minimum level of education: BS in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Chemistry or related technical degree. Experience Minimum would be 6 years of R&D Product Development experience within the food industry. Broad exposure to a range of product forms and unit operations Product development experience related to functional ingredients Proven ability to develop and commercialize new technologies/process improvements Flavor industry experience a plus Practical culinary skills & and interest in new food & ingredient trends a plus Intermediate computer and math skills required – at a minimum be able to use Microsoft office applications
Innova Flavors Lombard, IL, USA Part time