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Ruminant Innovation Platform Lead - NA/EMEA

Company: International Flavors & Fragrances
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

An exciting time to be part of the IFF family as a Ruminant Innovation Platform Lead. We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy.

This role is overseeing the animal science part for all ruminant related innovation projects and other ruminant related initiatives. Involved from identifying initial concepts through to final validation working in close cooperation with R&D, product management, marketing and (technical) sales.

  • Manages the animal science component of a portfolio of Innovation projects including deliverables, timelines, resource

allocation, and costs.

  • Plan and execute a significant innovation animal trial budget.
  • Leads research in ruminant nutrition and health independently, collaborating with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists.
  • Promotes knowledge leadership in ruminant nutrition and intestinal health externally and internally.
  • Serves as link between Innovation and Marketing, Technology and Sales to promote short- and long-term revenue

growth within the assigned portfolio.

  • Contributes to the marketing strategy of the Ruminant segment in collaboration with marketing.
  • Maintains an up to date awareness of all R&D activities in the area through literature review and industry and

academic networking.

  • Performs key account support activities.

Job Requirements

Professional Profile

  • Masters or PhD Degree in Animal nutrition or related subject with a focus on ruminant nutrition, intestinal health, or physiology.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the diverse and changing global ruminant feeding industry with more focus on

reduction of antibiotics and elimination of rumen modifiers and increased importance of sustainability.

  • At least 5 to 10 years' experience in a product development / R&D role in the Animal Nutrition industry.
  • Able to link customer value to product specification or product supporting service to be developed.
  • Established track record in ruminant nutrition or intestinal health research, evident through scientific publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a multidisciplinary teams and/or large projects to achieve specific deliverables and


  • Working level understanding of statistics and use of statistical packages and affinity with big data analysis.
  • Demonstrated innovative and creative skills in the way to achieve a new product goal or service.
  • Motivated to play a role in developing new products for more sustainable ruminant production.
  • Methodical, systematic and accurate approach, with attention to detail and able to achieve deadlines with complex or

new issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels, externally and internally, including good presentation skills, reports

and scientific writing.

  • Team player in a multi-cultural environment and self-motivated.

At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace. Visit IFF.com/careers to learn more about our Equality Policy.

Nearest Major Market: Wilmington

Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

Keywords: International Flavors & Fragrances, Wilmington , Ruminant Innovation Platform Lead - NA/EMEA, Other , Wilmington, North Carolina

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