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Improvement Process Engineer

IFF (Nederland) B.V.36, 40 uur3 ploegenNoord-Brabant

Are you at the start of your career or are you already in the work field as an Improvement/Process Engineer? Build your career within IFF as our new Improvement Engineer!

Geplaatst op 28 april 2022
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Functie omschrijving

The Process Engineer will be working for the Tilburg Scent business unit which consists out of 2 departments. The department with primary focus is Liquid compounding.

Here a variety of fragrance compounds are manufactured which are used in several final product, like; fine fragrance, cosmetics, laundry detergents etc. IFF does not manufacture final costumer products and only produces intermediates that are further processed by our customers. 

The second department is Encapsulation where fragrances are processed into a delivery system to control its release profile in various stages of usage. These products are used in fabric softeners, laundry detergents and cosmetics. 

Both departments are operating in a 3-shift system where the liquid compounding team is consisting out of 100 employees and the encapsulation team of 20 employees. The engineering position is within the office hours.


In this position you are primarily responsible for identification and execution off process and equipment improvements with the goal to release capacity, improve quality and reduce costs. The engineer will pro-actively seek opportunities that are data driven and makes use of statistical data analysis. The changes will be implemented in Tilburg Scent Operations that contains fragrance compounding and encapsulated fragrances manufacturing.  

The secondary responsibility is the technical support of the Scent division in relation to product non-conformities. 

In this role you will:

  • Analyze current procedures and processes based on product/production problems, stagnations or based on input from operations team. 
  • Conduct feasibility studies, determine project requirement / specifications and write/determine project scope. Preparing CAPEX requests and identify the required recourses.
  • Lead small to middle CAPEX investment projects or actively participate as team member.
  • Monitor and control the project executions (timelines, budget and quality)
  • Handover executed improvements and changes to Operations. Prepare SOP's, instructions and training for operators and supervisors.
  • Analyze, document, and report the efficiency and result of the executed improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all activities related to identification, implementation, and verification    
  • of process and equipment improvements
  • Responsible for engineering and execution of small to medium capital projects, such as  equipment improvements, system modifications and new equipment installations in operations
  • Provide technical support to operations in areas such as data collection and statistical    
  • analyses. Supporting trouble shooting and root cause analyses  
  • Support and participate in continuous improvement programs
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Wat we van jou verwachten


  • At least Bachelor level Chemical-, Mechanical-, Industrial engineer or equivalent
  • Experience in a similar role. Preferably in a chemical, food or cosmetics manufacturing environment 
  • Knowledge of GMP standards and process environment
  • Experience in continuous improvement - Green belt certified is a Pro
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills Dutch and English
  • Drive to influence, persuade people and get them enthusiastic for change
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What working at IFF means to you

You will work for one of the largest, worldwide producers of fragrances and flavors from, among others, well-known A-brands.

On top of that:

  • A very stable employer, with excellent primary and secondary employment conditions
  • A competitive salary (scale according to background, experience and in proportion to the team)
  • An IFF annual contract (with a view to a permanent contract) with excellent employment conditions including (among other things) 8% holiday pay, extra days off on top of your 25 vacation days, a 13th month and good collective employment conditions
  • A collective supplement in the form of 1% of the gross monthly salary or 2.5 additional vacation days.
  • Good training and development opportunities because we are happy to invest in you. There is always room to develop and grow into other positions
  • A discount on a sports subscription and an attractive arrangement for the purchase of a bicycle.
  • An easily accessible work location with sufficient parking space


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unlocks our potential. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Visit to learn more about our equal opportunities policy.

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Apply via the application button or contact Timothy on 06-15486346 or email

Over de organisatie

IFF is a worldwide producer of Flavors and Fragrances that are used in a variety of consumer products. Consumers can experience these Flavors and Fragrances in drinks, candy, dairy, pharmaceutical, food and savory products as in perfumes, beauty care products and laundry detergents.

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