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Flavor and Fragrances

Industry Overview:

To prosper in this growing but ever-competitive field, a company wants employees with talent, energy and the curiosity to understand market segments that grow and fade rapidly. This means satisfying the growing number of customers who want to know the provenance of products and ingredients as well as uncovering new products to set trends and using technology for quality control and other essential tasks.

Just one example of the demands: Packaging must be stylish yet environmentally friendly, with safe, quick delivery even if the ingredients are “hard to handle.” Think “team”: Security and supply-chain management must work with the marketers, scientists and processors using innovative materials as a concept morphs into a viable product. If anyone doubts the opportunities, just look at the recent success of blended fragrances or the proliferation of functional foods, sports drinks etc.

To match the right people and the right skills with the right employers, contact Ropella. Our wide network often lets us land the right placement within 60 days or less.

Common Applications:
  • Flavorists
  • Perfumers
  • Ingredients, extracts, organics etc.
  • Exploratory / discovery research
  • Specialist engineering
  • Food science
  • Genetic engineering, biotechnology
  • Compounding, formulating, etc.
  • Design
  • Packaging engineer, hard-to-handle ingredients
  • Environmental regulation, sustainability, etc.
  • Health & safety
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With over 25 years of recruiting experience, Ropella understands the unique recruitment and hiring challenges faced by the Consumer Products industry. First-hand experience with the chemists, manufacturing processes, ingredients, and current consumer product customer trends means we can find just the right staff, quickly and efficiently.

Our Executive Search Consultants attend the same industry events and conferences you attend, and are likely members of the same consumer products industry trade associations and groups, networking with potential candidates for your company. If you are looking for a highly qualified and professional recruiter, or executive search consultant (headhunter), give Ropella a call and put our people and process to work for you!


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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Flavor & Fragrances
Research Fellow,
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
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I speak for myself when I say that the Ropella “process” has been impressive with regard to other search firms and headhunters we’ve used in the past.  Truly a dynamic process between the research efforts, skills surveys, marketing piece, and executive summaries.

Human Resources - Workforce Planning
DOW Chemical Company
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