Synergy Flavors Taps Hanold Associates for Head of Human Resources Search

Synergy Flavors

Hanold Associates has launched the Head of Human Resources (HR) search for Synergy Flavors. Ashley Schiele and Katie Wolf lead the search for the role located in Wauconda, Illinois.

Synergy Flavors is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of food flavorings, extracts and essences. With extensive experience across food, beverage and nutritional products industries, the company develops high-quality taste solutions which inspire innovation and can help organizations stay one step ahead of the competition.

Combining a long heritage of flavor development with proprietary extraction technology, Synergy Flavors blends art and science to create an exceptional array of tastes. Investing continuously in R&D and technical capabilities, the company’s commitment to analytical and sensory innovation ensures it can deliver the latest market insights and flavor breakthroughs.

Synergy is owned by Carbery Food Ingredients Ltd., an Irish dairy cooperative. Company headquarters are in Wauconda, Illinois, with subsidiary locations in Hamilton, Ohio; Rochester New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The company currently employs more than 280.

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of HR is responsible for all HR activities in the company’s parent and subsidiary companies. They are responsible for providing HR expertise and support to multiple locations and assisting in the implementation of group-wide programs and initiatives. The Head of HR will leverage existing processes/frameworks while also partnering with the company’s senior leadership team to develop enterprise-wide talent management, leadership development, succession management and talent acquisition strategies and initiatives.

The Head of HR will ensure Synergy has the right people, structure and processes to scale the business while also driving and protecting Synergy’s team-oriented, entrepreneurial culture. This position will interact with all levels of the organization and will also work closely with their global counterparts at Synergy’s parent company, Carbery, to develop global HR initiatives spanning across both organizations.