Firmenich

Firmenich was founded in 1895 in Geneva, Switzerland, and has remained independent, building on that original entrepreneurial vigor and pioneering spirit. Today we are the world’s largest, private company in the fragrance and flavor industry. Our independence gives us the freedom to control our destiny and make the right choices.

We lead our industry in research and innovation, capturing breakthrough ideas from around the world. Our flavor and fragrance creation is based on proprietary knowledge and developed by our teams of scientists, perfumers and flavorists. These teams connect via our innovation platform with our colleagues specialized in taking new ideas through to production via our global supply chain. Each year, Firmenich invests 10% of revenues in research and innovation, reflecting our continuous desire to understand, share and extract the best of nature’s offering.

People

People are the heart of our Company. They are recognized for their passion, talent and integrity.

  • We create an environment in which each employee is valued, empowered and encouraged to grow.
  • We value the diversity and commitment of our people, enabling us to shape our future with confidence and imagination.
  • We unite the finest talents and encourage an entrepreneurial team spirit to attain our strategic goals.
Nov 20, 2018
Senior Account Associate – New Business Development Team We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Senior Account Associate position to join our North American Sales team in our Perfumery Division at our International Fine Fragrance Development Center in New York, NY. Do you love the idea of working closely with an exciting new business development team in the world of fragrance creation? Are you a true team player who loves taking ideas and concepts and helping to bring them to fruition? Do you relish the notion that concepts and brands can marry – to express their identity through new kinds of products? And that these products can reach consumers through the beautiful, evocative, and unique lens of fragrance? Do you like the possibility of being a part of start-up businesses, but prefer the security of a position in an extremely well-established and well-respected multi-national company? Are you detail oriented – with excellent computer and systems skills? Do you like working with both internal teams and clients? If the above applies to you, continue reading! Are you: Obsessed with beauty and fragrance products? A natural networker? Deeply interested in both market trends and social interaction? Someone who loves brainstorming and sharing your ideas with others? Social media savvy? A person with broad creative interests - especially in beauty, fashion, culture, music, art, film, etc.? Someone who enjoys and has the ability/flexibility to work people in many diverse roles: with clients, commercial and creation (perfumers) teams? Job Responsibilities As a part of a successful commercial New Business Development team, you will bring your own market knowledge and passion to bear to expand and deepen our new business opportunities; contribute ideas for new business opportunities  in team meetings; be involved with creative brief management to ensure we have winning fragrances; build and maintain client relationships along with product development, marketing, & operations teams; manage customer projects and submissions with fragrance development, perfumers and fragrance labs; provide general administrative support, including preparing for meetings and client submissions. perform other related duties as assigned, including managing messenger/shipments/reports as requested coordinate samples and documentation for customers, including safety and regulatory documents hold internal teams accountable for meeting deadlines and adhering to processes with support of manager manage and follow-up on Customer and Sales Team requests coordinate interdepartmental, liaising with Labs, Creative and other teams as required; respond professionally to internal and external inquiries using systems knowledge, creative investigation, innovative follow up and problem solving techniques maintain multiple databases and other systems to drive operational timelines and production, including SAP; maintain all commercial documents, including contracts, agreements, price quotes; create analyses leveraging reporting systems tracking sales, trends, and identifying opportunities; partner with the planning team to manage forecasting and pre-production planning; Profile Bachelor’s Degree Resourceful, reliable, innovative, self-motivated multi-tasker with a “can-do” attitude that will see tasks and projects through to completion Exceptional initiative and the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast -moving environment, but also be a team player Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with all key contacts across diverse clients, teams and cultures 2-3 years of experience in an administrative role preferred Detail-oriented, with a high level of organization skills Excellent administrative and computer skills including MS office suite Strong aptitude for computer literacy and ability to master Firmenich internal systems & tools (SAP, Project Master, Spire, Class, Encyclopedia, Sharepoint, CRM, Pricing tool, demand planning, budget, LE) Apply strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting skills to develop Account Plans and demonstrate an understanding of financial elements impacting business results
Firmenich New York, NY, USA Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Principal functions: Be the support to the Account Managers in the different projects and activities of the accounts in charge, attending the Morning Meetings and acting on behalf of the MCAs if they are traveling, seeking to negotiate with the BU the resources and delivery schedules of applications or flavors in the projects. (Daily and Permanent).                                                                                                       Preparation and sending of offers to customers, quotes, sending samples, sending documents, among others (as the case may be) Entrusted to process the information via MDM of the Customer / Product relationship of the codes or references in SAP Entry procedure for new clients (Information acquisition, code request via MDM for SAP entry of the new client) Telephone service: Daily and Permanent. Request for technical information (Technical Specifications, Certificates, among others) to Quality Control and shipping to customers: (DAILY). Coordination with travel agencies for hotel reservations and flights of visits to Fideco or from Fideco, transport coordination respectively. Pre requirements: Professional in business administration or related careers          English Language Proficiency 90% (Indispensable). Minimum 3 years of experience in similar positions Required competences: Knowledge in SAP  Office Management 
Firmenich Colombia Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Position: Consumer Insight Manager, Perfumery Division Reports to: CMI Director North Asia Location: Shanghai JOB PURPOSE/ MISSION  Provide insights from consumer research to support fragrance marketing and business development, with an aim of helping the various lines of business to achieve their objectives and better positions themselves to target clients in China KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Design and implement consumer research (both qualitative and quantitative) with the following day-to-day responsibilities:   Develop project plans and brief research agencies implement global CI methods and tools at regional/local level Monitor fieldwork and provide progress reports Review deliverables (including questionnaires / discussion guides, and reports) from research agencies and work closely with them to make sure all deliverables meet the project objectives and requirements Analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative research findings and provide insightful reports and presentations with a compelling “story” and a point of view (as opposed to just data and information) to inform business decisions Present research findings to internal business stakeholders and external clients and be able to explain the implications to clients’ business as and when required  Work closely with the regional/global CI team on regional/global research projects and provide on-the-group support in project implementation when required Identify consumer trends with a view to integrating these trends into business plans and strategies Collect secondary data from various sources to support business and strategy planning as and when required CANDIDATE PROFILE: At least 5 years of solid customized research experience gained from research agencies and/or client companies Ability to design and execute quantitative and qualitative research projects independently from start to finish Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills to identify and communicate the business implications Comprehensive experience in market research project management, including questionnaire/discussion guide design, sampling, fieldwork management, analysis and presentation of results Strategic thinking and understanding of how to turn research data into succinct and strategic intelligence Good understanding of FMCG and business-to-business industry e.g. skin care, hair care, fabric care, house care (useful but not a must) Excellent written and spoken English at report writing and presentation-level is a plus
Firmenich Shanghai, China Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Roles and Responsibilities: Build the account sales budget annually, monitor sales and profitability versus objectives, provide input to quarterly Sales forecast Monitor and optimize all other financial aspects of the account, in particular expenses (incl. market research) vs budget and clients overdues vs objectives Make sure all commercial data and documentation are accurate and properly maintained Manage products life cycle with MDM, demand planning, customer care and supply chain to ensure high level of service to clients and good working Define account objectives, develop commercial strategy, implement through account plan Identify and document business potentials and competitive landscape Develop successful working relationship with (new and existing) clients, establish Firmenich as key partner to obtain briefs for profitable business Monitor client satisfaction and initiate corrective action where needed Identify business opportunities, decision factors and success criteria and define action plan accordingly Negotiate with clients favorable commercial terms, including payment terms, prices for new business and increases for existing items Requirements: Min. Bachelor Degree or MBA in Business, Chemistry, Marketing or relevant disciplines More than 5 years in strategic sales and business development Strong overall business acumen Strategic thinker, capable negotiator Empathic self-starter with excellent people skills Passionate team player Inspired, determined, driven - exceling in execution Focused, results-oriented Passion for clients and products Ability to develop successfully client relationship and to position Firmenich as a key business partner Display high level of cultural sensitivity in dealing with international customers
Firmenich Singapore Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Roles and Responsibilities: Build the account sales budget annually, monitor sales and profitability versus objectives, provide input to quarterly Sales forecast Monitor and optimize all other financial aspects of the account, in particular expenses (incl. market research) vs budget and clients overdues vs objectives Make sure all commercial data and documentation are accurate and properly maintained Manage products life cycle with MDM, demand planning, customer care and supply chain to ensure high level of service to clients and good working Define account objectives, develop commercial strategy, implement through account plan Identify and document business potentials and competitive landscape Develop successful working relationship with (new and existing) clients, establish Firmenich as key partner to obtain briefs for profitable business Monitor client satisfaction and initiate corrective action where needed Identify business opportunities, decision factors and success criteria and define action plan accordingly Negotiate with clients favorable commercial terms, including payment terms, prices for new business and increases for existing items Requirements: Min. Bachelor Degree or MBA in Business, Chemistry, Marketing or relevant disciplines More than 5 years in strategic sales and business development Strong overall business acumen Strategic thinker, capable negotiator Empathic self-starter with excellent people skills Passionate team player Inspired, determined, driven - excelling in execution Focused, results-oriented Passion for clients and products Ability to develop successfully client relationship and to position Firmenich as a key business partner Display high level of cultural sensitivity in dealing with international customers
Firmenich Philippines Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Strategic Pricing & Profitability Developing and implementing global Pricing strategy in line with Division goals Enhancing Pricing End-to-End process and tools continuously Improving the understanding of the pricing processes, guidelines and key drivers Supporting and following-up yearly price negotiation with commercial teams Training commercial teams on Pricing Best Practices Running monthly profitability analysis in coordination with Finance Reporting & analyzing tasks (sales reports for individual requests) Building constructive and proactive partnership with all key stakeholders Sales Excellence Leading Sales Excellence initiatives to support Customers and Sales teams Taking an active role in the governance and execution of development projects Driving market potential evaluation and identifying growth opportunities Acting as Sales partner and providing analytical and data management support What are the qualities that we are looking for : Min 3-5 years’ experience in Sales / Sales management University Degree and MBA would be a plus Strong Financial and Analytical Skills Strong personal and networking skills Commercial mindset and Service oriented Knowledge of F&F industry or similar / B2B / FMCG Interest in the World of Fragrances Digitally savy Fluent in English
Firmenich Switzerland Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Key Responsibilities; Including but not limited to: Set and adapted global flavourist training program for savoury flavourist trainees Training and mentoring of trainee savory flavourists, and mentoring of savoury creation resources in regions Maintains, organizes efficient laboratory equipment and environment for the savoury flavor creation and training. Together with the global formula & raw material management team, maintain our Global Flavor Creation Palette(s) Evalates new raw materials and tests their performance in flavors Evaluates RMs and flavours to assist QC/QA in organoleptic evaluation for manufacture; Collaborates with industrialization team, QC/QA regarding understanding and solving savoury flavours related issues. ( solubility, profile, dephasing, caking…) Follows up on regulatory changes to ensure product / RMs are compliant with legislation, and provides replacement solutions in case of raw material shortages, supply and legislative issues, supports global production and creation in these critical situations Collaborates with R&D to provide guidance and support; Collaborates closely with Innovation teams on savory projects Provides technical and creation support to regional savory Bus, external partners and clients; Collaborates with global sensory teams developing, adjusting flavor descriptor compositions Ensure timely and quality project execution Keep abreast of latest technical knowledge in terms of flavor ingredients, formulations and processes through networking, interacting with suppliers and training Participate in the global Flavor Creation community, collaborating with colleagues in other regions as needed in flavor creation or creative insight Interface with other support groups at Firmenich, e.g. Regulatory, Supply Chain, Sensory, to anticipate needs and properly address commercial opportunities Adhere to good creative practice, creating flavours using raw materials and Firmenich captive ingredients to produce high quality, winning flavors that meet profit, client, compliance and market objectives Profile/Requirements: BS degree in Food Technology, Food science, Chemistry or Life Sciences 5-10 years’ experience in creating winning flavors Good Project Management Skills Ability to work independently and autonomously with minimal supervision Ability to Travel Team Player Proven ability for learning new computer/software systems Ability to build & maintain strategic working relationships Good communication skills
Firmenich Switzerland Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Associate Scientist – Analytical Chemistry and Data Science, R&D We currently have an immediate opportunity to join the Analytical Innovation Group of our Research & Development Division at our North American headquarters located in Princeton, NJ   Responsibilities  Proactively identify automation and digitization needs and propose solutions. Collaborate with R&D organization to capture, organize and curate global analytical data in databases. Support R&D Compound Management Function and the Analytical R&D Team. Perform database management for compound library and other global analytical chemistry groups. Create protocols for automated tasks. Create custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets. Profile University degree in Science or Engineering, preferably in Chemistry, Cheminformatics and/or bioinformatics Industrial or academic laboratory research preferred Experience with SQL and any scripting language (such as JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP or Perl) Experience in machine learning is desired Specific experience in data analysis Some familiarity  with large databases, information workflow, computer programming Must be self-motivated, strong communicator, and detail oriented Familiarity with chemical data management systems like ELN, chemical registration systems and inventory solutions Experience with process improvement
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Nov 20, 2018
HR   Business Partner Italy (m/f) Purpose/Mission of the job The incumbent is partnering with the Business in order to ensure that the full scope of HR services, such as HR yearly processes, Talent Development, Recruitment and Employee Relations processes within their area of responsibilities, are executed in a continuous improvement mindset, while still maintaining the human touch. Main responsibilities and tasks: Leads HR integration of Campus within Firmenich: processes, systems, policies Participates in implementation of Local HR Strategy. Responsible for Training & Development design and programs delivery. Responsible for establishing and maintaining HR partnerships with employees and with the Business & Management Team Members. Act with an advisory role for the HR yearly processes. Participates and advice Management on the hiring decisions for the affiliate. Participates in the Onboarding and Integration of new talent into our affiliate. Carries our specific projects within the Human Resources area. Profile: A Bachelor's degree in Labor relations, Business Administration, Economics with Human Resources specialization. Around 5 years of related experience as HR Business Partner within a multinational company. Experience in an international business environment Experience in working with SAP or Success Factors a plus Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, especially presentations & excel. Experience driving process improvements. Strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate at several levels of internal management. Excellent Italian and English, both written and verbal.
Firmenich Parma, Italy Full time
Nov 20, 2018
We currently have an immediate opportunity for a  QHSSE Assurance Specialist  to join our Legal & Compliance Department in our New Ulm, MN facility. Our QHSSE Assurance Specialist will be a part of an integrated team of Quality and Health, Safety Security, and Environmental (HSSE) professionals which ensures compliance to company and regulatory quality, safety and environmental policies and programs.  Support all aspects of the HSSE, Quality and Food Safety programs and be a true partner with other companies in driving continuous improvement in these areas. Responsibilities: Ensure successful implementation of and compliance with the Firmenich food safety and HSSE management systems including compliance with internal, customer, regulatory, and third party certification requirements. Conduct non-conformance investigation and root cause analysis. Develop and communicate corrective and preventative actions. Ensure the completion and effectiveness of corrective actions. Keep proper documentation of NC investigation. Analyze data for Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), trends, and present improvement opportunities to the team. Support and promote Food Safety and HSSE Management System programs and activities, such as internal and external audits, monitoring activities, verification and validation, and data collection and entry for regulatory compliance. Develop and provide training on QHSSE topics, policies, and procedures Support other activities as necessary. Requirements: A four-year degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, HSSE, or related field with 2 – 5 years of experience. Computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office ISO management system, LIMS, and SAP experience as well as familiarity with OSHA and environmental regulations a plus
Firmenich United States Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Our site based in Europe is looking for a Senior QHS&E Manager  GENERAL PURPOSE: The purpose of this job is to assure the overall effectiveness and continuous improvement of the Health, Safety, Environment, Quality and Food Safety systems; You are responsible for establishing plans and procedures across the organization, training, coaching, further developing a strong safety culture where personal ownership of QHS&E performance is the aim to ensure improvement efforts meet or exceed internal and external customer's needs and expectations. Working environment: One mid-size site certified against ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 1801 (integrated management systems). Tight connection with local Quality Control Manager and QHSE assurance manager Lead a team of 8-10 people (technicians and expert) This would suit an enthusiastic and ambitious individual with a strong personality and a proven ability to lead by example.   Reports to:  Solid line report to VP QHS&E Europe and dotted line report to local General Manager  Purpose/Mission: • Ensure compliance with Quality, Food Safety, Health, Safety, & Environmental regulation and Maintain close liaison with Enforcing Authorities; • Ensure that the Safety Environmental Management Systems are implemented, controlled and maintained in accordance with the standards; Owns certifications. • Support, Carry out audits and review processes; • Lead local HACCP team • Ensures relevant GMP's are implemented, perform regular hygiene and housekeeping visits and follows-up. • Develop the skills of his /her team in a continuous manner. • Facilitate execution of Firmenich QHS&E strategy locally with direction from VP QHS&E Europe. • Implement Firmenich HS&E Management Principle, Codes, Standards and Guidance in line with the Local HS&E Management System and provide relevant training to all affiliate personnel; • Ensure arrangements are in place for QHS&E audits/reviews and inspections of the workplace, plant and equipment in order to monitor compliance with the Company QHS&E Management System and local legal requirements; • Ensure all occupational injuries/illnesses, dangerous occurrences, incidents and at risk behaviors are fully investigated and reported with findings and recommendations for preventive action and corrective action where appropriate. Ensure that recommendations are implemented; • Advise and assist in all risk assessment activities, including advice on new investments and projects locally; • Assist local management in the development and execution of a local QHS&E Improvement Plan; Drive its implementation and monitor this against local Objectives and Targets; • Prepare monthly and quarterly QHSE local management reports and delivery of presentations on a regular basis. Propose course of action to remedy identified weaknesses (customer claims, internal non conformances, HS&E incident etc); • Implement best practices, deploy QHS&E tools and working directly with line management, adopt a “hands on” approach to the development and implementation of local solutions; • Encourage and assist clients, supply chain Operations and staff to adopt best practice; • Encourage and sustain a real passion and commitment to world class QHS&E performance; • Promote the company as a safe and environmentally responsible company; • Work as part of a high performing team and be a team player; • Be a pragmatic leader and motivator in all aspects of health and safety matters; • Challenge status quo and seek real innovation in all areas, be independent   Key Interactions:   • VP QHS&E Europe and Local General Manager • Local Supply Chain Manager and Site departments (QC, R&D, Industrialization, Purchasing, Toll Manufacturing, Planning, Production, Logistic, Regulatory Affairs, Maintenance) • HS&E Committee meetings • Senior HSE manager from other Sites in ZEU • Local /Regional Legal & Compliance community • Customers • Local Authorities • Certification bodies, External experts/consultants • Participate to relevant working groups of professional associations • All employees Experience, Education & Skills: • Min Engineer (or equivalent Degree) in food industry and/or chemistry (food industry preferred). • Successful experience in managing and developing a team of technicians and experts. • Strong knowledge in Micro-bio technics, regulation and standard. • At least 5 years experience at a similar position preferably in the flavor or food industry and in site(s) certified against ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, FSSC 2000 or equivalent.(BRC, IFS) • Experience in Management systems certifications ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, FSSC 2000 or equivalent. •Knowledge of QHSE regulatory requirements; • Demonstration of solid decision making track record – including but not limited to managerial issues, cultural and employee relations issues, and cross-functional communication and collaboration • Professional Food safety qualification required to lead HACCP team; • Knowledge and experience of process safety risk analysis; • Interpersonal and people skills as well as good communication and presentation skills; • Demonstrated personal strengths in leadership, coordination, collaboration, professional communications and strategic planning. • Fluent in English (written & spoken) and in French
Firmenich Belgium Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Scope: Lead the strategy, execution and growth of multiple categories within the Beverage segment for the North America Flavors Division Key Responsibilities : Leadership : Lead strategy and category business plans to ensure BU meets growth and profit targets Understand market dynamics, trends and technical challenges to deliver relevant solutions Apply strategic thinking to identify business opportunities and explore new business models relevant for the categories Act as strategic partner for commercial community, demonstrating strong business acumen and actively engaging with customers (approx. 50%) Drive Project Pipeline/ Vitality Provide direction to the category team composed of Applications and Marketing to ensure successful execution of strategic plans Operational: Contribute to the overall growth of Zone North America Flavor Division by managing and driving growth and profitability in the respective categories Develop and execute the zonal business plan strategies for each respective category; Aggressively drive category growth; proactively scope new business opportunities, new customers and new ways of working Manage pricing and margins for new business in respective categories to ensure long-term profitability.  Build multi-level relationships at Strategic and Focused Accounts, facilitate a team approach, communicate, build trust and empower the team to play key roles on the selling team thus positioning Firmenich as supplier of choice Consistently deliver Firmenich Value Proposition to clients Actively seek to understand our client's marketing and technical innovation strategies to better align Firmenich capabilities and innovation pipelines with our client’s needs Profile/Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required 10 plus years of experience in a business development role in a related field/industry In-depth experience in beverages required, flavors or CPG experience a plus Strong cross-functional partnering , relationship building and communications skills Strong customer focus Strong project management and prioritization skills Strong communication skills Ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines while managing multiple projects Ability to travel-approximately 30% domestically
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Coordinate and execute the production of Flexarome extruded products.  This is accomplished within a team of extrusion operators.  Ensure that Firmenich’s safety, quality, housekeeping, service (punctuality) and cost standards are met or exceeded in the manufacture of Flexarome.   Responsibilities: Prepare batches (dry blends) and charge tanks with flavoring/lubricants to run production batches Able to breakdown/clean/reassemble line between batches Learn to startup batches using Extruvision software to produce in spec material  Work with Planner/Flintec/Production Manager to maintain schedules Work with SAP to make labels, issue raw material, good receipt final product Work on packaging line- assemble and fill boxes When necessary, add discrepancies to cycle count. Learn K-Tron functionality on loss in weight feeder Load finished good on trailer for shipment to off site warehouse Ability to troubleshoot mechanical/software issues Run in process tests to ensure conforming material is being produced throughout the run. Complete tasks in a manner to ensure production performance measures are achieve, such as on-time delivery, safety, quality, punctuality, customer satisfaction. Attend all required training mandated by training department, as well as within the Flexarome department Ensure a thorough understanding of safety, quality, punctuality and non-conformance KPI’s to promote within department. Use of T.Q.M techniques to continuously improve procedures and manufacturing processes. Ensure good working relationships with internal and external groups to continue to improve the overall business process. Partner with other Group Leaders and Manager to work overtime or split shifts and other cross-functional duties (flexibility) Develop good working relations with internal and external groups (Business, Traffic, SCIN, etc.) to continue to improve the overall business process. Ensure safe operation of forklift and all drum handling equipment. Ensure the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment at all times. Engage in LEAN initiatives by providing improvement ideas and attempting efficiency gains within the Flexarome group Perform other duties as required   Profile: High School diploma. Prior equipment operator experience in a manufacturing environment Experience handling chemicals. Knowledge of extrusion and an understanding of special formula instructions is a plus. Must have at least 3- 5 years of manufacturing experience, extrusion preferred. Equipment operator experience in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of G.M.P’s (Good Manufacturing Practices) Knowledge of H.A.C.C.P (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) Excellent SAP skills (Superuser a plus)
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Firmenich currently has an immediate opportunity for a Regulatory Affairs Documentation Specialist (afternoon shift, temporary contract) in Barcelona, Spain. Mission:   The primary role of the Regulatory Affairs Specialists is to collate and evaluate requests for documentation from internal and external customers and to provide accurate compliant regulatory documentation to customers in a timely manner.   What’s the job about? You will undertake compliance reviews and prepare regulatory documentation independently for internal and external customer requests and to support product submissions. When changes to internal, client, government or industry standards takes place you will assist in the review of current customer formula to determine where changes may need to be made to ensure ongoing compliance. You will ensure that the proper documentation is sent to internal and external lens on time and in full compliance.   We value: Previous experience in regulatory affairs, ideally in flavors or food related industry Bachelor or Master Degree in Chemistry, Biology or other related field. Fluency in English. Knowledge of any of the following languages is a plus: German, Portuguese, Italian, French. Great communication and trust building skills. Strong awareness of business environment.  What’s in it for you? You will join an exciting and inspiring  industry of fragrance & flavors . You will be part of an international team full of  passion and enthusiasm . You will have chance to  grow professionally  in a supportive environment. You will work for the company  committed to sustainability.
Firmenich Spain Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Our Account Manager will work on a global Fine Fragrance Account.   ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT  Manage products life cycle with MDM, demand planning, customer care and supply chain to ensure high level of service to clients and good working practices for Firmenich (such as good forecasts) Build the account sales budget annually, monitor sales and profitability versus objectives, provide input to quarterly Sales forecast Monitor and optimize all other financial aspects of the account, in particular expenses (incl. market research) vs budget and clients overdues vs objectives Make sure all commercial data and documentation are accurate and properly maintained (see details in sales assistant’s job desc.)   CUSTOMERS Define account objectives, develop commercial strategy, implement through account plan Identify and document business potentials and competitive landscape Develop successful working relationship with clients, establish Firmenich as key partner to obtain briefs for profitable business Monitor client satisfaction and initiate corrective action where needed Identify business opportunities, decision factors and success criteria and define action plan accordingly Maximize business vitality   PROJECTS  Get clear and complete briefing from clients, translate their needs into Firmenich projects; brief creation and development teams Anticipate clients’ needs and lead proactive projects to generate new business opportunities Drive projects towards the best possible solution for both the client and Firmenich Define accurate pricing and margin parameters for each project, according to guidelines, and enter properly all project Information in project management system according to established rules (incl. regulatory) (including project models rules in PE)L ead/coordinate projects with internal partners and with clients (including fragrance/flavor/ingredient submissions) Share visit reports, client information and feed-backs, and when needed conduct post-mortem analysis   EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCES Bachelors or Master degree or equivalent (business administration, economics, marketing, science…) Minimum of 5 years of fragrance/flavor/ingredient sales experience Sales and Negotiation skills Extended product expertise and passion for fragrance/ flavors/ingredients Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to clients and to demonstrate Firmenich superiority Ability to develop strategic plans, define, prioritize and implement action plans according to business opportunities and success factors Good team player, seen as a strong partner by the development teams involved in clients’ projects Decision making Computer literacy - English
Firmenich New York, NY, USA Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Firmenich has an immediate opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join our Technical Development group in the Perfumery Division at our North America headquarters in Princeton, NJ. As a Laboratory Technician you will support proactive and client-initiated fragrance and technology development projects for multi-national Consumer Packaged Goods companies in the Home Care category. You will support the high-quality execution of scientific studies and method development that result in winning fragrances and superior consumer-preferred benefits Responsibilities As a member of the Technical Development team you will support efforts to resolve technical issues on client-based and proactive projects, which include: Troubleshooting fragrance-product interactions and providing remediation recommendations to Perfumers and Fragrance Development Managers Running technical sensory panels Cross-functional interaction, coordination, and planning/scheduling with Perfumers, Fragrance Development Managers, account teams, and sample labs Conducting studies to support fragrance technology development Record-keeping, report writing, and data presentation Desired Skills Knowledge of chemistry principles Excellent communication skills Attention to detail Strong organizational skills Self-motivated, proactive team-player Able to plan, manage, and prioritize multiple simultaneous projects A passion for problem-solving Experience Degree in relevant or allied fields: chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, food science 0-2 yrs of relevant laboratory experience in the fragrance or allied industries
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Nov 20, 2018
Firmenich has an immediate opportunity for a Category Technical Manager/Sr. Manager to join our Air-Care Technical Development group in the Perfumery Division at our North America headquarters in Princeton, NJ. As a Category Technical Manager/Sr. Manager you will lead a team supporting proactive and client-initiated fragrance and technology development projects for multi-national Consumer Packaged Goods companies in the Home Care division. You will lead the high-quality execution of scientific studies and method development that result in winning fragrances and superior consumer-preferred benefits. Responsibilities As a member of the Technical Development group you will lead the air-care category teams’ efforts to resolve technical issues on client-based and proactive projects, which include: Troubleshooting fragrance-product interactions and providing remediation recommendations to Perfumers and Fragrance Development Managers Running technical sensory panels Cross-functional interaction, coordination, and planning/scheduling with Perfumers, Fragrance Development Managers, account teams, and sample labs Recommending studies to support fragrance technology development Client interaction for technical support, technology and data presentations Desired Skills Knowledge of chemistry principles Excellent communication skills Attention to detail Strong organizational skills Self-motivated, proactive team-player Able to plan, manage, and prioritize multiple simultaneous projects People management A passion for problem-solving Experience B.S. Degree in relevant or allied fields: chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, food science. (Advanced degree preferred) 5+ yrs of relevant laboratory experience in the fragrance industry Demonstrated expertise in the air-care category Leadership of laboratory teams and coaching of direct reports
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Nov 16, 2018
  Scope: Manage/coordinate technical support and associated flavor applications of diverse project initiatives at the Battle Creek satellite lab   Key Responsibilities: Actively participate on technical selling team to develop strategic relationships and customer intimacy Manage briefs and champion required actions to meet project objectives Ability to manage and execute against a wide range of diverse flavor application initiatives (Savory/Sweet/Snack/Beverage categories) Develop application bases (as required) to showcase Firmenich flavors and technologies Plan and execute work sessions with clients Autonomously plan and execute day to day project and lab activities Maintain an organized, clean and safe laboratory environment. Facilitate lab maintenance, building and environmental safety standards as required Leverage internal and external resources to bring insight, expertise and efficiency into project executions Support development, evaluation and inventory of required customer coded flavor collections (lab) Establish and maintain network of pertinent working relationships with technical community Maintain knowledge of clients’ strategies, brands and products Keep abreast of pertinent technical knowledge in terms of ingredients, formulations and processes Participate in relevant trade associations/conferences   Profile/Requirements: BS Degree in Food Science/Science/Science Technology or equivalent 5+ years industry/flavor industry experience Demonstrated technical track record in product development and/or flavor application Project management, planning and organizing skills Self- starter/operates autonomously with minimal or no supervision required Technical/professional knowledge and skills Written and oral communication skill proficiency Proficiency with communication and project management tools Experience/track record of building strategic working relationships Priority and decision making skills Safe & ethical work standards Ability to multi-task various project initiatives and work stages Effective presentations skills. Deliver presentations in a technical capacity to clients as required Willingness to handle day to day details of the lab, including, package shipments and deliveries, grocery store & supplies Ability to travel to Princeton office every 5-6 weeks to meet with direct line manager and BU team as well as to regional clients
Firmenich Michigan, USA Full time
Nov 16, 2018
Firmenich currently has an immediate opportunity for a  Vice President Human Resources, GLobal Divisional Business Partner  in Geneva, Switzerland.  Key Accountabilities: Acts as a key strategic business partner and is an active member of the executive committee for two of Firmenich's Divisons: Legal & Compliance and Global Services (including a.o. Finance and Information Services). Performs talent and organizational diagnostics to align and drive business strategy.  Coaches business leaders and other senior team members and acts as a soundboard for the Division Heads. Provides strategic analysis for the division to simplify decision making process, organisational design and effective talent performance.  Contributes to the definition of the HR Strategy as a member of the Global HR Executive Team, as well as programs to support a culture of continuous improvement and execution.  Leads key HR strategic projects within their respective divisions. We Value: Global HR Leadership and project management experience.  15 years of strategic HR leadership in a global corporation Capability for a high level of business travel (30%) Professional English with French preferred.  Business and financial acumen, experience with post M&A integration required.   
Firmenich Switzerland Full time
Nov 16, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this role is to plan and articulate the routine activities of Facilities services. Execute procedures and respect the plan activities defined by Facilities leadership team, following corporate guidelines, within agreed timeline, with expected deliverables, within allocated budget. Main Tasks: Supports facilities management (site development, site maintenance and employee workplace services) functions locally where defined by the solid line manager Manages the 3rd Party contractors to respect company culture and values and their performance Supports the user community in their daily usage of Facilities services Ensures business continuity for critical services and property (including maintenance) Optimizes the delivery of Facilities services locally, including improvement programs and adherence to policy requirements Key Interactions: Engineering & Maintenance: supports maintenance activities (contractors and in house FTE) of Facilities Purchasing: meets with suppliers to evaluate performance and feedback HS&E: gives the highest priority to the safety and to the protection of the health of our employees and contractors Quality: ensures the following of corporate standards by contractors and FTE of Facilities staff HR: gives support to events related to employees celebrations and communication initiatives
Firmenich Mexico Full time