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.
Feb 19, 2019
Missions:   * Develop new foods/beverages formulations based on industrial standards and country specific requirements in the Sweet Goods and Beverage Categories  * Select and evaluate the right flavor solution in compliance with legal, costs, clients & applications requirements * Ensure to have the right flavor solutions for the category * Address future technical category needs * Understand the commercial needs for the category/market * Be the technical contact/support for the key category customers/markets * Prepare and lead external/internal workshops/trainings * Visit clients, affiliates * Promote teamwork amongst departments to meet customer needs  * Mentor and Coach other (jr) Flavor Technologist and share experiences * Foster synergies with other Sweet Flavor categories and leverage best practices * Manage various administrative internal systems/tasks related to projects briefs and keep daily record on laboratory work and results * Establish new protocols for use/stability of ingredients/flavors or laboratory equipment * Respect good laboratory practices following established HSE rules * Able to run scale up trials at customers   Requirements:   *Food Science Technology Degree *5 years of experience in Product Development *Strong experience with Sweet Goods or Beverages *High level of Turkish and English
Firmenich Istanbul, Turkey Full time
Feb 19, 2019
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC FORESIGHT – EUROPE & IMA This position can be based in EUROPE at any of the following Firmenich office locations:  Vienna, Brussels, London, Paris.             Scope:   The successful candidate for this role will be an integral member of the Trenz and Foresights team within the global Human Insights (HI) team for Firmenich Flavors.     The focus of this role is trend detection and foresight development within the European region, but in collaboration with the global Strategic Foresight team, and extends to provide inspiration to other key regions, particularly Middle East, India and Africa. (Possibly LATAM)   This position will report directly to the VP and Global Leader of Consumer and Sensory Insights for the Flavor Division, and maintain a dotted line to European Flavor leadership team.   Candidate will be the go-to expert on consumer trends with senior, internal stakeholders and external customers in the region, and will ensure Firmenich grows its competitive edge through consistent and impactful presentations and immersive events (TrenzWalks™, Sensoriums™, virtual and video content) to bring differentiated concepts and insights.  Candidate will take a leadership role in identifying and codifying trends at the macro level (societal, behavioral) and within the Food and Beverage landscape.   Candidate will help to translate these conclusions into creative inputs and new product ideas.  Candidate will help define and grow the new Human Insights role for the category by providing cross-disciplinary teams with insights into human behavior, needs, and preferences.   Strategic Responsibilities:   - Develop new Strategic Foresight content by anticipating/signaling the major changes in the socio-economic and cultural landscape that could inspire our innovation (teams)                                        - Observe changes in society through continuous monitoring of diverse sources (retail, technology, futurists, thought leaders, and the streets at large)                                                                                                              - Participate in the definition of the Trenz strategy and framework, along with our Perfumery colleagues, to develop a stronger corporate level positioning for the Trenz tool to remain a key differentiator for our company.                  - Bring the Human Insights vision to life through the development and management of trends and foresight capability in Europe. - Connect-the-dots between consumer needs, Firmenich technology platforms, Business Development and key business units (Marketing, Sales teams) to identify and create new and actionable concepts and brand opportunities.   Operational Repsonsibilities:   - Build a network of trends signal detection “stations” within the European and IMA regions including:  urban culture centers, artist networks (both street art and gallery grade art), chefs, bartenders, food bloggers, etc. - Communicate Trenz and Foresights internally in clear, exciting, and actionable manner. Engage the global FL creative community to help define how Trenz and Foresights can be brought to life in terms of inspiration for innovation                                                                                                                                                                               - Connect/train Trenz representatives in the different Zones to maximize global impact of Trenz and transfer /sharing of good working practices.  Advise the sales/marketing teams/category leaders on the use of Trenz to strengthen their strategies            - Train and inspire Marketing team members to understand trends and to execute TrenzWalks and future Sensoriums™ for both internal and external clients.  Conduct TrenzWalks and Sensoriums for the most high-profile projects and customers.                                                                                                                - Create multimedia presentations that bring Foresight to life for specific FL customers and product categories; help teams visualize how to grow their product and brand offerings to meet the demands of the future consumer. Help to develop and implement the primary tools for promoting Trenz (e.g. Trenz room, video, Trenzwalks, and others). Lead large-scale Sensorium-style initiatives based on Trenz Team initiatives.                                                                                                                                                                         -Assist in the development and sustaining/reinforcement of customer relationships through on-going and "subscription" models of access to Trenz. Build relationships with thought leaders at key Firmenich clients based on collaboration and co-creation around Strategic Foresight and Trenz.                                   - Fully participate in, and contribute to, the Human Insights team so that trend analysis and early signals are combined with primary and secondary consumer research to communicate powerful insights and stories about Firmenich products in a way customers find unique and valid, while contributing to the overall Flavor business growth.   Profile:   To be successful in this role we are seeking the following qualities:   A strong admixture of interest and skills that span the cultural arts (literature, written and spoken communication, graphic design, street art, entertainment) and human sciences (sociology, psychology, economics) Conceptual Design capability – skills to translate empathic observations and insights into practical inspiration for new ideas and innovative products. Fundamentally digital/digital native.  Facile, expert and participatory in today’s social media platforms. Strong ability to create compelling and visually captivating presentations. Passion for, and knowledge of, global food cultures and ingredients. Passion and drive to lead a Consumer and Human-centric culture – focused relentlessly on bringing what is “outside” the company to the “inside” Strong Fragrance & Flavor or Food & Beverage business acumen and customer empathy Strong influencing skills and communication skills  An engaging and inspiring leader and speaker   Requirements:   Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred). Uniquely, any academic background can be considered provided the candidate can “connect the dots” between their academic credentials and the role at hand. Must have at least 5 years of experience applying trends, signal detection, and activation skills in a B2B context:  F&F CPG, or a company providing services to these fields is strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to understand human behavior across cultures and borders. Demonstrated ability to speak in front of large audiences in a dynamic and compelling fashion (for example “TED talk” style of presentation). Role requires the ability and willingness to travel substantially, domestically and internationally.
Firmenich Europe Full time
Feb 19, 2019
Bring added value to the business, support global/regional growth strategies and contribute to differentiate Firmenich by: Translating relevant marketing & consumer insights into inspiring and relevant flavor/fragrance solutions supporting client’s product developments (both proactively and on client request). Developing marketing tools at regional level to promote Firmenich flavor/fragrances solutions and develop the market   MAIN TASKS: 1. Brief Management Lead marketing support to some identified customers for the category/market. Support client's product developments by providing marketing intelligence to select the most relevant flavors/fragrances solutions. Ensure the right marketing support to maximize Firmenich’s chances to win/defend business. Manage proactive and reactive projects with excellence, working closely with technical teams to ensure relevant, business oriented product developments. Position Firmenich as the supplier to count on for competitive added value market knowledge, brand understanding, inspiration and winning flavor/fragrance solutions.   2. Business Development Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the category/market (macro trends, consumer drivers, category & market dynamics, flavors/fragrances, technologies,…) and of Firmenich processes and tools so as to be considered as the expert. Consolidate this knowledge into relevant tools that can be shared internally and with clients and develop a clear vision for the category/market with recommendation of actions. Engage sales & technical community on these actions. Ensure the right portfolio of fragrance solutions for the category/market and promote it accordingly. Fill the gaps when needed with technical teams. Proactively develop the right promotion tools with the proper push to sales. Monitor usages and get learning for future improvements. lead some special marketing projects at regional level. Act as a mentor & provide guidance and direction to more junior members of the team. Inspire rest of the team through best practises sharing. Possible people management. KEY INTERACTION: Marketing teams mostly in the region, Sales, Development/ Technical Teams. Global Category Marketing / CI manager - Global qualitative and quantitative experts - FDDs and FDMs - CMI Category management - Perfumers - CTDs and CTMs - Account Managers - External clients.   FORMATION / EDUCATION LEVEL: Degree in Marketing, Social Science, business administration or equivalent.   PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES: 4-7 years experience at management level within the perfumery/flavor industries or FMCG companies.
Firmenich Midrand, South Africa Full time
Feb 19, 2019
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
Feb 19, 2019
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 3 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
Feb 19, 2019
We currently have an immediate opportunity for a  Health Safety & Environmental Specialist  to join us at our Lakeland, FL site.   The site Health, Safety, and Environmental (HS&E) Specialist plays a key role in the site management team to ensure overall compliance with the Corporate HS&E Management System while being recognized by the business as a solution partner in resolving challenges and building site capability in identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating risk.   This position will ensure the local management systems are effectively designed, implemented, and controlled, highlighting significant areas of risk to site management and proposing solutions. Provide data analysis, trending, and recommendations to the site in support of continuous improvement and develop and provide technical and administrative direction on all HS&E matters at the site.   Responsibilities: Facilitate and implement Corporate HS&E Management System strategy and performance targets by collaborating with local and regional management. Support local management in executing Health, Safety and Environmental programs and legal requirements. Facilitate and support line management through investigation of all injuries, illnesses and incidents, and ensure outputs are used to enhance the Management System. Review plant compliance and advise management accordingly. Make suggestions for improvements and implement corrective actions. Implement and maintain a Site HS&E Action Plan to track site continuous improvement initiatives. Manage environmental continuous improvement initiatives Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the site operation and detailed processes and ensure key risks are well-understood and mitigated through the site Management System. Conduct routine audits and employee contacts to ensure the efficacy of the site Management System.  Report on deviations from standard to site management team and ensure Line Management lead issue resolution. Develop HS&E training content, safety alerts and topics. Support management in maintaining ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 system certifications. Prepare periodic environmental/regulatory reports for the regulatory authorities and Company. Coordinate environmental permitting (air, water, waste) and ensure maintenance of documentation. Support regional and global continuous improvement initiatives.   Profile: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret statistical data, general business periodicals, professional journals, process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation drawings/diagrams from vendors and design engineers, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and employees. Ability to work with mathematical and statistical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to critically evaluate results, make recommendations and reports on projects. Microsoft Suite applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Advanced in Excel SAP, CoreDB – a plus  Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)   Requirements: B.S. Degree in HS&E, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, or related field 2 - 7 years of experience in HS&E manufacturing environment. Food and flavor industry experience a plus. Thorough knowledge of OSHA regulations, PSM processes, Familiar with root cause and risk assessment methodologies   Work Environment & Physical Demands Must be able to work in and around all laboratory and production areas on a regular basis. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Most work is completed in office environment, but will frequently be exposed to plant environment. Odor (sometimes strong) are expected Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach, push and pull with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, for extend periods of time and on regular basis, or crawl; talk, hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Ability to be ‘on call” as necessary and provide technical assistance as needed, including evenings, holidays and weekends via telephonic or on-site work.
Firmenich Lakeland, FL, USA Full time
Feb 19, 2019
Manage Firmenich long term business development with big accounts. Lead and manage the account to grow sales and profitability according to objectives, by establishing Firmenich as the clients’ key partner, winning projects, and selling profitably fragrances.   CUSTOMERS Own all commercial activities with a customer in a region or segment Define account objectives, develop strategy (identify potential, competitive landscape, resources etc), implement through account plan Develop strong network within customer to result in successful long term business relationship including winning and defending core supplier status Drive business vitality Continuously seek new business opportunities along the entire value chain, including disruptive type of innovation Negotiate conditions for customer contracts, including price increase negotiations according to divisional/account targets   PROJECTS Establish process with customer to obtain clear and complete briefing from clients Define and validate pricing and margin parameters for projects in the respective zone/segment according to guidelines Lead projects with clients and internal partners (establish boundaries, agree success criteria, allocate and co-ordinate resources, especially of remote) Steer projects towards the best possible solution for both the client and Firmenich Conduct post-mortem analysis ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT Manage products life cycle with to ensure high level of service to clients and good working practices for Firmenich Build the account sales budget annually, monitor sales and profitability versus objectives Optimize the account profitability with portfolio profitability improvement projects (as well as portfolio rationalization projects) Monitor and optimize all other financial aspects of the account, in particular expenses (incl. market research) vs budget and clients overdues Oversee the entire value chain: product life cycle management ,  demand planning, customer care and supply chain to ensure highest customer satisfaction and maximum value extraction Manage, coach and develop commercial assistant and sales team if any   Elegibility Criteria Bachelors or Masters degree or equivalent (business administration, economics, marketing, science...) 10/15 years of successful fragrance sales experience, ideally international. Fluent in Portuguese & English Brazilian Resident
Firmenich São Paulo, Brazil Full time
Feb 19, 2019
We are seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented candidate to join a multi-disciplinary team working on a program in the chemical senses. The incumbent will support the in vitro cell biology team in investigating signaling transduction pathways involved in chemo-sensation.  Main responsibilities include developing and executing high-throughput functional screening assays in an automated system, and subsequent data interpretation and presentation.  Candidate will also be responsible for assay development in receptor pharmacology. Working knowledge of GPCR biology and structure-function activity would be a plus.  The candidate must also be highly organized, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and be capable of working in a team environment.   Essential Skills and Expertise: MS in Biochemistry, Biology or related field with 2+ years of experience, or BS with 4+ years experience in an academic or industry R&D laboratory. 2+ years’ experience working on project teams. Proficient in biochemical, molecular, and/or cellular biology techniques. Experience in assay development and optimization. Practical understanding and/or hands on experience in laboratory automation. Maintains concise and accurate records, and is highly organized. Ability to quickly acquire new skills and craft creative solutions. Computer software – word processing, image processing, data plotting, Excel, GraphPad Prism, PowerPoint.   Main Tasks: Perform  in vitro  functional assays and subsequent data analysis/interpretation as part of collaborative effort with a team of scientists. Hands on high throughput screening assay development using liquid handling robotic systems. Participate in data interpretation and incremental improvement of current procedures, protocols, and systems equipment/procedures.
Firmenich New York, NY, USA Full time
Feb 19, 2019
We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Research Scientist to join our Materials Science, R&D Group in our corporate headquarters located in Princeton, NJ.   This is an excellent opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team within our Materials Science Group, which is responsible for developing new Flavor and Fragrance delivery systems.     Responsibilities: Leading/supervising, with the support of line manager, one or more technology development projects in line with global R&D strategy Developing new research proposals, and leading research activities within a collaborative research and innovation environment to create and optimize novel eco-friendly Flavor & Fragrance delivery systems Filling patent applications to secure and strengthen the company’s intellectual property Advancing technical fundamentals and capabilities of the team, delivering valuable prototypes, and converting research output into impactful communications and peer-reviewed publications    Actively collaborating and communicating to contribute meaningfully to the organization   Profile: PhD in  Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Colloid Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Science or Biomaterials Engineering Strong scientific fundamentals and publication record Understanding of colloid chemistry, interfacial science, polymer sciences, emulsion/interfacial polymerization, encapsulation, bottom-up assembly or synthesis of delivery systems and relevant characterization techniques Practical experience synthesizing or assembling colloids or delivery systems using biopolymers, biomaterials,  green chemistry,  biomineralization or biodegradable building blocks Competent and motivated to undertake independent research into new material development and/or bioactive delivery systems with ability to  assess structure-property relationships and/or performance application Experience oin industry-related R&D enviornment Agile, tenacious and able to adapt to the needs of long-term and fast-moving projects whilst maintaining time managment and attention to details   Must be able to manage own time, resources and research activities effectively Strong team player able to work effectively in a team environment, maintain strategic collaborations and partnerships and interface with other departments locally and globally Proficient in English with excellent communication, interpersonal and  technical writing skills
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Feb 19, 2019
Our global account team, Division Perfumery, managing Firmenich’s long term business relationship with one of our most strategic, global clients, is currently looking for a   Senior Account Manager   who has the ability to drive profitable sales growth, communicate and inspire at all levels and achieve objectives within both, a multicultural, multi-disciplined and multi-geographical team environment and a highly developed, expert-to-expert client relationship.   Responsibilities:   The Senior Manager will lead, as a part of a global team, the strategy for a global category of great strategic importance:   Translate global account and platform strategies into a solid, strategic and visionary Business Plan for own category, maximizing sustainable, profitable sales growth; put in place and lead a solid global proactive program to support client’s needs; Communicate, implement, monitor and drive the Business Plan (incl. vision, strategy, budgets, long term sales goals, profitability improvement, strategic initiatives, etc.); lead the organization by setting priorities; Bring the relationship with the client to the next level, continuously improving & re-inventing our “best in class” collaboration model and leveraging the new colocation; Execute pricing strategies within company set targets and regional specificities; Interact with global account team and collaborate with Regional Development Centers to ensure mutual success and, mobilize required Firmenich resources towards our P&L objectives.   Profile:   Education: Undergraduate/University diploma, advanced scent/smelling training Experience: ideally min. 7-10 years international, B2B account management in F&F industry and/or Fragrance Development Expert with commercial track record Capabilities: excellent business acumen great business management skills comfortable with high complexity drive and resilience to overcome obstacles excellent listener and networker mobilizing people and team player enthusiastic and proactive stress resistant and capable to work in a fast paced environment analytical mindset, humility and capacity to anticipate business needs   Languages: English, French IT skills: Basic Microsoft applications (Powerpoint, Excel, Word), Outlook, Project Master, Lync   Travel requirements:  every 2 weeks in Europe for 2-3 days, global travel 3-4 times per year
Firmenich La Jonction, Geneva, Switzerland Full time
Feb 19, 2019
We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Vice President, Savory to join our Flavors Division at the North American Headquarters in Princeton, NJ.   Responsibilities: Contribute to the overall growth of Zone North America Flavor Division by managing and driving growth and profitability for the Savory North American business unit.  Be an active member of the Flavor Management Team for North America and drive zone talent development, strategy and achievement of key targets. Develops and ensures execution of Zonal Savory Strategy in collaboration with the Global Savory Business Unit Leader. Support development, alignment and drive execution of Global Core Category Strategies into the Zone Segment Savory Strategy Builds, motivates and leads the Zone Segment community and mentor in line with Firmenich core values. Team consists of applications, Product management, marketing and business development personnel Champion innovation for the Savory segment which includes working with teams to identify business needs and launching new technologies/solutions and collaboration with the SBU Work in conjunction with sales to determine client base and deliver on strategic objectives (category focus) and achieve financial targets Establishes and nurtures productive customer relationships at senior levels Full Sales and Business Margin responsibility Capex & Opex expense responsibility for North America Savory Business Develops and Maintains best in class environment fit for business purpose Develop and implement positive, disruptive business models Ensures effective project management & vitality in line with Operational Rules, Client Segmentation and Category Focus Identifies potential partnerships and M&A opportunities Guarantees company ethics and protects IP Participate in specific projects as a part on ZNA Management Role Fosters behaviors that are customer-centric     Profile: BA/BS in Business or Science. 15+ years of Food & Flavor Experience (international and/or global experience preferred) Ideal profile includes a combined - Commercial/Sales background Effective Change Leader and Entrepreneurial mindset a must Proven track record of driving sales revenue for a Business Unit Strong Financial Acumen /Analytical – understanding of P&L Strong communication and organizational skills Proven ability to think creatively and with a strong curiosity to drive new ways of working and disruptive thinking Proven track record in influencing teams to achieve results Proven contribution to company's sales growth Excellent reputation with clients Proven ability to drive excellence in execution for projects in order to achieve set goals Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to evolve in a multi-cultural environment Strategic thinking with strong conceptual ability Excellent communication, presentation, leadership, and organizational skills Product, category, and consumer trend knowledge Travel up to 30%
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Feb 19, 2019
**This position can be based in Vienna or Wellingborough**   In this position you will be:   The Go To Person for customer back-office questions including pricing and commercial conditions. Establish a solid rapport to customer commercial team globally as well as customer care Europe, financial controlling, regulatory and supply chain Support regulatory team in reporting for specifications Govern key elements for the Ways of Working with the account, introduction and training on account topics to new team members globally Periodic reporting (weekly, monthly, quarterly routines) for internal purposes and on specific customer requests Support teams for budget and forecast processes Support and Manage key customer projects Maintain and update Wave as sharepoint Prepare key meetings, with customer and internal External and internal co-ordination of contracts and commercial agreements, calculate and oversee settlement, monitor A/Rs     Requirements:      8 years of experience in a commercial support or data analytical role Experience in F&F industry will be a plus Bachelor Education (economics, marketing or technical). Master Degree will be a plus High level of English, other languages will be a plus Strong knowledge of PPT and Excel
Firmenich Vienna or Wellingborough Full time
Feb 19, 2019
Position description:  in her/his capacity of Business System Lead, the BSL P&A is a senior technician in his/her specific area of responsibility covering business processes, best practices, systems and design of solutions. S/he performs functional second level support for applications and systems, analyzing and solving incidents and problems, identifying root causes and reporting critical issues to the management. All Affiliates in a Region are in scope of the responsibility of the BSL P&A, along with coordination with other BSA (Business System Analyst)/BSL involved in the same activity in other Regions. S/he manages business analysis for change requests and projects by overseeing and collaborating closely with the business stakeholders to understand business needs, processes and data sources. S/he translates the business needs into clearly defined and documented detailed requirements and project plans, develops functional specifications and use cases, obtains consensus and sign-off on deliverables, writes and coordinates UAT plans and execution, serves as the conduit with software development and technical teams, and transitions changes and application to operational mode and people. S/he may provide subject matter expertise to the management, the team and the users in alignment with the IS Strategy, as well as project management or project coordination activities related to applications changes or releases. Manufacturing / Production Support   Provide daily support to shop floor personnel in use of current MES and ERP as well as other applications used during manufacturing activities.   Understand work flow that is used in various areas of the manufacturing / production groups.   Understand and comply current and future safety requirements on shop floor.   Manage various types of projects with shop floor managers and supervisors in support of manufacturing activities.   Work with shop floor managers and supervisors to write specifications for new functionality of current ERP and MES systems.   Work with developers to test new functionality in conjunction with the shop floor personnel.   Deploy new functionality and upgrades to MES systems in conjunction with IS technical groups.   Troubleshoot problems with various shop floor equipment including manufacturing work stations, scales, KVM, bar code readers, label printers, RF hand held terminals and mobile weighing stations.   Understand batch splitting functionality in support of Automated Compounding Machines. Engineering Support   Provide daily support to Maintenance and Engineering staff for the applications they use.   Work with Engineering staff in the design, development, and implementation of engineering projects that require computer hardware and software, IT solutions and infrastructure to be used in the manufacturing areas.   Work with Engineering staff to troubleshoot and repair various shop floor equipment including but not limited to manufacturing work stations, scales, KVM Equipment, bar code readers, label printers, RF hand held terminals and mobile weighing stations. Warehouse Operations   Understand and support inventory movement of materials stored in the Automated Warehouse.   Understand and support Warehouse Management System (WMS)   Work with operations personnel to troubleshoot problems with WMS and work with WMS vendor to resolve problems that are related to the software that controls inventory movement.   Work with business community to define new functional requirements in support of WMS operations.     Work with WMS Vendor to develop, test, and deploy new functionality for WMS.   Troubleshoot problems and interfaces between WMS and ERP. Automated Compounding Machine (ACM) Support   Understand different batch management systems used by different vendors to operate ACMs.   Work with operations personnel to troubleshoot problems with ACMs and work with ACM vendor to resolve problems that are related to the software.   Work with business to define new functional requirements in support of ACM operations.   Work with ACM vendor and local engineering to troubleshoot problems with machines.   Ensure backup computer hardware and software is functioning and is updated as needed.   Support and troubleshoot problems with ERP to ACM interface. After Hour support:   Be part of the Global After Hour Support Team  Manufacturing hours Emergency support  On site intervention possible within 1 hour Interpersonal Skills   Team player skills, able to motivate as well as to build a partnership with the user communities   Strong communicator and listening skills, capable of working effectively with technical staff (on-site and remote), business representatives, and management.   Skilled negotiator able to build and manage the customer relationship and enlist the support of other IS functions as necessary   A highly motivated individual capable of working under own initiative after taking direction from management, and seeing tasks through to completion without significant guidance.   Able to work with others in a consultative manner while providing firm direction and decisions when appropriate.   Able to work well with people within and external to the company.   Process orientation, with excellent planning, organization, and personal time management skills.   Analytical skills, to critically evaluate multiple-source information, decompose high-level information into details and distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs.   Strong customer-focus orientation.   A high tolerance for stress. Technical Skills   Expert knowledge of business processes, best practices and systems.   Knowledge of IS quality and service processes management.   Strong understanding of platforms and technical alternatives to be considered.   Strong project management skills.   Strong knowledge of systems analysis techniques, application design, and development methods. Qualifications   5+ years of experience as BSA (Business System Analyst).   3+ years of experience managing systems and projects in support of a business operation.   Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification.   Fluent in English   Willing to spend a few months in a foreign affiliate.  
Firmenich Shanghai, China Full time
Feb 19, 2019
Main tasks:   User Administration in Planview Enterprise including access rights granting Creation and definition of resources, cost rate and organisational units Definition of roles and access rights Maintenance of master data, attributes and attribute values Definition of calendars Configuration of fields, calculation algorithms and formulas Definition of financial plans and their contents Definition of workflows Definition of general and project templates Support of end users on functional questions concerning use of Planview Conception of analytics and reports Creation and publishing of ad-hoc analytics Functional test of changes in the configuration or new reports and analytics, respectively.   Requirements:   Bachelors Degree and minimum of 2-3 years related experience Fluent in English Experience with or administering Planview is a plus Excellent organizational, and analytical skills Problem solving and priority management skills Excellent communication and customer service skills Ability to communicate with all levels of Technology Provide technical assistance and cross training to associates utilizing the reporting tool
Firmenich Plainview, NY, USA Full time
Feb 19, 2019
We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Fragrance Development Manager (FDM) to join our Perfumery Division located in our International Fine Fragrance Center located in New York, NY.    Responsibilities: Our FDM will develop winning perfumes/fragrances with proficiency and enable the company to win business. Ensure that Sales Force has suitable products/fragrances to obtain sales Mange defined product and segment Contribute significantly to the company's sales growth and reputation with clients Influence the company's development strategy to lead projects efficiently Mobilize and motivate the division resources by actively coaching and guiding Assistant FDM's throughout their training development   Profile: Strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills Product, category and consumer trend knowledge Computer proficient Ability to travel (domestically and internationally   Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Marketing or related business degree 3-6 years’ experience in field/ or related field Good sense of smell and aesthetics, and ability to pass Olfactive testing
Firmenich New York, NY, USA Full time
Feb 19, 2019
Alcoholic Drinks is one of the global core categories for Firmenich in the current strategic cycle. Join us for this stimulating journey!   The ideal candidate’s mission will be to drive the marketing initiatives and actions for the alcoholic drinks category to deliver Firmenich growth objective by providing targeted, relevant and consistent marketing insights and support to our clients and sales organization.   JOB RESPONSIBILITY   •Drive the alcoholic drinks category in Europe from a business development/marketing perspective in close contact with the Technical Category Manager and in line with the flavor strategy. •Build the regional Alcoholic Drinks category strategy; understand the category drivers and trends; identify with affiliates and commercial teams future opportunities, turn these opportunities into actionable projects through qualification and inclusion in pipeline. •Act as a partner for building and deployment of global alcohol strategy, exchange regional insights/needs/tools/pipeline regularly with global business unit and other regions. •Work closely with the technical category manager to ensure the Alcoholic Drinks category expertise is continuously updated and promoted. Ensure the right portfolio of flavor solutions for Alcoholic Drinks and promote it accordingly. Fill the gaps with collection managers, application, creation and sensory. Develop the right promotion tools to sell our expertise (promotion of tonalities, differentiating technologies, inspiring concepts) with the proper push to sales. Track effectiveness and get learning for future improvements. •Ensure proper client briefs execution by providing the right targeted marketing support to clients. Work with sales to build strong client relationships, understand clients’ strategies, priorities and brands and provide them with the most relevant flavor solutions. •Participate actively to cross-segments/cross-categories marketing initiatives to further develop marketing expertise and flavor/consumer knowledge. •This position will allow you to have regional and global exposure increasing your network and boosting your career development. PROFILE   •Studied Marketing, business education or food science/technology •5 -10 years experience in marketing in the flavor industry or in the beverages industry. Alcoholic Drinks knowledge is clearly an asset. •Fluent in English. A second language – in particular French - is a clear asset •Good project management, analytical and organizational skills •Business development and a proactive mindset •Strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as influencing skills •Ability to make effective and impactful presentations (internally and to clients) •Proficient in MS Office applications •Expertise in digital marketing will be valued •Enthusiastic, proactive and able to motivate others •Strong team player able to partner with people from different functions •Flexible to travel within Europe
Firmenich Anaheim Full time
Feb 19, 2019
Key Responsibilities: Include but not limited to; Conducting safety and risk assessment of new ingredients in development (early stage assessment and final product support) Apply alternative testing methodologies and non-animal assessment approaches to guide new ingredient development Manage toxicity testing (including test design) and risk assessments of fragrance/flavor ingredients to support Innovation Assist with evaluation of safety-related customer issues and Firmenich product support Support global registration of chemicals, when needed Active participation to relevant industry associations Influencing business customers and regulatory authorities on complex technical issues Advise business on emerging safety issues   Profile/Requirements: PhD in Toxicology or related scientific area A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the Flavor & Fragrance, Food and/or Dietary supplement industry and a good general understanding of product development, assessment and approval process A strong track record of resolving complex issues related to product safety Specific expertise in chemical and/or ingredient safety and risk assessments methods applied to food and/or consumer product uses. Experience in novel food assessment and/or expertise in ADME would be a plus. Ability to analyze scientific literature and toxicology studies General understanding of global regulatory guidelines Strong organizational/project management skills Strong communication skills both written and orally Solution oriented, able to conduct projects independently but also able to work in a team to share knowledge and learnings
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Feb 19, 2019
Scope: Grow the business and profitability of the Beverage and Sweet Goods segments by managing the product portfolio and innovation pipelines   Key Responsibilities : Understand and implement portfolio approach  Assess and communicate portfolio key features Creation of promotional materials selling proposition for product technologies  Partner with categories leaders to define the annual innovation plan Product portfolio expert capable of presenting and supporting client presentations with a strong technical depth   Leadership : Manage the product through the complete product life-cycle Develop recommendations to improve portfolio efficiency Train commercial and technical teams on new technologies Provide sessions to refresh teams on established product lines Product positioning: benefits, price, comparison vs other technologies Competitive Intelligence: understand competitive technologies and their positioning   Operational: Deep knowledge of product technologies Monitor and report performance and profitability of the existing portfolio Manage development pipeline Manage new launch projects from initiation to release Define product technology gaps with Business Development Managers and Collection Manager Prepare or provide input for innovation business case   Profile/Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required 7 plus years of experience in a technical role in flavors or a related field/industry Strong customer focus
Firmenich Princeton, NJ, USA Full time
Feb 19, 2019
Key Responsibilities: Manage client relationship and servicing Respond to briefs Create opportunities for briefs Lead internal team towards client expectations Lead brief to adoption process Manage sales and collaborate with supply chain to ensure optimal service and continuity   We value: Business & Sales Acumen Leadership Drive to open opportunities and win – high achiever Attention to job well done – check for quality Technical background in Home Care products Perfumery knowledge   We offer: Incentive based remuneration Flexible working arrangements Be part of dynamic and result oriented team Medical and well-being benefits Training programs Company Car
Firmenich London, UK Full time
Feb 19, 2019
We have an immediate opportunity for a Project Director to join the Firmenich Global Engineering team - America’s Region. The role will be initially based in our New Ulm, MN manufacturing site.  The project Director will lead a significant project expansion at our New Ulm site, and once this project is completed will support Capital Projects located within the America’s region.    Key Responsibilities: Directly manage the internal lead disciplines, purchasing, construction and OEF's project manager in all phases of the capital project. Development of capital project estimates, preparation, and submission of project summaries for approval. Conducting all relevant project reviews with participation of key project team members; design, operability & maintainability, process hazards analysis, constructability. Participate in preparation of Pre-Conceptual, Basic & Detailed Engineering design packages of capital projects and assistance of technical purchasing, qualify outside engineering firms, develop RFP's, and evaluate bid proposals. Perform the basic engineering studies including appropriate safety and quality reviews in order to prepare the project’s investment files within +/- 10% accuracy prior to approval. Manage the overall project capital goods purchasing effort, specifically the issuing of purchase orders to selected equipment and instrumentation vendors through technical purchasing. Monitor, control and report on performance against project quality, budget and schedule original plan.   We value: Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills Excellent in handling interdisciplinary complexity (technical solution, number of customers and stakeholders, disciplines, contractors …), influencing up and across and driving change Independence, challenges and control of own activities Availability for regional mobility   Requirements: BS degree in Engineering Graduate degree in Engineering, Business, or Project Management is preferred Minimum of 15 years’ experience of demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in executing major engineering capital projects, preferably in a chemical, and/or ingredients manufacturing environment Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing practices   We Offer:   A highly visible regional role delivering capital investment projects to the One Operations organization Join an organization that focus in developing its resources expertise in Engineering Project Management aimed at achieving superior projects execution Being part of a result oriented organization culture that foster team collaboration Work for a world leading company in environmental and sustainability initiatives
Firmenich New Ulm, MN, USA Full time