Mar 19, 2019

Vice President, Savory - Flavors

  • Firmenich
  • Princeton, NJ, USA
Full time Sales & Marketing Senior & General Management

Job Description

We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Vice President, Savory to join our Flavors Division at the North American Headquarters in Princeton, NJ.



  • 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




  • 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%

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