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Project Management Office Lead

Country/Region:  FR
Job function:  ENGINEERING

Location: Castets (40), France


We are dsm-firmenich – innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty. We bring progress to life by combining the essential, the desirable, and the sustainable.

From our master perfumers and flavorists to our expert nutritionists and scientists, our trailblazing teams work closely with customers, supporting their ambitions with 150+ years of R&D expertise.

With a passionate and talented team of close to 30,000 employees, we are determined to be a force for good. And to work together to positively impact people and planet.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Within Ingredients Operations, part of Perfumery & Beauty/Ingredients business line, we are looking for an initiative driven candidate with great analytical and communications skills to lead the Capital Project Management and support site management & engineering community (15+ worldwide chemical plants).

This position requires a solid foundation of project management experience, working knowledge of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) platform and experience with financial metrics and reporting.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Manage the administration of Project Portfolio Management and be the primary contact to assist site and project managers on practices, documentation, governance.
  • Ensure a tight project governance follow-up through documentation, regular steering committee, change control process and escalation mechanism aligned with standards and framework.
  • Partner with Engineering, Site manager and Finance to develop and implement practices, identify and resolve deviation vs governance/procedure and to prepare 5-year CAPEX plan.
  • Support the real time budgeting decisions with up-to-date forecasts and quarterly / annual capex landing, executing data analysis and solve deviations with stakeholders
  • Develop and provide on-going updates to key performance indicators and metrics, assist in the preparation and presentation of the monthly PMO projects reporting.
  • Train and educate on standards, methodologies and tools use. Serve as “PMO key user / trainer” for project documentation platform and Planview PPM.
  • Be involved in the PMO community, share practices and lessons learned.




You bring:


  • Ms degree (engineering a plus) with minimum of 5 years of demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in industrial environment, CAPEX project management or project portfolio management
  • Entrepreneurial and highly organized with excellent analytical skills. Financial knowledge as a plus
  • Excellent communication and presentation/reporting capabilities
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the organization and at all levels.
  • Proficiency on Microsoft Office, knowledge & practice on SAP. Planview PPM software is a plus
  • Fluent in English & French



We bring:


  • A diversity of exciting projects related to fragranced products
  • The opportunity to work for a highly socially company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose
  • Career development opportunities with great opportunities to learn and grow
  • To be part of a company shaping a strong legacy through breakthrough industrial innovations and technology



Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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