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At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Location: Castets, Nouvelle-Aquitaine


We have an immediate opportunity for a Senior Director, Global Engineering & PMO, to join the Ingredients Global Operations team.

The Ingredients Global Operations represents the worldwide manufacturing network of the Firmenich Ingredients Business Unit.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Global Engineering Portfolio & Projects Management for the Ingredients Business Unit across its worldwide manufacturing network
  • Manage the Global Engineering Projects Managers team with members located in the main manufacturing sites (Europe, India, United States)
  • Deliver with her/his team the CapEx Plan, ensuring that the projects are completed safely, on time, on budget and to specifications:
  • Responsible for the project management of the Large and Mid-size CapEx
  • Delegate the small size CapEx to the local Plants engineering, coach and support the local teams to deliver
  • Lead the CapEx Projects Management Office
    • Ensure consolidation and control of the CapEx last estimate
    • Collaborate with the strategic input for the 5-year master plan
  • Pursue the expertise & organization development of the Engineering projects and portfolio management function
    • Implement and improve the Engineering standards/methodologies, incorporating lean and value engineering principles
    • Collaborate with Procurement to manage and optimize partnerships with the key suppliers and engineering services
    • Report activity and performance indicators


We Value:

  • Leadership to nurture Firmenich Fundamentals and foster a culture of inclusiveness, continuous improvement and innovation
  • Effective management of a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment
  • Business acumen and ability to breakdown complex business problems into manageable actions
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Engineering (Chemical, Process, Mechanical, …)
  • Portfolio and project management expertise
  • 15+ years of prior engineering leadership experience in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Food industries
  • Deep understanding of Operations, Capital projects, Maintenance and Engineering in an international environment and related KPIs
  • Demonstrated previous experience in Process Engineering, Project Engineering or Maintenance, both in a direct implementation role and a supervisory role
  • Excellent team management and communication skills
  • Availability for the mobility of up to 30%
  • Fluent in English and intermediate level in french


We Offer:

  • Our expertise goes beyond smell and taste: it is the sum of our peoples' passions and knowledge that allows us to create the best solutions for our customers’ products.
  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the flavors, taste, beauty and fragrance industries
  • Leadership, learning, training and development plans
  • Competitive base salary, variable compensation plan and an enviable set of benefits
  • Hybrid working arrangements for an enjoyable work and life balance


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