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Samples Production Manager

Country/Region:  GB

Location: London (Southall), UK
Place of work: On site (sporadically hybrid).

Reporting to the Europe Lab Services Director based in Geneva, your mission is to operationally support the Perfumery & Beauty division in the new fragrance creation & developments, submissions of samples to Clients and consumer testing. In your role, you manage and organize the local end-to-end fragrance compounding and application operations to meet the service level agreements according to the Corporate QHSS&E rules, the business priorities and the global best practices.


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

Your key responsibilities


  • Lead and manage a team of 9 technicians, ensuring first their safety and health
  • Guarantee the accuracy and the availability of stocks of raw materials, fragrance oils and packagings  
  • Prioritize, allocate and regulate the workload in a balanced way
  • Optimize the use and availability of the automated equipments in particular the weighing robot
  • Define and/or validate local standard operating procedures related to the scope of responsibility
  • Infuse the continuous improvement mindset in the team via concrete actions or projects (5S, error proofing, flows optimization, …) in line with our global Lab 4.0 strategy to optimize the lab efficiency
  • Participate actively in cross regional task forces related to global laboratory services initiatives

We bring


  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • A firm belief that working together with our customers is the key to achieving great things


You bring


  • Engineering degree with at least a 3-year experience managing team within a lab or a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to motivate, coach/develop, assess and organize resources
  • Mastering lean management concepts with proven practical experience (lean certification is a plus)
  • Hands-on approach to run and to improve the production of required samples
  • Excellent analytics and problem-solving skills
  • Result driven, you are methodical with an eye for detail 


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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