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VP CIO Office


Office of the CIO within Information Services is a strong enabler and accelerator to IT service delivery and ongoing Digital Transformation at Firmenich. It is responsible for orchestrating key processes around strategic planning, managing policies & compliance framework, performance, quality & operational excellence; and partnering with human resource, finance, purchasing, and legal on the above. It requires an evolution of the current organization and capability of this department while keeping high standards in service, quality, and execution.


This position reports to the Chief Information Officer.


Key Responsibilities:




  • As a Transformational Leader, he/she acts as a role model and drives major positive changes to meet the department and organization strategic initiatives
  • Leads with a sense of purpose, ensuring autonomy & developing mastery in focus areas


Strategic planning


  • Orchestrates IS strategic and operational planning activities, including the development of a long-term roadmap aligned with Firmenich strategy and its digital aspect.
  • Develops and orchestrates the yearly plan deriving the projects, investment, and operational priorities


IS processes and governance


  • Orchestrate and dynamically manage the IS operational and investment budget, establishing effective processes and tools for reporting & transparency, analytics, and decision making in line with business priorities
  • Provides guidance, standards and oversight to ensure compliance to IS processes and policies



We value:

  • Open minded, Change agent
  • Customer centric, with strong expertise in dealing with businesses
  • Proven track record in leading global and across-culture teams, and in dealing with ambiguity
  • Mastering management principles and practices
  • Tactical as well as strategic thinking, balancing current priorities and future goals
  • Track record of developing and running a complex portfolio of IT services & projects
  • ITIL and/or COBIT knowledge is a plus


We offer:


  • High challenge and high reward environment.
  • Fast-moving culture driven by continuous improvement mindset
  • Work in close proximity to our business in a global and multicultural environment
  • Manage a high performing team