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Fragrance Development Manager / Sr. FDM - New York

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  FRAGRANCE DEV.

Fragrance Development Manager / Sr. FDM
New York, NY, US
Salary Range 110k – 183k
As a Fragrance Development Manager, you’ll drive mutual success by developing winning fragrances for our clients’ brands.  You’ll be a guided partner to Fine Fragrance perfumers, offering consumer trends, creative inspirations, and strategic ideas.  With a growth mindset, leadership, and expertise in Fine Fragrance evaluation, you’ll shape olfactive strategies and lead client presentations for a dynamic and rewarding career.
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

  • Develop winning fragrances for mutual success of Firmenich and clients’ brands
  • Partner, guide and support all Fine Fragrance perfumers by bringing them: consumer trends and data; cross-category info; client white space opportunities; creative idea inspirations; collecting starting points
  • Select submissions adapted to brief parameters and provide rationale and feed collection with updated and strategically selected ideas
  • Incorporate maximum use of internal tools to practice informed creation, in particular Consumer Insights and Technical Innovation tools
  • Detect and forecast future olfactive and product trends, including cross-category, with eye towards need for Fine Fragrance
  • Participate to account strategy definition and execution (collaborate across functions: Marketing, Technical Innovation, CI, Perfumers, Sales) and be prepared to lead client presentations on olfactive strategy

We Bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • A flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome;
  • Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future
  • We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefit programs

You Bring

  • This level position is driven by the number of years and complexity; importance of assigned customers and product categories, as well as a successful track record 
  • Strong communications, leadership and organizational skills
  • Agility, flexibility, curiosity, a growth mindset and hunger to win
  • REQUIRED – Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Fine Fragrance evaluation.  Experience with Specialty Retail experience is a plus
  • Title and compensation commensurate with experience (FDM title requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience, Sr. FDM a minimum of 8 years’ experience)


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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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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