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Fragrance Development Manager / Sr.

Country/Region:  US
Job function:  FRAGRANCE DEV.

Fragrance Development Manager/ Sr.
New York, NY, US
Pay Range: 103k – 172k
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
  • Promote positive team spirit by contributing to common objectives and sharing information

We value: 

  • This level position is driven by the number of years and complexity, importance of assigned customers and product categories, as well as successful track record
  • Strong communication, 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 with Specialty Retail experience a plus.
  • Title and compensation commensurate with experience (FDM minimums of 5 years’ experience, Sr. FDM minimum of 8 years’ experience)

We offer: 

  • 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 beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively
  • Taking part in a variety of creative presentations, as well as participating in FDM meetings that offer inside knowledge to the team as well as the fragrance development process
  • A supportive workplace environment with importance placed on work/life balance


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

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.

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

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