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Fragrance Development Manager - NYC, NY

Fine Fragrance – Senior Fragrance Development Manager- Specialty Focus


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;  collection starting points
  • Select submissions adapted to brief parameters and provide rationale.
  • Feed Collection with updated and strategically selected ideas
  • Maximize efficiency and impact by making regular use of internal tools, in particular Consumer Insight and Technical Innovation tools
  • Constantly develop in-depth market product knowledge in other categories.
  • Engage in proactive and strategic brand building efforts to bring newness and support for accounts responsible
  • Detect and forecast future olfactive and product trends and needs for Fine Fragrance category and turn them into concrete fragrance solutions.
  • Lead development of client presentations and confidently share them internally and externally
  • Participate to Account strategy definition and execution (across functions: CMI, Technical Resources, CI, perfumers, sales).
  • Promote positive team spirit by contributing to common objectives and sharing information
  • Help olfactively train clients and internal colleagues in other functions when needed.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in Fine Fragrance evaluation with Specialty Retail experience a plus.
  • 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

 

We value:

  • Communication, networking internally and externally
  • Technical/professional knowledge and skills
  • Planning & organizing
  • Coaching
  • Decision making

 

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

 

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Flex/Summer Hours!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!


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