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Director R&D Analytical Chemistry - Princeton, NJ

Director R&D Innovation in Analytical Chemistry North America


Location: Princeton, NJ, United States

Firmenich is the largest private company in the Fragrance & Flavors industry, founded in 1895 in Geneva, Switzerland. Led by our passion for taste and smell, we put our creativity and innovative mindset to work to develop fragrances and flavors delighting billions of consumers every day. We create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally.


Key Responsibilities:
•    Lead a team of analytical chemists using an extensive set of analytical techniques to contribute to the discovery and development of fragrance and flavor solutions for the world’s most desirable brands.
•    Along with the other managers of the global R&D Innovation in Analytical Chemistry team operating on 3 continents, ensure that all requests for analytical contributions to strategic projects are adequately handled and delivered, and contribute to the evolution of the analytical chemistry capabilities to further enable the success of the R&D strategy.
•    As part of North America R&D leadership team, contribute to the management and development of R&D North America.
•    Attract, develop, retain talents and prepare long term plans in direct collaboration with the global VP R&D Innovation in Analytical Chemistry and the VP R&D North America.
•    Leverage own technical expertise and scientific network to propose expansion of capabilities in analytical chemistry.
•    Consolidate and manage strategic scientific relationships and communicate effectively with internal and external research and business partners.


•    PhD in analytical chemistry or a related field, with strong experience in analytical chemistry and at least 5 years in a similar role in R&D, preferably in the industry.
•    Excellent communication and networking ability.
•    Fluent in English.


We value:
•    Passion for science and how to generate value through science.
•    Strong collaborative and interdisciplinary mindset with entrepreneurial spirit.
•    Ability to efficiently interact with and develop joint plans with innovation partners.
•    Leadership skills, learning agility and sound emotional intelligence.


We offer:
•    Join a highly socially and environmentally responsible company.
•    A world-class infrastructure in a R&D organization with a strong legacy of breakthrough scientific innovations and technology.
•    Work in a global and intercultural environment.
•    Empowerment to propose and initiate research programs.
•    Possibility to influence strategic decision-making.
•    Career development opportunities.


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
* Tobacco-Free Campus
* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs



Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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