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IS Sr. Manager- Manufacturing Automation- Americas



We have an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Manager of IS Manufacturing Automation to join the Americas IS team based in Princeton, NJ.  As part of the Operations IS team, you will lead a team composed of IS Analysts/Leads located in various affiliates across the Americas regions responsible to implement and manage solutions for Firmenich Operations. You will act as the primary IS partner for senior Operations executives in the Americas region.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide functional knowledge to support business objectives (technology watch, best practices) pertaining to your domain, propose and document added value IS solutions
  • Maintain a consistent IS Plant & Automation project portfolio by shaping & capturing demands aligned with Operations agenda
  • Deliver IS Plant & Automation projects (on time, on budget, on scope, risks managed) together with Operations
  • Be responsible for vendor and software package approval, financials, architecture incl. infrastructure and functional design support
  • Support IS Plant & Automation solutions (mostly L2 / be on-call after hours), ensure SLAs are met, support continuous improvement initiatives and best practices implementation
  • Ad-hoc support on other IS Operations solutions to better cover Firmenich industrial footprint
  • Contribute to the definition and enforce IS architectural standards (software, infrastructure) together with Engineering, IT Security & Infrastructure
  • Contribute / be an innovation partner with respect Industry 4.0 and other digital initiatives
  • Provide leadership and support to the regional IS analysts, managing priorities and capacity within the team


We value:

  • Excellent knowledge of automation integrated software, analysis techniques, application design, and development methods in a process/batch industry
  • Passion for new business applications and breaking digital technologies (IIOT) linked to manufacturing
  • Familiar with concept of enterprise architecture, value analysis as well as IS solutions in his/her domain
  • Curious, autonomous, needs little supervision (works with remote teams)



  • 10+ years of experience in IS
  • Experienced team manager (or matrix manager) in order to lead a team of 3+ FTEs (internal + external)
  • Experience in manufacturing in a process/batch industry is a strong plus
  • Lead several complex IS plant automation projects requiring sound technical understanding
  • Proven track record in the implementation of digital supply chain solutions (IoT, Smart Data, Mobility…)


We offer:  

  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company
  • Being part of a results oriented organization culture that foster team collaboration
  • Work for a world leading company in environmental and sustainability initiatives
    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!
    * And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey