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Project Manager

Location: Shanghai, China


Key Responsibilities:


  • Optimise our project management process to clearly prioritize projects, communicating clear roles & responsibility.  Allocate resources smartly, and maximize use of collection, in order to drive efficient growth of each Business Segment. Push the discipline of effective project management across different functions within Firmenich China  
  • Manage and review the project pipeline by Flavor Segment, and share insights with the team about segment and client vitality .Identify projects with issues and align on action plan for risk mitigation.
    Set up and host regular project review sessions, with technical and commercial team and other stakeholders
  • Review and allocate sufficient resources on Top Priority projects; Track and report progress of Global innovation project implementation in China
  • Support implementation of new business models into the Firmenich system. Support the business case building and project implementation by engaging and aligning key stakeholders and managing key activities.
  • Manage regular external communications through online and print media and participation in Tradeshows, highlighting key Firmenich activities or Technology progress.  Capture content from the business, collate and present for review by the Sr. Director Business Development before publication



We value:


  • Bachelor degree or higher in Food Science, Business Administration or similar
  • >3 years proven track record in Food or Specialty Chemical Industry, or similar.  Sales or Technical experience is also desirable. Project management experiences a must, formal qualifications a good to have.
  • Fluent English and Mandarin.
  • Decision Making, Planning & Organizing, Process Rigor and Discipline, Solid Follow up, Clear and proactive communication, building partnerships internally and externally, courage to offer proactive solutions and question senior management on project decisions
  • In depth knowledge and usage of sales and development working processes and rules, Good understanding of the business and of the sales mission and roles
  • Team player, able to work with many different functions and people


We offer:


  • Passion for technology in the creation of fragrances and flavors of the future
  • Creative mindset to inspire our customers and consumers worldwide
  • Our expertise goes beyond smell and taste: it is the sum of our peoples' passions and knowledge that allows us to create the best solutions for our customers’ products.
  • Competitive base salary, variable compensation plans such as profit sharing (prime) and an enviable set of benefits
  • Leadership, training and development
  • Being a privately-owned company we have a history of taking risks, which can lead to innovation and breakthroughs.  Our independence gives us the freedom to control our destiny.